This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Get Sutton Cycling:

  • Stanley Park Road Area - Proposed Highway Improvements

    Created by Charles Martin // 1 thread

    The Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee has agreed to consult residents in the Beeches Avenue / Stanley Park Road / Warnham Court Road area on proposals to reduce the speed of traffic and improve the environment for residents, pedestrians and cyclists. The aim of the scheme is to encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport and reduce the number of local car trips. Funding for this scheme is available from Transport for London.

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  • Butter Hill 20mph zone (TMO, LB of Sutton)

    Created by Charles Martin // 1 thread

    Notified of the following TMO on 28 November 2018

    The London Borough of Sutton are proposing to make Traffic Management Orders as detailed in the attached public notice reference SL1058.

    If you wish to view all the statutory documents and make any representations on the proposals please select the link below. Your representations will need to be with us by Thursday 20 December 2018.

    The principal objective of the Order The Sutton (Speed Limit) (20mph) (Butter Hill Area) (No.*) Order 201* is to improve the environment for both pedestrians and cyclists by introducing a 20mph speed limit.

    The general effect of the Order will be to introduce a 20mph zone in Arcadia Close; Burleigh Avenue; Butter Hill; Caledon Road; Curran Avenue; Devonshire Road; Elm Grove Parade; Leechcroft Road; Lyndon Avenue; Parkfields Close; St Mary Avenue; Vellum Drive; Victoria Avenue; and Westcroft Road between No. 54 and Manor Road North.

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  • Merton Local Plan 2020 Consultation

    Merton Council are consulting on their new Local Plan 2020, which will be used as the basis for planning decisions in the future. Planning decisions are one of the ways in which cycling policies are put into practice, so it's really important that the Local Plan incorporates strong commitments to cycling and active transport.

    Merton Cycle Campaign will use the comments and discussion here to incorporate into our response to the Merton Consultation which closes 6 January; however to give us time to incorporate your comments please submit them here by noon on Sunday 30 December.

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  • Sutton Local Implementation Plan 3

    Created by Charles Martin // 1 thread

    The council is undertaking a public consultation on its draft third Local Implementation Plan (LIP). This is a statutory document that outlines how Sutton will contribute to meeting the outcomes and objectives in the new Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy, published earlier this year. It also outlines key proposals for transport schemes in the borough for the next three years (to 2021) and longer term ambitions to 2041.

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  • Collingwood Road & Anton Crescent Area Improvements

    Created by Marcus Howarth // 1 thread



    Quite a few improvements to junctions, change to the flow of one way, improvements and extension of 20mph zone and removal of speed cushions

    Details of Proposed Improvements
    The proposed improvements include the following main features, as detailed on the attached Plan Overview:

    A. Width restrictions with priority give-ways to replace existing refuge islands, and speed cushions. (refer to details 3,4,11 &12)

    There have been several complaints regarding noise and vibration associated with vehicles (especially buses and large vehicles) driving at speed over the cushions. Parents have expressed a sense of vulnerability while crossing at the refuge islands. The existing carriageway width do not allow widening of the refuge islands, which would be the ideal solution, and therefore width restrictions are proposed. This will provide more footway space for pedestrians and a shorter distance to cross. In addition, the safety risks of vehicles driving on the wrong side of the refuge island observed on site can be avoided.There have been several complaints regarding noise and vibration associated with vehicles (especially buses and large vehicles) driving at speed over the cushions. Parents have expressed a sense of vulnerability while crossing at the refuge islands. The existing carriageway width do not allow widening of the refuge islands, which would be the ideal solution, and therefore width restrictions are proposed. This will provide more footway space for pedestrians and a shorter distance to cross. In addition, the safety risks of vehicles driving on the wrong side of the refuge island observed on site can be avoided.

    B. Reversal of one-way on Anton Crescent. (refer to details, 4, 7, 8, & 9)

    The current direction of one-way on Anton Crescent results in regular congestion outside the school during drop-off and pick up times which at times impacts the flow of traffic on Collingwood Road. Reversing the direction will provide more queuing space for school traffic on Anton Crescent thus minimise impact on Collingwood Road.

