Champion Hill is going to be part of a new Quietways cycle route from Crystal Palace to Elephant and Castle, and we need your help to make it a success.
What is a Quietway?
Quietways are cycle routes in London that will be direct and easy for people to follow on quiet roads, parks and waterways, and traffic-calmed streets. They’ll make it easier for many local people who would like to try cycling but would rather not cycle on main roads. This will also help create even more of a community feel.
The Quietways cycling routes will eventually extend to all Boroughs in London and are funded by Transport for London (TfL) as a key part of the Mayor of London’s cycling vision.
When complete, Quietways cycle routes will take you across London and link to existing cycle networks, making it easier to get around by bicycle for everyday journeys. More people travelling by bicycle will help to reduce congestion on our roads and improve air quality, as well as increasing health and wellbeing for those who choose to travel by bike.
What are we consulting on?
We need your help to look at key junctions and busy points around Champion Hill to make it safer and more attractive to travel through.
Who is working on Quietways cycle routes?
Southwark Borough Council is working with Sustrans to deliver this part of the Quietway as part of their work on the wider TfL Quietways programme.
Sustrans is a sustainable transport charity with 20 years’ experience in helping people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.
Sustrans carried out engagement work during August to find out how you travel around the area and what you would like to change, and to get feedback on two potential options to reduce traffic in Champion Hill. Their engagement has now finished.
Look out for Sustrans on your street and at events and workshops coming up. Come and say hello to them, fill out a questionnaire, or just chat to them about what’s going on.
What Happens Next
The feedback for Champion Hill and decision on a trial one way/ closure has been delayed due to the recent by-election in South Camberwell. We intend to report feedback from the recent engagement exercise with Champion Hill residents to the Camberwell Community Council on 30 January 2016. Please see the related documents section below for a summary of the feedback received. Feedback from the CC together with responses received will be carefully considered by the Cabinet member for Environment and the Public Realm for a decision. We hope to feedback with residents once a decision is made with the outcome and next steps.
An overview of the received results can be found below in the related documents section.