Create a toucan crossing so that cyclists can get from the Brooms Road path to Eastfield Road.
Listed issues, most recent first:
Create a toucan crossing so that cyclists can get from the Brooms Road path to Eastfield Road.
Make the crossing from the Brooms Road path onto the signed cycle route up Barrie Avenue a toucan crossing, and remove the guard rails so that bikes can use that short stretch of pavement to reach Barrie Avenue
Signpost a route as shown from Calside to Brooms Road. This is the quietest and least hilly route and coupled with the other suggestions would make a more pleasant route into town by bike.
Remove the chicanes along the playing fields at the points shown so people using bikes, wheelchairs and pushchairs can use this path.
The places where people live are spaces for people to live. Children play in the street, people walk dogs and travel short distances, A lower speed limit allows people to live safely.
Craigs Road and the road indicated form part of a route to the shared use Maidenbower path. There are three footpaths, several houses and a cemetery along this road which is used by people walking, jogging, cycling and riding horses. Its is currently a 60mph national speed limit which is too fast for how this road is used.
Another hidden away route for accessing the Maindenbower path from Calside. Signposting this would be a quick win. The path would also benefit form being widened to allow cyclists and pedestrians to pass comfortable. Widening the chicane or replacing with a bollard at the top would enable people using bikes, wheelchairs or pushchairs to get through too.
There is a quiet route to the Maidenbower path via Aspen Crescent. This is tricky to find and easily missed as it is not signposted. A quick win to put some signage in.
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In autumn 2017 we carried out a public consultation on our proposals to transform roads in Southwark as part of Cycle Superhighway 4 (CS4). The route is an important part of the Mayor’s Healthy Streets Approach, which aims to make London greener, healthier and more pleasant through prioritising walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
We received over 3,200 direct responses and a further 1,400 campaign responses to the CS4 consultation. The feedback we received has helped us to improve the scheme’s design, and we currently intend to proceed with the scheme with minor modifications. A copy of the Consultation Report and our Response to the Issues Raised is available, including details of the changes we have made at tfl.gov.uk/cs4.
In response to feedback received during the initial consultation on the overall proposals for CS4, we are carrying out a further consultation on the junction of Southwark Park Road with Jamaica Road.
We would like to hear your views on these further proposals.
What we are proposing
Our revised proposals would improve pedestrian facilities and address safety and congestion concerns at the junction.
Our proposals include:
Predicted impacts of our proposals
The traffic modelling that we previously undertook for the CS4 proposals showed that strategic traffic from the A2 heading for Rotherhithe Tunnel may prefer to use Southwark Park Road as a result of the proposed changes along the A200. It also suggested that journey times for the P12 bus route in the evening peak may experience an increase of up to 6 minutes from Southwark Park Road to Lower Road.
We have now undertaken further traffic modelling which considers the changes in the latest proposals, and includes banning the right turn from Southwark Park Road. The latest modelling shows that strategic traffic using Southwark Park Road to access Rotherhithe Tunnel would now be displaced away from the A200 towards alternative river crossings. It also suggests that journey times for the P12 bus route would remain neutral in the morning and evening peak as a result of less traffic now using Southwark Park Road.
Local traffic wishing to travel east from Southwark Park Road will be able to access Jamaica Road via Clements Road and St James’s Road.
Reducing traffic volumes on Southwark Park Road would reduce congestion at peak periods, make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road and improve conditions for people who want to cycle. It would also ease the eastbound flow along Jamaica Road towards Rotherhithe Tunnel by reducing the number of vehicles joining from Southwark Park Road.
The changes would mean there would be less demand at the junction and allow us permit the ahead movement for all traffic from West Lane to improve local access.
The Council has proposed to add a zebra crossing to a section of the future Quietway 10.
22 Sheffield stands in the back garden however they do not appear to be covered or secured by a door.
Change of Use from Hotel (C1 Use) to House In Multiple Occupation (HMO) (sui-generis). Oakley Lodge 627 - 631 Newmarket Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8PA https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PMX2VHDXJQO00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0212/FUL
The following letter delivered to residents (Hamilton Avenue)
The letter is dated 11/02/2019 but consultation survey does not yet appear to be available. So no further details. Not too much cycle specific in this other than cyclists being allowed to travel southbound through the no entry London Road/Hamilton Avenue plug.