    C. Raised junction entry treatment. (refer to details, 4, 5 & 10)

    The raised entry treatments will provide a level surface for pedestrians when crossing side roads and will help to slow down the in and out movement of traffic.

    D. Improvement to walking routes leading to school. (refer to details, 3, 7, 8 & 9)

    The area adjacent to the school entrance will be raised. It is proposed to surface the existing grass verge on Anton Crescent adjacent to No. 298 Collingwood Road and widen the footway from the entrance to the Wetlands access leading up to the school entrance to improve walking routes.

    E. Signage and road markings.

    School warning signs, elderly crossing, weight restriction, bridge height and speed limit signs will be reviewed and adjusted or new ones provided where necessary. 20mph roundels will be refreshed and more added to emphasize the speed limit in the area.

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  • Mulgrave Road Junction with Bridge Road & Worcester Road - Zebra Crossing

    Created by Marcus Howarth // 1 thread

    see plans Pelican zebra but also parking bays added to North side and double yellows on the other.


    Dear all,

    Mulgrave Road JUNCTION WITH bridge road and worcester road – PROPOSED Changes to zebra crossing

    Further to our formal consultation Notice dated 24 January 2019 regarding a zebra crossing in Mulgrave Road, I am writing to inform about changes to the length of the zig-zag markings of the crossing.

    A safety audit has been carried out on the proposed zebra crossing. The safety auditors have expressed concern about injudicious loading activity on the eastern approach to the crossing that could adversely affect the inter-visibility.

    Auditors have stated the following on the extent of zig-zag marking on the east approach:

    ‘’The zig-zag lines, however, are short and have only four strokes.  This may permit loading activity to take place close to the crossing and adversely affect inter-visibility.  Therefore, Inadequate inter-visibility may make it more difficult for pedestrians to safely assert precedence to cross’’

    In response to the concern raised by auditors, we are proposing to extend the zig-zag markings on the eastern approach by additional four strokes as shown on the attached plan. The construction of the crossing is programmed to start at the end of April 2019. If you would like to make any comments or observations regarding the proposed changes, please email us the  before the end of 22nd of March  2018.     


    Mohamad Kabash

    Traffic Engineer,

    Strategy & Commissioning Team Highways and Transport 

    Kingston & Sutton Shared Environment Service

    London Borough of Sutton | 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, SURREY, SM5 2JG

    T: 020 8770 6458

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  • Central Road Worcester Park

    Created by Marcus Howarth // 1 thread


    "proposals to improve the flow of traffic and improve the environment for residents, traders, pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport. The aim of the scheme is to encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport and reduce the number of local car trips. Funding for this scheme is available from Transport for London."

    How is this going to achieve this by creating a few parking bays and a new sign for a car park?

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  • Sutton Tram Link

    Created by Marcus Howarth // 1 thread


    Here's the overview from TFL:

    We are consulting on proposals for a new, direct and quicker transport link between Sutton and Merton. We have called this the Sutton Link.

    The Sutton Link would create a high-capacity route for people travelling between Sutton town centre and Merton using zero-emission vehicles. It would connect with other major transport services into central London and across south London, including National Rail, London Underground, existing tram and bus services. It would make journeys by public transport quicker and more attractive, and reduce the need for trips by private car.

    Many of the neighbourhoods along the proposed routes have limited public transport options. The Sutton Link would support new homes being built and would improve access to jobs, services, major transport hubs and leisure opportunities across both boroughs and beyond.

    Our work is at a stage where we would like to know your views about three potential routes. We are considering a tram or ‘bus rapid transit’ (BRT) for the Sutton Link and would also like to know your views on this.

    BRT is similar to a tram but runs on road segregated from traffic where possible, not on rails, and carries fewer people in each vehicle. A full explanation is included below in the section titled ‘About trams and bus rapid transit’.

    From LCC -

    general principles would be ensure this doesn’t negatively impact cycle routes, that there are good routes to the stations/stops, that any places where cyclists will be crossing tracks are designed carefully with latest materials to avoid tramlining incidents, that the space comes from private car lanes.

