Southwark Spine - East Dulwich to Peckham

Closed 4 Dec 2017

Opened 1 Nov 2017

Feedback updated 26 Mar 2018

We asked

We want to improve walking and cycling along the proposed Southwark Spine route between East Dulwich and Peckham. We asked what you thought of our proposals to implement pedestrian facilities, cycle lanes, speed calming, parking, and signage and marking improvements.

You said

We received 463 responses: 28% were 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied', 63% were 'dissatisfied' or 'very dissatisfied'. Whilst there was an overal disatisfaction, the northern half of the route (which includes the Bellenden Gyratory), recieved higher overall satisfaction. The key concern for the remainder of the route was attributed to the extent of parking loss. There was very high support for the proposals for the Maxted Road zebra crossing.

We did

We will be making some changes to our proposals that better address your concerns and suggestions - see the link to the Individual Decision Maker report here. These proposals will proceed onto subsequent design phases, followed by statutory consultation late-2018.


What is the Southwark Spine?

The Southwark Spine is a north-south walking and cycling route between East Dulwich and Borough which forms part of the network as detailed in the 2015 Southwark Cycling Strategy (click the link below for more information). The route is not just for experienced cyclists but for anyone who wants to use quieter, lower-traffic routes, providing an environment for those cyclists who want to ride at a more leisurely speed.

The proposed changes are located between Lordship Lane and Peckham High Street. The proposals follow key principles of the healthy streets approach which includes improving the quality of public areas to make walking and cycling pleasant and enjoyable, and improving the health of local residents.

We are proposing a range of changes, including:-

  • Painted and protected (segregated from traffic) cycle lanes
  • Speed humps and raised road sections
  • Adding double yellow lines and parking restrictions in a few places
  • Adding some new pedestrian crossings and widening footpaths
  • Introducing new signs, and road markings

You can see maps for all the proposed changes in the "Consultation plan" link at the bottom of this page.

The main areas for improvement are around:

  • Bellenden Gyratory
  • Bellenden Village
  • Maxted Road zebra crossing

Other areas for improvement include measures to calm speeds and improve visibility for pedestrians and cyclists on Lyndhurst Way, Melon Road, Bellenden Road, Holly Grove, Chadwick Road, Choumert Road, Maxted Road, Oglander Road, Adys Road, Nutbrook Street, Amott Road, Underhill Road, Whateley Road, Silvester Road, Pellatt Road, Rodwell Road, Heber Road, Jennings Road, Goodrich Road, Crystal Palace Road, and Landells Road.

We are still looking at areas north of Peckham High Street and will be talking to people about those areas at a later stage.

Drop-in Session

If you would like to learn more about the project, we will be holding a drop-in session on Thursday 16 November 2017 between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

All Saints Peckham Church, Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QS.

Link to the Southwark Cycling Strategy:

Why your views matter

The local community will be able to provide feedback on the route proposals to by visiting the "tell us what you think" online questionnaire below. We will finish gathering information on Monday 4 December 2017 so please submit your comments by that date.

If you require a hard copy, call us on 020 7525 2347 or 07397092097, email us on or write to us at Highways, level 3, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH.



What happens next

What Happens Next?

The consultation responses will be analysed and taken into consideration in the final design proposals.  Because of the large number of anticipated responses, regrettably we cannot respond personally to specific issues raised.  However, all comments and suggestions will be considered before a decision is made.   We will aim to present the consultation results and recommendations to the the Dulwich, and Peckham and Nunhead Community Council meetings in January 2018.  A formal decision on the scheme will be taken by the Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm in early 2018.

Further information on meeting agendas can be found on our website at


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