Changes at North Passage, Rockland Road, Esmond Street and Winthorpe Road
Winthorpe Road to be made two way for cyclists. Picture: Google Streetview
Two more bike contraflow systems are being set up in residential one-way streets in Putney.
They are among six schemes being introduced across the borough under experimental traffic orders which means the schemes can be set up alongside a parallel public consultation.
The council says this will allow the initiatives to be monitored while in operation and any changes can be made swiftly as the needs arise.
The schemes will incorporate clear new signage and road markings, including double yellow lines on corners.
The new layout on North Passage will be between Sudlow Road and Adelaide Road and there will be a contraflow lane on Rockland Road, Esmond Street and Winthorpe Road, Putney between the junctions with Oxford Road.
The schemes are scheduled to commence from 13 August onwards.
Transport spokesman Cllr John Locker said, “These experimental contraflow schemes are designed to make it easier and safer for cyclists as they will allow them to avoid some busy junctions. One of our aims is to encourage more people to take up two wheeled travel.
“Introducing convenient short-cuts for cyclists on quieter roads with low traffic volumes as pilot schemes is just one of the ways we are trying to encourage higher levels of bike travel in the borough.
“And persuading people to get out of their cars and switch to cycling is one of the ways we can help meet our climate emergency targets and reduce carbon emissions.”
Feedback on the validity and value of the schemes will be considered over the next six months with residents and businesses encouraged to have their say.
The changes could only be made permanent via a Permanent Traffic Order following a formal decision by the council’s strategic planning and transportation overview and scrutiny committee.
To submit comments and feedback once the schemes are in operation from 13 August onwards click here.
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August 6, 2021