Tooley Street Healthy Streets

Closed 8 Jan 2019

Opened 13 Nov 2018

Results Updated 5 Jul 2019

Between 13 November 2018 and 8 January 2019 we consulted on proposals to change the road layout of Tooley Street. These proposals aimed to:

  • Reduce traffic speeds and the number of vehicles using Tooley Street to make it safer for more vulnerable road users
  • Improve the provision for cyclists in advance of our intention to provide high quality cycle provision to London Bridge, and
  • Improve the attractiveness of the street in line with the Healthy Streets approach

These proposals are In line with the Mayor’s Healthy Streets approach to make London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

We received feedback from 9,397 consultation respondents. This includes 30 responses  from stakeholders and interested groups.

Consultation report

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.

Tooley Street Healthy Streets consultation report (PDF 2.45MB)

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

After considering all of the consultation responses we have decided to amend our proposals and proceed with the revised changes.

Proposals that have been amended

Our proposal to make Duke Street Hill no entry, apart from cyclists and buses, from the junction with A3 Borough High Street has been amended. We have decided to alter the scheme to enable licensed taxis, as well as buses and cycles, to make the left turn from Borough High Street into Duke Street Hill.

This change to our original proposal will help licensed taxis to serve the key locations of London Bridge Hospital and London Bridge Station and ensure that Tooley Street is accessible.

Proposals to be implemented as consulted on 

The following proposals will be implemented as consulted on.

  • Introducing a 20mph speed limit along entire length of Duke Street Hill/Tooley Street (between Borough High Street and Tower Bridge Road)
  • Introducing a two metre wide mandatory cycle lane westbound, on Duke Street Hill/Tooley Street, running between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street junctions, separated from traffic with wands on the Duke Street Hill section
  • Introducing a protected right turn ‘pocket’ for cyclists waiting to turn right into Bermondsey Street from Tooley Street
  • Restricting access from side roads onto Tooley Street to westbound travel only. Any motorized vehicle turning onto Tooley Street from the following roads will not be able to turn onto and travel eastbound towards Bermondsey Street:
     
    • Tooley Street onto Duke Hill Street
    • Bridge Yard onto Tooley Street
    • Cottons Lane onto Tooley Street
    • Hay’s Lane onto Tooley Street
    • Battlebridge Lane onto Tooley Street

Westbound traffic would continue to be able to travel along this section of highway as it does at present (i.e. accessing via Bermondsey Street or from roads further east) which lead onto Tooley Street.

Implementation timescales

We intend to implement these changes to the road layout of Tooley Street from early 2020.

Overview

We are proposing to change the layout of Tooley Street. These changes will reduce road danger, improve air quality, and provide better facilities to enable people to walk, cycle and use public transport, supporting the objectives of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS).

Why we are proposing this

Tooley Street is a busy thoroughfare that is used by pedestrians, cyclists, cars, taxis and delivery vehicles. It is also served by four bus routes during the day and two at night. The area has become busier since May 2018 when Network Rail opened the upgraded London Bridge station.

Our plans form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets - a long-term vision to enable more people to walk, cycle and use public transport by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

Details of our proposals

Our Proposals include:

  • Introducing a 20mph speed limit along entire length of Duke Street Hill/Tooley Street (between Borough High Street and Tower Bridge Road)
  • Introducing a 2 metre wide mandatory cycle lane westbound, on Duke Street Hill/Tooley Street, running between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street junctions, separated from traffic with wands on the Duke Street Hill section
  • Introducing a protected right turn ‘pocket’ for cyclists waiting to turn right into Bermondsey Street from Tooley Street
  • Making Duke Street Hill no entry, apart from cyclists and buses, from the junction with A3 Borough High Street. This will mean that eastbound traffic along Duke Street Hill and Tooley Street as far as the junction with Bermondsey Street is restricted to buses and cycles only.
  • Restricting access from side roads onto Tooley Street to westbound travel only. Any motorized vehicle turning onto Tooley Street from the following roads will not be able to turn onto and travel eastbound towards Bermondsey Street:
    • Tooley Street onto Duke Hill Street
    • Bridge Yard onto Tooley Street
    • Cottons Lane onto Tooley Street
    • Hay’s Lane onto Tooley Street
    • Battlebridge Lane onto Tooley Street

Westbound traffic will continue to be able to travel along this section of highway as it does at present (i.e. accessing via Bermondsey Street or from roads further east) which lead onto Tooley Street.

This will be an interim scheme, reducing traffic in the short term. We are working on a more transformational scheme for Tooley Street, to extend the high-quality cycling provision proposed as part of Cycle Superhighway 4 towards London Bridge.

Please see the map below for further details. 

Tooley Street Healthy Streets (PDF 1.41MB)

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 8 January 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
  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads
  • Walking