Clapham Common to Oval cycling improvements

Update 9 September 2022

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, we are extending the Clapham Common to Oval consultation period while the nation is in mourning. This consultation will now close on 23 October 2022.

We send our deepest sympathy to His Majesty The King and all members of the Royal Family at this difficult time.

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Overview

In October 2020 we made temporary improvements to Cycle Superhighway 7 (CS7) between Clapham Common and Oval to make it easier for people to walk and cycle more often. We think the temporary changes have made

Update 9 September 2022

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, we are extending the Clapham Common to Oval consultation period while the nation is in mourning. This consultation will now close on 23 October 2022.

We send our deepest sympathy to His Majesty The King and all members of the Royal Family at this difficult time.

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Overview

In October 2020 we made temporary improvements to Cycle Superhighway 7 (CS7) between Clapham Common and Oval to make it easier for people to walk and cycle more often. We think the temporary changes have made a positive difference and we think that the scheme should stay in place permanently, including some minor amendments - a full description of the changes is available in the ‘Documents’ section of this page.

We want to know your views of these proposals. We’ve decided to hold a public consultation on these changes to help us decide what the future of the scheme should be. We are holding a five-week consultation on the proposals. You can reply by following the link to the survey below. We want this consultation to be accessible to everyone.

There is an Easy Read version of our materials in the ‘Documents’ section. There is also an Easy Read version of our survey. In the bottom right-hand corner of this page there is a British Sign Language video which includes audio. If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button in the bottom-left hand corner of this page.

You will need to register with our Have your say platform to take part in the online survey although your details will be kept secure. Alternatively, you can send your response to us by email at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk or by post to FREEPOST TFL HAVE YOUR SAY. The closing date for comments is 23 October 2022.

Why we made these changes

CS7 was originally built in 2010 and is a key strategic cycle corridor to bring cyclists into central London. In 2020 we delivered a number of temporary changes to the scheme as part of our emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic. It is really important to support and encourage everyone who can to be more active. Active travel can make people healthier and happier, and it plays a part in managing and reducing congestion as well as improving our environment.

Thousands of people are using CS7 between Clapham Common and Oval everyday but a small number of people have been hurt cycling on this route. In the three years before the temporary improvement scheme was introduced, 291 people cycling on the A3 were hurt in collisions and 40 people were seriously injured. These improvements help to protect people cycling and improve road safety.

You can read the full details of changes we made in the ‘Documents’ section.

Information to help you respond

There is additional information in the ‘Documents’ section of this page. This information explains in more detail:

Information about the effects of the temporary changes and why we have proposed retaining the scheme permanently

An easy read document to explain our proposals

A summary of the changes we have made to CS7 between Clapham common and Oval

A pack of maps to illustrate the changes we have made to CS7 between Clapham Common and Oval

A copy of our consultation survey, in case you would prefer to complete it offline and post it to our Freepost address (which is FREEPOST TFL HAVE YOUR SAY)

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