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:

  • TfL Consultation: Bricklayers Arms Roundabout – Subway Closure

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    Bricklayers Arms Roundabout – Subway Closure
    Overview
    Transport for London (TfL) is proposing to make changes to the roundabout to improve personal safety for people crossing the junction.

    In June 2012 a pedestrian survey of the footway and subway system was carried out. The survey showed that between 50-70 crossing movements are made through each of the subway bores between 7am-7pm, with the majority of people preferring to use the crossings at ground level. A key factor in this is the design of the central island and subway network, which attracts crime and anti-social behaviour

    The main scope of the work being proposed is to block up the subways and improve the crossings at street level. Further detail is outlined below and on the attached plan:

    Decommissioning and infilling of the subway bores, ramps and stairs;

    Re-paving of the perimeter footways.

    Providing a new street level crossing facility to increase accessibility to the northeast corner (Tower Bridge Road) of the roundabout.

    Removal of the concrete wall which surrounds the roundabout.

    Improved street lighting.

    Retention of mature trees and new tree planting.

    The subway closure works are programmed to commence from mid-February.

    If you have any questions or comments about these proposals please contact us by 8 February 2013.

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/streets/bricklayersarms/consult_view

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  • TfL Consultation: CS5 Cycle Superhighway

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    Overview
    Barclays Cycle Superhighways are cycle routes running between outer and central London. They provide new cycle lanes and other dedicated infrastructure so that cyclists can enjoy swift, direct, safer journeys around the city. We have developed plans for a new route and would like to hear your views.

    What are we consulting on?
    We’re proposing to introduce a new cycle route between New Cross Gate and Victoria. Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 5 (CS5) would run via Peckham, Camberwell, Kennington and Vauxhall.

    Proposed road layout changes
    The new route would bring substantial changes to the road layout to improve safety for cyclists, including:

    More space for cyclists and buses, through reallocation of road space

    New mandatory cycle lanes, all at least 1.5 metres wide

    Improvements for cyclists at 52 junctions, including new Advanced Stop Lines, cycle feeder lanes, and speed reduction measures

    An innovative cycle ‘early-start’ facility at Vauxhall Bridge Road/Millbank to help cyclists get ahead of traffic

    Banning some turns for cars and lorries to reduce conflict with cyclists

    Extended 20mph speed limit in New Cross

    Other benefits

    Over 3,000 new cycle parking spaces along the route

    Cycle safety checks

    Free cycle training

    Industry-recognised safety training for drivers of large goods vehicles

    Proposed route

    Click here to download a larger map of Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 5.

    How do I view the proposals and have my say?

    Detailed proposals

    Find out more about the proposals for each section of the new route by clicking the links below.

    ► Section 1 – Vauxhall Bridge Road north (Neathouse Place to Charlwood Street)

    ► Section 2 –Vauxhall Bridge Road south (Charlwood Street to Millbank)

    ► Section 3 – Vauxhall Bridge Road / Millbank junction

    ► Section 4 – Vauxhall Bridge

    ► Section 5 – Vauxhall Gyratory

    ► Section 6 – Kennington Oval / Harleyford Street

    ► Section 7 – Oval Junction

    ► Section 8 – Camberwell New Road

    ► Section 9 – Camberwell Green (consultation in January 2013)

    ► Section 10 – Peckham Road west (Benhill Road to Southampton Way)

    ► Section 11 – Peckham Road east (Lyndhurst Way to Peckham Bus Station)

    ► Section 12 – Peckham High Street / Queen's Road west (Peckham Bus Station to Carlton Grove )

    ► Section 13 – Queen's Road (Carlton Grove to Pomeroy Street)

    ► Section 14 – Queen's Road east (Pomeroy Street to Pepys Road)

    ► Section 15 - New Cross (and other local cycling improvements in Lewisham)

    To request a paper copy of our proposals, please email barclayscyclesuperhighways@tfl.gov.uk

    Public Exhibitions

    You can also view the plans at our public exhibitions. Dates and locations are given below.

