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Please withdraw the proposal for the Southwark Spine cycle corridor to cut across the Great Lawn in our park. The preferred alternative is to direct cyclists through Wells Way – which FOBP propose should be a cycle friendly greenway.

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  1. The Southwark Spine is “a completely new, high capacity strategic cycling corridor with clear space for cycling, running the whole length of our borough….linking the new north-south cycle superhighway to Dulwich and beyond….Links through parks and open spaces will be direct and designed to avoid conflict with other users.” quoted from Southwark’s Cycling Strategy V2.8
  2. The current proposal is for a completely new path to cut across the Great Lawn in Burgess Park. i.e. the large open expanse of grass west of the large hill and south west of the lake.
  3. Friends of Burgess Park (FOBP) do not support the proposed Southwark Spine route cutting directly across Burgess Park. The preferred alternative is to direct cyclists through Wells Way – which FOBP propose as a greenway. Commuter cyclists should be encouraged to use non-park routes, and these routes should be improved with designated cycle lanes. FOBP Cycling-strategy-revised-response-31.01-2015.pdf
  4. "Commuter cycling at speed is not compatible with other park activities and affects the enjoyment and safety of other park users. Naturally, commuter cyclists want to use the most direct route at the greatest possible speed for their twice daily commute. Unfortunately, when that is straight across Burgess Park, they become the traffic hazard for other park users." FOBP proposal for a greenway on Wells Way. WELLS-WAY-discussion-document-Mv.pdf


Today: Mike is counting on you

Mike Kear needs your help with “John Wade (Southwark Council), Simon Phillips (Southwark Cycling Strategy, Transport Policy Manager), Barrie Hargrove (Southwark Council Cabinet Member for Public Health, Parks and Leisure): Please withdraw the proposal for the Southwark Spine cycle corridor to cut across the Great Lawn in our park. The preferred alternative is to direct cyclists through Wells Way – which FOBP propose should be a cycle friendly greenway.”. Join Mike and 223 supporters today.