Letter received 21/2/2019
Kingston & Sutton Shared Environment Service
Highways & Transport
0208 770 6455
Windsor Avenue Area
Please reply to:
Kingston & Sutton
Highways & Transport 24 Denmark Road
Proposed Windsor Avenue area consultation surrey SM5 2JG
The Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee has agreed to consult residents in the Windsor Avenue area on proposals to improve the environment for residents,
pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport. The aim of the scheme is to encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport instead of using their car for local journeys.
This year there is funding available from Transport for London to carry out a consultation with residents on a few measures that have already been highlighted as an issue by some residents and the local schools and to ask if there are any other measures residents would like us to consider to improve your neighbourhood.
The proposals as shown on the attached plan includes -
Please respond to these preliminary proposals via our on-line consultation questionnaire which can be found at:
The on-line consultation will also ask if you have any other ideas to help improve the environment in your area that can be investigated and considered for future phases. Alternatively you can respond to this consultation by letter by sending your comments to the address shown. Replies need to be received by Friday 15th March 2019.
You will be notified of the outcome of this consultation by another letter circulated in due course.
Highways and Transport
Sutton & Kingston Shared Environment Service
Aside from the slightly small dimensions (possibly from old Local Plan) listed for a cycle parking space of 1800 by 560mm, and the lack of apparent Sheffield stands inside, it looks OK.
Single storey side/rear extension, addition of windows and roof lights and erection of an external cycle store. 19 Storeys Way Cambridge CB3 0DP https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PMTM59DXJP300 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0201/FUL
This appears to be a new application to replace an old, approved application for 9 flats. They have cut the number of flats by 3 and increased the number of car parking spaces by 5, losing a significant amount of greenery in the process. They have also replaced a purpose-built cycle parking facility with some scattered cycle shelters that look too small. Two are 1m by 2m, and one is 2m by 2.5m. No further detail specified.
One important thing is that they received approval to remove their existing driveway access points from Milton Road and instead put a single driveway access onto Union Lane. That's good, and they still intend to do that.
Extension and conversion of the existing building to create 6no. flats comprising 2 x 3-bedroom units and 4 x 1-bedroom units along with car and cycle parking and provision of a communal garden following the demolition of the existing studio building. 220 Milton Road Cambridge CB4 1LQ https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PMTJ3FDXJOZ00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0199/FUL
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Two phases firstly to the West of Manor Road / London (Wallington), the second to the East.
It looks like an Uber fleet of 6-8 economical 14 seater buses.
We will then report on the outcome ahead of the launch of the 12 month trial.
It should be noted that as a research trial, collecting feedback from users as well as other groups to understand feedback from non-users too will continue throughout the 12 month trial.
Check the TFL site for more
What are we proposing?
This is a trial service that does not have a fixed route or schedule, but ‘responds’ to the request to be picked up by the customer. It can be booked at the desired time of travel, primarily through an app, and provide real time updates to customers of vehicle arrival time and guarantees a seat for confirmed bookings.
The service will run using up to eight Mercedes Cityline Low floor Sprinter 14 seater vehicles. The vehicles will be Euro VI compliant bringing them in line with the Ultra Low Emission Zone vehicle standards, and will be fully wheelchair accessible.
Council proposal to create a pavement (there is no pavement currently) along Mackintosh Lane, restrict dangerous parking, make Mackintosh Lane one-way and so on. Details here: https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/streetscene/mackintosh-lane-sedgwick-street/consult_view/
Any thoughts to me by the end of February please.
The East West Rail project connecting Cambridge with Oxford and beyond.
Discussion for issues where East West Rail crosses existing cycle routes or creates the potential for new connections, particularly to new stations, but also to ensure that EWR does not become a barrier to cycling where it passes.
no apparent cycle parking at all
Prior Approval notification of proposed change of use from B1(a)(Office) to Class C3 (dwellinghouses) to create 9x 1-bed units. 23 Tenison Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 2DG https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PMGA10DX08G00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0163/B1C3
Furness Road Junction Improvement Scheme
Who is consulting?
