NEW CYCLE ‘QUIETWAY’ PLANS FOR GIPSY HILL AND WEST NORWOOD
Plans for a new ‘Quietway’ cycle route between Elephant and Castle and Crystal Palace have been announced by TfL and Lambeth council.
Deadline for responses to the ‘consultation’ is March 17th.
Documents online say the Gipsy Hill area of Quietway 7 would see three schemes:
1. Clive Road/Hamilton Road
Wider footways and raised road surface at junction to calm traffic
Permit two-way cycling on Berry Lane (one-way operation retained for motorists)
2. Paxton Place/Gipsy Road
New and upgraded parallel pedestrian/cycle zebra crossings, connected by new shared-use area with advisory cycle track
Introduce new island to protect right turning cyclists
Permit two-way cycling on Paxton Place (currently one-way northbound)
3. Gipsy Hill
Introduce new 2m advisory cycle lane southbound between Oaks Ave and Dulwich Woods Ave to enable slower-moving cyclists moving uphill to be overtaken easily
Relocate parking to the western side of Gipsy Hill. This would require a reduction in parking provision of approximately 77 metres – 33 per cent of on-street provision on this road. An on-street parking survey indicates there is sufficient parking capacity for local residents.
The reference to formalising existing uncontrolled parking on the plan relates to the introduction of on-carriageway road markings to define the area of the parking space. This will help ensure that vehicles are appropriately positioned when parking on the road. The proposals do not relate in any way to ‘pay & display’ or residents’ permit parking.
An extra 200 m2 (approx.) of extra pedestrian space would be created.
Work would start in summer/autumn 2016.
West Dulwich area (six locations)
Quietway 7 cycle route would pass through the six locations below. TfL are seeking views on the proposed changes for these sections of the route:
Rosendale Road/Lovelace Road
Rosendale Road/Thurlow Park Road junction* (TfL)
Rosendale Road shops
Park Hall Road/Rosendale Road junction
Tritton Road/Rosendale Road
The TfL website says Quietways will be a network of high quality, well signed cycle routes throughout London, mostly using backstreets. “The routes will link key destinations and are designed to appeal to new and existing people that cycle who want to use quieter, low-traffic routes. “Quietways will complement other cycling initiatives in London, such as the Cycle Superhighways.”
The Quietways programme is being funded by the Mayor’s Vision for Cycling, a 10-year plan to deliver cycling improvements across London with spending set to total £913m by 2022. The current allocation for the whole of Quietway 7 is £2.5m.
Further reading: Internet: Quietway Route 7 Frequently Asked Questions General …
Internet: Quietway 7 (Elephant & Castle to Crystal Palace …https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/lambeth