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Planning

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

Old Kent Road Area Action Plan further consultation

February 20, 2018 |

THIS IS IMPORTANT – PLEASE HAVE YOUR SAY Consultation deadline is March 21st Introduction

Southwark Council are consulting on their updated area action plan for the Old Kent Rd Area. This area runs from the Lewisham border to Harper Rd … Read More

Elephant and Castle Audit

April 13, 2017 |

Verdict – Better Overall

Cyclists overall think the new peninsula layout is an improvement.  The A3 route, the one with the highest cycle flows, is clearly safer now and more cyclists are using it.  The route to St George’s Circus … Read More

London Bridge/Tooley St: GO SLOW!!

May 6, 2016 |

We have had 4 working days with the new one way+contraflow scheme on Duke St HIll and Tooley St. There have been occasional difficulties due to the high numbers of pedestrians crossing from the station.  Pedestrians are often crossing on … Read More

Creating the best people environment around London Bridge Station

November 4, 2015 |

London Bridge Station is being transformed. This provides the opportunity to look at the area around the station and ask: “How can we make this better for pedestrians and cyclists?”  A Cycle Superhighway along Tooley Street and crossing London Bridge … Read More

Southwark Cyclists strongly oppose plans for Camberwell Green

August 14, 2015 |

We recently blogged about the council’s proposals for Camberwell Green and surrounding area. The plans are a throwback to the 1980s, with no safe space for cycling, even though the Council’s own Strategy is committed to it. Instead, we’ve got several … Read More

Quietway 1: first junction modified

March 19, 2015 |

History was made last week in Southwark.  OK – its not quite on the scale of the signing of Magna Carta.  But it is important for cycling in London.

The first junction on one of the Quietways promised in the … Read More

Central Grid in Southwark – a progress report

February 22, 2015 |

Where we are at Feb 20th 2015 – report compiled by Bruce Lynn

Summary

  • As the map shows, in Southwark we are not doing badly.
  • By the end of 2016 we should have all the E-W grid routes, and … Read More

Better Cycle Infrastructure in Southwark

January 25, 2015 |

Rik Andrew was invited to lead a discussion of cycling infrastructure at the meeting on Jan 14th 2015.       Favourite quotes: “One major hazard on a route will deter 98% of potential users”;  Regarding the proposed Central Grid, … Read More

Safe Cycle Route and Junction Design

January 8, 2015 |

Open session of Southwark Cyclists to start the next regular Wednesday meeting.  Starts 6.30pm at Better Bankside on Wednesday January 14th 2015.

Rik Andrew, Co-Chair of the LCC Infrastructure Review Group will present his views and lead a discussion on … Read More