Have your say on changes to Stockwell Cross

Closed 18 Jan 2015

Opened 24 Nov 2014

Results Updated 25 Mar 2015

Last year we consulted on proposals to improve Stockwell Cross for cyclists and pedestrians and create a new public space. The consultation ran from 24 November 2014 to 18 January 2015. Thank you for taking part in our consultation. A report on the results of the consultation is available here.

Click here to download the Stockwell Response to Consultation Report

We received a total of 579 responses to the consultation with over 74% in favour of the proposals overall. The majority of respondents agreed that the proposals would deliver improvements to cyclists (75%) and pedestrians (69%) create a new public space and help transform Stockwell Cross (77%). The public consultation identified areas of local concern. However, whilst we acknowledge that the changes will inconvenience some, we believe that this is outweighed by the wider benefits that the scheme offers to cyclists, pedestrians and the urban space.

Having considered the outcome of consultation, TfL intends to progress with the scheme consulted on. This will be subject to minor alterations as we continue to work with the London Borough of Lambeth to agree a final design. TfL will then seek relevant approvals to progress the scheme to construction.

Pending approvals for the scheme to progress, construction could begin in late 2015 and would be expected to take approximately 6 months to complete. Monitoring work would be undertaken to assess any impacts of the changes, for example on local roads, and mitigation measures would be identified if required.

We will write to everyone who provided us with their details to inform them of the outcome of consultation.

Overview


Update on 25 March 2015
Last year we consulted on proposals to improve Stockwell Cross for cyclists and pedestrians and create a new public space. The consultation ran from 24 November 2014 to 18 January 2015. Thank you for taking part in our consultation. A report on the results of the consultation is available here.

Click here to download the Stockwell Response to Consultation Report

We received a total of 579 responses to the consultation with over 74% in favour of the proposals overall. The majority of respondents agreed that the proposals would deliver improvements to cyclists (75%) and pedestrians (69%) create a new public space and help transform Stockwell Cross (77%). The public consultation identified areas of local concern. However, whilst we acknowledge that the changes will inconvenience some, we believe that this is outweighed by the wider benefits that the scheme offers to cyclists, pedestrians and the urban space.

Next steps
Having considered the outcome of consultation, TfL intends to progress with the scheme consulted on. This will be subject to minor alterations as we continue to work with the London Borough of Lambeth to agree a final design. TfL will then seek relevant approvals to progress the scheme to construction.

Pending approvals for the scheme to progress, construction could begin in late 2015 and would be expected to take approximately 6 months to complete. Monitoring work would be undertaken to assess any impacts of the changes, for example on local roads, and mitigation measures would be identified if required.

We will write to everyone who provided us with their details to inform them of the outcome of consultation.

Details of the original consultation are included below.

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Overall context
Transport for London (TfL) is working hard to ensure the Capital's vital road network remains maintained and in good condition for all road users.  As part of our Road Modernisation Plan we are reviewing junctions and gyratories across London to make them safer for all road users, including cyclists.  This is part of a £4 billion investment into the Capital’s road network, which will make our roads safer and journey times more reliable.

What we proposed
As part of this investment programme, TfL has been working closely with its partner the London Borough of Lambeth, and a number of other organisations to develop proposals for Stockwell Cross.  The proposals would make cycling safer and the area around Stockwell Cross easier to use for both residents and people travelling through the area.
 

An artist's impression of the view from South Lambeth Road, looking east


Why did we propose this?
Stockwell Cross is in south-west London on the well-used Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 7 (CS7).  It is the intersection of two roads on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN); the A3 Clapham Road and the A203 Stockwell Road and South Lambeth Road.

The Stockwell Cross gyratory system was introduced in the 1960’s, marooning Stockwell Memorial Garden from the surrounding neighbourhood. We proposed to remove the gyratory and reduce the dominance of motor traffic, making the garden more accessible.

Cycling in London has more than doubled since 2001 and CS7 has seen a similar increase of cyclists travelling through Stockwell.  With the number of cyclists still on the rise we are considering additional measures that will make cycling safer.


Proposed layout changes

To improve conditions and safety for cyclists we would:

  • Separate cyclists from general traffic on Clapham Road between Stockwell Road and Stockwell Terrace and install a separate signal phase to allow cyclists to continue straight ahead whilst vehicles turning left are held at the lights
  • Allow cyclists to enter the Clapham Road/Stockwell Road junction ahead of all other traffic by having a separate green signal for cyclists only
  • Introduce new sections of cycle lanes on Stockwell Road and South Lambeth Road
  • Make changes to the Advanced Stop Lines (ASL).  An ASL allows cyclists to wait in front of other traffic at lights and makes them more visible to other motorists.  Other vehicles wait at a second stop line behind the cyclist area. The space for cyclists would be increased to seven metres, to accommodate the increasing number of people cycling in the area
  • Widen the bus lanes on Clapham Road, south of Stockwell Road and Binfield Road.  This would give cyclists room to pass buses without crossing into the lane with other moving traffic.  To provide the extra space, we would reduce the width of footway on both sides of the road.  On the side of the station entrance the pavement would be six metres wide, with approximately three metres width on the Post Office side.  The remaining footways would be wide enough for pedestrians, even at the busiest times of day.
     

To improve the area for the local community we would:

  • Remove the gyratory by closing the southern part of South Lambeth Road
  • Connect Stockwell Memorial Garden, which curently lies in the centre of the gyratory, with the surrounding area
  • Provide more trees and seating to make the area more pleasant and accessible for residents
     

Stockwell Cross drawing (PDF)
 

How would the proposal affect other road users?

Pedestrians

  • One pedestrian crossing on South Lambeth Road would be removed
  • The pedestrian crossing on Stockwell Road would be changed from a direct crossing to a staggered crossing (two separate crossings with an island in the middle)
     

Bus users

  • Stop A serving Bus 2 and 88 outside the chicken shop would move 50 metres north along South Lambeth Road
  • Bus 345 towards Brixton would turn directly into Stockwell Road, rather than turning around the gyratory 
  • Bus 50 would be rerouted via Binfield Road, Lansdowne Way and South Lambeth Road, rather than turning around the gyratory. See the Stockwell Cross bus stand map
     

Traffic

  • The left turn from South Lambeth Road into Clapham Road would be banned to remove the potential conflict between left turning vehicles and cyclists.  Few vehicles make this turn, with an average of 13 vehicles an hour in the morning and 15 an hour in the evening.
  • A disabled parking bay/loading bay on the closed section of South Lambeth Road would be moved next to the kerbside of Stockwell Memorial Garden
  • Route 50 would have a new terminus on Binfield Road, opposite Stockwell Bus Garage. The current parking spaces would be relocated locally.
  • The proposals would impact some journey times through the junction, with some journeys increasing.
     

More detailed information on the traffic impacts that our scheme might have


 

Areas

  • Lambeth

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
  • Taxi customers and other stakeholders

Interests

  • TfL's Road Modernisation Plan