Section 2 – Jamaica Road / Bevington Street

Closed 19 Nov 2017

Opened 28 Sep 2017

Overview

Summary of proposals

  • Segregated two-way cycle track on the north side of Jamaica Road
  • New pedestrian crossings at the junctions of Jamaica Road with Abbey Street and Bevington Street
  • Removal of central reservation
  • Banned left turn from Jamaica Road into Bevington Street
  • Changes to bus lanes and some bus stops

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Improvements for cycling

  • Segregated two-way cycle track on the north side of Jamaica Road
  • Eastbound and westbound general traffic lanes reduced from three to two on the approach to the Abbey Street/Jamaica Road junction
  • 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
  • Cyclists travelling along Jamaica Road would bypass signals at Abbey Street junction. Dedicated low-level cycle-only traffic lights on Abbey Street would provide safe access to CS4
  • Two-way cycle track would be set-back at George Row with priority to cyclists 
  • Segregated two-way cycle track would be raised to footway level and reduce the footway width to 5m between George Row and Bevington Street
  • Two-way cycle track set back at George Row with a raised junction to slow turning traffic and maintain priority for cyclists on CS4
  • Segregated two-way cycle track returns to carriageway level after Bevington Street

Jamaica Road as it is now

Above: Photo of Jamaica Road as it is now

Jamaica Road as it is now

Above: Computer-generated image of Jamaica Road as it could look after CS4

 

Improvements for walking

  • New pedestrian crossing on the western arm of the Abbey Street junction and wider pedestrian crossing on all other arms
  • New pedestrian crossing on the western arm of the Bevington Street junction and wider pedestrian crossing on all other arms

Changes to buses

  • Eastbound bus lane on the approach to the Bevington Street junction extended by 55 metres to the stop line
  • Eastbound bus lane extended to start directly after the Bevington Street junction
  • New 80 metre westbound bus lane starting from Major Road replaces westbound general traffic lane 
  • Eastbound bus stops on the north side of Jamaica Road would have bypasses for cyclists. These stops are eastbound stop J at Abbey Street and stop D at Bermondsey Station (find out more about bus stop bypasses)

Road design and layout

  • Eastbound and westbound general traffic lanes reduced from three to two on the approach to the Abbey Street/Jamaica Road junction
  • Central reservation removed between George Row and Bevington Street
  • Eastbound general traffic lane on the approach to Bevington Street junction replaced by bus lane
  • Proposed left-turn ban from Jamaica Road into Bevington Street. This would allow for a continuous eastbound bus lane, improving bus journey times through the junction. Our traffic counts show this turn is made by a maximum of 15 vehicles per hour
  • Footway narrowed on the south-east corner of St James Road and Jamaica Road to retain left turn lane at junction
  • 80 metres of westbound general traffic lane starting from Major Road would be replaced by bus lane

Parking and loading

  • Double red lines (no parking at any time) replace single red line on the north side of Jamaica Road between George Row and Bevington Street

Areas

  • Greenwich
  • Lewisham
  • Southwark

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Roads