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  • Nine Elms Pimlico bridge

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Flyer says: Wandsworth Council is proposing a pedestrian and cycle bridge to connect Westminster and the new neighbourhood emerging in Nine Elms as well as the existing communities south of the river. The connection will improve access to this new shopping, restaurant and cultural district, as well as the new green spaces, thousands of jobs and Northern Line stations. Following consultation in 2017 on nine possible locations between Vauxhall and Chelsea bridges we have now selected three location options for further exploration. We want to find out what you think about this new car free bridge so are holding public exhibitions across Wandsworth, Westminster and Lambeth. Join us to learn more about the proposal and help shape one of London’s most exciting infrastructure projects. See the back of this leaflet for time and location details. You can also find out more and tell us your views online from Monday 5 November

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  • Lambeth Bridge North & South

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL says: Overview: We have developed proposals to transform the road layout at the northern and southern roundabouts at Lambeth Bridge to create a safer environment for cycling and walking. We would also make changes to some approach roads and to the bridge itself. Focussing on road safety, our proposals are designed to keep traffic moving along these key routes, whilst providing a better balance to the way that space on the road is allocated. Our proposals would require changes to the way general traffic moves through the area, including new left or right turn traffic restrictions on some roads at each end of the bridge. What are we proposing? We propose to convert both the northern and the southern roundabouts of Lambeth Bridge into crossroad junctions, with traffic signals and signalised pedestrian crossings. At each junction, dedicated space would be given for cyclists and new pedestrian areas would be created. To support these transformational plans, changes to the road layout are also proposed on Lambeth Bridge itself, at the Millbank north junction with Great Peter Street and along Lambeth Palace Road. These layout changes include two general traffic lanes at each exit from the bridge, the introduction of a signalised pedestrian crossing at the Millbank north junction with Great Peter Street, and the extension of the southbound bus lane on Lambeth Palace Road. We have also developed public realm improvements, sensitive to the heritage of the area. These designs propose to further enhance the look and feel of the area so that we can promote a real sense of place to Lambeth Bridge and its surrounds. The Metropolitan Police Service has installed barriers to increase security on London’s busiest bridges. Our proposals will aim to ensure that the security of all road users is maintained in the future. We are also seeking views on: Longer-term plans for the pedestrian underpass at Albert Embankment A potential new location for the palm tree at Lambeth Bridge north The current traffic speed at Lambeth Bridge north and south Why are we proposing it? Safety Our proposals are designed to improve safety at both northern and southern roundabouts by introducing dedicated facilities for vulnerable road users, such as signalised pedestrian crossings, new cycle lanes and separate cycle signals. The northern roundabout in particular has a high proportion of collisions involving cyclists, and is one of 33 locations across London we are prioritising as part of our Safer Junctions programme. Healthy Streets to encourage walking and cycling The proposals form part of the Mayor of London’s long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming. Both roundabouts and Lambeth Bridge are currently dominated by motor traffic and can be intimidating and unpleasant places to walk and cycle. By giving cyclists space and time to pass through the junction more easily, and by providing new signalised crossings and clearer footways for pedestrians, we can encourage more people to use these healthy and sustainable forms of transport, whilst keeping other traffic moving. Building a local cycle network Lambeth Bridge and its roundabouts lie on busy cycle commuter routes. Making the area safer and more welcoming for cyclists would help build connections to existing infrastructure, such as Cycle Superhighway Route 8 on Millbank, and planned improvements, such as Westminster Bridge and Central London Grid routes. The following map shows how our proposals would build on cycling connectivity in the area. The impacts of our proposals Journey times Our proposals have been designed to not have a disproportionate impact on other road users. However we expect there would be changes, both positive and negative, to journey times for motorists, bus passengers and cyclists. More detailed information on the traffic impacts of the Lambeth Bridge proposals, including tables of the likely journey time impacts, can be found here https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/lambeth-bridge/user_uploads/traffic-impacts-and-data-table.pdf Should these proposals go ahead, we would take a number of steps to ensure that the changes made along the route are balanced. We are investing in advanced traffic signal technology to allow us to better manage traffic depending on differing conditions at any given time. Turning restrictions Our proposals include