Monday 3 November 2014 2.37pm
I live off the Walworth Road
, so I have to use this route pretty much any time I go north; having been knocked off on the roundabout I'm no longer prepared to go that way, so I go around the diversion. Looking at the entrance to Churchyard Row from the crossing, it's not clear to me how Mace intend to safely route cyclists into the park.
At the moment the entrance is bounded by railings and there are steps into the park, so I assume that they're either planning to add a ramp and knock down part of the wall and railings, or expect cyclists to make a fairly tight turn. The path that runs parallel to Churchyard Row is quite narrow, so that will need to be widened to cope with the number of cyclists at peak times. The alternative would be to route cyclists up Dante Road, but there's no direct route between the toucan crossing/Hampton Street
and Dante Road, and I'm not sure having rush hour flows of cyclists along the pavement here would be desirable.
Given that this will coincide with the redevelopment of the Elephant northbound roundabout, it is even more important that a safe route avoiding the roundabout is in place. Are there any other opportunities to discuss this with Mace or LB Southwark?