Camberwell Green Junction - proposed changes (2)

MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What Cycling Level of Service (CLoS) score did TfL award the original plans for this junction? Did the original plans meet the minimum CLoS score required by TfL before plans can go to public consultation?


Answer for Camberwell Green Junction - proposed changes (2)

Answer for Camberwell Green Junction - proposed changes (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I set out in my response to question MQ 2015/3794, TfL promotes the use of the Cycling Level of Service (CLoS) on highway schemes, but does not mandate its use. So although the CLoS is a tool to improve quality, it is not currently used as a performance benchmark, and as such there would be no minimum CLoS score.

Furthermore, the London Borough of Southwark's original plans for this junction were developed prior to the release of the CLoS assessment tool, although the design team did reference the London Cycle Design Standards (LCDS) in the plans.

The CLoS scores the quality of a scheme for cyclists from 0 to 100 per cent and also identifies critical design issues that need to be addressed to reduce the collision risk.  TfL has assessed the original proposals for the junction, scoring it at 40 per cent in the CLoS. However the scheme also had six critical elements that should be addressed to ensure its meets my aspirations for safe cycling in London. 

TfL is currently working with the borough address these six critical issues to improve the overall CLoS at the Camberwell junction.