Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Southwark Cyclists:

  • Dog Kennel Hill Bus Lane Widening

    Anon // 1 thread

    Dog Kennel Hill Bus Lane Widening

    Closes 29 Sep 2019

    Opened 23 Aug 2019

    Contact

    Lola Olanlokun

    (Project Manager)

    Highways

    highways@southwark.gov.uk

    Overview

    We want to improve bus journey times along Dog Kennel Hill, as it has been identified that the bus lane is on a steep hill in this section and cyclists can hold up buses significantly as the lane is currently too narrow for buses to safely overtake cyclists travelling up the hill.

    In order to support this, we are proposing to widen the northbound bus lane on Dog Kennel Hill, either side of the junction with Albrighton Road. We are also considering changing the bus lane hours of operation to 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This will reduce conflict with other vehicle types and help buses keep to timetable.

    These proposals should improve journey times for passengers using the 40, 176, 185 and 484 bus routes. By making bus travel more reliable, this supports Transport for London's Healthy Streets indicator: 'People choose to walk, cycle and use public transport'.

    To do this and maintain the carriageway width for other vehicles, we plan to reduce the width of the central reservation. This will involve the transplanting of one tree, but we plan to plant an additional new tree, so the net impact would be additional tree cover.

    Please see the plan for these works here:

    If the project goes ahead, works will be undertaken in early 2020. We would try to minimise any disruption, and no full road closure should be required.

    Why We Are Consulting

    As there may be some disruption for local residents during construction, we want to make sure you have the opportunity to review the proposals and let us know if you have any concerns.

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  • 'Southwark Spine' (North)

    Anon // 1 thread

    Traffic order has been raised for the Southwark Spine North section we need to gather feedback for any objections and urgent suggestions. 

    Focus only on issues that are serious as its going to go in most as is.

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  • SE Bermondsey parking study

    Anon // 1 thread

    Overview

    We are conducting a parking study in the South East (SE) Bermondsey area, shown outlined in blue below, with a view to introducing a parking zone.

    We have received numerous requests from residents and businesses, including a petition, requesting parking controls from a number of streets within the area shown below.

    A parking study is an opportunity for the council to assess the parking issues in a certain area by asking the local residents and businesses how they view parking on their street and whether they would like a parking zone to be introduced.

    A parking zone is a network of streets covered by parking controls. Each street is marked out with either parking bays or double yellow lines.

    The council will analyse responses on a road by road basis and make recommendations to the decision maker on zone boundary and operation days and times based on the street by street analysis.

    Any parking controls that we introduce will take into account the results of the consultation as well as existing highway safety issues in the proposed zone, feedback from emergency services, and our wider transport policies reflecting our responsibilities to air quality and active travel.

    We would like to hear your views on the proposal.

    Please read the consultation booklet and consider the proposed layout design, both attached below, before completing the questionnaire online or by post via the freepost address, by Sunday 22 September 2019.

    For more general information about parking in Southwark visit www.southwark.gov.uk/parking

    Why We Are Consulting

    Since the neighbouring Thorburn Square parking zone was implemented in October 2018 (results of which are summarised here), we have received numerous requests from residents, including a petition, requesting parking controls to be extended into the area to the east of St James Road to address the issue of increased parking pressure.

    The study area includes a section of streets in the north of the study area surrounding the Blue where businesses have voiced concern about parking pressure from commuters.

    We have had discussions with residents, and met with businesses before launching this consultation to discuss parking issues so that our consulation and design best fits the needs of both residents and local businesses and which complements the Good Growth Fund project at The Blue, currently underway.

    Free parking for traders and customers is currently offered at the The Blue car park and improvements to these parking arrangements are being managed separately by the housing parking team alongside the Good Growth Fund project.

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  • Tower Hamlets Transport Strategy 2019-2041

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 2 threads

    The draft Tower Hamlets Transport Strategy aims to improve the way we move around our borough.

    Tower Hamlets is one of the country's fastest growing boroughs. Our roads are the busiest in the UK.

