Cycle route plan for Peckham and East Dulwich could see big changes to residential streets

Owen Sheppard (23 November, 2017) Transport Misc

Sections of Lyndhurst Way and Bellenden Road could have a segregated cycle lane, and many junctions along the cyle route would be given double yellow lines

20208Bellenden Road in Peckham (Google)

A new cycle route could be created to link Peckham Road with the bottom of Lordship Lane in East Dulwich, as part of the ‘Southwark Spine’ project.

The plans include putting a segregated cycle lane in sections of Bellenden Road and Lyndhurst Way, between the junctions with Chadwick Road and Holly Grove.

Raised junctions – designed to calm traffic – are proposed for long sections of Adys Road and Crystal Palace Road, including at the connections with Goodrich Road, Whatley Road.

And raised junctions could also be installed at the junction with Highshore Road and Lyndhurst Way and Lyndhurst Grove.

There was also suggestions of placing double yellow lines next to junctions along the main residential routes: Adys Road, Crystal Palace Road, Landells Road, Bellenden Road and Lyndhurst Way.

_________Route map for proposed cycle lane and road changes, from Peckham Road to Lordship Lane 

The proposals were showcased to local residents on November 16 at a drop-in session held at the All Saints Church in Blenheim Grove.

At the meeting, Luci Quenya, of Southwark Cyclists, told the News he was in favour of the proposals, but said: “This section isn’t ambitious enough, but anything more and there will probably be locals who would be unhappy about it.”

Maxted Road resident Clare Donachie said: “I have a mother who is disabled and who needs to park at my house, so I’m concerned for her. I’ve lived there for twenty years. I’m worried my mum won’t be able to park outside my house very easily.”

Another resident who didn’t want to be named said: “Adding yellow lines will mean having to give more residents parking permits. But the problems with permits is they just push the problem down the road. People will come to the area and start parking in other people’s streets.”

To view the Southwark Spine plans and respond to the consultation, visit: https://consultations.southwark.gov.uk/environment-leisure/eastdulwichtopeckham/

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