CRISPs

The Process

An initiative started in 2004 in which all of the LCN+ routes are going to be surveyed by the local borough or Transport for London (TfL) in conjunction with LCN+ staff and the other “stakeholders”. In 2006 Transport for London begain a similar series of reviews using the same methods to cover all TfL roads (i.e. the ‘red routes’) in south London.   As the local borough group of LCC, we are one of the key stakeholders in Wandsworth. The whole process is known as a CRISP (=Cycle Route Implementation and Stakeholder Plan). There are 4 stages to the process:

  • Existing information gathering and dissemination to CRIM invitees – a pre-CRIM report.
  • CRIM (=Cycle Route Inspection Meeting) – an on-site meeting looking at the existing conditions and considering possible solutions. This meeting may well take a whole day.
  • Prepare and issue draft CRISP report.
  • Prepare and issue final CRISP report.

Our primary involvement is at stage 2. We will also have input at stage 1 and the opportunity to comment at stage 3.

There is a considerable sum of money available to implement the recommendations in the CRISP report, so we are expecting real
benefits from the process. The aims include the following:

  • consistently high quality
  • cohesion of the network /a coherent approach
  • route optimisation
  • inclusion of stakeholders at an early stage
  • raising the profile of cycling
  • encouraging long-term project planning
  • a costed programme

Preparation

We need to do as much as we can in preparation for the meetings. We need users to send in comments about the routes – good and bad. These can go to our email group or be sent separately. We usually do our own survey in preparation, and are very glad for any users of the route to join us for these. Join our email group or contact us for more information.

We also need:

  1. A volunteer to collate our comments and proposals for each route.
  2. A volunteer to attend the CRIM. This may or may not be the same person as in no. 1.

Scheduled CRISPs

The CRIMs and CRISPs will be spread across a period of 4 or 5 years, some allocated for each year.

The current status of each Wandsworth link is shown below. Although a route is given for each link, this is not fixed and we will look at all options that may improve permeability for cyclists through the link corridor.

Link Ref Route Status
TLRNA205 Rocks lane to Kew Bridge following the route of the A205 Status as at November 2006: Pre-CRIM report issued
Consultation started August 2006Transport for London appointed Colin Buchanan as consultants.

Initial stakeholder questionnaire issued 11 August 2006 with response requested by 15 September 2006

We have had no contact since then.  We will contact  Buchanans to determine current status.   Reply from Buchanans: This link will be considered together with the A306 (see below).  The stakeholder calls were sent out as early as possible to allow maximum time for consultation.

The Pre-CRIM report was issued on 9 November.

Date for CRIM set for week starting 27 November.

Please contact us if you would like to join the team for this link.

TLRNA214/A217 Wandsworth Bridge to Streatham via Trinity Road, and Tooting Bec. Status as at November 2006: CRIM done – awaiting draft reportTransport for London is the highway authority and Colin Buchanan were appointed as the consultants.Consultation started in September 2006.

Pre-CRIM report issued in September 2006.

CRIM held on 12 October 2006 with WCC represented by Mike Grahn

TLRNA24 Clapham Common to Coliers Wood via Balham and Tooting Status as at November 2006: CRIM done – awaiting draft reportTransport for London is the highway authority and Colin Buchanan were appointed as the consultants.Consultation started October 2006.

Pre-CRIM repoort issued 23 October 2006

CRIM held on 8 November 2006, WCC represented by Mary Ann Tarver and Mike Grahn.

TLRNA306 Following route of A306, Roehampton Lane from Rocks Lane Junction to Putney Heath Status as at November 2006: Pre-CRIM report issued
Consultation started July 2006Transport for London appointed Colin Buchanan as consultants.

Initial stakeholder questionnaire issued 27  July 2006 with response requested by 25 August 2006

We have had no contact since then.  We will contact  Buchanans to determine current status.   Reply from Buchanans: This link will be considered together with the A205 (see above).  The stakeholder calls were sent out as early as possible to allow maximum time for consultation.

The Pre-CRIM report was isued ca. 5 November.

Date for CRIM set for week starting 27 November.

Please contact us if you would like to join the team for this link.

