On June 6, 2021

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This month we have news of the Dulwich and Champion Hill review, take a look back at our ride with Assembly Member candidates, tell you about the next Better Streets Talk with Mums for Lungs, and want your feedback on the changes to Cycle Superhighway 7.

Dulwich and Champion Hill Review

Southwark Council has launched a review of the trial schemes in Champion Hill, Dulwich Village and East Dulwich. We strongly support these measures and think more can be done in the area to benefit cycling, including modifying some of the timed closures to work in both directions and operate at all times of day. We will be publishing our full thoughts on schemes shortly, so keep an eye on our website and Twitter. And if you live or travel in the area, please make sure your voice is heard and respond to the consultation. The responses, along with monitoring data, will be used to recommend if changes are made permanent. The review runs until 11 July.

Assembly Member Candidate Cycle Ride

Before the election we invited Southwark and Lambeth Assembly Member candidates for a ride to show them the importance of safe cycle infrastructure. We were joined by Liberal Democrat candidate Florence Cyrot and Catherine Dawkins from Southwark Green Party (standing in for Claire Sheppard). Both candidates signed LCC’s asks to decarbonise London’s roads by 2030. Read our blog about how the rides went.

Better Streets Talk with Mums for Lungs

This month’s Better Streets Talk will be with Jemima Hartshorn, founder of Mums for Lungs. She’ll be speaking about campaigning for School Streets, so if you’d like one for your child’s school, be sure to attend. The talk will be at 8pm (please note the later time) on Wednesday 26 May on Zoom. You can register here.

Changes to Cycle Superhighway 7

The council has recently made some changes to CS7 and the adjacent Great Suffolk Street low traffic neighbourhood. Previously entry for motor vehicles was not allowed to Webber Street, Lant Street and Sawyer Street from Southwark Bridge Road. We opposed these changes and are concerned they may introduce hook risks on CS7, as well as make the low traffic neighbourhood less effective. The changes were joined by a new modal filter on Webber Street west of Blackfriars Road (Cycleway 6), which will improve Quietway 1, but if you do encounter any danger due to these changes please let us know. This will help us challenge them when the trial is reviewed later this year. You can also comment on Southwark’s Commonplace map

Thanks for reading and happy cycling,