Battersea Bridge Safety Scheme - Phase 2

Overview

Following a number of collisions, including the tragic death of a man crossing the northern junction of Battersea Bridge in early-2021, we have developed urgent plans to make this busy junction safer.

While we are not yet at the consultation stage with this scheme - we intend to consult at a later stage - we have set up this page to provide you with information on what has happened so far with the scheme, and our plans for engagement and consultation on future improvements. On this page you can:

Overview

Following a number of collisions, including the tragic death of a man crossing the northern junction of Battersea Bridge in early-2021, we have developed urgent plans to make this busy junction safer.

While we are not yet at the consultation stage with this scheme - we intend to consult at a later stage - we have set up this page to provide you with information on what has happened so far with the scheme, and our plans for engagement and consultation on future improvements. On this page you can:

What has happened so far?

In Phase 1 (2021) we built a brand-new signalised pedestrian crossing on the north side of Battersea Bridge to improve safety for people walking at this busy junction.

In Phase 2 we plan to make the rest of the junction safer.

From 12 July to 23 August 2022, we ran a survey asking people to share their initial thoughts on how they felt our plans will impact on safety. Over 300 people responded to the survey, and 27 people sent us their thoughts via email. The feedback we received is now being considered by the team developing the scheme. We plan to publish the results of the survey when we present the scheme for consultation later in this financial year.

We are also developing plans for the south side of the bridge in Wandsworth and assessing what impacts and benefits they may have for this area. That assessment work is ongoing.

Construction is intended for the financial year 2023/24, though this is dependent on the Government providing long-term funding.

Why are these changes necessary?

Every death on London's streets is one too many, and we are committed to making London safer through the Mayor's Vision Zero programme. This aims to eradicate deaths and serious injuries on London's roads by 2041.

That is why we are developing plans to address safety issues at Battersea Bridge by introducing brand new crossings and better facilities for cyclists. You can look at a drawing of our proposed scheme, bus lane map and read a summary of the proposed changes in the 'Documents' section.

What will happen next?

We will use the feedback we received over the summer to finalise our proposals before presenting them for consultation at a later stage. That consultation will be published on this page.

Listening to you

We are not currently undertaking a formal consultation on this scheme. If you would like to be notified when the consultation opens, please subscribe using the ‘Stay Informed’ button on this page.

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Page last updated: 24 Aug 2022, 10:04 AM