Have your say on our revised proposals for Southwark Park Road junction with Jamaica Road

Closed 2 Apr 2019

Opened 27 Feb 2019

Results Updated 11 Jul 2019

Between 27 February and 2 April 2019, we consulted on our revised proposals to improve walking and cycling facilities and address safety and congestion concerns at the junction of Southwark Park Road with Jamaica Road.

The proposals included:

  • Banning the right turn out of Southwark Park Road for all traffic except buses, taxis and cyclists. This was in response to feedback received during the autumn 2017 consultation on Cycleway 4
  • Permitting the ahead movement for all traffic from West Lane to improve local access
  • Creating new straight across crossings for pedestrians on Southwark Park Road and West Lane as well as improving the desire line for the staggered crossing on Jamaica Road
  • Providing new right turn pockets for cyclists to improve cycle access to Cycleway 4 from Southwark Park Road and West Lane

We received 312 direct responses from members of the public and local businesses and two responses from stakeholder groups to the consultation.

Consultation report

We asked consultees if they supported our revised proposals for the junction of Southwark Park Road with Jamaica Road, of which 40% supported the proposals, 57% did not support them and 3% said they neither supported nor opposed the proposals.

We have considered feedback from consultation respondents and we have now published our consultation report which also includes our 'responses to issues raised' during the consultation.

In this report you will find a summary of how we consulted, who we consulted and what we consulted on. This report also presents key statistical data regarding the responses we received to each consultation question. In section 5 of the report we explain our responses to the most frequent issues raised by consultation respondents.

Southwark Park Road consultation report (PDF 1.04MB)

Conclusion and next steps  

Following our analysis of consultation responses, we considered whether or not to:

  • Proceed with our proposals
  • Amend our proposals and proceed with revised changes; or
  • Not to proceed with the proposed changes

Having carefully considered all the responses to the consultation and the impact of banning the right turn on Southwark Park Road, we have decided to proceed with the proposals as outlined in the consultation.

We recognise the concerns many respondents raised regarding the banning of the right turn out of Southwark Park Road. We will ban the turn for an initial trial period of 12 months during which we will monitor traffic in the area before deciding on whether or not to make the banned turn permanent.

Subject to our delivery programme for Cycleway 4 we expect the 12 month trial period for the banned turn to start in spring 2020.

Overview

In autumn 2017 we carried out a public consultation on our proposals to transform roads in Southwark as part of Cycle Superhighway 4 (CS4). The route is an important part of the Mayor’s Healthy Streets Approach, which aims to make London greener, healthier and more pleasant through prioritising walking, cycling and the use of public transport.

We received over 3,200 direct responses and a further 1,400 campaign responses to the CS4 consultation. The feedback we received has helped us to improve the scheme’s design, and we currently intend to proceed with the scheme with minor modifications. A copy of the Consultation Report and our Response to the Issues Raised is available, including details of the changes we have made at tfl.gov.uk/cs4.

In response to feedback received during the initial consultation on the overall proposals for CS4, we are carrying out a further consultation on the junction of Southwark Park Road with Jamaica Road.

We would like to hear your views on these further proposals.

What we are proposing

Our revised proposals would improve pedestrian facilities and address safety and congestion concerns at the junction.

Our proposals include:

  • Banning the right turn out of Southwark Park Road on to Jamaica Road for all traffic except buses, taxis and cyclists.  This is in response to safety and congestion concerns raised regarding additional strategic traffic using Southwark Park Road to access Rotherhithe Tunnel. We would ban the turn for an initial trial period of 12 months during which we would monitor traffic in the area before deciding on the permanent conditions  
  • Permitting the ahead movement for all traffic from West Lane to improve local access
  • Creating new straight across crossings for pedestrians on Southwark Park Road and West Lane as well as improving the desire line for the staggered crossing on Jamaica Road
  • Providing new right turn pockets for cyclists to improve cycle access to CS4 from Southwark Park Road and West Lane

Please see the map below for further details:

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Southwark Park Road junction with Jamaica Road map (PDF 998KB)              

Predicted impacts of our proposals

The traffic modelling that we previously undertook for the CS4 proposals showed that strategic traffic from the A2 heading for Rotherhithe Tunnel may prefer to use Southwark Park Road as a result of the proposed changes along the A200. It also suggested that journey times for the P12 bus route in the evening peak may experience an increase of up to 6 minutes from Southwark Park Road to Lower Road.

We have now undertaken further traffic modelling which considers the changes in the latest proposals, and includes banning the right turn from Southwark Park Road. The latest modelling shows that strategic traffic using Southwark Park Road to access Rotherhithe Tunnel would now be displaced away from the A200 towards alternative river crossings. It also suggests that journey times for the P12 bus route would remain neutral in the morning and evening peak as a result of less traffic now using Southwark Park Road.

Local traffic wishing to travel east from Southwark Park Road will be able to access Jamaica Road via Clements Road and St James’s Road.

Reducing traffic volumes on Southwark Park Road would reduce congestion at peak periods, make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road and improve conditions for people who want to cycle. It would also ease the eastbound flow along Jamaica Road towards Rotherhithe Tunnel by reducing the number of vehicles joining from Southwark Park Road.

The changes would mean there would be less demand at the junction and allow us permit the ahead movement for all traffic from West Lane to improve local access.

For more information about our updated traffic modelling results for CS4 please see here.

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals.

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Tuesday 2 April 2019.

Alternatively, you can:

You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form by emailing consultations@tfl.gov.uk, or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

Areas

  • Southwark

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Traffic Management
  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads