Works set for Lambeth Bridge to make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians

Transport for London (TfL) has announced the next steps for plans to transform both Lambeth Bridge and its northern and southern roundabouts for walking and cycling, making it easier and safer to cross the river on foot and by bike.

The bridge is a vital link for thousands of journeys in the area and across the capital every day, enabling people to travel around Lambeth, Westminster and beyond.

The bridge currently has a roundabout at both ends, and both these and the bridge itself are an intimidating environment for people walking and cycling.

Construction work will remove both roundabouts, converting them into crossroad junctions, with traffic signals and signalised pedestrian crossings. At each junction, dedicated space will be given for people cycling and wider footways will create more space for people walking.

TfL has made changes to its plans in response to feedback from its public consultation into the scheme. Retaining the right turn from Millbank on to Lambeth Bridge for northbound vehicles at all times of day, and the left turn from Millbank onto Lambeth Bridge for southbound vehicles, will reduce the possibility of traffic diverting onto local roads.

TfL will be running a series of engagement events with the local community to explain the changes and the next steps for the project. Construction work is planned to begin in early 2022 and is expected to last for around two years.

Pictured: Lambeth Bridge, with the Parliament buildings in the distance

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