Cycle Superhighway 5 (New Cross – Westminster via Oval + Vauxhall) consultation response

By Luke Evans from Lambeth CC
Transport for London have released their revised plans following the consultation on Cycle Superhighway 5 to which we and many others responded.
You will recall Cycle Superhighway 5 will run from New Cross to Westminster via Camberwell, the Oval junction, up Harleyford Road to Vauxhall and then crossing Vauxhall bridge.
The consultation responses are at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cs5
The most significant changes and improvements for cyclists will come in the Lambeth sections of the route: at the junction of Kennington Park/ Brixton and Camberwell New Roads near to Oval tube station and on Harleyford Road leading to Vauxhall
If I have read the documents correctly at the Oval junction it seems we will initially have a semi-segregated route “using cats’ eyes, rumble strips, traffic wands or similar, or a combination thereof” and then fully segregated route in 2013-2014 followed by a significant improvement to the junction by the end of 2015.
Leading onwards to Vauxhall the plans for a fully segregated cycle route up Harleyford Road  are still in place, although subject to future consultation, and will be delivered by 2015.
Tfl also promise a “New Quietway route in parallel to CS5: We are in discussions with the relevant local authorities with the intention of developing a high-quality cycle route on low-traffic back streets running parallel to CS5.”
There are also improvements being proposed for the crossing of Harleyford Road by LCN route 3 near to the Oval cricket ground
Let us hope that the Mayor has the political will to implement the plans fully
Luke
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