Another chance to comment on cycle quietways

Published: Wednesday 27th January 16

An extra drop-in session has been arranged for Earlsfield residents to find out more about proposals for cycle Quietway Route 4.

Quietways are a proposed network of high-quality, well-signed cycle routes throughout London, mostly using quiet back streets containing less traffic. They are aimed at new cyclists, and those who would prefer to cycle on quieter routes at a gentler pace.

Two of the routes proposed by Transport for London will travel through the borough, and the council is keen to hear the views of local residents and road users.

Quietway 4 would run from Clapham Common to Wimbledon via Earlsfield. The extra session has been arranged at Earlsfield School to ensure that more people have a chance to have their say.

Come and find out more about the proposals from council officers at one of the following sessions:

  • Wednesday February 3, 7pm to 9pm, Earlsfield Primary School, Tranmere Road.
  • Wednesday February 10, 9am-1pm, Wandsworth Common (Skylark café area)
  • Saturday February 13, 11am to 1pm, Earlsfield Library

The proposals are also on display at the library until February 13.

Read more about Q4 – Clapham Common to Wimbledon

Transport for London is also consulting on a Quietway 4 proposal for Trinity Road. The deadline for responding is March 1.  

Quietway 5 would run via Tooting Bec Common. Find out more at a drop in session on Saturday January 30 from 11am until 2pm in Tooting Bec Common, outside the café.

Read more about Q5 – Waterloo to Croydon  

You can also take part in the council’s consultation online. Follow the links to the online form at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/quietways. The deadline is February 14.

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Recent comments

Quiet cyclways are great, but not at the expense of pedestrian safety please. I concur with comments from others that the footpaths on Wandsworth Common need to be more clearly signposted as 'No cycling', because some cyclists do not respect pedestrians and the designated footpaths are too narrow for joint usage uses. In particular the footpath which runs diagonally across the 'Scope' (west of Trinity Road), to the Bellevue Road junction, and 'The Avenue' footpath from Trinity Road (backs of Routh Road) towards the train station. Both of these are poorly signed with just worn out ambiguous red circles embedded in the tarmac.
Catherine Cooper

29 April 2016

@Wandsworth Council: your description of the scheme, above, is unbalanced, unfair and disingenuous. Instead, please provide residents with an impartial impact assessment. The proposals affecting parts of Earlsfield are ill-conceived, dangerous for all, most of all cyclists. Wandsworth council's duty to consult with residents was passed on to a cycling charity (!!!), Sustrans, who, unsurprisingly did an appalling job raising awareness and/or explaining the likely impacts. This has all the hallmarks of scandalous white wash! Cheated residents and cyclists have mounted a petition to clarify what these proposals TRULY entail and to object in the strongest possible manner: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/earlsfield-against-quietway-q4
A local resident

12 February 2016

As a keen but gentle cyclist, I believe cycle quiet ways are an exciting way forward. They will make a bike a safer and more enjoyable alternative to a car for school runs, shopping trips and commutes to work which will be positive both for our health and the environment. Please do everything you can to signpost as many of these cycle quiet ways as possible.
Emma Keeling

6 February 2016

As a keen but gentle cyclist, I believe cycle quiet ways are an exciting way forward. They will make a bike a safer and more enjoyable alternative to a car for school runs, shopping trips and commutes to work which will be positive both for our health and the environment. Please do everything you can to signpost as many of these cycle quiet ways as possible.
Emma Keeling

6 February 2016

there is no such thing a slow peaceful cyclist. I used to walk in Wandsworth common, only using the no cycle routes, but got fed up being abused for not getting out the way quicker and even more abuse when you said they were breaking a bye law. At the very least can we have speed ramps on the quiet pathways. Please remember these open spaces were designed so people could escape the hustle of roads etc etc
Anne perkins

5 February 2016

The press release was correct when it was first published but it is now out of date. The earlier TfL consultation has now closed, and a further one has been launched. The press release has been updated accordingly.
Wandsworth Council

4 February 2016

The deadline date is incorrect. I have flyer from TFL delivered to my house which states clearly that the consultation closes on Tuesday 1st March
George Meakin

4 February 2016

In favour of cycleways and quietways. However, Council must do more to enforce no cycling rules on pavements, e.g. around Wandsworth Common, and on paths on the Common itself. Many cyclists use the footpaths e.g. alongside the railway, and cycle at speed, and become abusive and/or threatening violence when informed that the paths are not cycleways, and that the only cycleways across the common are clearly marked. I have been hit twice, and threatened many times by cyclists when out running on footpaths that are not cycleways on the Common. Putting no cycling signs on lamp posts would reinforce this. Thank you.
Philip Warley

30 January 2016