- A new cycle route on the south of the Thames from CS8 at Macduff Road to Vauxhall Gyratory, featuring:
- Dedicated segregation and allocated time for cyclists at some junctions
- Bus stop bypasses provided in some locations
Stepped cycle tracks are vertically separated from the footway and main carriageway.
- Increase in bus lanes to provide reliable journey times to bus passengers
- Improved junctions by upgrading signals at 5 junctions and providing 3 new signalised junctions
- Improvements to the street environment, which would see high quality finishes, repaving and new trees planted where possible
We would ensure all design and construction is closely coordinated with our plans to transform Vauxhall gyratory.
Why are we proposing this?
As part of the Mayor’s Opportunity Area Planning Framework, Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea has been identified as an area for major redevelopment. Nine Elms Lane and the eastern part of Battersea Park Road is a major gateway and transport artery for the area.
Development is well underway and will be continuing in the coming years, which includes over 40 major developments with new residential and office units, two new town centres at Battersea Power Station and Vauxhall and two new London Underground stations on a new Northern Line Extension, at Nine Elms and Battersea. 20,000 new homes are being built, creating 22,000 construction jobs and a further 25,000 new jobs between now and 2027. Significant improvements are also being made to the public realm, which will include a new 11-acre Nine Elms Park linking Battersea Power Station to Vauxhall Cross.
In response to these levels of development and the change in land use, we have been presented with an opportunity to enhance the highway, creating a backbone to the development and a destination where customers are encouraged to walk, cycle and use public transport.
The proposals form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets – a long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming. We are proposing substantial improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers in the area to help encourage more people to use these healthy and sustainable forms of transport.
An artist’s impression showing the view of Nine Elms Lane towards St George Wharf – please note this is subject to planning permission.