This article is about the current B286 in Morden. For the original B286 in Surbiton, now the A3210, see B286 (Surbiton).
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The B286 is a short B-road in south London often used as a shortcut to the A3. The road was originally unclassified but came into existence in the 1940s.
The road starts on the dual carriageway A298 in Bushey Mead. The right turn into the B286 has its own traffic light filter from the A298. A petrol station and mini roundabout are soon reached. Continuing straight ahead, the road develops a rash of those traffic calming chicanes that are seemingly designed to throw cyclists into the path of motor vehicles.
A rise is ahead to allow the road to clear the railway line and station at South Merton. Dropping down from the railway crossing, there is a set of traffic lights for the junction with the unclassified Links Avenue and shortly thereafter there is another set for the one-way section of the A24 at Morden. The road multiplexes for a short time with the one-way and then (briefly) two-way A24 (the one-way section used by eastbound traffic was originally part of the B286), before it branches out on its own again at a right turn into Aberconway Road. Shortly thereafter is the end of the road at a t-junction with the A297.