We are proposing changes to four areas in Lambeth on the Waterloo to Croydon Quietway route. These proposals aim to improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and minimise impact for other road users. We are working with our partners Transport for London and Sustrans on four consultation locations – Ingram Close, Larkhall area, St Leonard's area, and Streatham South area.

Update – July 2016
In September 2015, working with our partners at Transport for London, we consulted on proposals for 13 schemes in the Larkhall/Streatham areas on the Quietway 5 route – Waterloo to Croydon.

We have produced reports summarising the background, responses and outcomes for the consultations in these four areas:

1.Larkhall area (five schemes)

2.Ingram Close (one scheme)

3.St Leonard’s area (three schemes)

4.Streatham south area (four schemes)

Please see links below for each individual report:

When is the work likely to start?

Planned construction dates of the 13 schemes vary from late August 2016 to January 2017. Lambeth Council will write to local residents and businesses with details of the planned works nearer the time to let them know exact dates when work will be carried out.

The content below is for the initial consultation page live on September 2015

What are we proposing?

As part of the Quietways programme, we are developing proposals to enhance facilities for people that cycle and walk, while minimising adverse impacts on other road users. We would like to know your views on the proposed changes to four areas in Lambeth.

These areas form part of the Waterloo to Croydon Quietway 5 cycle route. The Lambeth section of this route starts at Baylis Road through to Tooting Bec Common and extends to the border of London Borough of Croydon. The London Boroughs of Wandsworth and Croydon will consult on proposals for their sections of Quietway 5 at a later date.

Why are we proposing this?

Our proposals aim to improve safety and to cater for the predicted increase in cycling along this route. Pedestrian numbers are also expected to increase at this location, and our proposals include new and improved crossings.

Proposed junction design changes

We have described some of the proposed changes for each area and their respective junction changes below. Please refer to the consultation junction plan to see all of the proposed changes.

Ingram Close

Design plan for Ingram Close

  • Removal of the existing chicane barrier
  • Existing brick wall to be re-profiled and gap widened to three metres. This would allow people on bikes through, in particular non-standard bikes such as cargo bikes and trikes, as well as prams and wheelchairs

Larkhall area (five schemes)

Larkhall Rise/Union Road

Design plan for Larkhall Rise/Union Road

  • Reduce the dimensions of the junction and create more pavement space
  • Remove the traffic lights and create a standard give-way junction
  • Install a new raised zebra crossing on Larkhall Lane and informal crossing points with shortened crossing distances on Union Road
  • Potential for tree planting, residential cycle parking hangars, and Cycle Hire docking station

The Larkhall Rise/Union Road junction is unnecessarily large and dominates the space in the area. Our proposals would reduce the impact of the junction and provide a much more attractive space. In doing so, traffic would be calmed and conditions improved for people walking and cycling. Pavements would be widened and crossing distances for pedestrians reduced. There would be opportunities for new tree planting or greening, as well as a new cycle hire docking station and residential cycle parking.

Larkhall Rise/Albion Avenue

Design plan for Larkhall Rise/Albion Avenue

  • Widen uphill cycle lane and move 0.5 metres away from parking
  • Change single yellow line parking restrictions to double yellow lines

Larkhall Rise/Gauden Road

Design plan for Larkhall Rise/Gauden Road

  • Upgrade existing single yellow lines to double yellow lines
  • Create new on-street parking bay or residential cycle parking hangar on Larkhall Rise

Larkhall Rise Bridge and Edgeley Road

Design plan for Larkhall Rise Bridge

  • Proposed right turn ban for vehicles exiting Edgeley Road
  • Realignment of cycle segregation to a more central location on the bridge
  • Install a green surfaced cycle lane across the junction to highlight the presence of people on bikes approaching from Larkhall bridge

Cresset Street

Design plan for Cresset Street

  • Install a raised table at the junction with Clapham Manor Street to slow vehicles entering Cresset Street, improving the crossing for pedestrians

St. Leonards area (three schemes)

Path connecting Tooting Bec Road to Riggindale Road

Design plan for Tooting Bec Road to Riggindale Road

  • Widen the existing path to four metres and convert it to shared use for walking and cycling
  • Install a dropped kerb to enable easier access from the shared use path to Riggingdale Road

Riggingdale Road

Design plan for Riggingdale Road

  • Install smooth profile (cycle-friendly) speed humps along Riggingdale Road
  • Remove existing traffic islands and footway build-out near Rydal Road

Mitcham Lane junction

Design plan for Mitcham Lane junction

  • Extend existing refuge island and install a new refuge island on Mitcham Lane to provide a protected area to allow people on bikes to cross Mitcham Lane in two stages
  • Extend kerb build-out near the existing zebra crossing on Mitcham Lane to make the crossing distance shorter for pedestrians
  • Narrow Conyer’s Road at the junction with Mitcham Lane to deter drivers from using the junction to make U-turns

Streatham South area (4 schemes)

Greyhound Lane

Design plan for Greyhound Lane

  • Enlarge the footway on Station Approach/Estreham Road to slow vehicles approaching Streatham Common station. This would also shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians crossing Estreham Road
  • Change the junction lanes on Ellison Road to left turn only, and right turn or straight ahead only

Ellison Road

Design plan for Ellison Road

  • Replace speed cushions with cycle-friendly speed humps

Ellison Road/Colmer Road junction

Design plan for Ellison Road/Colmer Road junction

  • Replace speed cushions with a raised table at the junction. The raised table would slow traffic calming turning the corner
  • Extend the existing double yellow lines and remove three uncontrolled parking spaces
  • Widen and resurface the entrance to Hermitage Path

Acacia and Colmer Estate

Design plan for Acacia and Colmer Estate

  • Widen existing shared use tarmac path to three meters. To create more space for people walking and people on bicycles
  • Relocate existing disabled parking bay from one side of the path to the other
  • Widen the path and resurface the entrance

In November 2015, we are planning a further consultation regarding traffic management on Estreham Road, and will keep local residents and businesses informed by post and on the website.

How to respond

This consultation ended on Sunday 4 October 2015 and is now closed for responses.