Free Dr Bike adjustments and repairs on Clapham Common this evening

This evening, Wednesday 28 January 2015, Lambeth's Dr Bike team will be offering free bike checks 4 -7:30pm in the Clapham Common area - opposite the junction with Cedars Road, SW4. Come along and get your bike ready for continued winter wheeling!

The Dr Bike team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer advice on further action if required. In many cases the Police also attend these sessions to advise on security and offer a security registration and marking service.

Dr Bike runs at the following locations
Weds 4 February 2015 Waterloo, SE1
Weds 11 February 2015 Brixton, SW2

Weds 18 February 2015 Streatham Common, SW16
Weds 25 February 2015 Oval Triangle: Oval, SE11


All sessions run 4:00-7:30pm and are subject to weather conditions



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Lambeth Cyclists propose crossroads as replacement for Stockwell one-way system

In November 2014 TfL launched a consultation on improvements to the Stockwell gyratory system under its better junctions initiative. The Stockwell gyratory one-way system is located on the A3 Clapham Road near Stockwell underground station where Clapham, Stockwell and South Lambeth Roads meet. Despite improvements in recent years the junction still feels unsafe and unappealing for all but the most confident cyclists.


TfL image of new Stockwell junction on lambethcyclists.org.uk
TfL acknowledge that the current design is cycle and pedestrian unfriendly and is failing to cope with the doubling in cyclists seen since 2001. Tfl also stated that it wished to link the Memorial Gardens with the local area. To this end it has proposed changes to the road layout including removing the one-way gyratory system and moving the junction with South Lambeth Road to create a pedestrianised area linking the Gardens with the station area - see illustration above.

In our response to the consultation, agreed at our January meeting, we suggested that instead of the proposed road layout it would be better to have a crossroads linking South Lambeth Road and Stockwell Road. Public space could then be created outside Stockwell Terrace. We believe that this design would make the area more cycle friendly and cut down on the rat running on local roads which might follow the original proposals. We also included comments on the scheme as proposed suggesting measures such as a continuous cycle lane up South Lambeth Road to increase cycle capacity and prevent pedestrian/cyclist conflict. We expect TfL's response to the consultation in the next few months, construction of the new road layout is expected to be completed by April 2016.

TfL Stockwell proposals
Lambeth Cyclists response to Stockwell Cross consultation

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Free bike adjustments, basic repairs and advice at Oval tube this evening

This evening, Wednesday 21 January 2015, Lambeth's Dr Bike team will be offering free bike checks 4 - 7:30pm opposite Oval tube station on Kennington Park Road, SE11. Come along and get your bike ready for continued winter wheeling!

The Dr Bike team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer advice on further action if required. In many cases the Police also attend these sessions to advise on security and offer a security registration and marking service.

Dr Bike runs at the following locations
Weds 7 January 2015 Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2
Weds 14 January 2015 Streatham Common, SW16
Weds 21 January 2015 Oval Triangle: opposite Oval tube station, SE11
Weds 28 January 2015 Clapham Common Northside: opposite junction with Cedars Road, SW4


All sessions run 4:00-7:30pm and are subject to weather conditions


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Lambeth Cyclists meeting this evening

We hope you can join us this evening, Tuesday 20 January 2015, for our regular monthly meeting.

At the meeting we will be looking at all the latest cycling developments in the borough including the final plans for cycle superhighway 5 as well as reviewing our response to the Stockwell consultation.We will also be talking about 2015 rides, the Loughborough Junction proposals which are being considered by Lambeth and plans for this year. All welcome - we usually go on to a pub nearby afterwards to continue discussions.

The meeting will take place at the Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 7:30-9:00pm. The Centre is located behind Stockwell tube station with cycle parking in the forecourt.
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