    77 per cent of our residents are exposed to unsafe pollution levels, children in the borough have on average up to ten per cent less lung capacity and 43 per cent of Year 6 school children are overweight or obese.

    According to Public Health England, pollution is linked to increasing rates of asthma, heart disease, dementia, lung cancer and low birth weight.

    The new strategy aims to address these concerns and look at what the council and residents can do to make travel cleaner, safer and accessible for everyone. 

    Promoting walking and cycling is at the heart of plans to help meet the Mayor of London’s target that 90 per cent of all trips in the borough should be made on foot, by cycle or by using public transport by 2041.

    Over the next two months, the council will be asking all those who live and work in the borough to get involved, share their ideas and help shape the future of travel in Tower Hamlets.

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  • CPZ 'G' Review (Bermondsey)

    Anon // 1 thread

    We would like your views on suggested changes to the controlled parking zone on your road

    In 2018 we asked you if would like us to make any changes to the Bermondsey CPZ 'G'

    As part of this survey we sent out a total of 9,517 surveys and received a 4% response rate. 65% of those who responded wanted the current parking restrictions to be amended with 61% stating that they struggle to park on a Saturday. We would now like to know in detail the changes that you would like us to make.

    We know, from the original survey and changes in the area such as residential developments and an increase in bars and restaurants, that parking stress has increased and we would like to know what changes you would make.  

    If we receive a majority in favour of amending the operating times and hours of Zone ‘G’ we will put forward a recommended amendment to the Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and the Climate Emergency to make a final decision.

    In addition to potential changes to the operating hours of the controlled parking zone we would also like to know if residents and businesses in the Shad Thames area would like their own separate zone. This would mean that permit holders in this area would have their own permits and would only be able to park in that area.

    This decision would then be subject to statutory consultation.

    What are the pros and cons of extending the operating hours of my parking zone?

    Pros

    • Parking on your street will be prioritised for residents, their visitors and businesses for longer and at the weekend;
    • The removal of parking in the evening and at the weekend would leave space available for street improvements such as places to rest and cycle parking.

    Cons

    • Increased operational hours would decrease the amount of time you can park without permits which may mean you would need to purchase more visitors’ permits.
    • There may be some parking displacement to nearby parking zones from those who would normally use Zone ‘G’ for evening and weekend parking.

    If we were able to reduce the amount of vehicles parked in the area, we could consider introducing a variety of street improvements as detailed below:

    • More and varied cycle parking
    • Places to rest (single chairs with arm rests) for the elderly, children and people with disabilities.
    • Planted screen (e.g. Ivy) to capture particulate matter pollution.
    • ‘Parklets’ – communal seating and planting in car parking spaces, provided on a trial basis. 

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  • Rotherhithe Movement Plan - Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks CPZ

    Anon // 1 thread

    Overview

    We want to hear your views on the planned controlled parking zone for the Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks area.

    Up to 3,000 new homes in  the area mean that a controlled parking zone is essential - in particular, this is the only way to enforce the permit-free planning conditions for the Canada Water development, and prevent intolerable additional parking pressures. 

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  • Rotherhithe Movement Plan - Rotherhithe Cycleway

    Anon // 1 thread

    Overview

    We are consulting on creating a cycleway in the Rotherhithe area.

    Future cycling demand is predicting there will be a significant desire to\from Peckham and beyond, with up to 150 cyclists using the route during the peak period, in the event of a free ferry crossing being developed.

    We have developed proposals to link Cycleway 4 and Quietway 14 as a first phase and we are exploring potential connections towards Peckham.

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  • Bonamy and Bramcote Liveable Neighbourhood

    Anon // 1 thread

    Transport for London has awarded Southwark funding to improve streets in South Bermondsey to make this a more “Liveable Neighbourhood”.  The council wants to hear your ideas on how to spend £30,000 this year to improve the look and feel of your streets and make it easier to walk and cycle. 

    Improvements could include new crossing points and other safety features, new green spaces, cycle routes or cycle parking.

    The council also plans to bid for more money for the next year three years to provide more street improvements and to make this area  even more pleasant and healthy for you and your family. 

