Aim is to improve link between town centre and Chelsea Bridge
Work to be done on Wandsworth section of cycle route
TfL is starting construction work on a major upgrade of the segregated cycle route between Wandsworth Town Centre and Chelsea Bridge.
The project on CS8 follows on from work done last year between Chelsea Bridge and Lambeth Bridge.
TfL says its analysis shows that the area is on a key strategic cycling corridor and is in the top five per cent for current and future cycling demand in London.
Work between Queen’s Circus and Wandsworth Town Centre started on 22 February and will include:
During the trial operation of the new configuration feedback can still be submitted. It is expected to be in operation from early March.
Currently, there is no protected cycling infrastructure along this busy corridor. TfL says that data shows that there were collisions involving 64 people cycling along the route of CS8 between November 2016 to November 2019, of which 11 were seriously injured.
TfL says it will use feedback received to help it decide whether it is necessary to make any changes to the trial scheme once it is in place, and whether it should stay in place permanently.
TfL says route is on a key strategic cycling corridor
Will Norman, London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said, “Londoners have shown a record-breaking demand for cycling over the past few months and I'm delighted that our bold new measures build on that momentum and ensure we're doing all we can to avoid a damaging car-based recovery.
“Enabling more people to walk and cycle is key to a green recovery for our city, and the Mayor’s world-leading improvements to London’s streets are enabling millions of journeys to be made by walking and cycling.”
Helen Cansick, TfL's Head of Healthy Streets Delivery, said, “Cycling has been an essential mode of transport for many people throughout the pandemic and we anticipate increasing numbers of people will want to cycle and walk in the area, as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease. We’re working to deliver more infrastructure across the capital to support these journeys and our work to upgrade sections of CS8 will help to make cycling easier and safer for thousands of people, as well as ensuring that there is enough space on public transport for those who need it most.”
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February 23, 2021