Walking and cycling changes between Chelsea Bridge and Wandsworth town centre

Consultation has concluded

Consultation update 24 March 2022

We held a six-month consultation between 10 June and 10 December 2021 on experimental changes we made to Cycle Superhighway 8 between Chelsea Bridge and Wandsworth town centre.

We received 325 responses to our consultation in total, including four from stakeholders.  

We have now published a Consultation Report to set out the outcomes of the consultation, but we have not yet made any decisions about how to move forward.  You can read our consultation report and the appendix to the report in the Documents section of this page.

Once we have made a decision about

Consultation update 24 March 2022

We held a six-month consultation between 10 June and 10 December 2021 on experimental changes we made to Cycle Superhighway 8 between Chelsea Bridge and Wandsworth town centre.

We received 325 responses to our consultation in total, including four from stakeholders.  

We have now published a Consultation Report to set out the outcomes of the consultation, but we have not yet made any decisions about how to move forward.  You can read our consultation report and the appendix to the report in the Documents section of this page.

Once we have made a decision about how to move forward we will write to the respondents to the consultation with a response to each of the issues raised in the consultation.

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This consultation is now closed and we’re grateful to everyone who took part. We are now considering the feedback we received and will publish a Consultation Report as soon as we can in 2022. At this point we will also set out our next steps. 

Overview 

We have made some changes to Cycle Superhighway 8 between Chelsea Bridge and Wandsworth town centre as part of an experiment. We hope these changes will help people who can to walk and cycle more, to help maintain space on public transport for those who need it and help people to avoid people using their cars as much as possible.

We want to know your views and experiences of these changes. We are holding a six-month consultation on the experimental scheme. You can reply in two ways:

  • The Map, where you can quickly pin your comment about a specific location. We are trialling this tool on this consultation, and covers just the section along Battersea Park Road between Macduff Road and Latchmere Road
  • A Survey, where we will ask about your experiences of the scheme and the impact you feel it has had. This will take 10-15 minutes to complete

We also 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, there is also 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.

The purpose of this scheme

Enabling walking and cycling

Cycle Superhighway 8 (CS8) is in the top 5% of routes in London with the greatest potential for people to cycle, but only if we help them to do so by providing new cycle lanes and other infrastructure. Doing so will help to take pressure off buses and trains so that key workers, and people who cannot walk or cycle can travel more easily.

Keeping people safe

We also need to take action to prevent people walking and cycling from being hurt and injured: in the last three years up to November 2019 64 people cycling and 54 people walking were hurt in collisions involving traffic on this route. These changes build on a series of temporary improvements we made to the northern section of CS8 last Spring. The upgraded CS8 will also connect to existing cycling facilities on Queenstown Road and Garratt Lane.

A map giving an overview of the changes we will be making can be found in the 'Documents' section.

We recently briefed local Councillors and stakeholders about the temporary measures we are introducing. The slide deck we used to explain the changes and the reasons for them can be found 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:

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Please let us know if you have any questions that will help you respond to the consultation. We will then get back to you. Note this tool is not for responding to the consultation, please do that via the Survey. 

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