A23, Brixton Road

MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Local cyclists have been in contact with me raising concerns about cyclist safety on the A23 through Streatham and Brixton and requesting a segregated cycle lane. Although I understand the road width along this stretch of road will not facilitate such a cycle lane, I do agree that this is a busy stretch of road. Are there any plans to develop alternative quieter routes to enable more cycling through this corridor?


Answer for A23, Brixton Road

Answer for A23, Brixton Road

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has been working closely with officers from LB Lambeth to develop the Quietways programme, which aims to build a network of routes across London using back-streets, parks and canal towpaths. Quietways must be direct, attractive, buildable and offer a high level of service for cycling. A number of proposed Quietway routes have been investigated in LB Lambeth and some of these routes are being developed in Phases 1 and 2 of the programme.

Although there is no alternative route identified for this specific corridor, there is a possible alternative north-south route for longer trips nearby. Quietway 5 (from Waterloo to Croydon) is one of the first Quietway routes in development and will open in 2016. This crosses the A23 south of Streatham at Norbury Avenue and links with Cycle Superhighway 7 near Clapham South. Cycle Superhighway 7 is being upgraded and plans will be consulted on later this year. To the east of the A23, Quietway 7 (from Elephant & Castle to Crystal Palace) will provide another north-south link in 2016.

In Phase 2 of the Quietways, TfL, LB Lambeth and LB Southwark are exploring an east-west link between Quietways 5 and 7 from Streatham to Dulwich to further improve the area's route options.