Lambeth consult on greenway linking Ruskin Park and Kennington Park

Lambeth have released details of plans for the first stage of their greenway programme with a route linking Ruskin Park and Kennington Park.

Photo of Ruskin Park sign on lambethcyclists.org.uk
The greenway programme aims to provide cycle routes linking green spaces in the borough travelling along less busy and traffic calmed roads.

This consultation is the first stage of the Ruskin Park to Kennington Park greenway and covers six minor changes to the roads which will make them more cycle friendly.

Details are on the Lambeth website at http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/ruskin-park-to-kennington-park-greenway-phase-1

The closing date for the consultation is 6 December 2015

We will be responding to the consultation - if you wish to add your views to our response please email us. We also encourage you to respond individually.

From the Lambeth website:
What is the Ruskin Park to Kennington Park Greenway?
The Ruskin Park to Kennington Park Greenway is a cycle route that will improve access and connections to a number of green spaces in the borough for cyclists and pedestrians. This includes; Ruskin Park, Old Paradise Street Park and Kennington Park. There are approximately 15 schemes on the complete route comprising measures such as; raised speed tables, kerb build outs and new footway paving. The Greenway is funded by Transport for London as part of the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) budget.

How does this affect me?
Lambeth Council plans to implement six of the Ruskin Park to Kennington Park Greenway schemes in the early part of 2016, as Phase 1 of the overall Greenway programme. Subject to funding and approval processes other schemes will be delivered in future years. The locations of the schemes in Phase 1 and the main measures proposed are summarised below. Where space permits and there are no issues with underground utilities, new cycle stands and street trees will be considered at all locations.



Summary of proposals below



1. Whitgift Street

  • Proposed raised table to reduce general traffic speeds on Whitgift Street
  • New footway paving to improve the area around the Old Paradise Street Gardens entrance

2. Lilford Road/ Foreign Street Junction


  • Proposed kerb build-out and raised table to reduce general traffic speeds and improve cyclist and pedestrian access to Elam Street open space

3. Ferndene Road

  • Kerb build out with dropped kerbs to improve cyclist access to Ruskin Park
  • New footway paving to improve the area around the park entrance.

4. Old Paradise Street/Lambeth High Street Junction

  • Proposed raised table and kerb build outs to reduce general traffic speeds
  • New footway paving to improve the area around the Old Paradise Street Gardens entrance

5. Gordon Grove

  • Kerb build out with dropped kerb to improve cyclist access to Elam Street open space
  • The kerb build out on Gordon Grove will require new double yellow lines to prevent vehicles parking beside it. Approximately one informal parking space will be taken out as a result of this. This minor reduction in parking provision is needed to ensure enough carriageway space is available for vehicles to pass each other safely near the new kerb build out.

6. Juxon Street/ Lambeth Walk Junction


  • Kerb on south-west corner of the junction cut back to improve left turn.
  • New footway and tactile paving to improve crossing facility for pedestrians.

Lambeth anticipate making these changes in early 2016
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