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 Cavendish Road and Estreham Road areas which forms a section of Q5 Waterloo to Croydon.
Following on from this consultation updates about Quietway 5 can be found by following the link
The Lambeth section of Quietway 5 see map route 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 are either consulting at the same time as us, or have concluded their consultations for their sections of the cycle route.
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.
How does this affect me?
Lambeth is proposing changes to two locations along the route, please see the proposed changes and designs at the links below
It is planned that Quietway 5 cycle route would pass through the location below, and we would like to know your views on the proposed changes for these sections of the route:
- Trial to restrict access to Estreham Road for northbound motor traffic at the existing zebra crossing outside Streatham Common Station
- Retain two-way cycle traffic through existing zebra crossing
The six month trial to restrict access is designed to allow motor vehicle access to the train station, but reduce the volume and speed of motor traffic on Estreham Road. A traffic island and tree is proposed to be installed.
Estreham Road is currently used as a ‘rat-run’, with non-local motor traffic using this road to avoid the traffic signals at the junction of Greyhound Lane and Streatham High Road. Southbound motorists would still be able to access the road here as they currently do.
Design featuring proposed changes to Estreham Road is available at this link .
A map showing the Quietway 5 cycle route from Waterloo to Croydon is avaliable at this link .
Sustrans has conducted public engagement, on behalf of Lambeth and TfL, with the local community to bring these proposals to consultation. Sustrans has produced a report on this engagement and it is available at this link
When is the work likely to start?
Subject to a successful consultation, we plan to start construction during summer 2016. We will contact people affected closer to the time to let them know exact dates when work will be carried out.