Section 1 - Vauxhall gyratory to Harleyford Road (west)

Closed 14 Dec 2014

Opened 10 Nov 2014



Proposals include:

  • Segregated two-way cycle track replaces a traffic lane on Harleyford Road
  • New 6 metre-wide cyclist crossing at junction of Kennington Lane and Harleyford Road
  • Changes to single and double red line extents and operating hours on Harleyford Road
  • New pedestrian island, unsignalised crossings and changed give way priority at junction of Durham Street and Kennington Lane
  • Bus stop bypass for cyclists on Harleyford Road
  • New signalised pedestrian crossing and expanded footway on Durham Street outside St Anne's RC Primary School (with 12 metre parking bay outside school removed to accommodate new crossing)
  • Existing parking bay on Durham Street moved north by 9 metres
  • Loading and disabled parking bay moved to eastern side of Durham Street from Harleyford Road

CS5 consultation - section 1

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More about the proposed cycle track

  • Track would replace one general traffic lane
  • Track would be at carriageway level between Vauxhall Grove and South Lambeth Road. A kerbed island at least 0.5 metres wide would separate cyclists from other traffic.
    • Track would be at footway level between Meadow Road and Vauxhall Grove
    • Small concrete ridge would provide visual and physical separation of the track from the footway
    • 0.5 metre gap between the edge of the cycle track and the road
    • Dropped kerbs would be provided at existing vehicle accesses
  • The cycle track would be 3 to 4 metres wide, reducing to 3 metres in three locations to accommodate traffic signals and a bus stop bypass


More about the new cycle crossing at Harleyford Road / Kennington Lane

  • A new 6 metre-wide crossing would allow cyclists to cross in one movement, separated from motorists and pedestrians.
  • CS5 cyclists would no longer be routed through the existing shared island, reducing the potential for pedestrian-cyclist conflicts


More about the proposed bus stop bypass

  • Cyclists would continue behind the bus stop on a footway-level cycle track, which would feature a chicane and narrowed track to slow cyclists
  • Bus passengers would access the 2 to 2.5 metre wide waiting area by crossing the cycle track using one of three marked crossing points. The waiting area would extend to the crossing at Durham Street, so passengers using the crossing would not need to cross the cycle track
  • Bus stop bypasses are used elsewhere in London, the UK and Europe. They were recently introduced on Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 2 between Bow and Stratford


Changes to single and double red lines on Harleyford Road

  • The majority of the existing single red lines on the north side of Harleyford Road would be retained. Parking would be allowed 7pm-7am Monday - Sunday (no longer allowed Sunday daytimes). 17 metres of single red line would be replaced by double red lines near the junction with Kennington Lane
  • The existing single red lines on the south side of Harleyford Road would be replaced by double red lines, meaning it would no longer be possible to park here at any time (currently permitted in the evenings and on Sundays)


Changes to junction of Durham Street and Kennington Lane

TfL proposes to redesign this junction to make it safer for pedestrians to cross and to improve traffic flow. Proposals include:

  • New pedestrian island with unsignalised crossing points across Durham Street and Kennington Lane
  • Reversed priority, so southbound motor traffic from the east (Kennington) would give way to southbound motor traffic from the west (Vauxhall), improving traffic flow and journey times

This proposal would be progressed separately from CS5, and built beforehand.

Other proposals

  • New mandatory 1.5 metre southbound cycle lane on east side of Durham Street, with link to CS5 across shared use area
  • Existing shared use area by Vauxhall Station on west side of South Lambeth Road would become pedestrian-only
  • Existing shared pedestrian and cyclist crossing over South Lambeth Road would become pedestrian-only
  • Pedestrian crossing east of Vauxhall Grove widened to 4 metres
  • New cycle parking and trees added to area where Kennington Lane meets Harleyford Road


Traffic impact of the revised proposals

Analysis based on the initial designs showed that the completed scheme would mean longer journeys at busy times for most motorists and bus, coach and taxi passengers along the route. We consider the impact to be acceptable, given the safety benefits CS5 would offer to the thousands of cyclists who pass through Vauxhall every day. The revised design along Harleyford Road would most likely have less of an impact than the previous design, as it provides more capacity for general traffic. However, we continue to study the traffic impact of these latest proposals.

TfL is developing wider traffic management plans for central London to help reduce the traffic impacts of this scheme and others, including those proposed by London local authorities and developers. This will include investing in advanced traffic signal technology to allow us to better manage traffic depending on differing conditions at any given time. There will also be customer information to enable road users to make informed journey choices and campaigns to encourage road users to check before they travel.

Where there are increases in journey times for bus routes impacted by the scheme, a programme of work is being developed to save time elsewhere along the affected routes by addressing delays and giving priority to buses at certain pinch-points.

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