This work follows 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 are 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're doing
- Segregate 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
- Ban 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
- Reduce 'ahead' lanes from two to one in the eastern and western arms of Lavender Hill to remove merging on exit from the junction
- Widen all pedestrian crossings
- Create an early release signal priority for cycles on the eastern and southern arms of the junction.
- Relocate a loading bay to remove a pinch point for cyclists on the western arm of Lavender Hill
- Remove a parking bay on Latchmere Road
- Provide for a 20mph speed limit along Elspeth Road including the Lavender Hill/Latchmere Road/Elspeth Road junction
Community engagement with residents and businesses and other stakeholders in the local area was done during November 2020. After this we did a statutory Traffic Order consultation over December 2020/January 2021.
Comments received during these exercises were considered - we agreed with Wandsworth Council to go ahead with the original proposal. See a redacted report of all comments received, and our responses: