Elephant and Castle redesign (1)

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you look again at the planned changes to the link road connecting the two junctions, where the southbound cycle lane sends cyclists across the path of buses trying to get into the bus stop and bus lane? There are clear conflicts built into the design which could be eliminated if the southbound link road had a similar design to the northbound link road.


Answer for Elephant and Castle redesign (1)

Answer for Elephant and Castle redesign (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following public consultation, TfL will widen the bus lane to 4.5m and will use road markings to minimise the points at which buses can pull out of the bus lane.  This will make potential conflict points clearer to cyclists and allow more room for cyclists to negotiate and pass buses away from general traffic lanes. In addition, TfL is considering moving the bus stop serving routes towards Camberwell to the north of Walworth Road.

Current space constraints mean that an off-carriageway provision southbound either on the footway or utilising the central reservation is not an option. TfL will continue to work with the London Borough of Southwark and the new shopping centre owners to see if it is possible to gain further footway width as part of the redevelopment of the shopping centre. This would allow the cycling provision to be re-assessed.