Lower Road Gyratory


Lower Road Gyratory, located in the London Borough of Southwark, is currently dominated by motor traffic, with traffic speeds and high volumes contributing to accident rates. A scheme to remove the existing gyratory on the Canada Water peninsula includes the provision of a two-way cycle track as part of Cycle Superhighway 4 (CS4), improved facilities for buses, direct access for motor traffic, and improved accessibility for pedestrians.

AECOM was commissioned by the London Borough of Southwark to undertake the full range of design and traffic modelling services as part of the major scheme. The proposed design aims to reduce motor dominance in the area, increasing the options for more sustainable modes of transport. The scheme also incorporates other planned cycle routes and developments including Southwark’s plans for the area to become a town centre with approximately 5000 new residential units.

AECOM also undertook a Healthy Streets Check of the project, considering urban realm improvements including additional pedestrian crossings, street greenery, footpath widening / resurfacing, and additional tree planting for shade. The principles were also applied to Healthy Streets checks on adjacent schemes, such as the Rotherhithe Bridge cycle route and the Hawkstone to Peckham cycle route.


  • Project management
  • Traffic modelling (LinSig and VISSIM)
  • Feasibility design
  • Preliminary design
  • Public consultations
  • Healthy Streets check

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