Plans to make the streets around Nine Elms safer and more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists have been published for consultation.
Covering a 2.5km stretch spanning Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road, the proposals also include measures to improve the area for bus passengers.
Planned improvements include a “substantially segregated” 2km cycle route, new signals and junctions designed to separate cyclists and motor vehicles, 23 “new or improved” pedestrian crossings, wider pavements and improved bus lanes.
If implemented the changes will be funded by contributions from local developers.
Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: “The transformation of Nine Elms is a huge project that will bring new homes, jobs, shops and parks to the area.
“We have been working with the council and developers on temporary measures to ensure the safety of everyone while construction takes place and now we are setting out our proposals for longer-term improvements in the area.
“These will create a much better environment and real improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users, supporting the regeneration taking place and making the area better for everyone.”
Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, added: “Our proposed improvements at Nine Elms will improve the lives of thousands of people based in the area over the coming years.
“With a new substantially segregated cycle route, newly designed junctions and transformed public spaces, the plans will ensure that encouraging walking, cycling and public transport is at the heart of this major project.
“As our city continues to grow, it is imperative that we continue to get more Londoners walking and cycling as part of their everyday lives, and whether you’re commuting into central London from home or taking small journeys around Nine Elms, the plans will make a real difference improving people’s quality of life.”
To respond to the consultation go to tfl.gov.uk/nine-elms-lane