A new major upgrade for cycle routes covering up to 4.7 km is under progress by Transport for London (TfL) in South West London. This move is to make cycling safer for people travelling between Chelsea Bridge and Wandsworth Town Centre.
The upgrade is along the existing Cycle Superhighway 8 (CS8) route and will connect to a section delivered last year between Chelsea Bridge and Lambeth Bridge in central London. The upgrade is being delivered as part of TfL’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This will also allow people throughout the capital more space for walking and cycling safely. The new infrastructure will give cyclists more protected space on the road and help give people confidence to cycle safety.
Work between Queen’s Circus and Wandsworth Town Centre started on 22 February and will include:
- Building new widened cycle lanes on York Road with light segregation in some sections. Also, a new section of bus lane, which will operate 24 hours a day, as well as a new right turn ban onto York Place to limit delays and improve junction safety.
- Widening of cycle lanes on Battersea Park Road and light segregation in some sections to improve safety for people cycling. Plus, extending advanced stop lines at junctions. Battersea Park Road will also be a 20mph zone to improve general traffic safety.
- Adding cycle signage on Macduff Road for easier wayfinding for cyclists and better driver awareness of cyclists at junctions.