Proposed changes in Putney Bridge Road

Closed 21 Aug 2023

Opened 17 Jul 2023


As part of Wandsworth’s Walking and Cycling Strategy, the Council is proposing contra-flow measures along Putney Bridge Road. A conta-flow cycle lane offers cyclists a separate lane allowing them to cycle in either direction on the road. The objective is to improve the layout on one-way streets by providing a more direct route for cyclists to join existing cycle networks.

The Putney Area Wide Cycle Strategy also has measures specifically to help access in and around the High Street. Previous measures in the Putney High Street area include contraflows on Norroy Road, Disraeli Road, Werter Road and further cycle facilities are also currently proposed on Weimar Street and Bigg’s Road.

These measures will provide more space for cyclists, encourage a shift away from vehicles and towards more cycling, and improve safety as part of Wandsworth Council’s wider cycling strategy. The proposal consists of:

  • New cycle signage and road markings to formalise two-way cycle flow and to raise driver awareness of the presence of cyclists;
  • To upgrade the single yellow lines (No waiting Mon - Sat 8.30am to 6.30pm) to double yellow lines (No waiting at any time) to improve visibility around junction mouth and create passing points for opposing vehicles;
  • Existing traffic island to be widened to improve pedestrian waiting capacity further by reducing the road width and reducing the uncertainty of a cycle and motor vehicle attempting to use an area of road that is too narrow for both is lessened reducing collision risk.
  • Right turn waiting area provided for pedal cycles and general traffic turning into Merivale Road.
  • Existing shared use bay opposite the junction Merivale Road shortened by 5 meters and replaced with double yellow lines. Loading will not be affected

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The Council is keen to hear the views of local residents and businesses regarding the cycle facilities.

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What happens next 

All feedback will be considered before a decision is made.


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  • Wandsworth Town


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  • Wandsworth Borough