Tfl consults on Quietway 5 measures in Waterloo area

Transport for London and Lambeth have released details of changes to roads in the Waterloo SE1 area of Lambeth as part of the implementation of Quietway 5.

The Quietways programme aims to offer a series of quieter cycle routes travelling along traffic-free and traffic-calmed backstreets to link key destinations across London. Quietway 5 will run from Baylis Road, near to Waterloo Station, SE1 through Lambeth to Croydon.

Currently Lambeth is proposing changes to two locations along the route- Baylis and Hercules Roads in SE1

Full details are on the Lambeth website: Proposed changes to Quietway 5 cycle route – Waterloo to Croydon – Series 3 – see below for summary

Lambeth and TfL are consulting on the proposals –responses can be made on the website and in paper form (request deatils on 020 7926 2583). The closing date for responses is 20 December 2015.

Lambeth Cyclists will be responding to the consultation. We also encourage all cyclists who use these routes to respond to the consultations.

Baylis Road (two schemes)

1. Waterloo Road to Lower Marsh

  • Improve the existing layout by installing ‘light segregation’ to prevent motor vehicles from crossing the cycle lane leading up to the traffic lights
  • Install new yellow box junction to prevent motor vehicles blocking the junction.

2. Lower Marsh to Westminster Bridge Road

  • Widen existing cycle lanes and install ‘light segregation’ cycle lanes
  • Install bus stop bypasses to improve safety for people on bikes
  • Remove existing bus stand and relocate to Waterloo Road

‘Light segregation’ includes: flexible plastic bollards, and intermittent rubber cycle kerb lines. Further information on light segregation (pdf doc).

Hercules Road (two schemes)

3. Hercules Road near Cosser Street

  • Stop through-traffic using Hercules Road by installing bollards just south of Cosser Street in order to facilitate pedestrian and cycle improvements at the Lambeth North junction. Access to residences and business would be maintained.

4. Hercules Road near Lambeth Road

  • Relocate five parking bays from near the junction with Lambeth Road to a location opposite Carlisle Lane and position parking in ‘echelons’ so that there is no net reduction in parking.

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