Lambeth Council is working with its partners Transport for London (TfL), on this consultation. We would like to know your views on the proposed changes to provide the new cycle route through the West Dulwich and Gipsy Hill areas that form a section of Q7 Elephant & Castle to Crystal Palace.

See map of The Lambeth section of Quietway 7 starts on Turney Road through to Crystal Palace Parade via Gipsy Hill.

Transport for London is consulting on Rosendale Road/Thurlow Park Road junction and the design and proposed changes are included on the West Dulwich consultation web page.

The London Borough of Southwark is also consulting on Quietways. Please visit Southwark Consultations page for more details.

What are Quietways?

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.

Learn more about the Quietways cycle routes

How does this affect me?

Lambeth is proposing changes to the West Dulwich and Gipsy Hill areas along the route, please see the proposed changes and designs at the links below.

West Dulwich area (6 schemes)

It is planned that Quietway 7 cycle route would pass through the six locations below, and we would like to know your views on the proposed changes for these sections of the route:

Along Rosendale Road from the intersections of Croxted Road to Myton Road, we are proposing to introduce a 1.5m wide advisory cycle lane in both directions. Along the same length of road we are proposing to remove the centre line markings and replace existing speed cushions with cycle-friendly speed humps to help reduce traffic speeds.

If you would like to discuss the Quietway proposals in more detail, feel free to attend a public drop-in session being held jointly with Southwark on Saturday 5th March between 9am and 12pm.Quietway Proposals public drop in session

Please see the Rosendale engagement report which includes details of the activities carried out by Sustrans on behalf of London Borough of Lambeth and Transport for London for the Rosendale Road section of Quietway 7.

1. Turney Road- proposals include:

  • Replace existing mini-roundabout with new raised priority junction, with three new zebra crossings, extended footway and public space with new trees

2. Rosendale Road/Lovelace Road - proposals include:

  • Introduce new zebra crossing outside All Saints Church

3. Rosendale Road/Thurlow Park Road junction TfL scheme - proposals include:

  • Two-stage right turn for cyclists, instead of having to cross lanes in moving traffic
  • Pedestrian crossings realigned and widened to 3.2 metres to make it easier to cross the junction and to accommodate the two-stage right turns
  • New mandatory cycle lanes at least 1.5 metres to be added on Rosendale Road

An explanation and animation of two-stage right turn is available on Transport For London Transforming cycling in London . Please open in Firefox browser.

4. Rosendale shops - proposals include:

  • Introduce new zebra crossing outside the shops

5. Park Hall Road/Rosendale Road junction – proposals include:

  • Replace existing mini-roundabout with new priority junction with new zebra crossing and three informal crossings
  • Raised road surface at Myton Road junction

6. Tritton Road /Rosendale Road – proposals include:

  • Introduce traffic-calmed raised junctions in two locations
  • Widened footway outside entrance to Elm Wood Primary School
  • Relocate parking bays from footway to carriageway to increase pavement space

Approximately 1250 m² of extra pedestrian space would be created.

In order to introduce new zebra crossings, new advisory lanes and improve visibility at junctions, we would need to remove around 197 metres of parking across the scheme area. This represents an approximate reduction of 10% of on-street parking capacity in the area.

Gipsy Hill area (three schemes)

It is planned that Quietway 7 cycle route would pass through three locations below, and we would like to know your views on the proposed changes for these sections of the route:

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)

An explanation with image of a parallel pedestrian/cycle zebra crossing

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% 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.

When is the work likely to start?

Subject to a successful consultation, we plan to start construction during autumn 2016.We will 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 Sunday 20 March 2016 and is now closed for responses.