We are proposing to improve the junction of Trafalgar Avenue and A2 Old Kent Road.
These changes would provide safer, better facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers. These benefits support the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy and Vision Zero.
It is the Mayor’s Vision Zero ambition that no one is killed or seriously injured on London’s streets by 2041. The Vision Zero approach is based on the fundamental conviction that loss of life and serious injuries are neither acceptable nor inevitable.
Our proposals also form part of the Mayor’s plan for Healthy Streets - a long-term vision to enable more people to walk, cycle and use public transport by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.
What are we proposing?
The main benefits of this scheme would be:
- Safer and easier crossing at Trafalgar Avenue using a new ‘green man’ crossing
- Quicker, more reliable bus trips using a new extended westbound bus lane
To achieve this, we would need to ban the left turn into Trafalgar Avenue from A2 Old Kent Road westbound towards the Bricklayers Arms. Our traffic counts indicate up to 44 vehicles per hour could be affected.
Full details include:
- Introducing a ‘green man’ crossing at Trafalgar Avenue
- Banning the left turn into Trafalgar Avenue from A2 Old Kent Road westbound
- Building out the pavement to support the banned left turn and pedestrian crossing
- Extending the westbound bus lane from the Trafalgar Avenue bus stop (WJ) to the junction stop line
- Providing a new Advanced Stop Line to help protect cyclists on Trafalgar Avenue
- Widening the existing Advance Stop Line on A2 Old Kent Road across two traffic lanes instead of one