We are committed to creating better streets so that more people of all ages and ability can choose to walk or cycle. Tell us what you think about our proposals to provide new cycling facilities in 20 one-way streets.

What is two-way cycling in one-way streets?

We want to make cycling an attractive way of getting around by making cycle access more direct and extensive.

alt-text Allowing two-way cycling in one-way streets delivers the following benefits for cyclists:

  • Improved local access
  • Reduced journey distances and times
  • More route choices

45 streets in Lambeth have already been converted from standard one-way streets to, one-way streets that allow legal two-way cycling. There are still 63 one-way street in the borough where cyclist cannot legally cycle in both directions. We are working to bring two-way cycling to all one-way streets as part of the wider management of our roads, reduce congestion, improve health and wellbeing and air quality.

What about narrow streets?

Where there is enough space available full cycle lanes can be provided on street but there are a number of locations in the borough where the road is not wide enough to provide separate cycle lanes, without removing parking or restricting the movement of general traffic.

At these locations it is still possible to allow two-way cycling without providing cycle lanes, provided vehicle flows and speeds are sufficiently low. In these streets, drivers and/or cyclists may be required to give way to each other where the road is too narrow for them to pass each other at certain points. This is similar to the way that drivers often have to give-way to each other at pinch-points in two-way streets.

All of the one-way streets being considered for two-way cycling have been assessed to confirm it is safe to allow cyclists to travel both ways on the streets. New road marking and streets signs are proposed at all 20 new locations, to make drivers aware that cyclists can travel in either direction.

How will these proposals affect you?

We are proposing to convert the following 20 one-way streets to two-way for cycling in the early part of 2018:

Street/Road Location
Bavent Road between Cutcombe Road and Caldecot Road
Carnforth and Abercairn Road between Broadview Road and Aberfoyle Road
Centaur Street between Carlisle Lane and Hercules Road
Chester Way between Kennington Road and Kennington Lane
Cosser Street between Hercules Road and McAuley Close
Cubitt Terrace between Rectory Grove and Charles Barry Close
Gleneldon Road between Streatham High Road and Stanthorpe Road
Hayter Road between Bonham Road and Branksome Road
Heyford Avenue between Dorset Road and Old South Lambeth Road
Hopton Road between Polworth and Rutford Road
Magee Street between Bowling Green Street and Kennington Park Road
Methley Street between Bowden Street and Milverton Street
Murphy Street between Baylis Road and Frazier Street
Palfrey Place between Claylands Road and Dorset Road
Roupell Street between Cornwall Road and Theed Street
Sandell Street between Waterloo Road and Cornwall Road
Sudbourne Road between Bonham Road and Branksome Road
Upper Marsh between Westminster Bridge Road and Royal Street
Venetian Road between Cutcombe Road and Caldecot Road
Venn Street between Clapham High Street and Bromell’s Road

We are not proposing to change the parking or loading restrictions in any of these streets. The only changes on these street will be some new road signs and new road markings in the carriageway, in order to ensure the safety of all pedestrians and road users.

How to respond

We would like to know what you think of these proposals.

Please email your comments to cycleprojects@lambeth.gov.uk.

E-mail your responses by Sunday 29 October 2017.

Next steps

  • Report to Cabinet Member
  • Statutory Consultation
  • Council approval
  • Construction