Southwark Council are proposing to make improvements to Sumner Street including the junction with Southwark Street. The consultation is open until 8 March and local people and businesses are invited to respond.
Specifically, Southwark Council are improving the walking and cycling environment by:
- Building two ‘raised crossings’ (by Emerson Street and Great Guildford Street).
- Limiting speeding by introducing a sinusoidal hump on the approach to Sumner Street on Great Guildford Street.
- Improved cycling/wheelchair and buggy comfort at the entrance to the shared use footway/cycleway behind Tate Modern
- Introducing better cycling infrastructure at the junction of Southwark Street, Sumner Street and Great Suffolk Street, this includes: Early green light release for cyclists and physically segregated cycle lanes on Sumner Street.
Please find the diagrams and maps here
Better Bankside believes these changes are positive for all road users and are welcome improvements to the area.
Better Bankside are asking those that visit, live or work in the area to respond to the proposals by 8 March.
We will continue to work with the council to improve the walking and cycling offer in the proposal location.
Specifically, we would like to see:
- Close monitoring of compliance of loading and deliveries. Inconsiderate parking and loading would undermine the improvements. Mitigation by way of making the cycle track mandatory has not been included in the proposal, we feel this is an oversight.
- A scramble or diagonal crossing at the junction of Southwark Street, Sumner Street and Great Suffolk Street.
- Early concept consultation on a people-centred design for the junction of Park Street, Great Guildford Street and Sumner Street. Working together with developers and Southwark Council to optimise plans.
The consultation is done through seven multiple choice questions, add your voice in support to the proposals here