October 12th, 2023

South Bank Spine Route - Healthy Streets Improvement

As part of the regeneration of the South Bank Spine Route, Lambeth Council will be introducing a number of healthy streets improvements in late October/early November.

These will be introduced using experimental traffic orders (ETO). ETOs allow the council to trial the new designs and respond to feedback from the local community and visitors to the area when it is operational. The trial will be in place for 12-18 months during which Lambeth will collect feedback, monitor traffic levels, and measure other impacts.

Trials will be implemented at Bernie Spain Gardens and Waterloo Bridge.

Bernie Spain Gardens

Lambeth will trial a new one-way section at the eastern end of Upper Ground, spanning from Duchy Street to Broadwall.  This section will be one way (eastbound only) for motorists, with contraflow cycling allowed.

Waterloo Bridge

On Upper Ground at Waterloo Bridge, Lambeth will trial two new traffic filters with “No Motor Vehicles” signage.  At Waterloo Bridge, westbound traffic (coming from the direction of the National Theatre) will be stopped and will need to proceed up the up ramp to the Waterloo Roundabout.  At the National Theatre, eastbound traffic (coming from Belvedere Road) will also be stopped and will need to proceed up the up ramp as well.

Certain vehicles such as Emergency Services and TfL buses will be exempt from the No Motor Vehicles restrictions.

To enhance road safety and better manage traffic, Lambeth are removing the designated coach parking bays on the up ramp beside Waterloo Bridge.  This improves road safety for contraflow cycling on the up ramp, as it eliminates conflicts between parked vehicles and large trucks using the same road space.

Online Q&A Sessions

To answer any questions businesses might have, Lambeth are hosting two sessions where residents and local businesses can ask questions about the South Bank Spine Route trial.

Wednesday, 18 October 6pm - 7pm

Thursday, 19 October 6pm - 7pm

Supporting documents, including FAQs and a car parking/Access Guide are available on Lambeth's website.

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