Chance to have your say on trial cycle schemes by London Bridge and Elephant & Castle

Kit Heren (26 May, 2021)

TfL said: 'We'd really like to hear people's thoughts on the improvements we've made and will continue to work with both councils and people in the area through the trial period.'

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Transport for London (TfL) is asking for feedback on the cycling schemes being trialled in Southwark and Lambeth.

The agency wants to know if people who use these streets want the trial measures by London Bridge, between Oval and Elephant & Castle and between Brixton and Streatham to be made permanent.

By London Bridge, TfL put in segregated traffic lights for bikes on Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill, and removed a slip lane to make more room for pedestrians.

Between Oval and Elephant & Castle the London transport agency has tried to make the CS7 cycle lane safer by adding in new ‘wands’ to separate bikes from cars going west and south at the Camberwell New Road and Kennington Park Road junction, among other measures.

TfL has also widened bus lanes on the A23 between Brixton and Streatham and added separate traffic signals for cyclists at junctions.

The agency now wants feedback to decide whether to make changes to the schemes and make them permanent.

Helen?Cansick, TfL’s Head of Healthy Streets Delivery, said:?”We want to make cycling easier and less intimidating on some of London’s busier roads.

“These trial changes to roads in Lambeth and Southwark aim to?give people new to cycling confidence that it is a safe and viable way to make essential journeys?now,?during the pandemic, but also as part of their longer-term travel habits.

“We’d really like to hear people’s thoughts on the improvements we’ve made and will continue to work with both councils and people in the area through the trial period.’

Simon Munk, London Cycling Campaign’s Senior Infrastructure Campaigner, said: “It is vital the Mayor and TfL move fast and are bold on cycling, walking and motor traffic reduction if London is to face the climate crisis.

“It’s also vital schemes are trialled so they can be improved using the experience of people who have seen schemes in action, to give informed feedback. We urge everyone to let TfL know how these trial improvements for buses and cycling could be further improved in the future.”

The consultation is open until November. Have your say here: https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk

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