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  • Trafalgar Avenue junction with A2 Old Kent Road

    Anon // 1 thread

    Overview

    We are proposing to improve the junction of Trafalgar Avenue and A2 Old Kent Road.

    These changes would provide safer, better facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers. These benefits support the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy and Vision Zero. 

    It is the Mayor’s Vision Zero ambition that no one is killed or seriously injured on London’s streets by 2041. The Vision Zero approach is based on the fundamental conviction that loss of life and serious injuries are neither acceptable nor inevitable.  

    Our proposals also form part of the Mayor’s plan for Healthy Streets - a long-term vision to enable more people to walk, cycle and use public transport by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

    What are we proposing? 

    The main benefits of this scheme would be:

    • Safer and easier crossing at Trafalgar Avenue using a new ‘green man’ crossing 
    • Quicker, more reliable bus trips using a new extended westbound bus lane

    To achieve this, we would need to ban the left turn into Trafalgar Avenue from A2 Old Kent Road westbound towards the Bricklayers Arms. Our traffic counts indicate up to 44 vehicles per hour could be affected.  

    Full details include:

    • Introducing a ‘green man’ crossing at Trafalgar Avenue
    • Banning  the left turn into Trafalgar Avenue from A2 Old Kent Road westbound
    • Building out the pavement to support the banned left turn and pedestrian crossing
    • Extending the westbound bus lane from the Trafalgar Avenue bus stop (WJ) to the junction stop line
    • Providing a new Advanced Stop Line to help protect cyclists on Trafalgar Avenue
    • Widening the existing Advance Stop Line on A2 Old Kent Road across two traffic lanes instead of one

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  • Southwark Station

    Anon // 1 thread

    TfL and the London Borough of Southwark (LBS) are working together to deliver new improvements to the area bounded by Blackfriars Road, The Cut, Hatfields and Isabella Street.

    Several plans and proposals have been developed for this area in previous years, though none have been considered viable from a community or commercial perspective. Following approval to work towards a land swap agreement between TfL and LBS, we are now able to proceed with an exemplar development scheme, promoted by two public bodies who are working together to produce tangible benefits for the local area.

    Through two separate projects and planning applications, we wish to form a shared vision which will deliver new council homes, office and community space around Southwark station.

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  • Safer Junctions - Kennington Park Road/Braganza Street

    Created by Simon Still // 1 thread

    Tragically, there was a fatal accident involving a motorcyclist who was in a collision with a vehicle turning right from Kennington Park Road into Braganza Street in 2015. Similar collisions have also been recorded at this junction.  We are proposing improvements to the junction for vulnerable road users in  response to the Coroner’s recommendations and to improve the overall safety of the junction for road users.  

    Our plan is to modify the junction to create a ‘right turn only phase’ for traffic turning from Kennington Park Road into Braganza Street. This will remove the conflict between drivers turning right and vehicles progressing straight on southbound through the junction. Our full proposals include:  

    • A separately controlled right turn from Kennington Park Road into Braganza Street. Drivers turning right will be held at a red signal while southbound traffic moves, completely removing the potential for right turn conflict
    • Creating a northbound segregated cycle by-pass of the junction
    • Shortening the loading bay on the north-east side of the junction to allow for the cycle by-pass, while leaving space for deliveries to local shops and businesses to continue
    • Providing an earlier green signal for cyclists using the junction. This will allow cyclists to be clear of the junction before other vehicles move, reducing conflict
    • Reallocate northbound traffic lanes with designated lane markings for ahead and right turning movements. This will allow free flow of northbound traffic without having to wait for right turning vehicles to clear the junction
    • Introducing a banned left turn into Braganza Street, except for cyclists, removing the risk of conflict between left turning drivers and cyclists and motorcyclists moving stratight ahead
    • Extending the southbound bus lane to the junction
      • Removing a short stretch of northbound bus lane to allow for the new road layout

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  • Safe speeds for central London – introducing 20mph speed limits

    Anon // 1 thread

    Overview

    We want your views on our proposals to make the streets we manage in central London 20mph by 2020 and the associated measures.

