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Cycling improvements: "filtered permeability"

Between November 2014 and March 2015, we are making improvements to cycling accessibility in the borough.

Selected fire gates, point closures and one-way streets throughout the borough are being modified to enhance "filtered permeability" for cyclists. These works include:

  • Replacing fire gates with a combination of fixed and removable bollards - and in some cases trees - at a minimum of 1.5 meters part to allow cyclists to pass with ease. Emergency services access will be maintained via means of the removable bollards.
  • Providing dropped kerbs along key cycle routes for better transition from carriageway to cycle path and vice versa.
  • Introducing contraflow cycle lanes along selected one-way streets, allowing cyclists to safely travel in the opposite direction to the cars. Contraflow lanes will enable cyclists to avoid taking a longer, and perhaps unsafe, detour in favour of a more direct route.

Date and time of works

Works will start on 1 November 2014 and will be ongoing until 31 March 2015, weather permitting. The work will generally be carried out from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm and should take a maximum of 5 days in each location.


Traffic management and access arrangements

To ensure that works are carried out as quickly as possible, it will be necessary for you to refrain from parking on sections of road close to the works at various times of the day. "No parking" signs and cones will be in place to indicate the areas where parking is prohibited.

FM Conway will erect information boards on site, and their staff will be able to update you on the progress as the works proceed. Please do not hesitate to ask the staff on site should you require any assistance.

F M Conway Ltd and Merton Council apologise in advance for any inconvenience and disruption that this work may cause.