Camberwell Green junction - proposed changes

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Under the proposals set forth by Southwark and Lambeth councils and Transport for London, the amount of time given to pedestrians to cross at various points will barely increase, diagonal crossing of the main junction will remain impossible, informal crossing of Denmark Hill and Camberwell Church Street will remain unsafe (and for the able-bodied only) and virtually no extra pavement will be created outside Butterfly Walk where the worst pavement congestion occurs. In addition to these widespread profound concerns expressed by local cyclists about these plans, will you also urgently look at:

  • why a bus lane has been removed on Denmark Hill southbound but no replacement provision made for cyclists?
  • why the northbound filter on Denmark Hill has been removed, forcing cyclists to cross three lanes of traffic to access the road to Peckham?
  • whether existing plans reduce danger at the Orpheus Street left hook where NHS worker Esther Hartsilver was killed on her way to work this year?
  • whether TfL is ensuring all TfL part-funded highway engineering schemes are consistent with the emerging London Cycle Design Standards (LCDS) and any subsequent editions?
  • and confirm what turning analyses has been undertaken during the formulation of these plans and if so what were the results? If not, why not?


Answer for Camberwell Green junction - proposed changes

Answer for Camberwell Green junction - proposed changes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL and Southwark Council are currently discussing improvements to the proposed junction which will be published shortly. These and other issues are being considered as part of this.