Lambeth Council is committed to improving the local environment so that more people of all ages and ability can choose to walk or cycle. We would like to know your views on proposals that are part of the Ruskin Park to Kennington Park Greenway.

What is the Ruskin Park to Kennington Park Greenway?

The Ruskin Park to Kennington Park Greenway is a cycle route that will improve access and connections to a number of green spaces in the borough for cyclists and pedestrians. This includes; Ruskin Park, Old Paradise Street Park and Kennington Park. There are approximately 15 schemes on the complete route comprising measures such as; raised speed tables, kerb build outs and new footway paving. The Greenway is funded by Transport for London as part of the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) budget.

How does this affect me?

Lambeth Council plans to implement six of the Ruskin Park to Kennington Park Greenway schemes in the early part of 2016, as Phase 1 of the overall Greenway programme. Subject to funding and approval processes other schemes will be delivered in future years. The locations of the schemes in Phase 1 and the main measures proposed are summarised below. Where space permits and there are no issues with underground utilities, new cycle stands and street trees will be considered at all locations.

1. Whitgift Street

  • Proposed raised table to reduce general traffic speeds on Whitgift Street
  • New footway paving to improve the area around the Old Paradise Street Gardens entrance

For more information please see design proposal

2. Lilford Road/ Foreign Street Junction

  • Proposed kerb build-out and raised table to reduce general traffic speeds and improve cyclist and pedestrian access to Elam Street open space

For more information please see design proposal

3. Ferndene Road

  • Kerb build out with dropped kerbs to improve cyclist access to Ruskin Park
  • New footway paving to improve the area around the park entrance.
  • To create the kerb build out on Ferndene Road, we will be taking out a short length of an existing permit holder/pay for parking bay. This bay will be reduced by approximately 4 parking spaces however there are a number of other existing parking bays on both sides of Ferndene Road which will not be affected, leaving ample provision in the area for parking.

For more information please see design proposal

4. Old Paradise Street/Lambeth High Street Junction

  • Proposed raised table and kerb build outs to reduce general traffic speeds
  • New footway paving to improve the area around the Old Paradise Street Gardens entrance

For more information please see design proposal

5. Gordon Grove

  • Kerb build out with dropped kerb to improve cyclist access to Elam Street open space
  • The kerb build out on Gordon Grove will require new double yellow lines to prevent vehicles parking beside it. Approximately one informal parking space will be taken out as a result of this. This minor reduction in parking provision is needed to ensure enough carriageway space is available for vehicles to pass each other safely near the new kerb build out.

For more information please see design proposal

6. Juxon Street/ Lambeth Walk Junction

  • Kerb on south-west corner of the junction cut back to improve left turn.
  • New footway and tactile paving to improve crossing facility for pedestrians.

For more information please see design proposal

When is the work likely to start?

Road works to implement the Phase 1 Greenway schemes will be carried out in early 2016. We’ll contact you closer to the time to let you know exact dates when work will be carried out in your area.

How to respond

This consultation ended on Sunday 6 December 2015 and is now closed for responses.