    Last year, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), we published the Vision Zero Action Plan. The Action Plan sets out our ambition to eliminate death and serious injury from London’s transport network by 2041.

    It details our plans to reduce road danger, including proposals to implement a 20mph speed limit on the roads we operate and manage in central London. 

    We’ve been working to determine the most effective way of implementing the new speed limits and are now ready to share our plans with you.

    We’ve provided more information about our proposals on this page and would like your feedback before we progress this important safety programme.

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  • Camberwell Traffic Management

    Anon // 1 thread

    Overview

    Our aim for the Camberwell area is to reclaim the streets from motor traffic congestion and to transform them into the most attractive and liveable neighbourhoods possible.

    We think the best way to achieve this is by keeping through traffic on surrounding major roads whilst maintaining local access for residents and businesses and making it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to travel through the neighbourhood.

    To achieve these objectives, we will need to make fundamental changes to the street infrastructure. These will have impacts for the travel behaviour of residents, businesses and visitors to the area – the journeys you take, the routes you use and the places you stop. We need your help to make the right changes, so please fill in the survey below to tell us what you would like to see improved and how we can make it easier for you to travel actively.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/camberwell/

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  • Deptford Parks Liveable Neighbourhood

    The Deptford Parks Liveable Neighbourhood (DPLN) project is focused on the area surrounding Folkestone Gardens, Deptford Park and Fordham Park and is funded through the Mayor of London's "Liveable Neighbourhood" programme along with borough and external match-funding. The programme is in line with the Mayor's draft Transport Strategy, which sets out a long-term ambition to transform the Capital's transport network and deliver a fairer, greener, healthier and more prosperous city for all Londoners.

    Why?

    Deptford’s population is growing fast but currently suffers from significant deprivation, communities cut-off by dangerous roads and railway lines, poor air quality, and childhood obesity. We want to tackle these issues by creating safe places to walk and cycle, reducing the amount of cars on the roads as well as creating attractive places to sit and relax.

    What has happened already?

    The council worked with park user group Deptford Folk, cycling and walking charity Sustrans, and other local groups on a community street design project for Rolt Street and Folkestone Gardens in Spring 2017. The project culminated in a community led design for the area which reimagines Rolt Street as an extension of Folkestone Gardens providing extra space to sit and relax as well as creating a safer crossing to Woodpecker Walk. You can read more about the Rolt Street community street design project along with a video and proposals by visiting our Reimagining Rolt Street page. These proposals were then incorporated into the wider Deptford Parks Liveable Neighbourhoods project and we will be developing these proposals further as part of the feasibility study.

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  • Brixton Liveable Neighbourhood - First engagement (commonplace)

    Created by Simon Still // 1 thread

    Brixton Liveable Neighbourhood aims to realise the great potential Brixton has for walking and cycling while improving air quality, reducing congestion, supporting local businesses and providing for the growth in jobs and homes planned for the area.

    We successfully bid for funding from Transport for London (TfL) to deliver these aims. At the heart of our proposal is transforming Atlantic Road in the town centre, but the ambition goes well beyond this, with proposals to create ‘low traffic neighbourhoods’ in adjacent residential areas that link communities together and ‘healthy routes’ for walking and cycling. Brixton Liveable Neighbourhood is the cornerstone of Lambeth’s Draft Transport Strategy, which seeks to allow people to live healthier lives and create better places for everyone to enjoy.

    This is the first stage of consultation, collecting resident and user comments about the area. 

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  • Our Healthy Streets: Dulwich

    Anon // 1 thread

    Our Healthy Streets: Dulwich                                         

    Recent projects and engagement with residents in the Dulwich area have shown a common theme that there is too much traffic in the area, and this is having an adverse effect on local life.

    We want to work with residents to address these concerns about traffic volume and its impact on the community.

    Phase 1 of 429 April to 7 June

    In this first phase we want to hear from you about the issues in this area. We are completely open to your ideas, later phases will look in more detail at possible solutions.

