Although primary work at the Lavender Hill/Elspeth Road/Latchmere Road junction is complete, our contractors may need to revisit the site to make some minor changes. This may affect local traffic - check back here for details.
Why we did the work
This work followed the tragic death of a cyclist at the junction in 2016.
Safety improvements at the point where Lavender Hill meets the A3220 Elspeth Road/Latchmere Road will reduce road danger and make it more pleasant to walk and cycle through the area.
Our plans were in line with the Mayor's Vision Zero target to prevent people being killed and seriously injured on London's road network by 2041.
What we've done
- Segregated cycles on the eastern arm of Lavender Hill, with a two-stage right turn for cycles from the eastern arm of Lavender Hill into Latchmere Road
- Banned left turns (except cycles) from the eastern arm of Lavender Hill into Elspeth Road, replacing the dedicated left-turn lane with a footway build-out and green infrastructure and sustainable drainage system (SuDS) - this will shorten the two pedestrian crossings
- Reduced 'ahead' lanes from two to one in the eastern and western arms of Lavender Hill to remove merging on exit from the junction
- Widened all pedestrian crossings
- Created an early release signal priority for cycles on the eastern and southern arms of the junction.
- Relocated a loading bay to remove a pinch point for cyclists on the western arm of Lavender Hill
- Removed a parking bay on Latchmere Road
- Provided for a 20mph speed limit along Elspeth Road including the Lavender Hill/Latchmere Road/Elspeth Road junction
We met and talked with residents, businesses and other stakeholders in the local area in November 2020. After this we did a statutory Traffic Order consultation over December 2020/January 2021.
Comments received during these exercises were considered and then we agreed with Wandsworth Council to go ahead with the original proposal. See a redacted report of all comments received, and our responses: