Transport for London (TfL) has set out plans to make a collection of trial modifications lengthen the brand new Cycleway four path to allow safer important journeys as a part of an emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic.
TfL is asking folks for his or her preliminary suggestions on the plans forward of building work beginning in early March.
This follows the latest begin of building work on an extra trial extension to the route in South East London, between Angerstein Roundabout and Charlton.
Building work on Cycleway four began in July 2019 and the primary part of the route, accomplished in September 2020, is already connecting neighbourhoods in South East London to central London through a totally protected cycle route between Tower Bridge Street and Rotherhithe.
TfL is working to construct trial schemes which allow extra folks to stroll and cycle and assist to keep up area on public transport for many who want it.
Trial modifications deliberate for Tooley Road and Duke Road Hill as a part of this emergency response embody:
Sections of gentle cycle segregation with wands in each instructions, alongside Tooley Road and Duke Road Hill, in addition to prolonged superior cease traces for folks biking
The East sure arm of Tooley Road will likely be closed close to the London Bridge Hospital and can turn into a new pedestrian area. It is going to imply the massive numbers of individuals strolling who exit from London Bridge station and cross Duke Road Hill may have extra room and fewer roads to cross when travelling east
Some modifications for common visitors together with a brand new left flip ban into Queen Elizabeth Road (apart from native buses, taxis and cycles) which can scale back the chance of street hazard and defend folks biking from the potential of being injured by automobiles turning left
London Bridge is among the capital’s busiest rail and Tube stations and TfL is anticipating a rise in folks arriving at London Bridge station eager to proceed their onward journeys by foot or cycle, when lockdown measures are eased and public transport capability is utilized by those that want it most.
Tooley Road is on a key strategic biking hall and is within the high 5 per cent for present and future biking demand in London.
TfL hope that by creating this trial extension to the Cycleway four route will assist to maximise the function performed by London’s present cycle community in supporting those that have to journey.
TfL just lately began building work on the second section of an extension to Cycleway four between Greenwich and Charlton, which can trial utilizing cylinders to guard folks biking from motor visitors between the Angerstein Roundabout and Charlton.
This second section builds on the 2km of trial cycle route that TfL beforehand accomplished in December 2020 between Greenwich and the Angerstein Roundabout.
This primary section included a protected route via the Roundabout, the place a man was tragically killed biking in 201
eight. A number of folks have been severely injured biking alongside the busy route lately and the brand new infrastructure, which separates folks on bikes from motor visitors, will give folks confidence that they will cycle safely with out having to combine with automobiles.
When this extension in Greenwich is full, the brand new lanes will type a part of an prolonged Cycleway four, which can join Charlton and Greenwich.
Work from Greenwich in the direction of central London additionally restarted in December 2020 alongside Creek Street. This contains the redesign of a number of junctions alongside Creek Street, a segregated two-way cycle observe and the set up of latest pedestrian crossings.
Will Norman, London’s Strolling & Biking Commissioner, stated: “Current TfL knowledge reveals that many Londoners have turned to biking in the course of the pandemic as a approach to train and make important journeys, so it’s important that they can accomplish that safely.
“The trial modifications being made to increase Cycleway four will allow extra folks to cycle safely and simply round London Bridge and past, constructing upon measures already taken to increase the route between Greenwich and Charlton.
“I urge folks to submit their suggestions now and participate within the engagement, so we are able to guarantee these modifications work for all these dwelling, working and travelling within the space.”
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