Lambeth Council is working with its partners Transport for London and Sustrans on this consultation. We would like to know your views on the proposed changes of the cycle route – Q5 Waterloo to Croydon

These areas form part of the Waterloo to Croydon Quietway 5 cycle route see map. 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.

What are Quietways?

Quietways will link key destinations, following back street routes, through parks, along waterways and tree-lined streets. The routes will be well signed for ease of navigation and appeal to both new and existing cyclists looking for a more relaxed journey.

Quietways will complement other cycling initiatives in London, such as the Cycle Superhighways.

To learn more about the Quietways cycle routes please visit www.tfl.gov.uk/quietways

How does this affect me?

Lambeth is proposing changes to locations along the route, please see the proposed changes and designs at the links below.

Clapham Common (six schemes)

Proposals for this section of the route include:

1. Bromell’s Road/Clapham Common between The Pavement and Long Road see map

  • Permit contraflow cycling on Bromell’s Road and raise the carriageway level with the footpaths to create a shared space area similar to nearby Venn Street

  • Widen the existing shared use tarmac paths on this section of the Common to create more space for people walking and people on bicycles

  • Install cobbled rumble strips on the approach to the fountain to reduce speeds of people on bikes

2. Clapham Common around Rookery Road see map

  • Widen the existing shared use tarmac paths on this section of the Common leading up to Rookery Road to create more space for people walking and people on bicycles

  • Narrow the carriageway on Rookery Road and install a raised double zebra crossing to make it easier for those walking and on bikes to cross the road

  • Realign and widen the existing shared used path by the pond to follow where people already walk and cycle

3. Clapham Common Playground area see map

  • Widen the existing shared use tarmac paths on this section of the Common

  • Move the existing playground access point from the west side of the playground to the north of the playground for safer access and install cycle parking at this new entrance

4. Windmill Drive see map

  • Close the middle section of Windmill Drive so that it is no longer a through-road. Install bollards and landscaping to prevent motor vehicle access.

  • Remove 13 parking spaces in the closure area and designate two parking bays as disabled bays to the east of the closure. Provide ten resident bays (eight new and two converted) and two new shared used bays to the east of the closure

  • Widen existing footpaths into a three metre wide shared use path that will allow the creation of 350m2 of new green space

5. Clapham Common Path southern section see map

  • Widen the existing shared use tarmac paths on this section of the Common

6. TfL – (A3) Long Road on Clapham Common see map

  • A new shared use footway will be provided on both sides of Long Road so that cyclists can safely use the crossing without having to dismount

  • A new signalised toucan crossing will be installed for users to cross Long Road; improving connections to Clapham Common

  • Please visit these links to see the proposed design changes to Clapham Common (PDF), and the map of the cycle route Quietway 5 Waterloo to Croydon (PDF).

Consultation reports

The first consultation report for Scheme 6 (Long Road on Clapham Common) is now available online. Please see this link for more information. The remaining five consultation reports will be published online in summer 2016.

When is the work likely to start?

Subject to these consultations, we expect the changes to be implemented during autumn 2016. All residents in the target schemes area will be informed closer to the time.

How to respond

This consultation ended on Friday 20 November 2015 and is now closed for responses.