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Cycle improvements

We are always looking for ways to improve our cycling routes and infrastructure. If you have any concerns or ideas to improve your area please email highways@southwark.gov.uk

Southwark Quietway Routes

Quietways are part of the Mayor's Cycling Vision for London. To tell us what improvements you would like to see along the route click here. You can tell us about where you would like to see improvements by pinpointing locations and adding comments. Outline proposals will be shared as they become available. If you would like to give more detailed feedback please contact highways@southwark.gov.uk

Quietways in Southwark include:

• Waterloo to Greenwich (Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich)- Consultation is already underway, delivery to commence in early 2015 

• Southwark to Canada Water- This route roughly follows the Jubilee Line. The section within Southwark is from Blackfriars and currently ends at Canada Water, just beyond Lower Road- Consultation in 2015/16, and delivery to commence in 2016, subject to confirmation of funds by TFL.

• Elephant & Castle to Crystal Palace (City, Southwark, Lambeth)- Consultation in 2015/16, delivery to commence in 2016.

Southwark Council has been working with Sustrans to deliver the Elephant & Castle to Crystal Palace Quietway in Dulwich and Champion Hill.  For more information please see:

Champion Hill

Dulwich- A report detailing the findings from the engagement undertaken in Dulwich  by Sustrans can be read here.

Southwark Spine – creating a family of routes

The Southwark Spine cycle route will be an important new addition to the cycle network in Southwark. Analysis of the existing network identified the need for a new north-south route through the borough to complement proposed Quietway routes and link to the new north-south Cycle Superhighway on Blackfriars Road.

The Spine route will be funded by the council and designed to Quietways standard. The route will be cohesive, direct, safe, attractive, comfortable and easy to navigate for all ages and abilities. It will be physically segregated in areas of heavy traffic or large vehicles, with different signals to prioritise cyclists at junctions. On streets with moderate traffic, and fewer large vehicles, the road layout, including parking, will be redesigned to provide for cycling and walking. On residential streets, traffic will be heavily calmed or designed out. The route passes though Burgess Park where a new greenway will be carefully designed as part of the new park masterplan. An alternative route will also be provided around the park, while other existing routes through the park are being replaced by parallel on road routes wherever possible.

The first phase of the Spine will run from Dulwich Library to St George’s Circus, with extensions to Forest Hill and London Bridge under consideration. Initial scoping work on the route has been carried out with a number of possible interventions identified. Full public consultation will be carried out on specific route proposals. The proposed route can be viewed here.

Cycle Superhighways

Cycle Superhighways are cycle routes running from outer London into and across central London. They give you safer, faster and more direct journeys into the city and could be your best and quickest way to get to work. Four Superhighways have already launched, with a number of new routes to be opened by 2016.

Construction work for the North-South Cycle Superhighway started at St George's Circus in March 2015. The project will be completed by March 2016. For information on how your journey might be affected, including traffic maps, see TfL’s North-South Cycle Superhighway travel advice page.

More information about Cycle Superhighways can be viewed here.  

Cycle parking

We are working on increasing the level of secure cycle parking in Southwark. We currently provide cycle parking on-street, lockers on estate and secure cycle parking through development. More information on cycle parking can be viewed here.

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