As part of London’s recovery from the COVID-19 lockdown, with reduced capacity on public transport, Central government has directed that space should be made available to facilitate social distancing and improve the walking and cycling experience between key destinations.
As part of these measures and to improve connections between Beckenham and Bromley Town Centres, funding has been secured for temporary changes to Albemarle Road to make it a safer and attractive cycle route and walking experience between the junction with St Georges Road (near to Beckenham Junction Station) and Bromley Road. St Georges Road will remain two directional to traffic.
- Motor vehicle traffic will no longer be two directional between St Georges Road and Bromley Road and a cycle contraflow (a segregated cycle path to allow cyclists to travel in the opposite direction to traffic) will be installed.
- Existing on street parking will be retained on one side of Albemarle Road only.
- As well as encouraging cycling it is anticipated that residents will experience less noise disturbance and benefit from improved air quality from reduced traffic levels.
- The scheme will also link with cycle improvements to Bromley Road including a new zebra crossing linking Albemarle Road with Bromley Road and Bishop Challoner school and segregated cycle lanes on both sides of the road. The peak hour bus lane will be removed as part of the works.
The works are likely to be commenced late September early October 2020. The interventions are temporary but are likely to remain in place at least until emergency COVID-19 measures are deemed no longer required by central government.
View the plans for the traffic alterations in Albermarle Road
If you would like to comment on scheduled interventions, please email us. Whilst we will be unable to respond to individual comments, a record will be kept of all those received.