none of the apps that use OpenStreetMap as a base - Citymapper, Cyclestreets and Cycle.Travel amongst them - offer a great user experience and they all tend to prioritise complex back street rat run routes over Londons main road infrastructure. There's a real need to tweak these app routing algorithms so that new cyclists can benefit from the high quality infrastructure thats being built.
In future theres also the potential to do more with OSM - we would love to see “accessibility graded” routing as a future capability using information about path surfaces, gradients or things like width restrictions that are a problem for some types of cycle or rider
Goverment Review of HWC
A discussion about the Dept for Transport's new Call for Evidence about changing the law regarding e-scooters and other similar vehicles. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/873363/future-of-transport-regulatory-review-call-for-evidence.pdf
Brixton Liveable Neighbourhood
Healthier and safer streets for Brixton. Join the conversation to develop ideas for your neighbourhood.
Our proposals at a glance
Transport for London (TfL), together with Lambeth Council would like to know your views on proposals for improvements which will include:
- High quality segregated cycle lanes and bus stop bypasses throughout the extent of the scheme
- Straight-across pedestrian crossings relocated to be where people want to walk and cross the road
- Zebra crossings proposed to cross the cycle lane to signalised pedestrian crossings across the main carriageway
- 2 additional pedestrian crossings
- Bus lanes maintained or implemented and operational hours extended to between 07:00 - 19:00 Monday to Saturday throughout the scheme
- 20mph speed limit throughout
- Changes to side road access including restrictions and closures, redesign and resurfacing
- New traffic signals at the Telford Avenue junction
- Improvements to public realm throughout the route, unlocking areas by removing central brick build planters and planting of new trees and landscaping
- Changes to some parking and loading provision
To complement this scheme we have been working with Lambeth Council to develop a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in the nearby residential areas to the east of the A23. This will complement the A23 scheme by protecting local streets from through traffic and will help deliver wider objectives such as creating Healthy Routes on local roads. Visit the consultation page of Lambeth’s website from the 22 February 2020 to find out more.
Formerly Quietway 7.
We are improving walking and cycling facilities on Sumner Street including the junction with Southwark Street. These changes will:
- Provide a more pleasant environment for people visiting Tate Modern and local businesses;
- Improve cycle facilities and the connection to Cycle Superhighway 7; and
- Create a healthier, safer street in line with the Healthy Streets approach.
We would like to know your view on our proposals for:
- Improvements to pedestrian and cycle facilities at the Dog Kennel Hill junction with Grove Hill Road and Champion Hill; and
- Making permanent the ‘No Entry' on Champion Hill.
These changes will improve safety, encourage cycling and walking in line with the Healthy Streets approach, and will enable the junction to form part of Cycleway 17. These changes represent the first stage of wider area changes as part of the Camberwell area-wide study.
The key measures proposed are:
- Segregated westbound cycle lane in Grove Hill Road;
- Separate cycle signal at the Grove Hill Road junction;
- Early release for cyclists at Champion Hill;
- Footway widening in Grove Hill Road; and
- ‘No entry' to be made permanent in Champion Hill.
Testing for Wandsworth strategic routes
CS8 improved and continued.
Our Healthy Streets: Dulwich
Recent projects and engagement with residents in the Dulwich area have shown a common theme - there's too much traffic in the area - and this is having an adverse effect on local life.
We want to work with residents to address these concerns about traffic volume and its impact on the community.
- streets in the Dulwich Village area carry much higher than the average traffic on similar residential streets in the borough
- in the peak hours some residential streets are carrying more traffic than major A-roads.
- the peak hours are between 7am to 10am and 3pm to 8pm. This unusual traffic pattern shows that traffic using the area includes significant volumes of commuter traffic
- the pollution profile shows that air pollution is worse between 7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm
- there are very high numbers of pupils crossing the roads during the peak hours
- over 7000 through journeys are made in the area in a typical day. They enter and exit the neighbourhood within less than 10 to 15 minutes