Cycle Route Development
- Dear Friends
IMPROVING CYCLE ROUTES
You may be aware that there is currently a programme of works to improve and
upgrade the London Cycle Network (LCN+) throughout London.
Transport for London (TfL), as the highway authority for Greater London,
together with Camden Consultancy Services, are responsible for overseeing
development of these �strategic� cycle routes. Much of the blue routes you
see on the London Cycle Guide maps are these strategic routes, rather than
local borough routes.
However, each borough is responsible for coordinating their section of the
LCN+ network, and TfL has set guidelines on how this is to be done. The
process has to involve local �stakeholders� so that they have an input into
what is required to make each cycle route safer and generally better for
cyclists. One of those stakeholders is the London Cycling Campaign in the
form of Lambeth Cyclists as the local group.
London Cycle Network website:
The first route in Lambeth to be assessed in this way is Route 25, which
mostly runs from Clapham Common, through the Clapham Park area, through
Brixton, Brockwell Park/ Herne Hill, then on into Dulwich.
The precise route will be subject to review, but will nominally be: Cedars
Road; Clapham Common; Windmill Drive; Narbonne Avenue; Elms Crescent; Lyham
Road; Mandrell Road; Lambert Road; Brixton Water Lane (crossing Brixton
Hill); Dulwich Road or Brockwell Park (two route options); Norwood Road; and
WE NEED YOUR VIEWS!
On 17th November there will be a meeting and site visit with Lambeth
Council, the appointed consultants, and stakeholders to inspect the route
and discuss what measures might be needed on the ground to make this route
more suitable for cyclists.
We would like to hear your views on the route outlined above and what you
think is required to make it safer and generally better for cyclists. We�re
especially interested in hearing from people with particular needs. For
- What is the route like for carrying young children on a bike?
- Are there any issues to be raised with regard to people with physical
- Are there any personal security issues in any areas, especially at night?
If you wish, you can use the questionnaire below, or you can simply reply to
this e-mail (lambeth_cyclists@...) to give us an idea of what you
think is needed.
Alternatively you could also come along to our own route inspection that
we�re holding on Saturday 20th November. Meet: 10.30am, Corner of Cedars
Road and Wandsworth Road (opposite Sainsbury�s). The ride will follow the
route outlined above and will finish at a caf� in Herne Hill, probably
taking a couple of hours. Contact: Mark. Tel: 07765 945530 (mobile).
Your comments will be used when we make our recommendations on what sort of
highway measures are required.
Possible measures for consideration might be traffic calming for roads that
have a problem with speeding vehicles, or better signage and road markings
to make drivers aware of cyclists, or installation of toucan lights, etc.
Not all of this may be required or possible, but as a user of the roads
above your input will be invaluable in trying to get the measures we want.
If you just use part of the route, that�s fine, but do please let us know of
whatever issues you think there are on the route.
Borough Coordinator for Lambeth Cyclists
CYCLE ROUTE QUESTIONNAIRE
You can simply �reply� to this e-mail and fill in the sections, or if you
prefer to print and post, please send to: Lambeth Cyclists, c/o London
Cycling Campaign, 30 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 0HS.
(We won�t use your name unless you say it�s okay, but it�s useful for our
1. Please give your general views of having a signed cycle route along the
route along the streets mentioned above. Do you think this a good route to
make cycling improvements on?
2. What do you think are the main advantages of this cycle route?
3. What do you think are the main problems or disadvantages of this cycle
4. What else might this route need to make it a good route for cyclists?
5. Please indicate how use the route and how often:
Pedestrian Cyclist Driver
How often? How often? How often?
6. What do you use this route, or part of this route, for? (E.g. going to
work, shopping, taking children to school, etc.)
Thank you very much for your time in completing this questionnaire. Please
return by Wednesday 24th November 2004.
Lambeth Cyclists are located on the web at: