Cyclist injured after Lewisham High Street collision

Main image: Looking down Rushey Green from Catford towards Lewisham High Street.

Lewisham High Street has been closed this morning after a cyclist was hit by a driver.

A woman in her 40s was hit by a van around 9am. Her injuries have subsequently been assessed at not life threatening.

The area was due to see segregated cycle lanes and other road changes in 2020, though plans to ban turns at certain roads were altered after some opposition including from Ladywell Councillors.

They opposed changes stating: “Councillors strongly supported the creation of safer cycle lanes but could not support the changes to Ladywell/Courthill Roads.”

Road closed. Wide street but no segregated lane. Substantial hatching runs down the centre

A number of changes were made, but some proposed banned turns were removed and there is still no segregated cycle lane along the stretch where today’s accident has occurred, despite the wide width of the street for much of its length.

The incident is near Lewisham Hospital. Buses were placed on diversion with long delays in the area.


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2 thoughts on “Cyclist injured after Lewisham High Street collision

  • July 9, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    The whole of the center if Lewisham is awful for cyclists- a real failure of planning. Just a matter of time when something disastrous will happen in the square.

  • July 9, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    its awful for pedestrians to, and disabled, mums with buggies and the place is a mess


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