TfL unveils plans to revamp Lambeth Bridge and Waterloo as it drives up efforts to tackle London's most dangerous junctions

 
Rebecca Smith
Lambeth Bridge and Waterloo were identified as two of the junctions in the capital with the worst safety record for pedestrians and cyclists
Lambeth Bridge and Waterloo were identified as two of the junctions in the capital with the worst safety record for pedestrians and cyclists

Transport for London (TfL) has announced its plans to revamp Lambeth Bridge and Waterloo to make them safer.

Roundabouts at both spots had been identified as among the 73 junctions in the capital with the worst safety record for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

Suggested changes include segregated cycle lanes, cycle-specific traffic lights, as well as the removal of the roundabouts at either end of Lambeth Bridge, and the redesign of the Waterloo Imax roundabout.

TfL has today opened a two-month consultation into its proposed changes, closing on 20 August, and subject to the feedback to those, work could start on Waterloo in late 2019, and on Lambeth Bridge next year.

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The Lambeth Bridge proposals would link onto cycle superhighway 8, while the options floated for Waterloo would link in with the wider cycle network.

The Waterloo proposals would:

  • Create a new large public square by closing the south west corner of the roundabout
  • Widen footways and improve a pedestrian crossing
  • Return safer two-way traffic around Waterloo Imax
  • Introduce safer segregated cycle lanes around the Imax
  • Improve the bus station on Waterloo Road

How it would look...

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The Lambeth Bridge proposals would:

  • Create segregated cycle lanes across the bridge
  • Create two-stage facilities for cyclists turning right at both crossroads
  • Ensure that left-turning cyclists can bypass both crossroads
  • Introduce cycle signals to allow cyclists to be separated in time or space from general traffic
  • Provide signalised pedestrian crossings and increase overall space for pedestrians

How it would look...

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Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at TfL, said:

The mayor has set ambitious plans for 80 per cent of all trips in London to be on foot, bike or public transport by 2041 and these ambitious plans for Lambeth Bridge and Waterloo rise to that challenge.

By boosting sustainable and active travel we can make the most efficient use of road space to support growth and benefit the environment, health and the economy.

We encourage Londoners to let us know what they think about the proposals to help make them as good as possible.

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