TfL launch revised proposals for Southwark Park Road junction with Jamaica Road, but its not all bad

In autumn 2017 Transport for London carried out a public consultation on their proposals to transform roads in Southwark as part of Cycle Superhighway 4 (CS4), with TfL receiving over 3,200 direct responses and a further 1,400 campaign responses to the consultation. 

TfL have said that they now intend to proceed with the scheme subject to minor modifications. 

However, a further consultation on the junction of Southwark Park Road with Jamaica Road will be taking place.

Revised proposals will include: 

  • Banning the right turn out of Southwark Park Road on to Jamaica Road for all traffic except buses, taxis and cyclists. 

  • Permitting the ahead movement for all traffic from West Lane to improve local access

  • Creating new straight across crossings for pedestrians on Southwark Park Road and West Lane as well as improving the desire line for the staggered crossing on Jamaica Road

  • Providing new right turn pockets for cyclists to improve cycle access to CS4 from Southwark Park Road and West Lane 

TfL believe that the predicted impact of the revised proposals would be that strategic traffic using Southwark Park Road to access Rotherhithe Tunnel would now be displaced away from the A200 towards alternative river crossings. It also suggested that journey times for the P12 bus route would remain neutral in the morning and evening peak as a result of traffic reduction in Southwark Park Road. Local traffic wishing to travel east from Southwark Park Road will be able to access Jamaica Road via Clements Road and St James’s Road. The TfL consultation  will be open for you to have your say until April 2 2019.

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