Battersea Park Road (Nine Elms)

Closes 31 Dec 2020

Opened 1 Jul 2020


As London continues to emerge from the lockdown we will need to help people to walk and cycle more often, to reduce demand for public and private transport to essential trips only.

Some of the pavements along Battersea Park Road are very narrow, which makes social distancing difficult. This is particularly an issue with the re-opening of numerous cafes, restaurants and pubs, and at the bus stops outside Battersea Park station. We are therefore making temporary changes to sections of Battersea Park Road to give people the space they need to safely social-distance and so support the reopening of businesses.  

We are also trialling new parking and loading arrangements to help with our design of a number of permanent improvements we plan to make to Battersea Park Road in future, following our consultation in the summer 2017 

The map below gives an overview of the changes we will be making. 

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Battersea Park Road overview map (PDF 2.33MB)

The temporary changes we will be making are:  

  • Removing the majority of off-peak loading bays and 24 hour free parking
  • Rationalising running lanes where vehicles at present straddle more than one lane and/or merge to one lane
  • Increasing the space for social distancing outside Newton prep school
  • Increasing the width of the pavement outside pubs (but loading bays remain in place)
  • Increasing space for social distancing outside Battersea Park station and the bus interchange
  • Increasing the pavement space outside local cafes and restaurants
  • Relocating a loading bay outside the Magic Garden pub on Battersea Park Road to Alfreda Street   

We will also be monitoring traffic flows at bus stops outside Battersea Park station.  

These change are described in more detail in the pack of maps below.  

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Battersea Park Road layout maps (PDF 219KB)

Although we are not undertaking a formal consultation on any Streetspace schemes, we would like to know about your experiences of them. If you have any comments about the effects of our scheme, or suggestions for changes or improvements we might make, please let us know at: 

We will continue to monitor the effects of these temporary changes over the coming months. This includes their effects on traffic flow, road safety and cycling and walking rates.  We have written to local people, businesses and other stakeholders to explain what changes we have made and encouraged them to provide us their views and experiences of the changes. We will listen carefully to the feedback we receive.

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