Introduction of Contra-Flow Cycle Measures in Wandsworth: Phase 2

Closed 9 Feb 2022

Opened 6 Aug 2021


With more people expected to return to our roads soon, we are introducing interim contra-flow cycle infrastructure measures along the following roads in Wandsworth: 

  • Bullen Street (see plan here)
  • Cloudesdale Road (see plan here)
  • Keble Street (see plan here)
  • North Passage (see plan here)
  • Rockland Road (see plan here)
  • Tonsley Hill (see plan here)

The objective is to improve the flow on one-way streets by providing a more direct route for cyclists to join existing cycle networks.

These measures will provide more space for cyclists, encourage a shift to ‘active travel’ modes (e.g. cycling), and improve cycling safety as part of Wandsworth Council’s wider Covid-19 response.

The required changes include:

  • New cycle signage and road markings to formalise two-way cycle flow and to raise driver awareness of the presence of cyclists
  • Convert existing single yellow lines to double yellow lines to protect accesses and visibility at junctions
  • Some reduction to the existing parking arrangement will be required at key locations along the road to allow cyclists to safely pass from on-coming traffic

The measures will be delivered via an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO).

What is an Experimental Traffic Order?

  • ETOs are used to deliver immediate and short-term measures that require monitoring and further review giving the Council the opportunity to trial measures. The scheme could only be made permanent via a Permanent Traffic Order following a formal decision by the Council’s Strategic Planning and Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Whilst there is no requirement for formal consultation in advance of introducing the temporary measures, there is a statutory 6-month period following implementation whereby anyone may comment in writing and all comments must be considered
  • An ETO can be amended or withdrawn at any time. The Council will monitor the trial scheme and review the data collected. The Council then has the option to make amendments to the scheme during the trial period to improve its effectiveness

The installation works are scheduled to commence week commencing Monday 9 August 2021, weather permitting and the ETO will come into force on this date.

What will happen at the end of the Experimental Traffic Order?

We aim to address any concerns arising from the temporary scheme, and we welcome suggestions for improvements.

Have your say

The Council is keen to hear the views of local residents and businesses throughout the temporary scheme. If you have any comments or queries regarding the measures, please do so by clicking on the online survey link below.

If you require a paper copy of the survey or a different language/format, please contact Mena Bhatia on 020 8487 5338 or email



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