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  • DfT Policy Paper - Inclusive Transport Strategy

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:

    Shared Space:

    8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
    forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
    incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
    We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
    us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.

    Objectives regarding Cycling:

    • Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
    local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
    account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
    the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
    • By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
    cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people

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  • Proposals for the Creation of a Major Road Network (London)

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    From the DfT:
    As part of the Transport Investment Strategy, the government committed to creating a Major Road Network (MRN).

    This consultation asks for views on:
    how to define the MRN
    the role that local, regional and national bodies will play in the MRN investment programme
    which schemes will be eligible for MRN funding

    A new MRN would help deliver the following objectives:
    reduce congestion
    support economic growth and rebalancing
    support housing delivery
    support all road users
    support the Strategic Road Network

    The creation of an MRN will allow for dedicated funding from the National Roads Fund to be used to improve this middle tier of our busiest and most economically important local authority ‘A’ roads.

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  • New London Plan 2017

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread says:

    What is the new London Plan?
    The London Plan is one of the most important documents for this city.
    It's a strategic plan which shapes how London evolves and develops. All planning decisions should follow London Plan policies, and it sets a policy framework for local plans across London.
    The current 2016 consolidation Plan is still the adopted Development Plan. However the Draft London Plan is a material consideration in planning decisions. It gains more weight as it moves through the process to adoption, however the weight given to it is a matter for the decision maker.

    Consultation on the draft London Plan
    Consultation on this plan is open. Comments will be publicly available. After the consultation, comments are reviewed by an inspector and you may be called in to discuss comments at the Examination in Public.

    What is an Examination in Public?
    At the end of the consultation period your comments will be reviewed by the independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out the Examination in Public for the London Plan.
    You may be invited to discuss your comments at the Examination in Public. All comments will be made available to the public at the end of the consultation period. The legal provisions for the London Plan are in Part VIII of the Greater London Authority (GLA) Act 1999 (as amended) in sections 334 to 341. The Examination in Public is covered in Section 338.

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  • Heavy Goods Vehicles Safety Standard Permit /Direct Vision Standard

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Tfl says:

    We have undertaken research that shows that in 2015, Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) were involved in disproportionately high numbers of fatal collisions with cyclists (78 per cent) and pedestrians (20 per cent) on London’s streets, despite only making up four per cent of the overall miles driven in the Capital. The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) forms part of The Mayor, Sadiq Khan and TfL’s Vision Zero approach to reducing road danger. The DVS categorises HGVs on the level of the driver’s direct vision from the cab.

    We consulted earlier this year on the principles of a new DVS. Listening to the feedback from this consultation and working closely with industry and stakeholders we have now further developed this scheme. The Consultation report and Responses to Issues Raised document from this first phase of consultation are available to view in from the links at the bottom of this text. The responses showed that, in general, there is support for the principle of a Direct Vision Standard.

    We are now seeking your views on proposals to introduce a new Safety Standard Permit Scheme as part of DVS which widens our approach beyond direct vision and includes a safe system approach to allow us to address a broader range of road danger risks.

    The proposed scheme would require all HGVs over 12 tonnes to hold a Safety Permit to operate in Greater London from 2020. HGVs will be given a rating between ‘zero-star’ (lowest) and ‘five-star’ (highest). Only those vehicles rated ‘one star’ and above would be allowed to enter of operate in London from 2020. Zero rated vehicles would only be allowed if they can prove compliance through safe system measures. By 2024 only ‘three-star’ rated HGVs and above would automatically be given a Safety Permit. HGVs rated two star and below would need to demonstrate increased safety through progressive safe system measures.

    The safe system could include specific industry recognised measures such as sensors, visual warnings and comprehensive driver training. The Safety Standard Permit scheme would evolve over time, taking into account advances in technology.

    Detailed information about the scheme and the approach in which we have arrived at our current proposals are set out in the consultation document. A full Integrated Impact Assessment is also included.

    The consultation approach
    We are undertaking a phased consultation approach at key stages of the development of the consultation proposals to implement the Direct Vision Standard:

    Phase 1 (24 January to 18 April 2017) – we set out the case for HGV driver direct vision and consulted on the Mayor of London’s outline proposals to introduce a Direct Vision Standard for HGVs in London and the principles of the Standard itself. The responses showed that, in general, there is support for the principle of a Direct Vision Standard.

    Phase 2a – policy consultation (this consultation) – this current phase of consultation seeks views and feedback on the scheme proposals as outlined above and within the supporting consultation document which includes supporting technical reports including the full Integrated Impact Assessment. Feedback from this phase of consultation will be used to develop a second IIA and finalise the scheme proposals to be included in phase 2b of the consultation.

    Phase 2b - Final scheme proposals and statutory consultation (Spring/Summer 2018) – this final phase will consult on the final proposals for the HGV Safety Standard Permit Scheme, including statutory consultation on the appropriate regulatory measure to ban or restrict HGVs in London under the scheme, subject to UK Government and European Commission support and notification.

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  • London Assembly cycling infrastructure investigation

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    London Assembly says:

    Our investigation
    Over recent years, TfL policy has increasingly focused on the construction of physical cycling infrastructure on London’s roads. A change in direction towards more segregated infrastructure followed our report in 2012 recommending this approach.

    Our investigation will cover the full range of cycling infrastructure in London, with a particular focus on:

    Cycle Superhighways: a form of cycle lane, designed to make cycling safer by helping keep cyclists away from general traffic, and offer direct and continuous cycling on major routes.

    Quietways: a network of cycle routes that link key destinations, improving safety and convenience through small-scale interventions.

    Mini-Hollands: TfL schemes to invest neighbourhood-level improvements in walking and cycling, involving a range of interventions in each area.

    Cycle parking: provision of parking spaces on-street, at stations or in dedicated parking facilities.

    It is important that TfL is able to establish the effectiveness of the infrastructure it installs on London’s roads. We are concerned that to date there has been no comprehensive study of the new infrastructure’s impact on cycling safety, modal share and other road users.

    Questions to answer:

    1. What progress on new cycling infrastructure has been made under Sadiq Khan, and what are his long-term plans?
    2. Has TfL resolved the problems that delayed some cycling schemes under the previous Mayor?
    3. Has segregation delivered the anticipated benefits on the Cycle Superhighways? How many cyclists are using these routes?
    4. To what extent has segregation had negative consequences for other road users and, if necessary, how can this be mitigated?
    5. Have Quietways delivered their anticipated benefits? How many cyclists are using them?
    6. What are the differences in infrastructure between inner and outer London? How can TfL ensure infrastructure in different areas is sufficient and appropriate to the location?
    7. How will TfL’s new ‘Strategic Cycling Analysis’ help determine where and how to invest in infrastructure?
    8. How appropriate is the 400-metre target set in the draft Transport Strategy? Can we equate proximity with access?
    9. Is TfL’s approach to public engagement working effectively to improve scheme designs and meet stakeholder needs?
    10. Are Londoners sufficiently aware of the cycling infrastructure available to them, and how can awareness be increased?
    11. How is TfL using infrastructure to attract a more diverse range of people to cycle in London?
    12. Is there sufficient cycle parking in London, and is it in the right locations?
    13. How are the lessons of the Mini-Hollands and other previous cycling schemes being applied elsewhere?
    14. Should cycling infrastructure be oriented toward longer-distance commuting journeys, or more localised trips?

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  • London Assembly investigation: Walking & Cycling at Outer London Junctions

    London Assembly says:

    Our investigation
    What different approaches could TfL and London boroughs take to improve junctions and increase walking and cycling in Outer London?

    Small pockets of improvement don’t change the fact that most London streets are dominated by traffic and noise. They are hostile places even to step out into for a pint of milk.

    On behalf of the London Assembly Transport Committee, Caroline Russell AM is investigating how our streets and junctions can become more people-friendly.

    Get involved
    There are a number of specific questions the Committee is seeking to answer. Please address any questions where you have relevant views and information to share, and feel free to cover any other issues you would like the Committee to consider.

    Are there lessons to be learned from previous junction improvements?

    How can we enable more people to walk and cycle?

    How can we make our streets and junctions less hostile to people getting around by bike and on foot?

    How do you get all road users on board?

    Please email by August 11 and share the investigation on Twitter using #OuterLondonJunctions

    Key Facts
    The Mayor and TfL are promoting walking and cycling as a form of active travel and a way to reduce health inequalities - however, currently, over 40 percent of Londoners fall short of the recommended 150 minutes of activity per week.

    TfL research has found that people who live in Outer London tend to walk less than those who live in Inner London. Public transport coverage is lower and car ownership is higher in Outer London, with cars making up a larger share of journeys. In particular, people who live in Outer London are less likely to walk children to school, walk to see friends or relatives, and walk to pubs, restaurants and cinemas.

    In 2015:
    53 percent of Inner Londoners walked at least five journeys a week, compared to 35 percent of Outer Londoners
    47 percent of Inner Londoners walked as part of longer journeys on other forms of transport at least five times a week, compared to 41 percent of Outer Londoners

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  • Rumble strips instead of paint

    Created by Simon here // 2 threads

    Complete separation of cyclists and cars can't always be achieved. To make sharing of the road safer I would like to propose using rumble strips instead of flat paint to separate the bike lane from the rest of the road. It would act as a physical reminder for car-drivers that they are encroaching the bike lane. This happens particularly near pinch points like road bends or crossroads. So even just a selective application of rumble strips could have a very positive effect, I believe. What's the view of the cycling community? Has it been tested?

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  • Transforming Fiveways Croydon

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL says:

    Working in partnership with Croydon Council, we are proposing major changes to the road layout in Waddon, Croydon. Currently congestion is high, bus passengers frequently experience delays, and there is poor provision for cyclists and pedestrians. Our proposals would make Fiveways junction simpler and increase capacity to accommodate expected traffic growth arising from population and economic growth in the area.

    The project would also improve conditions for walking and cycling, with better cycle links between central Croydon and Sutton, and simpler pedestrian journeys and new public spaces. The proposals aim to make the streets more accessible and people-friendly, supporting the development of Waddon as a local centre.

    What are we proposing?

    Following our 2015 consultation on initial proposals, we are now planning the following changes:

    A23 Purley Way, Waddon Station Bridge / A232 Croydon Road

    Replacing the A23 (Purley Way) bridge over the railway with a wider structure (and realigning it to the west) to ease traffic congestion and installing new semi-segregated cycle lanes. This would require acquisition of property to the west of the bridge
    Fiveways Corner, Waddon

    Simplifying Fiveways Corner by realigning Denning Avenue to reduce the number of junction arms from five to four. This would require acquisition of property at Fiveways Corner
    Providing signalised pedestrian and cycle crossings and cycle advanced stop lines on all arms of the junction
    Creating a new public space and installing new cycle parking

    A232 Epsom Road

    Improving pedestrian access to Waddon Station by widening footways and improving crossing facilities
    Introducing segregated ‘stepped’ cycle lanes in both directions, removing all parking bays and converting Epsom Road to two-way traffic from the junction with the A23 to Duppas Hill Road
    Permitting the left-turn from the A23 into Epsom Road

    A232 Stafford Road

    Introducing a new northbound bus lane on Stafford Road between Fiveways Corner and the junction with Epsom Road, and creating inset parking bays on Stafford Road to allow for safer cycling and bus lane widening
    Banning the left turn from Stafford Road into Epsom Road

    Why are we proposing this?

    We want to make the Waddon area a safer, more accessible and pleasant place for all users. The current road layout was not designed to handle the current levels of traffic and, with further growth expected in the London Borough of Croydon and more widely, we need to make changes to ensure the road network supports this growth.

    The proposals aim to:

    Upgrade the public space and the pedestrian environment throughout the Fiveways area and support Croydon Council’s aspiration to develop Waddon as a local centre
    Provide enhanced cycling facilities to link with existing and proposed cycle routes into and out of Central Croydon
    Improve pedestrian, cyclist and bus-user access to Waddon station, and public transport
    Increase traffic capacity along the A23 and A232 and reduce congestion, allowing for future growth
    Improve journey times for all road users using the A23 and A232 in the Fiveways area
    Following our earlier consultation in 2015, we are now inviting your views on our detailed design proposals.

    Road layout changes

    A23 Purley Way

    As part of the scheme, we propose to realign and widen Waddon Station bridge. This proposal provides an opportunity to replace the bridge, which would otherwise require significant work to maintain by 2031. To enable these improvements it would be necessary to replace the existing bridge with a wider structure, which would be relocated west of the current alignment. This would mean that some property immediately to the west of the existing bridge would need to be acquired. Our proposals would:

    Increase the number of traffic lanes from two to three in each direction
    Introduce two-metre wide cycle lanes in both directions on the A23 bridge, with segregation at junctions for left turns, improving cycling connections
    Create footways with a minimum of two metre width on each side of the carriageway
    An artist’s impression of junction of A232 Croydon Road with A23 Purley Way

    Epsom Road

    Opening up Epsom Road to two way traffic. This would remove A232 traffic from the junction at Fiveways Corner. The carriageway would be widened to the north side only
    Introducing new 1.5 metre wide ‘stepped’ cycle lanes in both directions on Epsom Road to provide a new east-west cycle link from Croydon Road to Duppas Hill Road
    Removing the parking bays from Epsom Road to provide space for two-way traffic and new cycle lanes
    Allowing southbound vehicles to turn left from the A23 (Purley Way) into Epsom Road and making access to the A232 more direct. This would reduce the amount of traffic using Stafford Road and reduces congestion at the Fiveways Corner junction
    Epsom Road / Stafford Road junction

    Banning the left turn from Stafford Road into Epsom Road, providing a simpler junction with realigned pedestrian crossing facilities on the key desire line. This would bring the crossing closer to the station and make it easier for pedestrians to access Waddon Station
    Improving journey times by allowing for more time for the green signal phase
    Stafford Road

    Introducing a new northbound bus lane on Stafford Road, operating from Monday to Saturday between 07.00 and 10.00, and 16.00 and 19.00. Cyclists, motorcyclists, and taxis would be able to use the bus lane
    Relocating southbound bus stop ‘WB’, served by routes 154 and 157, approximately 60 metres north on Stafford Road, to a new position opposite Fernleigh Close
    Changing 58 metres of parking bay on the northbound side and 76 metres on the southbound side of Stafford Road to be inset into the footway. This would allow cycles to pass parked cars whilst staying within the bus lanes. Six metres of parking bay on the southbound side would be removed

    Fiveways Corner

    To improve the junction for all users, we propose to:

    Realign Denning Avenue to remove it from the Fiveways Corner junction, re-routeing it to join the A23 opposite the retail park (entrance to Morrisons). This would reduce the number of arms on the junction from five to four, introducing a crossroads arrangement which would simplify the junction and improve road capacity. This would decrease the number of signal phases required at the junction reducing waiting times for traffic on all approaches to the junction
    Create a new, attractive public space for people to sit and rest at, supporting Croydon Council’s aspirations for Waddon to have a local centre at Fiveways
    Upgrade all pedestrian crossing facilities to provide signalised controlled facilities at all arms around the junction. Crossings facilitating north-south cycle movements along the A23 would be upgraded to ‘toucan’ cycle friendly crossings.
    Provide new cycle facilities, including cycle parking, and Advanced Stop Lines.
    Introduce a left turn lane on Stafford Road (southern arm) for northbound traffic for the A23 to improve capacity at the junction
    Allow the right turn for southbound traffic on Stafford Road (northern arm) into the northbound A23 Purley Way
    New and upgraded cycle facilities

    The scheme would provide for new and enhanced cycle facilities which link in with the existing local cycle network as well as creating a new east-west cycling route through the Fiveways Croydon area. The proposals would provide a safer environment for cycling by introducing the following changes:

