Thursday, 10 November 2011

Three Lambeth junctions in London cycling danger top 10

Three of the top 10 most dangerous places for cycle collisions in London are located in Lambeth, new figures have shown.

In reply to a question from Lambeth and Southwark London Assembly Member Valerie Shawcross Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has released a top 10 list of the worst locations for collisions between cyclists and motorists across the capital.
Vauxhall Cross on lambethcyclists.org.uk

The Lambeth locations in the top 10 are
• Junction of Clapham, Kennington Park and Camberwell New Roads (near to Oval tube station)
• Junction of Waterloo Road, Stamford Street and York Road (near to Waterloo station)
• Junction of Albert Embankment, Kennington Lane and Wandsworth Road (Vauxhall Cross gyratory system)


All three of these locations have been the scene of collisions between cyclists and motor vehicles. All three are major routes in to, and out of, central London for cyclists, pedestrians and bus users commuting in from Lambeth and other boroughs.

It is not however inevitable that such roads will result in more cyclist collisions – the multi-lane design of these junctions makes them unsafe for cyclists and pedestrians. The design of Vauxhall Cross in particular (pictured) is dangerous– up to five lanes of speeding one way traffic do not make a cycle or people friendly junction!

Ride around London’s worst junctions
Lambeth Cyclists will be joining with other London Cycling Campaign borough groups from across London on a tour of the cycle collisions top 10 locations on Saturday 12 November 2011. 


Join us on this ride – meet 10:30am at St Mark’s Church, opposite Oval tube station.

Led by bloggers Cyclists in the City and ibikelondon and marshalled and insured by London Cycling Campaign we will be attempting to look at ways in which these junctions can be improved to prevent collisions and make them more friendly.