Southwark Cyclists

A local campaigning group of the London Cycling Campaign based in the London borough of Southwark.

This group is used to identify improvements that could make cycling more fun, attractive and safe in the borough.

  • Oxford Street plans: Chance to fix Marble Arch bike lanes

    Created by nix // 1 thread

    The bike lanes across Marble Arch have long been chaotic and poorly marked. Confusion has been increased by the hurried COVID additions. I have found taking my 14 year old to practice learning to ride on North Carriage Drive scary.

    I have heard our Chair  despair on the subject before.

    Specifically there are no clearly marked lanes on the Marble Arch island, through an area mobbed in Summer with visitors, and with a table tennis table on the intuitive route. But a chance has emerged - see below. Link via Westminster web-site to oxfordst@westminster.gov.uk.

    Views are sought to "stakeholderteam@murphycareyjv.co.uk by Friday 19 February 

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  • 2-way Cycle Tracks - do cyclists use them in the contraflow direction?

    Created by Bruce Lynn // 2 threads

    Observations on the recently opened Cycleway 4 in South London indicate that 25% of cyclists choose NOT to use it in the contraflow direction. This is consistent with the view of many cyclists that it is better to be on the "correct" side of the road.  A short report of the counts on CW4 is at

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RONkTFVNwjOZgjpeTdxw_W06R08d9h9_/view?usp=sharing

    I would be interested if anyone else has similar findings. and in general how people feel about 2-way tracks.  TfL seem to like them (use a bit less space, a little cheaper). But if they are significantly less likely to be used than two 1-way tracks, this information might get us better designs.

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  • Walworth - Covid-19 Experimental Travel Measures

    Created by James London Cyclist // 0 threads

    Southwark is committed to quickly rolling out schemes to make travel safe and healthy as lockdown eases, in line with government guidance on the Covid-19 response. Walworth has been identified as a priority area.

    We are installing experimental measures below to create a low-traffic neighbourhood and re-purpose the street space for the pedestrians, cyclists, the local community and businesses:

    - Permeable closures (these are streets closed to motor vehicles but open to pedestrians and cyclists) on: Larcom Street, Browning Street, Merrow Street, Amelia Street, Alberta Street, Iliffe Street, Penton Place, Chapter Road, Cooks Road, Blackwood Street and Walworth Place.

    - Introducing a bus gate on Carter Street and Manor Place.

    - Footway widening on Braganza Street and Carter Street.

    - Introducing a one-way system on Braganza Street Westbound only, and reversing the one-way system on Chapter Road to Northbound only.

    We want to hear from you about the effects of these measures.

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  • East Dulwich - Covid-19 Experimental Travel Measures

    Created by James London Cyclist // 0 threads

    Southwark is committed to quickly rolling out schemes to make travel safe and healthy as lockdown eases. The East Dulwich are has been identified as a priority.

    On the 30 June we installed Phase 1 of the East Dulwich Streetspace measures, which is a permeable road closure (a closure to all motor vehicles but not to cycles or pedestrians) on Melbourne Grove, south of Tell Grove.

    The East Dulwich Streetspace Phase 2 measures will be installed on 3rd September. Details of these are below and aim to re-purpose the street space for pedestrians, cyclists and the local community:

    • a permeable closure using planters (a closure to all motor vehicles but not to cycles or pedestrians) on Melbourne Grove at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a permeable closure using planters on Derwent Grove at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a permeable closure using planters on Elsie Road at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a permeable closure using planters on Tintagel Crescent at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a school street closure during school drop-off and pick-up on Tintagel Crescent and Elsie Road (residents and emergency services will still be permitted entry)

    We want to hear from you about the effects of these measures.

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  • Dulwich Village - Covid-19 Experimental Travel Measures

    Created by James London Cyclist // 0 threads

    Southwark is committed to quickly rolling out schemes to make travel safe and healthy as lockdown eases. Dulwich has been identified as a priority.

    We have now installed the experimental measures below to re-purpose the street space for pedestrians, cyclists, the local community and businesses:

    - a closure of Calton Avenue south of Gilkes Crescent

    - a closure on Court Lane at the Calton Avenue junction

    - a closure of Calton Avenue at the Dulwich Village junction

    We want to hear from you about the effects of these closures.

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  • North East Peckham Parking Zone 'T' Review and Extension

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We are proposing to implement parking restrictions to prioritise parking for residents in the streets south of Old Kent Road.

    At the same time we would like to review the existing parking restrictions in Trafalgar zone (T). Permit requirements were removed in 2006 and we would like to determine whether this arrangement still works or whether we should reinstate the permit requirements.

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  • Brenchley Gardens 20mph

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We are proposing to make changes to Brenchley Gardens to reduce vehicle speed and improve safety for users by providing better facilities for walking, cycling and accessing public transport. Speed surveys have told us that the average speed of vehicles on Brenchley Gardens is 26.5mph which is above the speed limit. 

    Our proposals for Brenchley Gardens are focussed on reducing vehicle
    speed in-line with Southwark’s 20 mph review. We are proposing
    traffic calming measures including raised tables and carriageway
    narrowing. These measures will also have additional benefits including:


    • Improved pedestrian crossings
    • Footway widening


    Our proposals have been designed using national
    design standards and best practice but to ensure the scheme meets the needs of the local community, we need to hear from you

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