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 Consultations and Commonplace Maps

Southwark Council has launched consultations for some of the Streetspace Schemes. Others still have Commonplace pages where you can leave comments about the changes on a map. To learn more about the Southwark Streetspace plan, click here.

 

Closing Sunday 19 September

Brunswick Park LTN – The next three LTNs are funded by Impact on Urban Health (formally Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity). Brunswick Park has made this section of Cycleway 17 safe and usable by people of all ages and all abilities. The cycle crossing at Dalwood Street also connects to the historic LTN to the east. We just wish Cycleway 17 were improved to the south along Camberwell Grove to join up with great changes in Champion Hill and Dulwich Village.

East Faraday LTN – This is the smallest of the Impact on Urban Health schemes with its one modal filter on Bagshot Street and pavement widening in front of Walworth Academy. Construction is currently limiting access on Mina Road and Kinglake Street, but we think modal filters should also be placed along these streets to make this a full LTN.

North Peckham LTN – Another strong scheme, three modal filters prevent cut through motor traffic between Peckham High Street, Peckham Hill Street, Commercial Way and Meeting House Lane. Goldsmith Road has probably seen the biggest transformation. We’d like to see this scheme expanded, particularly to Asylum Road, which would remove some of the cut through motor traffic that remains.

Bermondsey Street – Another great, long needed change. Bermondsey Street is no longer choked by diesel and petrol fumes with modal filters placed to prevent through traffic. There is much more space to walk and cycle making for a more enjoyable environment on this wonderful high street. Cycle contraflows now allow you to travel southbound. We’d like to see cycle contraflows added to Snowfields and Crucifix Lane and the temporary pavement widening to be made permanent.

Walworth LTN – We’re very supportive of these changes that cover a large area of Walworth. Cycling is way up while motor vehicle traffic is down across the entire area. We think more needs to be done to reduce motor traffic on Cycleway 17 which is a boundary of the scheme, preferably by filtering Brandon Street/Portland Street. We’d like to see traffic mitigation on John Ruskin Street, perhaps width restrictions for HGVs, and with Hackney’s announcement for bold changes to Stoke Newington Church Street, a similar treatment for Walworth Road would be great.

Closing Wednesday 22 September

Great Suffolk Street LTN – This scheme reduces traffic around Great Suffolk Street using one-way streets and modal filters. Modal filters and restricted turns along Southwark Bridge Road also benefits Cycle Superhighway 7. Quietway 1 and Cycleway 14 also route through this area. There are still motor vehicle through routes along these two cycle routes so we’d like to see further traffic reduction along Union Street and Webber Street.

Closing Friday 24 September

North Peckham Healthy Streets Confusingly, this is a different area to the North Peckham LTN and not a Streetspace scheme, this is a project that was put on hold due to Covid and we’re happy it’s back. We are supportive of the motor vehicle filter on St George’s Way. We would like the cycle tracks on Commercial Way to be widened to 3 metres to meet Department for Transport LTN 1/20 guidelines. We also think a safe crossing from St George’s Way to Burgess Park across Wells Way should be incorporated into the design.

Peckham Rye Cycle Lanes – Kerb protected cycle lanes have been installed along Peckham Rye north of Nunhead Lane. We support what has been put in place so far and would like to see the kerb protection extended as there are gaps where cars illegally park. Initially this proposal included a bus gate at Nunhead Lane and a modal filter on Scylla Road extending the 24/7 school street in front of Rye Oak Primary. We’d like this original proposal implemented.

 

TfL are also running a consultation for Tooley Street.

Tooley Street – TfL has added a partial cycle lane with wands on Tooley Street. Consultation closes 17 November 2021.

Other Consultations

For the full list of consultations affecting Southwark, go to:
consultations.southwark.gov.uk and consultations.tfl.gov.uk.

If we’re tracking Southwark or TfL consultations related to cycling we’ll list them here. Contact the site admin if you want editing permission.  But usually better to discuss on the Google Group.