Highways & Infrastructure
Why are we consulting?
Each year we identify roads in Brent which have the highest numbers of recorded Personal Injury Accidents (PIA’s). We then consider the introduction of road safety measures to help reduce the number of accidents.
The junction of Furness Road with Harlesden High Street and Harrow Road has been identified as a location with a high number of accidents. Over the last 3 years there have been 9 traffic accidents recorded at the junction. 1 accident resulted in serious injury and 8 accidents resulted in slight injury. 3 accidents involved a pedestrian, 2 involved a pedal cyclist and 2 involved motorcyclists.
The existing pedestrian facilities at this junction are also inadequate. The only protected pedestrian phase is across the southern arm of High Street Harlesden, with no formal crossings across all other approach arms to this very busy junction. Also most pedestrians tend to cross the junction on the north side of High Street Harlesden, which is not a protected and formal crossing.
The other problem with this junction is the Furness Road approach. This is only a single lane approach with a free flowing, uncontrolled traffic movement for left-turning traffic. The right turning traffic obstructs the free flowing left-turning traffic even though it is uncontrolled. This is mainly due to the single lane approach to the junction holding the left-turning traffic which then causes long tail backs on Furness Road on daily basis, particularly during the peak hour periods. We are therefore proposing to introduce a comprehensive set of measures to reduce the number of traffic accidents and also improve junction capacity.
We’d like your views on how to reduce through-traffic in your area, reducing road danger and improving the environment to make your neighbourhood more pleasant.
We’re aware that some roads in the Peterborough Estate get too many cars for such a residential area. In particular, Perrymead Street and its adjoining roads experience a high level of rat-running.
Having spoken with residents and listened to their views, we’ve developed a scheme to reduce the number of vehicles using these residential roads.
We would like to:
To enforce these proposals, we plan to install refuge islands on Wandsworth Bridge Road - please see our mapbelow.
We would make the changes by introducing an experimental traffic order and then monitoring the results for approximately six months. We will then ask you for your views again, to see if you think they’ve made a difference, before deciding whether to make these changes permanent.
As part of the scheme, we’re also considering allowing vehicles to turn right from New King’s Road into Wandsworth Bridge Road, but this would take longer to introduce.
D&A Part 14 has the details on cycle parking.
118 long-stay spaces
42 short-stay spaces
40 cycle hire spaces
Much of the long-stay is provided by Broxap Hi-Rise Two Tier Cycle Storage Solution (need to check if this is gas-assisted). The bottom row of these are provided by 'Sheffield stands' placed underneath the second tier. However it appears that these Sheffield stands are spaced at 800mm intervals.
There are also 18 'off gauge' spaces provided by Sheffield stands (however these are not well-positioned and we should recommend that they use half-height Sheffield stands that are positioned to the side of the cycle parking space, not the middle).
Southern guest cycle parking area page 143 has double doors of 1810mm width (not indicated whether it is easy to open the doors while walking a bike).
Northern guest cycle parking area on page 144 includes a 'larger bike parking space' that is smaller than a bike.
Both have 'Maintenance spaces' that mysteriously have a Sheffield stand in them - unclear what this is.
Full Planning Approval is sought for 150 room hotel and 180 room aparthotel (C1 Use Class), with ancillary uses including a restaurant, bar, cafe, co-working space and gym, along with associated cycle parking, car parking, landscaping, utilities and associated ancillary structures. North West Cambridge Site Lot H Cambridge https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PMESL7DXJIA00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0156/FUL
No cycle parking proposed it seems.
The residents who filed a DCF petition objection seem to refer to some level of cycle parking, but I cannot find it.
