Quietway 7 - Elephant and Castle to Crystal Palace

Quietways are a network of bike routes for less confident cyclists using mainly low-traffic back streets. The routes are not just for current cyclists, but are for people who have always been put off cycling by the thought of sharing the road with high volumes of cars, vans, buses and lorries. Introducing Quietways forms an integral part of the Mayor of London’s vision for cycling and the council’s objective to significantly increase the number of residents using cycling as their preferred mode of transport, particularly for local journeys.

  • consultations for this route were carried out in 2015 and 2016
  • Southwark Council has formally approved the delivery of Quietway 7 proposals subject to statutory procedures, detailed design and safety review - see documents related to the decision making process (please note that sections of the route in Lambeth are subject to a separate approval process)
  • detailed design is progressing on all proposals approved
  • construction is currently programmed as per the table below - see our download section to print off a copy our April update (pdf, 162kb) (more details on this programme will be provided in future updates)


Construction dates

Falmouth Road to Portland Street

Completed (except Rodney Place and Rodney Road)

Albany Road / Portland Street Junction


New Church Road 


Edmund Street – Lettsom Street


Calton Avenue


Dulwich Village Junction


Turney Road


Dulwich Wood Avenue to Farquhar Road

On hold due to utility works

Update on specific sections of the route

Camberwell Grove to Champion Hill

The original proposals that went through public consultation are not viable, and therefore the route will be implemented with no traffic management measures on this section. Although currently no measures are proposed along this section, the council is committed to exploring all options to improve conditions for all road users along this corridor.

Greendale cycle path

The council has secured funding from Transport for London to introduce a CCTV camera along this corridor to help address anti-social behaviour. Updates to be provided in a future bulletin.

Programme and detail of works

QW7, Section 3 Link

Ongoing: between Townley Road and Croxted Road

Forthcoming: between Dulwich Wood Avenue and Crystal Palace Parade

Contact information

  • emergency contact, 24 hour call centre - 03303 371 001
  • out of hours, 07917 518 583
  • alternatively, use the number on the traffic signals

Page last updated: 18 January 2019