    New 1.5 metre wide cycle lanes in both directions on Epsom Road, to provide a new east-west cycle link from Croydon Road to Duppas Hill Road. The cycle lanes would be ‘stepped’, meaning they would be at a height of approximately 75mm above the road level, and 75mm below the footway
    New 2 metre wide cycle lanes in both directions on the A23 Purley Way bridge, with segregation at junctions for left turns. This would improve the connection for cyclists and remove the barrier to east-west cycle movement currently formed by the A23
    Separate phases for northbound cyclists and left-turning traffic at the junction of A23 Purley Way with Croydon Road
    New eastbound cycle lane on Croydon Road on the approach to the A23
    New advanced stop lines at the junction of Stafford Road with Epsom Road and on Stafford Road at Fiveways Corner
    Partially inset parking bays on both sides of Stafford Road, to allow cycles to pass parked cars whilst staying within the bus lane. Stafford Road would form part of the new cycle link from Sutton to Croydon town centre
    Shared pedestrian / cyclist signalised ‘toucan’ crossings at each of the signal-controlled junctions
    New cycle parking facilities
    Pedestrian and public space improvements

    The proposed public space and pedestrian improvements include:

    Creating new public spaces at Fiveways Corner and on the A23 (Purley Way) Waddon Bridge
    Creating attractive places for pedestrians to sit and rest
    Tree-planting and introducing new green spaces
    Relocating the pedestrian crossing on Epsom Road from its junction with Duppas Hill Road to opposite the Waddon Hotel, to provide more direct access to Waddon Station
    Introducing signalised pedestrian crossing facilities on A23 Purley Way junctions with A232 Croydon Road, and Epsom Road
    Signalised crossings on all arms of Fiveways Corner and more direct crossings
    We are also looking at opportunities to make the following changes to the public spaces in the area:

    Localised improvements to the general appearance of Stafford Road and Epsom Road
    Improving lighting, decluttering, and repaving where required
    Changes to parking and loading

    To deliver the proposed changes to the road layout, we would need to make the following changes to parking and loading:

    Removing the parking bays from Epsom Road to accommodate two-way traffic and new cycle lanes
    Removing six metres of parking bay on the southbound side of Stafford Road and changing the remaining parking bays on both sides to be inset into the pavement
    Changes to bus services

    We are proposing to change the location of two existing stops in Fiveways Croydon:

    Bus stop ‘WB’, served by routes 154 and 157, would be moved approximately 60 metres north on Stafford Road, to a new position opposite Fernleigh Close.
    Bus stop ‘WD’, served by routes 119 and 663 would be moved to match the new alignment of Denning Avenue

    Potential impacts of the scheme

    We cannot deliver all the benefits of the scheme by undertaking work only within the existing highway boundary. Some private property would therefore need to be acquired to undertake the scheme.

    We are talking to the owners of properties affected by the proposals and we will keep them informed of the progress of the scheme. If you are concerned about the potential impacts of the scheme on your property, please contact us.

    What changes would there be to traffic flow?

    Our proposals would result in changes to journey times for road users. Most journey times for motorists and bus passengers are predicted to get shorter or remain similar to that experienced today, whilst a minority are predicted to get longer at busy times.

    What environmental changes would there be?

    The proposals would result in some environmental changes in the Fiveways area:

    Air Quality
    We expect that the proposed changes would improve air quality in the Waddon area, by reducing traffic congestion, though there are some isolated instances where traffic flows are forecast to increase. To mitigate this impact, we would plant trees and plants where possible.

    We expect the proposals would have an overall slight negative impact on noise pollution, as a few more sites around Fiveways would be expected to experience an increase, rather than a decrease, in noise levels.

    The existing noise level experienced by the majority of properties in the area where the A23 and A232 meet is between 60 and 75 decibels – a similar noise level to two people having a conversation, a shower running or vacuum cleaner being operated.

    Of the few people living or working close to the A23 / A232 intersection who are predicted to experience an increase in noise levels, the majority are expected to experience between three to five decibel increases in noise.

    A small number of properties will experience an increase above five decibels. We are in discussions with the owners of these properties to agree suitable mitigation measures.

    Community and built environment

    Our design team is working to produce a bridge design proposal which blends in and is as aesthetically pleasing as possible. We also propose planting trees alongside the bridge embankments. We are in discussion with residents and property owners to discuss the proposed changes to the bridge alignment and the road layout.

