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Monday, 3 December 2012

Comment on TfL's plans for Cycle Superhighway 5


Transport for London is proposing to introduce a new cycle route between New Cross Gate and Victoria. Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 5 (CS5) would run via Peckham, Camberwell, Kennington and Vauxhall.

View the proposals and have your say:
Please visit www.tfl.gov.uk/cs5 to see details of the proposed route and have your say. There are some significant changes planned for Vauxhall Cross and Oval junction.

Public Exhibitions:
TfL invite you to one of their three public exhibitions so you can view the proposals and speak to members of the project team:
Saturday 8 December 11:00-15:00, Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JR
Tuesday 11 December 15:00-19:00, Oval House Theatre café, 52-54 Kennington Oval, SE11 5SW
Wednesday 12 December 15:00-19:00, Parnell House, 25 Wilton Road, SW1V 1LW

About the proposed new route:
Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 5 would bring substantial changes to the road layout to improve safety for cyclists, including:
More space for cyclists and buses, through reallocation of road space
New mandatory cycle lanes
Improvements for cyclists at 52 junctions, including new Advanced Stop Lines, cycle feeder lanes, and speed reduction measures
An innovative cycle ‘early-start’ facility at Vauxhall Bridge Road/Millbank to help cyclists get ahead of traffic
Banning some turns for cars and lorries to reduce conflict with cyclists
Extension to the existing 20mph speed limit in New Cross

The new route would also include a comprehensive package of supporting measures, including:
Over 3,000 new cycle parking spaces along the route
Cycle safety checks
Free cycle training
Industry-recognised safety training for drivers of large goods vehicles

Construction work:
TfL plan to start work in late spring 2013. They will write to local residents and businesses before undertaking work. The route is planned to open later in 2013.

No comments:

Promoted by Cllr Lorna Campbell, Cllr Mark Harrison, and Cllr Stephen Morgan, of Prince's Branch Labour Party (Vauxhall Constituency and Lambeth Borough) all at 264A Rosendale Road, SE24 9DL