a number of restrictions to turning movements: ‘Straight-ahead only’ for traffic exiting Millbank north A time-of-day banned right-turn from Millbank south onto Lambeth Bridge during the evening peak A banned left-turn for northbound traffic from Millbank south into Horseferry Road ‘Straight-ahead only’ for traffic exiting Horseferry Road A banned left-turn from Lambeth Palace Road onto Lambeth Road. A banned right-turn from Lambeth Road onto Lambeth Palace Road. We do not develop proposals to introduce traffic restrictions without carefully considering the potential impacts and exploring alternative solutions. The restrictions are proposed either to address a safety issue or to help the signalised junction operate more efficiently, minimising potential journey time delays to road users. The environment Air and noise Although the designs for Lambeth Bridge north and south are not expected to increase the number of motor vehicles in the area, our proposals may change how traffic moves around some roads, which may result in some associated and localised changes to air quality and noise levels. Environmental surveys and modelling would take place as part of our ongoing evaluation of these proposals. Tree removal Our proposals require the removal or relocation of a number of trees in order to accommodate the new road layout: The iconic phoenix palm tree at the centre of the roundabout on the northern side of Lambeth Bridge would look to be relocated Seven trees at the centre of the roundabout on the southern side of Lambeth Bridge would need to be removed One tree at the junction of Millbank and Great Peter Street would need to be removed New trees will be planted at Lambeth Bridge north and south as part of proposed urban realm improvements. Subject to the outcome of consultation, tree species would be determined during detailed design. Visual environment Our proposed urban realm improvements aim to improve the look and feel of the area, as shown in our artists’ impressions. Features include: Reducing the dominance of traffic, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to better enjoy the area Increasing the surface area of the public realm by approximately 1,370 square metres at Lambeth Bridge north and approximately 1,790 square metres at Lambeth Bridge south Attracting more visitors to the area and local attractions such as Victoria Tower Gardens Planting new trees bringing overall benefits for the area’s biodiversity and landscape Providing new seating New footway materials to improve the look of the streets along Albert Embankment, Lambeth Palace Road, Millbank and Lambeth Bridge The removal of unnecessary and duplicate poles, signs and other street furniture Upgrades where necessary to existing lighting and drainage Provision of more cycle parking An opportunity to provide additional Cycle Hire stations Upgraded wayfinding for example to Newport Street Gallery Equalities In considering the design of our streets, we closely consider the needs of all users throughout the design process. On significant infrastructure projects, we: Complete Equality Impact Assessments (EqIA), to review potential impacts on equality target groups, including disabled people Carry out public consultations, including targeted engagement with specific users such as (amongst many others): Royal National Institute of Blind People, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Age Concern, Transport for All, and the National Autistic Society Ensure we comply with established guidance – such as the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges – which includes detailed requirements for disabled people The EqIA for Lambeth Bridge north and south will continue to be developed following the outcome of this public consultation, incorporating feedback received. Other options considered but not taken forward We considered a number of alternative designs before taking forward our current proposals. At Lambeth Bridge south, we considered retaining the roundabout, but this provided minimal benefits for cyclists. We also considered ‘hold the left’ turn facilities on Lambeth Road and Lambeth Bridge, which separate cyclists from other traffic with separate traffic signals. However this scenario would have caused significant traffic queueing due to the extra signal phase required and was difficult to accommodate due to the structure of the bridge. We also considered a number of designs at Lambeth Bridge north including a signalised junction and a ‘Dutch style’ roundabout with a physically separated cycle track around the edge of the roundabout. However, our modelling indicated that this would have had significant impact on journey times for other road users in the area, including thousands of bus passengers. Having considered a number of designs, we believe the current proposals would achieve the best balance for all road users. Related schemes Lambeth north interim scheme During March 2017, we delivered interim safety improvements at Lambeth Bridge northern roundabout. The changes were timed to bring improvements whilst we continued with plans to re-work the junction's layout for the long-term. Next steps Subject to the outcome of this consultation, should we proceed with these proposals, we would look to start construction in late 2018. Although construction would cause some disruption, we would take steps to minimise this as far as possible. Building in late 2018 would allow us to coordinate with major planned maintenance work on Lambeth Bridge, and with work currently taking place at Westminster Bridge South.

