Queenstown Road is an 'A' road, and as such is an important route for people moving both within, and passing through the area. Although there are many commuters who cycle along this route, it is off-putting to those cyclists and pedestrians who are not comfortable sharing road space with buses, cars and HGVs.
We believe space exists for high-quality separated cycle routes to be placed on the road ensuring that people of whatever age or ability can choose to cycle locally. The images above (from the TfL International Cycling Benchmarking Infrastructure Study) show how the route could be.
With 50% of car trips in London being less than or equal to two miles, many of those journeys could be cycled if the streets were designed in a more inviting manner.
Local businesses suffer from the dominance of motor traffic that the current street design facilitates. A more inviting and attractive public realm would boost footfall, and in turn increase trade for local businesses.
We need to show significant local support for this so that both Wandsworth Council and TfL listen to us and can ensure the next update or resurfacing includes installing proper cycle tracks.
Let's make it happen!
We, the undersigned, call on TfL and Wandsworth Council to make changes to Queenstown Road (from Wandsworth Road to the junction with Battersea Park Road) so that cycling can be an option for everyone, not just the fit and the brave.