We are planning improvements to the section of Vauxhall Street between Kennington Lane and Kennington Oval that will greatly improve the look and feel of the street and make the street much safer and more pleasant for cyclists and pedestrians.
What is the Central London Cycle Grid? The Central London Cycling Grid will be a network of cycle routes in the central London area, mostly using quiet streets. The Grid is funded by Transport for London and delivered in partnership with London boroughs.
In Lambeth the Central London Cycle Grid will extend from the river Thames in the north to Kennington Oval in the south. It will link with Cycle Superhighways and Cycle Quietways.
How does this affect me?
Lambeth is planning improvements to the section of Vauxhall Street between Kennington Lane and Kennington Oval that will greatly improve the look and feel of the street and make the street much safer and more pleasant for cyclists and pedestrians.
The proposals are based on the Dutch concept of ‘cycle streets’ where cyclists have priority over motor vehicles. Vehicle speeds are reduced and the street becomes a pleasant place to be, rather than just a thoroughfare for motor vehicles.
The proposed measures are:
- Replace the existing speed bumps with raised humps at the edges of the carriageway that will reduce the speeds of motor vehicles to under 15mph and allow cyclists to travel along a level road surface in the centre of the road
- Apply green surfacing to the centre of the existing southbound carriageway to encourage cyclists to travel in the centre of the road and make other road users aware that cyclists will be riding in this position
- Install planters and new trees along the route to improve the feel of the street and separate the southbound general traffic lane from the existing northbound cycle-only lane
- Repave the footways on both sides of the street to upgrade the infrastructure for pedestrians and improve the look of the street
- Replace the existing yellow lines with Restricted Parking Zone signs at each end of the street to reduce visual clutter
- There will be no change to the parking, loading or movement restrictions on Vauxhall Street
When is the work likely to start?
Road works to support the Cycle Grids and Quietways will start in the Winter of 2015. We’ll contact people affected closer to the time to let them know exact dates when work will be carried out.