Proposals to Exempt Pedal Cycles from the One-Way Traffic System

This could make life a lot easier for cyclists.

From Lambeth

Plus remove a Parking Place and Introduce Double Yellow Lines and a Road Hump in Vauxhall Walk

This notice is about proposals to exempt pedal cycles from the existing one-way traffic system, to remove a parking place and to impose “at any time” waiting restrictions (double yellow lines), in parts of Vauxhall Walk. It is also about a proposal to remove the existing road humps and construct a new road hump known as a “speed table” or “raised table” in Vauxhall Walk, between Black Prince Road and Glasshouse Walk, which would extend for short distances into adjacent roads. Objections may be made – see paragraph 8.

  1. Notice is hereby given that the Council of the London Borough of Lambeth propose to make the Lambeth Traffic Order 201-, the Lambeth Order 201- and the Lambeth (Waiting and Loading Restriction) Order 201-, under sections 6, 45, 46, 49 and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
  1. The general effect of the Orders would be to:

(a)          exempt pedal cycles from the one-way traffic system (and allow them to proceed contra-flow) in the length of Vauxhall Walk which lies between Black Prince Road and Glasshouse Walk;

(b)          remove the existing shared-use residents and pay and display parking place situated on the west side of Vauxhall Walk outside Cromwell House and Shaftesbury House;

(c)           ban waiting by vehicles at any time in the lengths of Vauxhall Walk specified in the Schedule to this Notice (this would be indicated by double yellow lines and replace the existing single yellow lines and the parking place referred to in paragraph 2(b) above).

  1. NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that the Council propose under section 90A and 90C of the Highways Act 1980, to remove the existing road humps and construct the type of flat-top road hump known as a “speed table” or ““raised table” in Vauxhall Walk, between Black Prince Road and Glasshouse Walk. This would join the existing “speed table” or “raised table” in the part of Vauxhall Walk which lies south of Glasshouse Walk and extend into the adjacent roads as follows (the distances below are measured from the kerb-lines of Vauxhall Walk, unless otherwise stated, and they include the ramps):

(a)          into Newport Street, for a distance of 4 metres from the north-eastern kerb-line of Black Prince Road;

(b)          into Black Prince Road, for a distance of 4 in a north-westerly direction and 12.5 metres in a south-easterly direction;

(c)           into Salamanca Street, for a distance of 3 metres;

(d)          into Randall Row, for a distance of 3.5 metres;

(e)          into Jonathan Street, for a distance of 3.5 metres;

(f)           into Tinworth Street, for a distance of 5 metres;

(g)          into the access road lying north of Kennedy House, for a distance of 3.5 metres;

(h)          into Glasshouse Walk, for a distance of 8.5 metres in a westerly direction and 3.5 metres in an easterly direction.

(Note: From here on the “speed table” or “raised table” is referred to as “the table”.)

  1. The table would be an elevated section of carriageway with ramps leading onto and off a flat top which would extend across the full width of the carriageway from kerb to kerb so that the flat top and the adjoining pavements blend in to form a continuous surface.
  1. The proposed Orders are necessary as part of a public realm improvement scheme in Vauxhall Walk. The exemption for pedal cycles from the one-way traffic system is intended to improve accessibility for pedal cyclists, while the removal of parking space and imposition of “at any time” waiting restrictions is required to ensure the road isn’t blocked by vehicles parking alongside the proposed planters. The table is required to reduce the speed of vehicles and so improve safety while also providing a better environment for pedestrians and the mobility impaired.
  1. If you have any enquiries, please telephone the Council’s Capital Programme Team on 07885 269255.
  2. A copy of each of the proposed Orders and other documents giving detailed particulars about them and the proposed table (including a map) are available for inspection between 9.30am and 4.30pm on Mondays to Fridays inclusive (except on bank/public holidays), until the last day of a period of six weeks beginning with the date on which the Orders are made or, as the case may be the Council decides not to make the Orders, at: the offices of Lambeth Borough Council’s Highways and Enforcement Group, 5th Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SP. To arrange inspection please telephone020 7926 0209.
  1. All objections and other representations relating to the proposed Orders or table must be made in writing and all objections must specify the grounds on which they are made and should be sent to Barbara Poulter, Transportation Group, London Borough of Lambeth, 5th Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SP, by 12th January 2017. Any objection may be communicated to, or be seen by, other persons who may have an interest in this matter.

Schedule

Vauxhall Walk

(a)          the east side (i) from a point 11 metres south of Black Prince Road (where the existing double yellow lines end) southward for a distance of 27.5 metres; (ii) from a point 6 metres south of Salamanca Street southward for distance of 12.3 metres; (iii) from a point 5 metres north of Randall Row southward for a distance of 23.6 metres; (iv) from a point 6.5 metres north of Tinworth Street northward for a distance of 7.7 metres; (v) from a point 4 metres north of Glasshouse Walk (where the existing double yellow lines end) northward for a distance of 29.2 metres;

(b)          the west side, from a point 10 metres north of Glasshouse Walk (where the existing double yellow lines end) northward for a distance of 27.5 metres.

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