Have your say on quietway cycle route

Published: Friday 18th December 15

Transport for London (TfL) is now consulting on proposed changes to two red route road junctions in Wandsworth which would form part of a new ‘quietway’ cycle route running between Waterloo and Croydon.

Known as Quietway 5, it would be part of a new London-wide network of high-quality, well-signed bike routes. They will mainly run on back streets and other less-busy routes with low levels of traffic.

The new consultations, which run until February  3, are being run by Transport for London (TfL) and focus on two locations where the proposed Quietway 5 would cross the red route network. These main roads are owned and managed by TfL.

The council will launch a further consultation early next year on proposals for other sections of the route. Depending on the response the new quietway could be introduced in 2016.

Quietway 5. To see the full proposed route visit the TfL consultation website using the links below.

Junction of Nightingale Walk and The Avenue

To create Quietway 5, TfL proposes changes to the junction of Nightingale Walk and The Avenue, including:

  • A new shared Toucan crossing facility for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Existing Pelican crossing removed
  • No entry into or right turn out of Nightingale Walk

To find out more and have your say on the proposals visit https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/nightingale-walk

Junction of Balham Hill, Malwood Road and Cathles Road

Further changes are proposed at the junction of Balham Hill, Malwood Road and Cathles Road, including:

  • A new signalised junction with pedestrian crossings on all arms at Balham Hill
  • Removing the existing signalised junction
  • Left turn only for motor vehicles exiting Malwood Road and Cathles Road

To find out more and have your say on the proposals please visit https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/balham-hill

Quietways are aimed at new cyclists, and those who would prefer to ride on quieter routes at a gentler pace. In many places quietways will only require route signs and limited road markings, but some sections will need further measures to make them safe and appealing to use.

Find out more about cycling in Wandsworth at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/cycling.

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Recent comments

I am not in favour of this as I live on Bedford Hill and I was walking on the Common there where this new cycle route is proposed and I was with friends with our dogs and a woman came along on her bike riding really fast and hit the side of my dog's back leg. It left a mark on her fur but luckily had not damaged my dog's back leg. The woman did not stop to apologise. I was really furious. At least if she had stopped it would have made a difference but it just showed that some of them do not care. So I am not in favour of this at all.
Sandy Brown

15 January 2016

Complete waste of money as usual by Wandsworth Council.If you've got spare money to waste,why don't you employ some more street cleaners.The streets and roads of Wandsworth are filthy.

10 January 2016

I have little to add to this particular Quietway cycle route proposal but as a73 year old cyclist who knows Wandsworth well , I look for permeable, quiet and safer routes throughout the Boro and surrounds to cycle along. Occasionally I even push my motor scooter through a road closure as small powered two/three wheelers should not be restricted in the transport mix.
Mr.Bernd Max Williams

28 December 2015

Quietways are an excellent idea. Cyclists can gain significant reductions in breathing in harmful gases and particulates by staying as far as is practical from busy roads.
Robin Mackrell

18 December 2015

Boris says jump WBC says how high. Has anyone run a scientific cost benefit analysis for all the many millions of pounds already spent on the cycle super highways and offshoots such as the very useless automated Queenstown Road roundbout? Can anyone prove a material knock on benefit in terms of reduced road or rail congestion? Thought not. Providing more cycle racetracks for testosterone fuelled City types is not prudent use of public funds.
A Kaye

18 December 2015