Walking and cycling changes between Oval and Elephant & Castle

We have made some changes to Cycle Superhighway 7 between Oval and Elephant & Castle 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 by following the link to the Survey below. We also want this consultation to be accessible to

We have made some changes to Cycle Superhighway 7 between Oval and Elephant & Castle 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 by following the link to the Survey below. 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

Keeping people safe

Cycle Superhighway 7 is one of the most heavily used routes into central London, with over 8,000 people per day cycling on the section between Oval and Elephant & Castle, based on 2019 data. Unfortunately, there were 79 collisions along the A3 between Oval and Elephant & Castle in the three years up to December 2019, and these led to 94 people being hurt. Of these, 17 people were killed or seriously injured.

Enabling walking and cycling

We have already upgraded sections of Cycle Superhighway 7 through Colliers Wood, Tooting, Balham and Clapham to Oval. We are now planning to upgrade the section on the A3 between Oval and Elephant & Castle. The new upgraded route will provide better facilities for people cycling using the route and encourage more people to choose cycling to travel in the area.

This section of the upgraded route will improve the existing connections between the rest of the route, to Clapham, Balham, Tooting and Colliers Wood southbound, as well as Southwark Bridge northbound. It will also connect with the A23 scheme that has been delivered and to Cycleway 6 via Elephant & Castle.

A map giving an overview of the changes we will be making 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:

  • Please share your views on our experimental scheme by taking part in this survey. It should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete. The consultation on this scheme is open for six months, and we expect your views and experiences could change over time. Please feel free to respond more than once if that is the case. 

    If you would rather not complete our survey, please submit your response to us in writing to:  

    Please note responses to the survey may be made publicly available after the engagement exercise has closed, this would typically be in the form of a report on the results of the engagement exercise, but any personal information will be kept confidential. Your personal information will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of privacy and data protection legislation. For further information, please visit our privacy policy.

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