A view of Wandsworth Bridge

New cycle lane to open on Wandsworth Bridge

Wandsworth Council plans to introduce a new segregated cycle lane across Wandsworth Bridge.

Alongside a new bus lane, the new cycle lane will run northbound from Wandsworth roundabout to the junction with Carnwath Road in Hammersmith and Fulham.

At 2m wide, the bike lane is intended to complement the repair work at Wandsworth Bridge, which has recently reopened following the completion of necessary repairs to its structural foundations.  

Jenny Yates, Wandsworth’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said: ‘’We have seen a big increase in the number of people cycling over Wandsworth Bridge in recent years.

‘’It’s important that we implement measures that makes those journeys safer.

‘’Supporting and encouraging cycling as a means of transport and improving infrastructure for both cyclists and pedestrians are key priorities for the council as part of our Future Streets Strategy.’’

Wandsworth Council plans to introduce these additions later this month under a temporary traffic order.

Discussions are also being held with Hammersmith & Fulham Council, as well as Transport for London (TFL), as part of proposals for a wider cycle lane scheme.

As part of the final stages of construction, lane restrictions will be implemented until the end of October, reducing the bridge to one lane north and southbound.

Yates added: ‘’Many journeys in the city are relatively short and we want to support people to make them by bike or on foot if they can.

‘’Walking and cycling is good for health and wellbeing and helps improve the air we all breathe.

‘’That’s why we are working hard to improve our cycling infrastructure to make it easier for people to unlock the benefits of active travel.

‘’Improving this infrastructure will play a pivotal role in achieving our target for 78 percent of trips by residents to be by walking, cycling and public transport by 2030.’’

More information about support for cycling in Wandsworth can be found here.

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