TfL is calling for responses to plans to make London’s Lambeth Bridge and Waterloo more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly.
The plans, published yesterday (27 June), include the installation of segregated cycle lanes over Lambeth Bridge as well as two-stage facilities for cyclists turning right at crossroads and the ability for left-turning cyclists to bypass crossroads.
Proposals for Waterloo include the removal of roundabouts, the creation of a new public square by closing the south-west corner of the roundabout, the reinstatement of two-way traffic and the introduction of segregated cycle lanes around BFI Imax Waterloo (see image).
Waterloo roundabout and Lambeth Bridge northern roundabout are included in the 73 junctions in London with the worst safety record for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, according to TfL.
The plans come in the wake of mayor Sadiq Khan’s pledge last week to boost the proportion of people walking, cycling and taking public transport from 64% journeys to 80% by 2041, as part of his draft Transport Strategy.
Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “Our plans for Lambeth Bridge and Waterloo will make a real difference to these intimidating junctions.
“They will be completely transformed to make the areas safer and more pleasant to travel through, and will link cyclists up to our wider cycle network. It’s a great example of our work to improve London’s most dangerous junctions and create people-friendly streets across the city.”
Responses to the proposals for the Waterloo area can be placed via tfl.gov.uk/waterloo-roundabout.
Responses to Lambeth Bridge proposals can be posted via tfl.gov.uk/Lambeth-bridge.