Below are current consultations in Southwark. The council and TfL consult on changes to the road systems in Southwark. Schemes rely on support to be built and are frequently opposed, so it’s very important that you strongly support projects that will improve cycling conditions in Southwark.
Read below to see our thoughts on current schemes. If you think we’ve missed something, let us know.
Southwark Streetspace Commonplace Maps
Southwark Council has launched Commonplace pages to get opinions and concerns about the temporary measures they have implemented as part of their Streetspace plan. To learn more about the Southwark Streetspace plan, click here. If you live near or travel through these areas, you can leave suggestions on the map, or agree with others.
- Bermondsey Street Filters – Bermondsey Street has been filtered between Morocco Street and White’s Grounds. Cycle contraflows have also been added on the north end of Bermondsey Street. These are changes we have long campaigned for and are very supportive of.
- Brunswick Park LTN – A low traffic neighbourhood funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. This also greatly improves this portion of Cycleway 17.
- Champion Hill Filter – This trial was implemented in 2019 but the experimental traffic order was extended for another 18 months under Southwark’s Streetspace plan. There is no Commonplace map for this scheme, but it still needs your support. Email councillors directly to show your support. We have a template to help you.
When the consultation was run earlier in the year, we analysed the monitoring report, which can be read here.
- Cycle Superhighway 7 Upgrades – Portions of CS7 have kerbs to protect the cycleway as well as restricting traffic at side streets.
- Dulwich Village Filters – Dulwich Village now has a village square with road space handed over from cars to people. This makes the junction much safer for cycling (it is part of Cycleway 17) and more efficient for motor traffic.
This was originally part of the Our Healthy Streets: Dulwich proposal, but has now been implemented with temporary materials. We fully support these temporary measures and hope they are made permanent.
We also support the Phase 2 measures, but feel they need to go further. Read our open letter to the council about the changes we’d like to see.
- East Dulwich LTN – Melbourne Grove now has a temporary filter south of Tell Grove. This was also part of the Our Healthy Streets: Dulwich proposal. This stops a rat run and makes the junction with East Dulwich Grove much safer.
- East Faraday LTN – This is one of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity funded LTNs with a modal filter on Bagshot Street and footway widening in front of Walworth Academy.
- Great Suffolk Street LTN – A network of one way streets with cycle contraflow lanes prevent through traffic in the area along Great Suffolk Street.
- North Peckham LTN – This is one of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity funded LTNs with 3 modal filters and additional improvements.
- Peckham Rye – Peckham Rye east will be access only with a bus gate at Nunhead Lane as well as kerb protected cycle lanes.
- Rye Lane – Rye Lane has been closed from motor traffic. This has been a long needed change as it is a very busy high street without space for physical distancing. Have your say on this change.
- Walworth LTN – Southwark is implementing a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Walworth. This will make the area much safer, reduce air pollution, and enable more people to walk and cycle.