Tooley Street Healthy Streets

Closed 8 Jan 2019

Opened 13 Nov 2018


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, or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.


  • Southwark


  • Anyone from any background


  • Traffic Management
  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads
  • Walking