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.