The interventions on The Cut and Greet Street were introduced during the Covid-19 Emergency period by Lambeth and Southwark Councils, and retained thereafter as an Experimental Traffic Order.
As part of these interventions:
The two traffic filters have provided improved safety for pedestrians, improved local cycling routes and created more space for local businesses. For example, the interventions have allowed us to link up the cycle routes on Baylis Road (C5), Cornwall Road (C10), and Union Street (C14). Cycling numbers on The Cut have doubled on average from 1000-1100 cyclists per weekday in 2019 to 2100-2200 per weekday in 2022.
Adjustments have been made to allow vehicles access to the loading bay outside of the Young Vic Theatre.