Monday, December 12, 2016

Even More Disruption On The Way : Lambeth Bridge northern roundabout.

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are writing to announce planned improvements to road safety at Lambeth Bridge northern roundabout, which have been developed in collaboration with Westminster City Council. The plans are designed to deliver road safety benefits in the short term while we investigate a longer-term solution for a more fundamental change to the layout of this junction. We intend to start construction of this scheme in January 2017.

The scheme is similar to proposals we consulted on in 2012 and will include the following measures: 

Extending footways and traffic islands to reduce traffic speeds and provide more space for pedestrians
Raising zebra crossings to the same level as the footway on all four junction arms in order to reduce traffic speeds and increase safety
Providing narrower, better-defined lanes to discourage motorists from weaving between lanes on the roundabout 

Following concerns expressed about the potential for conflict between pedestrians and cyclists during the 2012 consultation, we no longer intend to convert any footways to shared-use space as part of this scheme. 

We do not expect the finished scheme to affect road user journey times through the area. There would be some short-term disruption during construction, although we will do our best to minimise this and will provide local people and road users with advance information to help them plan ahead. 

For more details about the scheme, please visit tfl.gov.uk/lambeth-bridge-north. If you have any questions about the scheme, please email STEngagement@tfl.gov.uk or get in touch with your usual TfL contact. 

Yours faithfully,



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Matthew Moore

Consultation Team
Transport for London