Waterloo to Greenwich Quietways (Stamford Street)

Closed 9 Feb 2015

Opened 15 Dec 2014

Results updated 1 Aug 2019

The cycle routes that used to be called Cycle Superhighways and Quietways are now known as Cycleways. These are routes that link communities, businesses and destinations across London in one cycle network. To find out more, please visit our website: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/routes-and-maps/cycleways.

Results Updated 8 Apr 2015

In December 2014 Transport for London consulted on the plans for the Waterloo to Greenwich Quietways route at the junction of Stamford Street and Cornwall Road.

We received 64 responses to the consultation, of which 59% supported or partially supported our proposals.

Having considered the responses, TfL intends to proceed with the scheme as shown in the consultation documentation.

The works are planned to start in late April 2015. We will write to local residents and businesses before work starts to provide an overview of the updated plans and an outline of the construction programme.

Read the consultation report.



What are we proposing?

As part of the Quietways programme, Transport for London (TfL) is developing proposals to enhance facilities for cyclists without adversely affecting other road users.

We ran a consultation between 15 December 2014 and 9 February 2015 on the proposed changes to the junction of Stamford Street and Cornwall Road.

The Stamford Street and Cornwall Road junction is on the proposed Waterloo to Greenwich Quietway. The proposals include increasing space for cyclists around the junction and widening the footways for pedestrians. See proposed junction design changes below for details.

We are working in conjunction with the London boroughs and other key stakeholders to deliver the entire route. The London boroughs will consult locally on their respective section.

The proposed consultation junction plan can be seen here.


Why are we proposing this?

We are determined to ensure London’s roads are safer for cyclists. Stamford Street and Cornwall Road is a busy junction and the proposed modified junction reflects the emerging improvements in cycling infrastructure design standards including to:

  • Improve safety for cyclists
  • Increase the number of cyclists and cycle journeys
  • Reduce journey times for cyclists
  • Use some innovative design features recognised as best practice
  • Reduce traffic speeds
  • Improve the environment for local residents and businesses
  • Not to disbenefit other road users


Proposed junction design changes

We are proposing changes to the junction to create enhanced space for cycling improvements. These include:

  1. A new Advanced Stop Line (ASL) on the southern arm of Cornwall Road. This will provide a new area in which cyclists can wait at a red traffic signal in front of other traffic, giving them a ‘head start’ when the signals change to green
  2. ASL space increased to five metres on both Stamford Street arms and the northern arm of Cornwall Road. This will provide more space for cyclists to wait at a red traffic signal ahead of other traffic
  3. Footway widened on the western side of the northern arm of Cornwall Road, using unused carriageway space by increasing the space for pedestrians around the junction
  4. Realignment of the eastern kerb line on the northern arm of Cornwall Road to assist cyclists positioning when approaching the junction
  5. Advisory cycle feeder lanes increased to 1.8 metres wide. This will improve cyclists’ access to the ASLs
  6. A section of parking bay on the southern arm of Cornwall Road has been moved a short distance. This will remove a possible conflict point between cyclists waiting in the ASL and southbound vehicles


The consultation junction plan shows the indicative proposals, but the extent of the works may vary from that shown following detailed design.

The proposed consultation junction plan can be seen here.


How would the proposals affect other road users?

Other road users would not be adversely affected by the proposals. Traffic modeling indicates that there would not be any noticeable delays to traffic or pedestrians using the junction.


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