Comment on proposed cycle quietways

Published: 8 January 2016

The council is seeking people’s views on proposals for two new cycle quietways through the borough.

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.

The only changes required on many parts of the routes will be route signs and road markings. In some  cases changes are being proposed to ensure cyclists’ safety, such as redesigning the layout of junctions.

Two of the first phase of quietways are proposed to pass through Wandsworth:

Q4 – Clapham Common to Wimbledon

This would join the borough at the Wandle Trail in Earlsfield and would run via Wandsworth Common before reaching Clapham Common.

Proposed changes include

  • A redesigned barrier at the junction of Trewint Street and the Wandle trail
  • Traffic lights at the junction of Garratt Lane, Trewint Street and Waynflete Street
  • Cycle lanes, raised tables and other changes in Magdalen Road
  • Redesigned barriers at the Cat’s Back Bridge, Wandsworth Common
  • A proposal for crossing Bolingbroke Grove including a shared use area for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Improved accessibility and visibility on the existing Clapham Common Westside cycle route  

Q5 – Waterloo to Croydon  

This route would join the borough at Clapham Common and would run via Tooting Bec Common.

Proposed changes include

  • Changes to the junction of Nightingale Lane and Nightingale Walk
  • Changes to the Cavendish Road/Tooting Bec Common underpass
  • Upgraded lighting at the Tooting Bec Common underpass
  • Changes to surfacing on the existing shared pedestrian and cycle route on Tooting Bec Common
  • A cycle crossing at Bedford Hill
  • Proposals to enable cyclists to use the Horse Ride on Tooting Bec Common

Transport for London is also consulting on Q5, focusing  on two locations where the proposed quietway  would cross the red route network. These main roads are owned and managed by TfL.

Full details of the routes and the proposed schemes are available on the council website.

The council’s consultation will run from until February 14. TfL’s consultation will run until February 3.

Read more and follow the links to the online consultation form at