A key route into central Croydon will have a new segregated cycle lane and 20mph limit installed as Croydon’s Streetspace initiative introduces new safety measures to London Road.
Works to create the safer route running to Croydon University Hospital are set to begin on Monday 29 June. The cycle lane and reduced speed limit are expected to be in place in July.
The segregated cycle lane will create a safer route encouraging more people to cycle along London Road and is the latest measure the council is looking to introduce to make cycling safer with more set to come forward in due course.
Croydon Council has received a £310,000 grant from Transport for London to create the schemes between St James’ Road and Thornton Heath Pond and fund existing measures.
The segregated London Road cycle lane builds on the council’s Croydon Streetspace works to create quieter and safer roads for cyclists by introducing 13 low traffic schemes, closing roads to through traffic.
Croydon Streetspace is part of the borough’s response to coronavirus, making it safer for cyclists and pedestrians to travel across Croydon and giving them more room to get out in the fresh air and exercise while maintaining social distancing.
It has seen 10 pavement expansions giving people more space at busy pinch-points across the borough in addition to the low traffic schemes.
A new online mapping tool shows all the Croydon Streetspace initiatives across the borough allowing residents to give their feedback and suggest locations for future schemes.
“We are bringing forward a range of measures to make it safer and easier for cyclists to travel across Croydon. London Road’s segregated cycle lane will help cyclists access the hospital and travel safely on a major route towards central Croydon. This is the latest in a number of measures we are looking to introduce to make cycling safer and support the borough’s recovery from coronavirus.”
Councillor Stuart King, cabinet lead for environment and transport