    We will request an ‘Environmental Screening Opinion’ from Croydon Council’s Planning department in July 2017. The Council is expected to advise whether a full Environmental Impact Assessment and Statement are required with the outcome expected to be known by later this summer. The full Environmental Evaluation Report and supporting evidence will be made available here once it is published. If you do not wish to submit feedback before viewing these documents, please wait until this is available before responding.

    Tree planting and tree removal
    The proposed design requires the removal of approximately 50 trees and includes the planting of over 80 new street trees.

    New rows of trees would also be planted on the proposed embankments along the A23 Purley Way over the railway line west of Waddon Station, and the row of six mature lime trees to the east of this section of the road would be retained.

    Next steps

    We will analyse and consider all responses to consultation to help inform our decision on how best to proceed with the proposals. We will also consider other factors, such as the availability of funding and deliverability. We expect to publish the results of the consultation and our planned next steps in late 2017.

    Should we decide to go ahead with the proposals, we would aim to start construction around summer 2020, with the new highway arrangement operational in autumn 2022.

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  • Mayor's Transport Strategy

    Draft Mayor's Transport Strategy 2017
    On June 21 Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published a draft of the Mayor's Transport Strategy. The document sets out the Mayor’s policies and proposals to reshape transport in London over the next 25 years.

    About the strategy

    Transport has the potential to shape London, from the streets Londoners live, work and spend time on, to the Tube, rail and bus services they use every day.

    By using the Healthy Streets Approach to prioritise human health and experience in planning the city, the Mayor wants to change London’s transport mix so the city works better for everyone.

    Three key themes are at the heart of the strategy.

    1. Healthy Streets and healthy people
    Creating streets and street networks that encourage walking, cycling and public transport use will reduce car dependency and the health problems it creates.

    2. A good public transport experience
    Public transport is the most efficient way for people to travel over distances that are too long to walk or cycle, and a shift from private car to public transport could dramatically reduce the number of vehicles on London’s streets.

    3. New homes and jobs
    More people than ever want to live and work in London. Planning the city around walking, cycling and public transport use will unlock growth in new areas and ensure that London grows in a way that benefits everyone.

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  • London Assembly Transport Committee Bus network design, safety

    London Assembly said:
    "Buses are the busiest form of public transport in London. The city has 675 bus routes, with around 9,000 buses in operation and over 19,000 bus stops. Approximately 2.5 billion bus passenger trips are made every year, around double the number made on London Underground.
    "TfL commissions private operators to run bus services in London, awarding seven-year contracts to operate bus routes. Although bus safety (in terms of casualty numbers) has improved over recent years, there was a spike in bus collision fatalities in 2015.
    "The London Assembly Transport Committee is investigating two aspects of bus services in London: Network Design and Safety."

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  • Kingston's "Direction of Travel" Consultation

    Created by Jon Fray // 1 thread

    Kingston Council is consulting on its "Direction of Travel" document. The document "...provides supplementary planning advice to the London Plan policies to support the development and intensification of areas within the borough to provide new homes, jobs and investment".

    It "forms part of the work undertaken by the Mayor and Kingston Council in identifying and assessing opportunities for growth in the borough for the new Local Plan and Opportunity Area Planning Framework".

    The issue is raised here so that Kingston Cycling Campaign can respond to the 'Direction of Travel' document.

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  • Progressing the LCC 2014 election campaign 'asks'

    Created by George Coulouris // 7 threads

    This issue is intended to act a repository for material that can be used to back-up the LCC's 2014 Local Election Campaign 'Asks'. There are 6 'asks' that were finalised and agreed at the LCC's AGM on 19 October 2013:

    1. Safe routes to schools
    2. Areas without through motor traffic (AWTTs)
    3. Protected space on main roads/major junctions
    4. Safe cycle routes via parks and canals (Greenways)
    5. 20mph speed limits
    6. Liveable town centres

    so we'll have 6 threads under this Cyclescape issue where we can collect explanations, discussions and most importantly concrete illustrations of what is meant by each ask.

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  • Mitcham Road

    Created by KristianGregory // 1 thread

    This is the Mitcham Road cycling blackspot. Part of the LCN, but features a cycle lane in the door zone of parked cars, high speed traffic, many pinch points and a history of incidents including the death of a cyclist.

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