Space for Cycling

We have been very pleased to see so many Thurlow Park residents writing to us about improving cycle safety and welcome the excellent work that the London Cycling Campaign has done in helping to coordinate some of the priorities of cyclists across Lambeth. The Labour Council have compiled a complete list of those priorities by ward across the borough, which we would be happy to share. As soon as we have more information about your proposal to make routes to Turney and Rosendale schools safer we will update you.

In the meantime, the Labour Council is working hard to make the borough as cycle friendly as possible. We are pleased to be the third most popular borough for cyclists in London and it is a Labour manifesto commitment to make Lambeth the most cycling friendly borough in London. Some steps we taking in this direction include;

Labour are committed to making a record investment in our road and pavement network. In the next 4 years alone Lambeth are going to repave 130 miles of highways and footpaths to help eliminate potholes and other obstacles that pose a threat to cyclists.

We are working with neighbouring Southwark to introduce a borough-wide 20MPH zone.

In Thurlow Park, many of you signed our petition last summer calling for greater safety measures around the Tulse Hill Gyratory. We managed to secure a £5 million investment to redesign the junction to make safer and more cycle friendly.

Under Labour, Lambeth were the first borough in the UK to introduce secure, covered cycle hangars on streets and estates for residents without spaces to store their cycles and we are looking to expand this provision.

In Thurlow Park we are working on improving road safety in and around the Rosendale School area to allow everyone to cycle safely, including better traffic monitoring and the potential addition of a cycle path.

Repairs to railway bridges

Network Rail is to carry out repairs to railway bridges in Rosendale Road and Croxted Road early next year, to prevent trains from having to operate at reduced speed. This will cause some traffic disruption. There will be half-road closures and traffic lights in Rosendale Road between 29 April and 03 May and in Croxted Road between 07 May and the 10 May while works are carried out to the bridges. There will also be some footpath closures in Croxted Road.

Network Rail have promised that one footpath will remain open at all times and that they will arrange safe crossing points and access to premises. Some surveying work has already begun in both roads. Network Rail will be holding public information meetings on Thursday 7th November at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road 4:00 – 7:00pm and at the Montessori School on Thursday 14th November, 4:00 – 7:00pm.