Quietways Consultation

News January 22, 2015 - admin2020 Quietways Consultation
Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new consultation proposing changes to junctions on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN).

The junction is on one of the first two pilot routes of the Quietways and TfL would like to know what you think about the proposals.

The Quietways will deliver a pan-London network of high quality, well signed cycle routes predominately using back streets with little traffic. They are designed to overcome barriers to cycling, targeting less confident cyclists and those who prefer a more relaxed journey. Quietways will complement other cycling initiatives, such as the Central London Cycling Grid and Cycle Superhighways.

The Tower Bridge Road junction with Rothsay Street and Webb Street is part of TfL’s road network and is on the Inner Ring Road. The junction also forms part of the proposed route of the Waterloo to Greenwich Quietway, which runs across Tower Bridge Road, between Rothsay Street to Webb Street. In July 2014 LB Southwark (LBS) undertook consultation on their proposals for this section of the route on the roads that it maintains.

This TfL consultation proposes the closure of Rothsay Street from Tower Bridge Road to all traffic except cycles and emergency vehicles. These changes will provide more space and a better level of service for cyclists and pedestrians. Access to and from Tower Bridge Road will be maintained for local traffic via Alice Street and Green Walk.

The proposed modified junctions reflect the emerging improvements in cycling infrastructure design standards to:

  • Improve safety for cyclists
  • Increase the number of cyclists and cycle journeys
  • Reduce journey times for cyclists
  • Use some innovative design features recognised as best practice
  • Reduce traffic speeds
  • Improve the environment for local residents and businesses
  • Not to disbenefit other road users

How can I find out more?

To view our proposals and have your say, please to go directly to the consultation here:


The consultation closes on Thursday 26 February 2015.

The Quietways form a key part of the Mayor’s Vision for Cycling; a 10 year plan to deliver cycling improvements across the Capital. By 2022, £913m will be invested in cycling and we envisage over £123m to be allocated to the Quietways programme.

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