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Consultations

Sydenham Hill 20mph

February 28, 2020 |

Southwark Council are proposing changes to Sydenham Hill by reducing speeds, adding a protected cycle lane, and improving pedestrian crossings.

  • Southwark Cyclists strongly supports these changes and welcomes Southwark council providing more protected cycle infrastructure and improved … Read More

Sumner Street

February 27, 2020 |

Southwark Council is proposing improved walking and cycling facilities on Sumner Street, near Tate Modern.

We support this proposal and are asking for the following improvements to make the scheme even better.

Champion Hill ‘No Entry’ Trial

February 23, 2020 |

There has been a trial of a no entry on Champion Hill, preventing northbound motor traffic while allowing cycles, since February 2019. This filter prevents rat running along this section of the Quietway 7 route resulting in an overall decrease … Read More

Consultation Update

February 10, 2020 |

There are three new consultations open in Southwark. They all need your support, so please respond. If you’re a resident in any of the areas and would like to do more to support these plans, email us at southwark@lcc.org.uk

Our … Read More

Your experience of the Rye Lane closure

June 8, 2019 |

Peckham’s Rye Lane has been closed for gas works for 5 months. It was supposed to be longer, but a surprising lack of things going wrong means it’s reopening early.

Southwark Council are interested in hearing your experiences of cycling … Read More

Quietways: critical fails analysis rides

October 3, 2018 |

These are the first seven Quietways. Tfl reckons there are (or will be) lots more now. But are they any good? Just one bad junction is enough to send would-be new riders back to the bus. These bad bits are … Read More

Routeing Southwark Spine down Barry Road

October 1, 2018 |

This is Barry Road. It is the long straight ugly, polluted, dangerous speed-track from the Plough to the Rye. Only a council could be astonished to learn that drivers go fast on it. Average speeds exceed 24mph. Some people are going … Read More

Record numbers on Quietway 1

July 17, 2018 |

The success story of the Southwark section of Quietway 1 continues. Recent counts at morning and evening peaks show a further increase in cyclists over those already reported from previous years (https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/5479-2/).

The graph shows a steady increase now … Read More

St Thomas St consultation – we say “strongly disagree” because eastbound cycling not allowed.

April 11, 2018 |

Southwark Cyclists have responded negatively to the plans for St Thomas St.  The proposal does reduce motor traffic levels and speeds (if enforced).  But crucially it does not allow cycling in both directions and does not allow cyclists to get … Read More

New Southwark Spine proposals – are they up to much? (spoiler: they are not)

November 19, 2017 |

A simple test for good cycling infrastructure: if you can’t take your less confident non-cycling loved one on it then it isn’t up to par. If conditions mean it is uncomfortable to hold a leisurely chat, then that’s also a … Read More