208a Upper Richmond Road from Priory Lane to West Hill Status as at November 2006:  Report Issued - Implementation underwayCRISP started September 2005. The highway authority is Transport for London who have appointed Faber Munsell as their consultant to run the CRISP. Initial comments were invited. Our responses were collated and returned to Faber Maunsell on October 16 2005 for the deadline of October 10 2005 and can be seen hereas a pdf file (42kb).On October 27 the consultants issued their Pre-Crim report which can be downloaded here as a pdf file along with a route plan and a plan showing road and collision data, both as large jpeg image files (1.4 Mb and 1.2 Mb).

The CRIM was held on November 22 2005.  The consultant’s notes of the CRIM (86 KB, pdf format) were circulated on 28 November 2005.

Our comments on these notes is here (45 KB, pdf format).

The Draft CRIM report was circulated on 23 December 2005 and can be downloaded here (Warning: Enormous file – 22 MB, pdf format).

Our comments on the draft CRIM report (75 KB, pdf format) were sent on 13 January 2006.

The CRIM review meeting was held on 18 January 2006 with many of our remaining suggestions being accepted for incorporation in the final report.

Notes of this meeting were issued on 26 January 2006.

Please contact us if you would like to join the team for this link.

208b East-West crossing of central Wandsworth towards Vauxhall via Clapham Junction and Queenstown Road, largely on back streets. Status as at November 2006: Not yet startedScheduled to start in 2005/6This is likely to be combined with Link 218a.

For further details see Link 218a below.

TLRNA3205 Battersea Park Road To Newington Butts via Nine Elms Lane and Vauxhall Status as at November 2006: CRIM done – draft report awaited
Consultation started June 2006Transport for London appointed Colin Buchanan as consultants.

Initial stakeholder questionnaire issued 23 June 2006 with response requested by 31 July 2006.  WCC response sent 14 July 2006.

The pre-CRIM report was received as a paper copy in late September.

Comments from users were collated through the WCC e-mail list.

CRIM scheduled for 9th October 2006

CRIM completed with WCC represented by Mike Grahn

209 Chelsea Bridge at Kensington and Chelsea Boundary to Queenstown Road at Lambeth Boundary Status as at November 2006:  Draft Report issued – Awaiting Final ReportConsultation begun in July 2004. The highway authority is the borough of Wandsworth who have appointed their own technical consultancy to run the CRISP. Our Pre-CRIM report is available hereas a pdf file (136k). The CRIM held on 9th Nov 2004. A Draft Report was issued by the consultants in April 2005 as a paper copy.  An electronic version was made available on 14 December 2005 and can be seen here….. The WCC response to the draft CRIM report Is availabe hereas a pdf file (98k).In September 2005 WCC started campaigning against the implementation of works on this link without consultation that we feel have considrably increased the difficulties and dangers faced by cyclists on this link. Our objections are summarised in a document presented to Wandsworth Borough Officers which is available here as a pdf file (358k). Our latest understanding is that these works will be reviewed and rectified within the current financial
year.

The CRIM review meeting was held on 20 December 2005.  From this we understand that the works at Queen’s Circus have been revieed by LCN staff and some adjustments will be made.  The pinch points resulting from the safety scheme by Queenstown Road Station are under review by Wandsworth Council Officers.  We have asked for details of this and previous safety audits to be passed to us.

If you have any views on cycling conditions on this road please let us know and also write, phone or e-mail the Council (contact details on
this website).

210 Battersea Bridge, Latchmere Road, Elspeth Road to
Clapham Common
Now also includes Albert Bridge and Parkgate Road.
Status as
at November 2006: Report Issued – Implementation Underway

Consultation started September 2005. The highway authority is Transport for London who have appointed Faber Munsell as their consultant to run the CRISP. Initial comments are now invited.Our responses were collated and returned to Faber Maunsell on October 6 2005 for the deadline of October 5 2005 and can be seen here as a pdf file (40kb).

The pre-CRIM report was received on October 28, but only as a paper copy.  An electronic version in pdf format was made available
on 7 November and consits of the Pre-CRIM report itself (311 Kb), an overviewmap (1.1 Mb), a detailed drawing (2.1 Mb) and the questionnaire responses (20 Kb).

