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.

The Lambeth section of Quietway 5 route see map starts at Baylis Road through to Tooting Bec Common and extends to the border of London Borough of Croydon.

The London Borough of Wandsworth, London Borough of Croydon, and Transport for London will consult on proposals for their sections of the cycle route 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.

Learn more about the Quietways cycle routes

How does this affect me?

Lambeth is proposing changes to two locations along the route- Baylis road and Hercules road. Please see the proposed changes and designs at the links below

Baylis Road (two schemes)

1. Waterloo Road to Lower Marsh

  • Improve the existing layout by installing ‘light segregation’¹ to prevent motor vehicles from crossing the cycle lane leading up to the traffic lights

  • Install new yellow box junction to prevent motor vehicles blocking the junction.

2. Lower Marsh to Westminster Bridge Road

  • Widen existing cycle lanes and install ‘light segregation’ cycle lanes

  • Install bus stop bypasses to improve safety for people on bikes

  • Remove existing bus stand and relocate to Waterloo Road

‘Light segregation’ includes: flexible plastic bollards, and intermittent rubber cycle kerb lines. Please see this pdf for images and more information.

Hercules Road (two schemes)

3. Hercules Road near Cosser Street

  • Stop through-traffic using Hercules Road by installing bollards just south of Cosser Street in order to facilitate pedestrian and cycle improvements at the Lambeth North junction. Learn more about the wbr project. Access to residences and business would be maintained.

4. Hercules Road near Lambeth Road

  • Relocate five parking bays from near the junction with Lambeth Road to a location opposite Carlisle Lane and position parking in ‘echelons’ so that there is no net reduction in parking.

When is the work likely to start?

Subject to these successful consultations, we expect the changes to be implemented during autumn 2016. We’ll contact people affected closer to the time to let them know exact dates when work will be carried out.

How to respond

This consultation ended on Monday 21 December 2015 and is now closed for responses.