Thursday, 23 October 2014

Oval junction to be transformed: TfL plans get green light

The roads around Oval junction are set to be made much more cycle friendly following confirmation from Transport for London that they will go ahead with the ambitious plans for the junctions outlined in July.

TfL image of Kennington Park Road on lambethcyclists.org.uk

The original proposals, published in July 2014, were developed with Lambeth Cyclists and the wider London Cycling Campaign as part of the Mayor of London's Better Junctions initiative.

Following a public consultation in which the majority of responses welcomed the scheme the plans are set to be fully implemented.

This means that the four junctions at Kennington Park Road, Clapham Road, Camberwell New Road and Brixton Road will be redesigned to give priority to cyclists (see map below or on Tfl website). Additional measures such as banning left turns and introducing mandatory two metre cycle lanes will cut down on speeding traffic and make the area more cycle friendly. The green space in the middle of the road opposite Oval tube station is also set to be upgraded and improved. Work is set to begin in December 2014 and will be completed by April 2015.

TfL map of Oval junction improvements on lambethcyclists,org,uk


Read the full TfL  response to the consultation
See the original plans