TfL publishes Quietway 7 plans for West Duwlich and Gypsy Hill

Transport for London have published their proposals to make the West Dulwich area more cycle friendly as part of Quietway 7. The Lambeth section of this route is relatively short starting at Turney Road, SE21 and finishing on Gipsy Hill, SE19.

The proposals are outlined on the Lambeth website. The closing date for consultation responses is 17 March 2016 – links to respond to the consultation are on the Lambeth site.

Find out more at the joint Lambeth and Southwark consultation drop-in session Saturday 5 March 2016 9am-12pm at Nelly’s Nursery, Southwark Community Sports Trust, Turney Road, SE21 7JA

Summary of the main proposals

West Dulwich

1. Turney Road- proposals include: Replace existing mini-roundabout with new raised priority junction, with three new zebra crossings, extended footway and public space with new trees

2. Rosendale Road/Lovelace Road – proposals include: Introduce new zebra crossing outside All Saints Church

3. Rosendale Road/Thurlow Park Road junction TfL scheme – proposals include: Two-stage right turn for cyclists, instead of having to cross lanes in moving traffic, Pedestrian crossings realigned and widened to 3.2 metres to make it easier to cross the junction and to accommodate the two-stage right turns, New mandatory cycle lanes at least 1.5 metres to be added on Rosendale Road

4. Rosendale shops – proposals include: Introduce new zebra crossing outside the shops

5. Park Hall Road/Rosendale Road junction – proposals include: Replace existing mini-roundabout with new priority junction with new zebra crossing and three informal crossings, Raised road surface at Myton Road junction

6. Tritton Road /Rosendale Road – proposals include: Introduce traffic-calmed raised junctions in two locations, Widened footway outside entrance to Elm Wood Primary School, Relocate parking bays from footway to carriageway to increase pavement space. Approximately 1250 m² of extra pedestrian space would be created.

In order to introduce new zebra crossings, new advisory lanes and improve visibility at junctions, we would need to remove around 197 metres of parking across the scheme area. This represents an approximate reduction of 10% of on-street parking capacity in the area.

Gipsy Hill area (three schemes)
1. Clive Road/Hamilton Road: Wider footways and raised road surface at junction to calm traffic,     Permit two-way cycling on Berry Lane (one-way operation retained for motorists)

2. Paxton Place/Gipsy Road: New and upgraded parallel pedestrian/cycle zebra crossings, connected by new shared-use area with advisory cycle track, Introduce new island to protect right turning cyclists, Permit two-way cycling on Paxton Place (currently one-way northbound)

3. Gipsy Hill: Introduce new 2m advisory cycle lane southbound between Oaks Ave and Dulwich Woods Ave to enable slower-moving cyclists moving uphill to be overtaken easily, Relocate parking to the western side of Gipsy Hill. This would require a reduction in parking provision of approximately 77 metres – 33% of on-street provision on this road. An on-street parking survey indicates there is sufficient parking capacity for local residents. An extra 200 m2 (approx.) of extra pedestrian space would be created.

We will be responding to the consultation. Given Lambeth’s ambition to be London’s most cycle friendly borough for people of all ages we expect Quietways in the borough to be of the highest quality and will be calling for this in our consultation response. 

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