A site for residents of Prince's Ward, SE11, in the London Borough of Lambeth. Check for updates from your Labour Action Team's campaigning, local information, and meetings.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Our commitment to making cycling safer in our area

We welcome the excellent work that the London Cycling Campaign has done in helping coordinate some of the priorities of cyclists in Lambeth.

Lambeth is already the third most popular borough for cycling and have made a manifesto commitment to make Lambeth the most cycling friendly borough in London. We want as many people as possible to get involved and are determined to ensure that their journeys are swift, safe and secure.

  • We’ve made and will continue to make record investment in our road and pavement network. In the next four years alone we will tackle potholes by upgrading more than 130 miles of highways and footpaths.
  • We will work with neighbouring Southwark and introduce a borough-wide 20MPH zone.
  • We will continue to press the Mayor of London to better manage the roads under his control and call for essential improvements to dangerous junctions and gyratories. We will also continue our good work with the police to encourage and enforce more considerate behaviour from motorists, offering cycling awareness training for drivers of HGVs, buses and other fleet vehicles, Lambeth's included.
  • Our particular local priority is to sort out the Vauxhall Gyratory system - which we want to see transformed to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • We were the first borough in the UK to introduce secure, covered cycle hangars on streets and estates for residents without sufficient space in their homes - these are being introduced to Brook Drive soon. We are also working with Network Rail and TfL to ensure secure parking at both ends of your journey.
  • We’ve also successfully campaigned to bring Barclays Bikes to Lambeth and are currently working on their wider expansion into the south of the borough.

In Prince's ward Lambeth Cyclists asked us to:

Undertake measures on Kennington Road and Kennington Lane to make them child friendly, either through motor traffic speed and volume reduction or through separate space for cycling, ensure that children can cycle throughout the ward, rather than be confined to a few back streets.

What we are doing:

Lambeth aspires to make Kennington Road completely cycle friendly and is lobbying  TfL to provide funding as part of the Central London Cycle Grid to develop proposals in 2014 for implementation in 2015/16.

Lambeth is developing designs for the TLRN section between Kennington Park Road and Kennington Lane and will seek funding and permission from TfL to implement these in 2015 in conjunction with the Oval Better Junctions works.

There will always be more that we can do and we’ll always only be able to achieve real success with the help of our residents who cycle or are interested in getting involved. If you or anyone you know have any ideas or points of view in addition to those highlighted by this campaign then please do not hesitate to get in touch and let us know.

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Promoted by David Amos and Joanne Simpson of Prince's Branch Labour Party (Vauxhall Constituency and Lambeth Borough) all at 264A Rosendale Road, SE24 9DL