To make Stockwell safer for cyclists we have built a new cycle route and reconstructed the junction next to the Stockwell Memorial Garden, removing the gyratory. We have also created a new public space at the garden.
Stockwell Memorial Garden is now open. It has been transformed into a new public space, with new footways, seating and trees.
A section of South Lambeth Road (along the west side of the Memorial Garden) has been permanently closed to traffic to enlarge this space. A new cycle route provides a direct link for cyclists travelling north between Clapham Road and South Lambeth Road.
What we've done
- Closed the gyratory and replaced it with a two-way traffic system along Clapham Road
- Created a new public space connecting Stockwell Memorial Garden with the surrounding area, making it more accessible for residents and visitors
- Permanently closed the section of South Lambeth Road to the west of the Memorial Garden to traffic
- Widened cycle lanes and provided separate signals for cyclists. Along with the segregated cycle track north of Stockwell station, this should help remove conflict between vehicles and bikes
During the project we also:
- Separated cyclists from general traffic on Clapham Road (between Stockwell Road and Stockwell Terrace) and installed a separate signal phase to allow cyclists to continue straight ahead while left-turning vehicles are held at the lights
- Made it possible for cyclists to enter the Clapham Road/Stockwell Road junction ahead of all other traffic by having a separate green signal for cyclists
- Introduced new sections of cycle lanes on Stockwell Road and South Lambeth Road
- Made changes to the Advanced Stop Lines (ASL). An ASL allows cyclists to wait in front of other traffic at lights and makes them more visible to other motorists. The space for cyclists has been increased to seven metres to accommodate the increasing number of people cycling in the area
- Widened the bus lanes on Clapham Road, south of Stockwell Road and Binfield Road. This gives cyclists room to pass buses without crossing into the lane with other moving traffic. To provide the extra space, we've reduced the width of footway on both sides of the road. On the side of the station entrance the pavement is six metres wide, with approximately three metres width on the opposite side. The remaining footways are wide enough for pedestrians, even at the busiest times of day
We held a consultation from November 2014 to January 2015 and published a report in March 2015. Read more on our Stockwell consultation pages.