    Get involved

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  • Wapping Liveable Streets engagement

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    From the consultation website:
    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/liveablestreetswapping/

    The Liveable Streets programme is part of the Love Your Neighbourhood initiative which aims to improve the area for all by making changes to the street infrastructure. By reallocating road space to walking, cycling and public transport, the scheme will encourage changes in travel behaviour which will help to improve people’s health and well being. The scheme also aims to restrict rat running to improve the safety of residential streets.

    Over a 4-year period, 17 areas across the borough have been identified for the scheme. The image below shows the different areas and phases of the scheme. Liveable Streets Wapping is one of the schemes in the first phase of the project.

    We would like to hear what is important to you and the changes you think should be made to encourage more walking, cycling and public transport use in Wapping.

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  • Pelier Park

    Anon // 1 thread

    Pelier park has a ball court that is in poor condition, a dog walking area, and a children’s playground that has seen better days which is not very appealing to the younger and older children. There is some seating in the centre area but again this is not in very good condition and it does not feel very inviting.

    Given its location, this park is not well attended; a complete redesign and new equipment to Pelier Park will provide a welcoming bright new space for children and the neighbourhood which will increase the use of this community space.

    The new designs will provide a safe and bright area for play and recreation, appealing to more local people and improving the number of visitors into and around the park.

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  • Parking Control Measures for carparks in parks

    Anon // 1 thread

    Parking Control Measures for carparks in parks

    The council is proposing to introduce and amend existing parking control measures in the six Southwark parks that have off-street carparks. Ongoing budget pressures mean that it has become necessary to find new ways of covering costs and maintaining the high standards in our parks.

    We aim to prioritise park users over commuters and improve road safety and access to the parks, in particular for vulnerable road users - Blue Badge holders will still have free and unlimited access. We also hope that other park users will adopt more sustainable modes of transport, and that this will help to improve air quality for everyone in Southwark.

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  • Waterloo and South Bank Public Realm Framework

    Created by Simon Still // 1 thread

    Waterloo and South Bank is experiencing significant development and economic growth. This brings both benefits and challenges, including increased pressure on infrastructure and the public realm.

    To understand the public realm Improvement needs of the area better and to prioritise and direct resources, Lambeth Council has worked with urban design and public realm consultants, Publica, to develop a Draft Public Realm Framework.

    The Framework provides an assessment of the existing public realm and identifies opportunities for improvement across Bishop’s Ward, Lambeth. Based on a rigorous baseline audit of streets and spaces, it establishes six guiding principles to shape better placemaking. These principles inform and infuse 18 location specific spatial briefs that describe the type of improvements that should be considered in each location.

    The Draft Public Realm Framework is intended to underpin the Lambeth Local Plan and other strategic documents, provide direction to the public and private sector, help secure support and funding from a variety of public and private sources, and act as a springboard for the improvement and investment necessary to support growth, resilience, independence and place.

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  • Walworth Place

    Anon // 1 thread

    Residents and traders have told us that there are issues with fly tipping and market access on Walworth Place, near the junction with East Street.

    Following the award of funding by Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council in 2018, we are proposing to carry out some highway improvements on the northern section of Walworth Place. Along with the relocation of the existing waste compactor to a nearby alterative location, the proposed changes will  improve the area by preventing fly tipping from taking place, as well as providing extra space for additional market stalls.

    The plan below presents the proposed interventions to be introduced at Walworth Place, which will include:-

    1. The use of 6 lockable bollards that will prevent vehicles from parking or entering the Northern Section of Walworth Place during market hours, which will provide a safe area for market traders and pedestrians.
    2. Removal of existing permit holder only bays which will be replaced with one time restricted loading only bay.
    3. Footway refurbishment between East Street and Bronti Close.

    We would appreciate your views on these proposals, and whether there are any additional approaches we could take.

    Why We Are Consulting

    We would be grateful if you could take the time to review the proposal attached below and let us know what you think using the online questionnaire by 15 April.

    Your views are really important to help us make sure the final design meets the needs of the local community.

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  • Balfour Street Raised Junction Survey

    Anon // 1 thread

    Why We Are Consulting

    Programming for forthcoming works have identified there will likely be significant disruptions to residents during works to improve the junctions on Balfour Street with John Maurice Close, Henshaw Street and Chatham Street.

    The works are now entering the most challenging phases of the project that are likely to cause the most amount of disruption.  These next phases of work involve implementing the junction improvements to Orb St, Stead St, Wadding St, Balfour St/Rodney Road, Chatham St, Henshaw St and John Maurice Close/Victory Place. 

    These works are likely to cause significant disruption to residents, therefore we are proposing an alternative option that will maintain vehicle access into John Maurice Close/Victory Place and Henshaw Street, but will significantly alter the aesthetic of the scheme and reduce the effectiveness in creating a more pedestrian friendly street character.

    We are asking residents to share their thoughts with us on the two options, to help us better understand the impact these works will have.

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  • Southwark Park Road junction with Jamaica Road

    In autumn 2017 we carried out a public consultation on our proposals to transform roads in Southwark as part of Cycle Superhighway 4 (CS4). The route is an important part of the Mayor’s Healthy Streets Approach, which aims to make London greener, healthier and more pleasant through prioritising walking, cycling and the use of public transport.

    We received over 3,200 direct responses and a further 1,400 campaign responses to the CS4 consultation. The feedback we received has helped us to improve the scheme’s design, and we currently intend to proceed with the scheme with minor modifications. A copy of the Consultation Report and our Response to the Issues Raised is available, including details of the changes we have made at tfl.gov.uk/cs4.

    In response to feedback received during the initial consultation on the overall proposals for CS4, we are carrying out a further consultation on the junction of Southwark Park Road with Jamaica Road.

    We would like to hear your views on these further proposals.

    What we are proposing

    Our revised proposals would improve pedestrian facilities and address safety and congestion concerns at the junction.

    Our proposals include:

    • Banning the right turn out of Southwark Park Road on to Jamaica Road for all traffic except buses, taxis and cyclists.  This is in response to safety and congestion concerns raised regarding additional strategic traffic using Southwark Park Road to access Rotherhithe Tunnel. We would ban the turn for an initial trial period of 12 months during which we would monitor traffic in the area before deciding on the permanent conditions  
    • Permitting the ahead movement for all traffic from West Lane to improve local access
    • Creating new straight across crossings for pedestrians on Southwark Park Road and West Lane as well as improving the desire line for the staggered crossing on Jamaica Road
    • Providing new right turn pockets for cyclists to improve cycle access to CS4 from Southwark Park Road and West Lane

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/southwark-park-road/user_uploads/southwark-park-road-junction-jamaica-road.pdf

    Predicted impacts of our proposals

    The traffic modelling that we previously undertook for the CS4 proposals showed that strategic traffic from the A2 heading for Rotherhithe Tunnel may prefer to use Southwark Park Road as a result of the proposed changes along the A200. It also suggested that journey times for the P12 bus route in the evening peak may experience an increase of up to 6 minutes from Southwark Park Road to Lower Road.

    We have now undertaken further traffic modelling which considers the changes in the latest proposals, and includes banning the right turn from Southwark Park Road. The latest modelling shows that strategic traffic using Southwark Park Road to access Rotherhithe Tunnel would now be displaced away from the A200 towards alternative river crossings. It also suggests that journey times for the P12 bus route would remain neutral in the morning and evening peak as a result of less traffic now using Southwark Park Road.

    Local traffic wishing to travel east from Southwark Park Road will be able to access Jamaica Road via Clements Road and St James’s Road.

    Reducing traffic volumes on Southwark Park Road would reduce congestion at peak periods, make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road and improve conditions for people who want to cycle. It would also ease the eastbound flow along Jamaica Road towards Rotherhithe Tunnel by reducing the number of vehicles joining from Southwark Park Road.

    The changes would mean there would be less demand at the junction and allow us permit the ahead movement for all traffic from West Lane to improve local access.

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