We held our own inspection meeting on Sunday 30 October.  Thanks to all who contributed in person or by e-mail.  Our notes can be seen here
(pdf 52 Kb). The CRIM took place on 14 November 2005 and was recorded in the consultants’ notes (pdf 139 Kb).

Our comments on these notes are available here (pdf 20 Kb).

The consultants issued the draft CRIM report on 8 February 2006. An electronic version is available and will be made available here if space exists on the web server.

We produced our comments which were used in the review meeting held on 27 February 2006.

The final report was issued and implementation should be underway, but no work has been carried out yet.

In September 2006, concerns  over overweight cars (4×4′s) illegally using Albert bridge and putting it in danger of collapse led
to the introduction of lane narrowings by Kensington and Chelsea Council.  These have resulted in cyclists using the bridge being
subject to intimidation and abuse by drivers of motor vehicles since there is now no room to overtake safely.  We have taken this
matter up with LCN+ and Transport for London.  An LCN+ team has inspected the site and made some reccomendations for limited
improvements.

Please contact us
if you would like to help with this link.

211 A3 Roehampton Vale and West Hill Status as
at November 2006: Report issued – Implementation underway

Consultation started September 2005. The highway authority is Transport for London who have appointed Faber Munsell as their consultant to run the CRISP. Initial comments are now invited.Responses have been collated and will be returned to Faber Maunsell.

WCC held a pre-CRIM inspection of the Link on 27 November 2005.

The CRIM took place on 28 November 2005 and is recorded in the consultant’s notes (174 KB, pdf format) which were circulated on 9 December 2005.

The consultants are now preparing the draft CRIM report.

Please contact us if you would like to help with this link.

212 Windmill Drive at Lambeth Boundary to Revelstoke Road Status as
at November 2006: Draft Report Issued – Awaiting Final Report

Scheduled to start 2004/5 – probably awaiting decision on Wandsworth Common.Now the cycle tracks on the commons have been approved we expect this link to be considered in early 2006.

On 6 January 2006 the date for the CRIM was set as 31 January 2006.

The pre-CRIM report (81 KB, pdf format) and a plan of the route (7 MB, pdf format) were made available on 13 January 2006.

We carried out our own route inspection on Saturday 28 January at 11:00 am meeting at the courner of Revelstoke Road and Merton Road.

The CRIM was held on 31 January 2006.

The consultants issued the draft CRISP Report (590 KB, PDF format) on 01 September 2006.

The review meeting for this report was held on 12 September 2006.

We are now awaiting the final report.

November News:  Owing to a statement from Lambeth Council representatives that additional cycle routes over Clapham Common are unlikely to be implementatble at present, it was proposed to revert to Thurlegh Road and Windmill Road for the reccomended route.  In discussion with Stakeholders, including WCC, this was ammended to keeping Broomwood Road for the cycle link, using Clapham Common Westside to join with the route to Windmill Drive.  Thurleigh Road is proposed for cyle and pedestrian improvements as part of the ‘greenways’ initiative.  WCC noted that use of Windmill Drive as part of the cycle route would require it to be closed to through motor traffic.

Please contact us
if you would like to help with this link.

213 The Causeway to Revelstoke Road Status as
at November 2006:  Draft Report issued - Awaiting
Final Report

Consultation started in June 2005. The highway authority is the borough of Wandsworth who have appointed their own technical consultancy to run the CRISP. A Map of the proposed route is available here as a pdf file (700k). The consultant’s Pre-CRIM report was issued in July pdf format).2005 and is available here as a pdf file (82k). Our own Pre-CRIM report is available hereas a pdf file (170k).The CRIM took place on 11 August 2005 and is recorded in the consultant’s minutes (117 KB, pdf format).

The consultant’s draft report (354 KB, pdf format) was circulated on 13 December 2005.

The CRIM review meeting took place on 20 December 2005.

