Plans to improve road safety in Lewisham revealed by TfL

Pic: Jack Thurston/Flickr

Pic: Jack Thurston/Flickr

Transport for London (TfL) has proposed plans to improve Lewisham roads and make them safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

TfL is asking members of the public to give their views on the proposal concerning the A21 Bromley Road and it’s junction with Canadian Avenue and Bargery Road, up to Culverley Road.

Canadian Avenue and Bargery Road form part of the London Cycle Network.

Tfl said: “Cyclists and pedestrians find it difficult to cross the A21 Bromley Road in the area, and there are a high number of cycle collisions on Bromley Road at its junction with Canadian Avenue.”

“These proposals are aimed at reducing traffic speeds and making the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians.”

Tfl is considering reducing Bromley Road from two to one lane southbound in order to introduce a mandatory two-metre-wide cycle lane on Bromley Road.

Traffic islands around Bargery Road intended to keep cyclists safe from motorists have also been proposed, as have kerb build-outs to slow traffic.

A new zebra crossing across Bromley Road south of the junction with Canadian Avenue, along with a new informal crossing just north of the junction, will benefit pedestrians.

Cycle and pedestrian improvements in Lewisham. Pic: TfL

Cycle and pedestrian improvements in Lewisham. Pic: TfL

Tfl intends to make improvements in Autumn this year.

Members of the public can give their views till February 28.

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