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  • Lambeth Oval and Princes Ward CLIP Consultation

    Created by Charlie Holland // 1 thread

    Council's investment consultation, primarily focused on spending development levy. May offer capacity for training young people to become cycle mechanics, improved walking and cycle routes, cycle parking on estates etc. From the Council pack (see link). What are your priorities for your streets, open spaces and places? The Council’s Local Data Platform brings together a wealth of facts and figures about the area, including areas of deprivation and need, and groups of residents more likely to be less well-off. We also take into account what projects are already planned or underway, together with residents’ views on priorities. Using this information, we have identified four priorities for investment ideas: • Youth opportunities, activities and facilities • Support for jobs, training and skills • Building stronger communities across the neighbourhood • More inclusive places where people live This report will be used by the council to inform investment decisions over the next three years.

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  • Vauxhall Cross public consultation

    Created by Simon Munk // 2 threads

    TfL say: We are proposing a number of transformational changes to Vauxhall Cross as part of our Road Modernisation Plan. The Road Modernisation Plan is the biggest investment in London’s roads for a generation, consisting of hundreds of projects to transform junctions, bridges, tunnels and pedestrian areas, making our roads safer and more reliable. Working closely with the Lambeth Council, we are aiming to return the one-way road system at Vauxhall to two-way roads and significantly improve pedestrian and cyclist provision to help create a safer and less intimidating environment for vulnerable road users. The proposed changes would also help to improve connectivity throughout the area, and create a better environment for people living, working, and travelling through Vauxhall. Following our initial consultation in 2014 on our high level proposals, we are now inviting your views on our detailed design proposals. What are we proposing? The changes we are proposing include: Removing the existing one way road system around the transport interchange (Parry Street, Wandsworth Road, Kennington Lane, South Lambeth Road) by converting these roads around Vauxhall to two way Providing more cycle and pedestrian crossings as well as segregated lanes and parking for cyclists Improving existing and providing new public spaces Redesigning the transport interchange, including a new central bus station Why are we proposing this? Reducing traffic dominance The current gyratory creates an environment heavily dominated by motor vehicles. The wide carriageway encourages high speeds, especially outside peak periods The gyratory can be difficult to navigate, and the one-way arrangement means that vehicles often follow indirect routes Lack of facilities for pedestrians and cyclists Large numbers of pedestrians pass through Vauxhall each day but the existing crossings do not always follow the most direct or popular routes, which can lead to pedestrians crossing roads away from the crossings The Vauxhall gyratory has some of the highest numbers of collisions involving injury to pedestrians and cyclists in London Cycle Superhighway 5 will improve conditions for cycling along Harleyford Road and Kennington Lane. However, there is limited cycle provision on the other roads surrounding Vauxhall Cross and a lack of connectivity between facilities Supporting the transformation of Vauxhall Vauxhall is the gateway to one of Europe’s largest regeneration zones, with 25,000 new jobs and 20,000 new homes coming to the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea area Supporting Vauxhall’s distinct local character, the proposals look to the future – preparing for the increase in the numbers of people living, working, and visiting Vauxhall and its existing and new shops, businesses and attractions

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  • Westminster Bridge South

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL say: "The improvements would provide a connection between the East-West Cycle Superhighway on the north bank of the Thames and the Central London Cycling Grid on Belvedere Road and Royal Street in Lambeth, providing a joined-up cycling network for this part of London." "Proposed layout changes for cyclists Provide cyclists with dedicated road space on Westminster Bridge, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth Palace Road, Addington Street and York Road; cyclists would be separated from traffic by a kerb or white line Separate cyclists and motor vehicle movements at junctions; cyclists would have their own traffic signals which would operate at different times to those for other traffic Widen the pedestrian/cycle crossing by the south end of Belvedere Road and improve the connection between Belvedere Road and Westminster Bridge Road Convert the pedestrian crossing on Lambeth Palace Road outside the hospital to a pedestrian/cycle crossing so that cyclists can access Royal Street from Lambeth Palace Road. The crossing would be changed from ‘staggered’ (two separate crossings with an island in the middle) to ‘straight across’ (a single crossing) Provide bus stop bypasses at bus stops D and E on Westminster Bridge Road, bus stops B and C on Lambeth Palace Road and the tour bus stop at the east side of Westminster Bridge so that cyclists could avoid having to mix with traffic. Cyclists would continue behind the bus stops on a carriageway-level cycle track, which would feature a chicane and narrowed track to reduce speeds. Bus passengers would access the bus stop waiting area by crossing the cycle track using a marked crossing point/s Widen the footway on the corner of York Road and Westminster Bridge Road to slow down left turning vehicles Cyclists would still be able to use the northbound bus and cyclist only route from Westminster Bridge Road to York Road" "Cycle facilities on Westminster Bridge "Westminster Bridge is a grade two listed structure and a busy bus, cycling and pedestrian route. We would like to know what you think about how cycle facilities should be provided on Westminster Bridge. We are proposing two options: a. 2.3m wide mandatory cycle lane in both directions This approach would give cyclists more space to overtake one another. A painted white line would separate cycles and motor vehicles, but there would be no physical segregation. Motor vehicles would be prohibited from entering the cycle lane. b. 1.8m wide segrgated cycle track in both directions This approach would provide cyclists with physical separation from motor vehicles using a 0.5m wide traffic island, but may reduce cyclists’ opportunity to overtake one another."

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