214 Putney Bridge and High Street to Upper Richmond Road Status as
at November 2006: Not yet started

Scheduled to start 2005/6
215 Richmond Park, Priory Lane to Upper Richmond Road Status as
at November 2006:  Being done by Richmond

Scheduled to be done 2003/4 by Borough of Richmond.The CRISP started in 2005 with Faber Maunsall as consultants. WCC were not consulted in the inital stages or involved in the CRIM. We have, however, been promised an opportunity to comment on the Draft CRISP report.

No contact by October 2006 –  we will contact the consultants.

November news:  this still needs to be done.

216 Mitcham Road at Merton Boundary to Tooting Bec Road at
Lambeth Boundary
First proposed route: Mitcham Road, Amen Corner, Rectory Lane, Church
Lane, Tooting Bec Road.Alternative proposed route: Mitcham Road, Amen Corner, Rectory Lane,
Furzedown Road, Ullathorne Road, Aldrington Road, Tooting Bec Road.
Status as
at November 2006: Draft Report issued – Awaiting Final Report

Consultation started November 2004. The highway authority is the borough of Wandsworth who have appointed their own technical consultancy to run the CRISP. The consultant’s Pre-CRIM
report was issued in December 2004. Our own Pre-CRIM report is available hereas a pdf file (159k). The CRIM was held on 10th Feb 2005. We are awaiting the draft CRIM report being produced by the consultants.Now that the cycle routes over Tooting commons has been approved (November 2005), we expect the draft report to be issued soon.

The draft CRIM Report (480 KB, pdf format) was issued on 01 September 2006.

The review meeting for this report was held on 12 September 2006.

We are now awaiting the final report.

217 Fulham, Wandsworth Bridge to link with East-west links
208 and 218
Status as
at November 2006: Not yet started

Scheduled to start 2007/8November news:  This is likely to be included with Links 208 and 218 in Late 2006.
218a Wandsworth Bridge Roundabout to junction with
Queenstown Road via York Road and Battersea Park Road
Status as
at November 2006: Awaiting Pre-CRIM Report

Consultation started 29 September 2005. The Highway Authority is Transport for London who have appointed the Wandsworth Borough Technical Consultancy to manage the process.Inital comments requested by 21 October 2005

We expected the parallel link 208b to be included with this link, but it was not included in the consultation brief.

Nothing heard by October 2006

November news:  The Pre_CRIM reports for this and 208B are almost complete and it is intended to hold the CRIM in December 2006.

218b Central Wandsworth to Tooting via Garratt lane and/or
Wandle Trail
Status as
at November 2006: Not yet started

Scheduled to start 2005/6
219 Short length crossing Tooting Bec Common to Emmanuel
Road to link with routes in Lambeth
Status as
at November 2006: Not yet started

Scheduled to start 2007/8
220 Beverly Lane on Wimbledon Common Status as
at November 2006: Not yet started

Scheduled to start 2006/7
270 Short link from Putney Bridge Road to Armoury Way via
Frogmore
Status as
at November 2006: Not yet started

Scheduled to start 2005/6November news:  This has been partly covered as part of the Upper Richmond Road CRIM.  It is likely to ib included with Links 208 and 218 in late 2006.
272 Falcon Road, St. Johns Road, Norhtcote Road to
Thurleigh Road
Status as
at November 2006: CRIM done – awaiting draft report

Scheduled to start 2006/7Consultation started 25 August 2006 with initial stakeholder questionaire to be returned by 22 September 2006

Pre-CRIM report was circulated on 6th October 2006 and is available here as a (large) pdf file (1.2 MB)

WCC users comments & suggestions collated via e-mail group

CRIM likely to be early November 2006.

CRIM took place on 21 November 2006, WCC represented by Mike Grahn.

273 Albert Bridge to Battersea Bridge Road Status as
at November 2006: Report issued – Implementation underway

Scheduled to start 2007/8Transport for London have included this Link in the CRISP process for Link 210.

See Link 210 above for more details.

Our Reports

  • Pre-CRIM submission on Link 209 (133 KB, pdf format)
  • WCC response to draft CRIM report for Link 209 (98KB, pdf format
  • Pre-CRIM submission on Link 216 (155 KB, pdf format)
  • Further reports, letters and documents are shown above for each link.
Page last updated on 26/11/2006 by MFG

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