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.

Update - March 2017

Having considered all responses to the consultation and reviewed the proposals, the scheme has been amended to incorporate additional measures in response to certain concerns raised by respondents.

The main changes include:

  • Raising of the existing zebra crossing on Cavendish Road directly to the south of the junction with Atkins Road

  • Installation of a raised table with informal crossing points on Cavendish Road directly to the south of the junction with Weir Road

  • Installation of a raised table to cover the junction of Sistova Road with Cavendish Road. To be extended in a southerly direction on Cavendish Road to also incorporate the raising of the existing zebra crossing on Cavendish Road directly to the north of Hydethorpe Road

The council recommendation is to proceed with the implementation of the revised scheme, subject to detailed design and statutory consultation. Construction is planned to begin in summer 2017, and Lambeth Council will write to local residents and businesses with details of the planned works.

You can view our report about the Cavendish Road consultation, and how we plan to proceed.

To learn more about the Quietways programme, please visit the TfL quietways page

For questions and comments contact us

Update - October 2016

Having considered all of responses to the consultation and reviewed the proposals, Lambeth has implemented a six-month trial of the scheme on Saturday 29th October 2016.

This details of the scheme can be found in this leaflet

The council has prepared some answers to frequently asked questions in relation to the scheme.

For questions and comments contact us.

Update – August 2016

In February 2016, working with our partners at Transport for London, we consulted on proposals for the Estreham Road on the Quietway 5 route – Waterloo to Croydon. We have produced a report summarising the background, responses and outcome for the consultation in this area. Please see link for the response to consultation for Estreham Road.

When is the work likely to start?

Planned construction for this scheme is scheduled to take place in October 2016. 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.

Initial consultation - February 2016

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

Estreham Road

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.

How to respond

This consultation ended on Thursday 10 March 2016 and is now closed for responses.