Prior Approval notification of proposed change of use from Class B8 (storage or distribution centre), to a use falling within Class C3 (dwellinghouses) of the Use Classes Order (1987) to provide 9no. flats. Building To Rear Of 56 - 58 Cherry Hinton Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 7AQ https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PM8V8EDX0BH00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0143/CPP3
The bollard at the Cambridge Retail Park, which is supposed to stop this being a through route for cars, has been down for months. Drivers are now using the retail park as a short cut. This has made cycling through here more dangerous as there is more traffic and some of the drivers are driving too fast (and passing too close).
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At the January South Area Committee Meeting, concerns were raised about cycling on the footpath along Hobson's Brook.
What is Camcycle's view (and members' views) about cycling here and in the surrounding area (which likely impacts cycling on this route)?
St Cross Street
St Cross street runs from Farringdon Road, across Saffron Hill to Hatton Garden. It is currently one-way westbound between Saffron Hill to Hatton Garden.
The consultation proposes two-way cycling all the way through while reducing the short section between Saffron Hill and Farringdon Road to one-way eastbound for motor vehicles (with a cycle contraflow lane).
Saffron Street connects Saffron Hill with Farringdon Road and currently the western end (as far as Onslow Street) is one-way eastbound.
The consultation proposes two-way cycling all the way through while Saffron St is closed to motor traffic between Saffron Hill and Onslow Street in order to safely facilitate two-way cycling, and to create an improved environment for pedestrians.
Plans have been revealed for a 19-storey tower on the corner of Rockingham Street and Tiverton Street.
Although Waterloo-based developer Joseph Homes specialises in residential schemes, it is not proposing to build flats here.
Instead, a range of options including offices, a hotel and student accommodation is being considered.
Proposals for a 19-storey building – with up to 6,000 sq ft of office space – designed by ColladoCollins architects were shown at a public exhibition last week.
The tower would be roughly as tall as nearby Metro Central Heights.
A planning application is due to be submitted to Southwark Council this month. If approved, construction of the tower could begin in January 2020.
In 2014, permission was granted for a 13-storey tower on the same site, but that scheme has not been built.
The site – currently vacant and boarded up – was formerly occupied by a Latin American restaurant.
Joseph Homes has a website here: www.rockinghamstreet.co.uk
This map shows all issues, whether points, routes, or areas:
The most popular issues, based on the number of votes:
I watch in wonder and amazement as the new cycle lane alongside the A41 from Mostyn lights to the zoo is completed - with lamposts in th emiddle of the path - not to mention a three legged road sign which I am sure will make passage impossible.
I will investigate more and take photos....
This consultation seeks to gather your views on Hackney Council’s proposals for improving the environment for cycling and walking and controlling traffic flow on Oldhill Street between Stamford Grove East and Feldman Close, including:
• a one-way system on Oldhill Street from Stamford Grove East to Feldman Close
• a School Street to make it safer and easier for children to walk and cycle to school.
The one-way system will serve to stop people driving vehicles along the footway outside Tyssen School.
For the School Street, the same section of Oldhill Street will temporarily become a pedestrian- and cycle-only zone for 45 minutes at school opening and closing times whilst maintaining access for residents, businesses, pedestrians and cyclists. This will tackle congestion at the school gates and improve the environment and safety for those travelling to school.
Residents and businesses who live and work on this section of Oldhill Street will be able to register for an exemption so they can still get to and from their homes and businesses by vehicle.
Need considerably more bicycle parking at the shopping centre. The few racks here are often overfull.
Apparently TfL commissioned "...to explore the opportunity of a pedestrian river crossing ....". They may not think bikes should also be included, but they should!
There is a campaign to get Google (who are currently building their new HQ in the King's Cross development) to provide this much-need bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. See http://googlebridge.kccp.org.uk/ .
The Road between Great Wilbraham and Fulbourn is very well used by Cyclists, runners and walkers throughout the year. It is a single track road with a 60 MPH speed limit. A bicycle path here would encourage more people to cycle to Fulbourn and Cambridge. The path would significantly improve safety for cars, pedestrians and cyclists.
Pinch-point at zebra crossing where cyclists are forced to share space with traffic that is often speeding. Cars try to squeeze past cyclists or brake suddenly.
