Cycling revolution (10)

MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What steps are you taking to improve the safety of CS7? In particular what are you doing to prevent cyclists travelling southbound along Kennington Park Road from being 'left hooked' by motorists turning into Brixton Road?


Answer for Cycling revolution (10)

Answer for Cycling revolution (10)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

CS7 delivered a host of safety improvements for cyclists, including the removal of a major conflict point at Oval by removing a southbound general traffic filter lane and introducing a signalised left-turn on the A3 at the junction with Brixton Road. Blind spot safety mirrors have also been installed to increase visibility of cyclists on the nearside to drivers of HGVs.

TfL is revisiting the Oval Junction as part of the Better Junctions programme to see if more can be done for cyclists here. Better Junctions will also be revisiting other major junctions on CS7, including Stockwell gyratory and Upper Thames St/Queen St Place on CS7.

In addition, significant improvements are proposed for east and westbound cyclists at the Oval Junction as part of Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 5. The proposals include banning the left turn for motorists from Harleyford Street into Kennington Park Road (except cyclists) and new east and westbound mandatory cycle lanes on Camberwell New Road.