The council believes the measure will boost cycling in the area
November 3, 2023
A new protected cycle lane is now operating across Wandsworth Bridge running northbound over the bridge to the junction with Carnwath Road in neighbouring Hammersmith and Fulham.
The new 2m wide cycle lane with its protective wands has been delivered as part of the bridge’s recent repair project which saw its critical weight bearing parts replaced to ensure the structure remains stable and safe to use.
The bridge’s existing southbound cycle lane has also been retained and a new northbound bus lane has also been introduced to improve bus journey times.
The council says the new cycle lane has been introduced as part of a temporary traffic order while discussions continue with Hammersmith & Fulham Council and also with Transport for London on the introduction of a more comprehensive set of walking and cycling improvements covering a wider area.
Jenny Yates, Wandsworth’s Cabinet Member for Transport said: “We’ve 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.”
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