Quietway 7 - Monitoring and evaluation of Dulwich Village
Changes at Dulwich Village
As part of measures to improve walking, cycling and road safety conditions along Elephant and Castle to Crystal Palace Quietway, changes have recently been made to the road layout at Dulwich Village junction. The layout design, including minor changes to the layout proposed in February 2018, can be seen in the design drawing (pdf, 2.2mb). If you have questions about the rationale behind the changes, see the FAQs about the scheme (pdf, 216kb).
All major highways schemes are subject to rigorous independent safety reviews, modelling and compliance with good practice and standards. However, once implemented, there may be a need to make further modifications to ensure that the measures meet health and safety objectives.
How will we monitor the road changes at Dulwich Village?
We have set up a monitoring and evaluation programme (pdf, 97kb) for Dulwich Village. We will monitor using the following:
- feedback received from all road users, schools, businesses, local residents
- site visits by council officers
- independent road safety audit (stage 3 notes added to the monitoring report document (pdf, 611kb) February 2018)
- air quality monitoring (NO2 diffusion tubes)
- video surveys
- traffic surveys
We have developed a monitoring report document (pdf, 611kb) (updated February 2018) to summarise the data and feedback we receive throughout the monitoring process. This will be updated regularly, including actions undertaken during the monitoring to address issues that are identified.
Your experience matters
Particular concerns were raised by some residents during the consultation process regarding features listed below.
- change in priority at Court Lane impact on:
- traffic delays
- reduction in traffic lanes at Calton Avenue southbound approach to Dulwich Village
- introduction of loading and waiting restrictions on Calton Avenue, between Gilkes Crescent and Court Lane
- cyclist compliance at signal junction when pedestrians are crossing the road
The council assured residents that these features will be monitored and modifications made if justified on health and safety grounds. We are especially concerned about the safety of vulnerable road users. It is for these reasons we want to hear your experience in using the new layout.
Safety Targets and locations of the monitoring
We will use your feedback as part of evaluating the objectives listed below.
Target: No significant incident of conflict at the following locations, involving motorised / non-motorised traffic / pedestrians / cyclists within 12 months from January 2018 (killed, serious/slight injury as reported to police).
Locations and focus:
- informal crossings at Calton Avenue and Court Lane (pdf, 212kb) (motorist and cyclist compliance/pedestrian safety)
- Court Lane approach to Dulwich Village - new give-way (pdf, 205kb) (safety of all road users)
- Dulwich Village - right-turning traffic into Court Lane (pdf, 207kb) giving priority to southbound traffic from Calton Avenue (safety of all road users)
- pedestrian crossings (pdf, 379kb) (cyclist compliance with stoplines/pedestrian safety)
- cycle lane in Dulwich Village (pdf, 205kb) (cyclist safety at access to cycle lane)
General monitoring along entire quietway route:
We will monitor the whole of the quietway to ensure that we are meeting targets:
- increase mode share to cycling in line with Council’s transport policy targets
- speeds: compliance to Council’s 20 mph limit
- independent safety audits
What will be the decision-making process to instigate change?
- there will be no formal consultation
- any decision will be made by seniors managers based on recommendations by officers
- if an independent safety audit (stage 3 & 4) flags a serious safety concern this will be carefully reviewed in light of the council’s responsibility to maintain a safe highway
- at the end of the monitoring period a summary report with recommendations for any change will be made available online. Any changes will be implemented around spring 2019
General monitoring along entire quietway route
We'll monitor the whole of the quietway to ensure we're meeting targets in the following ways:
- increase mode share to cycling in line with council’s transport policy targets
- speeds: compliance to council’s 20 mph limit
- independent safety audits
Please refer to the design drawing (pdf, 4.8mb) for the rest of the quietway (Quietway 7 Elephant and Castle to Crystal Palace -Section 3).
Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions – scheme (pdf, 90kb) document if you have any questions about the scheme.
Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions – monitoring (pdf, 216kb) document if you have any questions about the monitoring plan and evaluation.
Page last updated: 27 February 2018