Have your say on proposed changes to the junction of A100 Tower Bridge Road and Tanner Street

Closed 20 Mar 2016

Opened 15 Feb 2016

Results updated 8 Mar 2017

Thank you to everyone who responded to the public consultation we held earlier in the year.

Please click here to read a copy of the consultation report (PDF)

Following feedback we received on the original proposals and subsequent discussions with the London Borough of Southwark, we have revised our previous proposals. We would like to hear your views on our new design proposals, which are available at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/tower-bridge-road-tanner-street. The consultation will close on Sunday 30 October 2016. Subject to the outcome of the second consultation, we plan to start construction in January 2017, with completion the following spring.


In partnership with the London Borough of Southwark, we have developed proposals to improve the provision for cyclists and other road users around Tower Bridge Road/Tanner Street junction, and we would like to hear your views.

What are we proposing?

The proposals are part of the Central London Grid – a network of cycle routes in Zone 1.  The route passes along Tanner Street, Southwark Council consulted on proposals on the rest of the route in autumn 2015, including proposals for the one-way operation of Tanner Street. Our proposals aim to improve safety and create more space for cyclists, and have been coordinated with Southwark Council’s designs.

Our proposals also include changes to traffic and bus lanes, as well as new traffic restrictions and improved pedestrian crossings.  The enclosed consultation drawing shows the proposals for this junction. The numbered descriptions below correspond with the numbered labels on the drawing.

  1. Carriageway to be widened by 0.5 metres to improve traffic flow. There will still be sufficient width maintained on the footway.
  2. Centre lines to be altered to provide two northbound general traffic lanes further back from the junction with Druid Street
  3. New one-way westbound on Tanner Street between Tower Bridge Road and Archie Street to create space for a segregated two-way cycle track
  4. New one-way eastbound on Tanner Street between Tower Bridge Road and Pope Street to allow for contraflow cycle provision
  5. Segregated bi- directional cycle track to allow cyclists to approach and exit the junction with substantially reduced risk of conflict with motor vehicles
  6. New segregated contraflow cycle track to parallel crossing to allow for safer approach for cyclists, and to decrease potential conflict between modes of traffic. This would require the relocation of a loading bay (see 9 and 10)
  7. New parallel cycle/pedestrian crossing to connect the cycle route on Tanner Street and allow cyclists to conveniently cross Tower Bridge Road separately from pedestrians
  8. Cycle stands to be relocated to allow for widened traffic lanes on the approach to the junction, and to prevent conflict between traffic modes
  9. Loading bay relocated from Tanner Street to Tower Bridge Road to create space for the contraflow cycle track (see 6). The same operating hours will apply
  10. New position of relocated loading bay from Tanner Street (see 9)
  11.  Loading bay relocated 12m south to provide enough space for traffic to merge. Operating hours will remain the same.
  12. New bus lane (Hours of operation: Mon –Sat, 7am-10am, 4pm-7pm) to make journeys faster and more reliable for bus passengers. We would create space by moving the centre line on this section of Tower Bridge Road.

Map of A100 Tower Bridge proposals

Click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)

TfL has carried out preliminary traffic modelling for these proposals. The results indicate that the proposals would not result in any significant delay to area journeys on the Inner Ring Road. The vehicles affected by the proposed one-way operation of Tanner Street would need to find alternative routes.

Southwark closed its consultation on the Cycle Grid route on Tanner Street in August 2015.  For more information on this consultation, please visit their website.

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals.

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by 20 March 2016.

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