CS7 Upgrade Phases 4 & 6 - Clapham Common to Oval

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.   

We are temporarily upgrading Cycle Superhighway 7, as part of our plan to create a cycle corridor to follow the Northern line from Colliers Wood to Elephant & Castle. The next phases of our work will focus on the section from Clapham Common to Oval.  

With social distancing requirements still in place on public transport, there is a significant risk that congestion levels across London would rise if trips previously made by buses or trains were instead made by car. In addition, ‘active travel’ such as walking and cycling provide significant health and well-being benefits. There is a link for example between personal fitness and recovery from the coronavirus. An increase in trips made by car would also worsen the quality of our air and increase road casualties. If there were not some provision to help people who can do so to cycle, the resulting increase in congestion would disrupt the emergency services, freight and servicing, and it would delay the buses that infirm or elderly people rely on.  

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

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CS7 Upgrade Phase 4 & 6 overview map (PDF 5.75MB)  

The temporary changes we will be making are:  

Improvements for cyclists  

  • New section of segregated cycle lane using ‘wands’ between Lendell Terrace and St Luke’s Avenue for southbound cyclists
  • Advanced stop lines lengthened at junctions to give cyclists more space and help them be more visible to traffic
  • Bus lanes widened and extended where possible and made operational 24 hours a day. This is to give cyclists more room when buses pass them, and enable cyclists to more easily pass buses at bus stops and vehicles in loading bays  

Improvements for bus users  

  • Bus lanes widened and extended where possible and made 24 hours  

Changes to local access and parking, to support the improvements for cyclists, pedestrians and bus passengers  

  • All off-peak parking bays removed from this section of the A3
  • Loading bays relocated to nearby side roads wherever possible
  • All existing disabled parking bays retained
  • Banned turns at the following junctions. For the most part, these restrictions are necessary to improve road safety. In all cases access for the emergency services is retained: 
  • No entry from Clapham Road into Durand Gardens
  • No right-turn from Clapham Road into Lingham Street
  • No right-turn from Clapham Road into Jeffreys Road
  • No left-turn from Bedford Road into Clapham Road (except cycles) to allow the nearby pedestrian crossing to operate more often and to allow extra space for social distancing
  • Entry only from Clapham High Street into Aristotle Road to reduce the risk of  collisions involving people cycling
  • No left-turn from Clapham High Street into Voltaire Road (except cycles)
  • No entry from Clapham High Street into Edgeley Road
  • No left-turn from Clapham High Street into St. Luke’s Avenue  

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

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CS7 Upgrade Phase 4 & 6 layout maps (PDF 683KB)  

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: streetspacelondon@tfl.gov.uk

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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