Proposed changes to Tooting Bec Road

Closed 10 Sep 2017

Opened 12 Jul 2017


We would like your views on our proposals to make some changes to the cycling provision along Tooting Bec Road, between the southern end of Dr Johnson Avenue and the northern end of Riggindale Road. These changes have been designed to significantly improve cycling provision in the area, while also benefitting pedestrians. The proposals form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets - a long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

Proposed changes on Tooting Bec Road

  • We would install new 1.9-metre on-carriageway semi segregated cycle lanes in both directions of Tooting Bec Road, between Dr Johnson Avenue and Aldrington Road. Cyclists would be lightly separated from motor traffic by plastic wands as seen below.

  • We would widen the footway on the northern side of Tooting Bec Road, between Aldrington Road and Riggindale Road by 2 metres, making it shared use for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • We would install a dropped kerb at the western end of the shared-use footway to allow vehicles to access Tooting Bec Lido car park and cyclists to move comfortably between the carriageway and the shared-use footway.
  • We would install a new toucan crossing where Tooting Bec Road passes close to Tooting Gardens and Riggindale Road, to allow cyclists and pedestrians to cross Tooting Bec Road safely.
  • The existing signalised pedestrian crossing on the western arm at the junction of Tooting Bec Road and Aldrington Road would be converted into a toucan crossing, allowing it to be used by cyclists.
  • At the same junction, we would convert a section of the western footway on Aldrington Road into shared-use for cycling and walking. This would allow northbound cyclists to bypass the right-turn only traffic signal and turn left into Tooting Bec Road, which they currently cannot do.
  • We would shorten the on-carriageway bus stop cages in four locations on Tooting Bec Road. An assessment of the markings found that the length was generous and could be shortened whilst continuing to cater for the bus demand.
  • We would remove the pedestrian refuge on Tooting Bec Road 130 metres west of the junction with Aldrington Road to accommodate the new semi-segregated cycle lanes on Tooting Bec Road.
  • We would install an Advanced Stop Line on the eastbound arm of the junction of Tooting Bec Road and Dr Johnson Avenue, allowing westbound cyclists to wait ahead of stationary general traffic.

Click here for a larger version of the above maps (PDF)

These proposals are intended to help cyclists on Tooting Bec Road. Although co-ordinated with Wandsworth Council’s previous proposals for a Quietway cycle route across the Common, our proposals would be delivered as a separate standalone scheme. Wandsworth Council continues to pursue its proposals for a Quietway in the area and will update on its progress in due course.

Traffic impacts

We have carried out traffic modelling on the proposed scheme, and predict that it would have no significant impact on motor traffic journey times.

Have your say

We would like to have your views about our proposals for the changes along Tooting Bec Road.

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Sunday 10 September 2017.  Alternatively, you can:



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