Section 4 – Rotherhithe Roundabout

Closed 19 Nov 2017

Opened 28 Sep 2017

Overview

Rotherhithe Roundabout is currently dominated by motor traffic and can be an intimidating place to cycle. The roundabout acts as a major barrier for people cycling in the area.

Our proposals for CS4 would build on the recent short-term improvements at Rotherhithe Roundabout by redesigning the roundabout to improve safety as part of measures identified under our Safer Junctions programme.

Summary of proposals

  • Segregated two-way cycle track on the south side of Jamaica Road,  bypassing Rotherhithe Roundabout
  • Improved roundabout layout, including extended left-turn lane to access Brunel Road
  • New eastbound bus gate on the approach to Jamaica Road, giving priority to buses over general traffic
  • Parallel pedestrian and cycle zebra crossings on Jamaica Road and Brunel Road
  • New and improved public space
  • Extension of the 20mph area to include Rotherhithe Roundabout

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Improvements for cycling

  • Segregated two-way cycle track on the south side of Jamaica Road, bypassing Rotherhithe Roundabout
  • The two-way cycle track would be 3 to 4 metres wide and the segregating kerb would be a minimum of 0.5 metres wide
  • Segregated two-way cycle track replaces westbound traffic lane along this section of Jamaica Road
  • New parallel pedestrian and cycle zebra crossing on Jamaica Road to link into proposed two-way off-carriageway cycle track on Brunel Road
  • New parallel pedestrian and cycle zebra crossing on Brunel Road to improve local access to the peninsula

Rotherhithe Roundabout as it is now

Above: Photo of Rotherhithe Roundabout as it is now

Rotherhithe Roundabout with CS4

Above: Computer-generated image of Rotherhithe Roundabout as it could look after CS4

 

Improvements for walking

  • New parallel pedestrian and cycle zebra crossings on Jamaica Road and Brunel Road
  • New and improved public space at Rotherhithe Roundabout including new paving and trees (subject to investigation)
  • Wider footway replaces one traffic lane on the exit of Rotherhithe tunnel
  • Reduced crossing distance for pedestrians on Lower Road

Changes for buses

  • New eastbound bus gate on the Jamaica Road approach to Rotherhithe Roundabout, giving buses priority at the roundabout and improving bus access to Lower Road
  • Dedicated left-turn lane to access Brunel Road extended by 70 metres. This would help reduce queueing time for bus routes 381 and C10 accessing the peninsula
  • Westbound bus lane on Jamaica Road will continue to bypass the roundabout
  • Eastbound bus stop C at Southwark Park on the south side of Jamaica Road would have a bypass for cyclists (find out more about bus stop bypasses)

Road design and layout

  • Redesigned roundabout layout building on the short-term improvements implemented in summer 2017
  • Dedicated left-turn lane to access Brunel Road extended by 70 metres. This would help reduce queueing time for local traffic accessing the peninsula. It would be accommodated by reducing footway width on Jamaica Road 
  • Eastbound ahead lane on Jamaica Road to access Rotherhithe tunnel extended by 40 metres
  • Westbound traffic lane on Jamaica Road replaced by two-way cycle track
  • Westbound traffic from Lower Road would use the roundabout to access Jamaica Road. This would help reduce vehicle speeds on the entry to Jamaica Road
  • Wider footway replaces one traffic lane on the exit to Rotherhithe tunnel
  • Extension of the 20mph area to include Rotherhithe Roundabout

Areas

  • Greenwich
  • Lewisham
  • Southwark

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Roads