    Saturday 8 December 11:00-15:00, Peckham Library, SE15 5JR (view map)

    Tuesday 11 December 15:00-19:00, Oval House Theatre café, SE11 5SW (view map)

    Wednesday 12 December 15:00-19:00, Parnell House, SW1V 1LW (view map)

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cs5

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  • TfL Consultation: Initial safety improvements at Waterloo (IMAX) roundabout

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    Overview
    Transport for London (TfL) is working with interested parties - including cycling and road safety organisations - to review and improve cycling provision at major junctions across London. Please see www.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions for more information.

    Why We Are Consulting
    As part of this work we have developed proposals to improve safety at the Waterloo (IMAX) roundabout at the junctions of Waterloo Road, Stamford Street, York Road and Concert Hall Approach.

    What we’re proposing and why

    Waterloo roundabout is a key junction for cyclists travelling between central and south London. Counts show that more than 5,500 cyclists use Waterloo roundabout each weekday, representing nearly a quarter of all traffic here.

    Our review of the current road layout identified that early improvements can be made to allow cyclists better access to Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs) on the roundabout, reducing the need for them to position themselves amongst fast-moving traffic. We’re proposing the following improvements:

    New cycle feeder lanes leading into new longer ASLs will reduce the risk of collisions by helping cyclists to get ahead of other traffic. The new feeder lanes will mean that some sections of the roundabout will have three lanes for all traffic instead of four

    Extending footways and traffic islands to reduce traffic speeds and provide more space for pedestrians.
    Traffic modelling suggests that these changes would cause some increase in queuing on the roundabout and approaches at busy times, particularly on the approach from Stamford Street.

    Proposed 20mph speed limit to follow in 2013

    We are also proposing a 20mph speed limit at the roundabout. This would be introduced early in 2013. We will provide more information once these proposals have been developed further.

    Please click here to see the map for further information on the proposals.

    We are continuing to explore further improvements for cyclists and pedestrians as part of planned longer-term regeneration of the Waterloo area.

    We intend to begin work at the roundabout on 21 November 2012. We will write to residents and businesses nearer the time to advise on the timing and impact of construction work.

    Have your say

    Please give us your views by completing the online consultation form by 14 November 2012.

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions/waterloo-roundabout

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  • TfL Consultation: Proposed banned left turn from Tower Bridge Road into Abbey Street

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    Overview
    Transport for London (TfL) is working with interested parties - including cycling and road safety organisations - to review and improve cycling provision at major junctions across London. Please see www.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions for more information.

    Why We Are Consulting
    As part of this work we are developing proposals to improve safety at the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Abbey Street.

    What we’re proposing and why

    We are proposing to ban the left turn from Tower Bridge Road into Abbey Street to reduce the potential for conflict between cyclists and left-turning vehicles. Traffic counts show that fewer than 4 vehicles per hour make this turn at peak time.

    We intend to ban the left turn towards the end of December 2012 and will advertise the changes to the Traffic Order in November.

    Other planned changes at the Tower Bridge Road/Abbey Street junction

    We are also developing proposals for more substantial improvements for cyclists and pedestrians at this junction, including improved pedestrian crossing facilities. More information will be available early next year, once these proposals have been developed further.

    Earlier this year we marked-out Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs) in green and put blind spot safety mirrors on the signals at the junction so cyclists are more visible to vehicles turning.

    Please click here to view map for further information on the proposals.

    Have your say

    Please give us your views by completing the online consultation form below by 14 November 2012.

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions/tower-bridge-abbeyst

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  • Bermondsey St rat run

    Created by Gerhard Weiss // 0 threads

    Bermondsey St is being used as a rat run not just along its length but also across at Tanner St. Through traffic should use the A100, Tooley St or Borough High St.
    Could be a good mode filter project

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  • Tower Bridge road surface problem

    Created by londoncycler // 1 thread

    Six inch high ridge near left side of north bound lane on the south side of the bridge forces cyclists too close to the kerb or into the path of motor vehicles. Issue reported via CTC pothole reporting site. Resurfacing required.

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