Travelling south from North Road to Manor Road; you have to negotiate Manor Circus - the only crossing is a zebra crossing; followed by narrow pavement; which forces a dismount. Could the southern pavement be widened by extending it out over the former gasworks site?
The current Barton to Cambridge off road cycle path starts at the White Horse in Barton. During term time Cambridge bound traffic is now backed up and slow moving throughout Barton along the A603. This leaves no clear safe route for cyclists. The road has white hatchings down the middle and would be wide enough for a proper on-road cycle lane to leave a safe passage past the queuing vehicles.
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further to the piece in newsletter 128, I wonder if any thought has been given to the difficulty of turning right into Emmanuel Street if you are coming towards the town centre from St Andrew's Street? We go fairly often to the Arts Cinema and this is the obvious way for us to go home, but it is impossible to turn right on the correct side of the bollard at present as it is designed only for left turning cycles coming out of town. There is, however, nothing to suggest that such a right turn is illegal.
I use Scotland road as a lower NOx route. and its easier to join than going on the ring road side of Heathfield primary.
Problem arises from vehicles waiting for the Nottingham Rd & ring road junction at the futurist blocking visibility of the junction. Makes it harder to turn and increases the threat.
Suggested solution: Keep clear markings across the junction.
If agreeable will email KM about it.
Providing a cycle-friendly surface on the path from Meadlands Drive to the road serving the German School and the Polo Club would improve cycling access to Strathmore and Russell Schools and help provide a better quiet route from Meadlands Drive area towards Richmond - providing more/better options for avoiding the busy Petersham Road.
Added to reduce confict with pedestrians at back of Leith Academy.
Will act as a barrier to long bikes, trailers and probably buggies and wheelchairs.
Heading south west on Upper Maudlin Street, cyclists approaching lights have a narrow cycle lane cum ASL lead-in immediately adjacent to parked vehicles. The risk of dooring is clear. The lane or the parking should be removed.
The Cottenham to Histon cycleway needs improvement.
There is a fairly good cycle lanes from Kingston towards Richmond up until you reach the Richmond Council border where Richmond Road (A307) turns into the Upper Ham Road (A307) and eventually Petersham Road (A307). At traffic lights along this route there are reserved areas for cyclists but along the roads there is nothing to remind drivers that cyclists share the road especially when the road narrows after Sandy Lane through Petersham. The road surface here is terrible and the speed bumps are pointless because some driver sprint between the bumps.
The best solution would be to remove the cyclists from this route altogether by upgrading the Thames Path to create a proper cycle path along the River Thames towards Richmond that currently stops at Teddington Lock. If a cycle/foot bridge linking Ham with Twickenham was built over Eel Pie along this route it would create an obvious link for those want to reach Twickenham.
Torthorwald is only a couple of miles from Dumfries but very few people are willing to cycle on the Lockerbie Road/ A709. An off-road path running parallel to the road down to Heathhall forest would connect up with the Caledonian Cycleway and provide an accessible route into town.
It is a constant problem that car drivers think it is acceptable to park in this particular spot.
The single yellow needs upgrading to double yellow lines ( is this enforced anyway ) OR we need hard infrastruture design which prevents such selfish behaviour.
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There's a very poor dogleg right-angle with barriers at the entrance/exit from the West Cambridge site to Clerk Maxwell Road.
This should be turned into a wide splay with good visibility.
A northern stretch of Bristol's waymarked "Concorde Way" runs along a quiet residential street, Wordsworth Road. On the newest housing development as Bristol gives way to South Gloucestershire there is a barrier between the end of Wordsworth Road and the start of Eighth Avenue to prevent motor vehicles passing through. There is a raised curb, offset railings and large grey concrete bollards and only a narrow passage either side of one bollard for cyclists to ride through. Tricycles, cargo bikes, or trailers might be to be lifted over the raised curb. In dusk or darkness neither the bollards nor the curb are easy to see. There is a light on the traffic sign offering some help, but a less intimidating arrangements or reflective/high-visibility surfaces could be considered.
The chicane at the west end of the Magdalene Glen path interrupts the flow when going uphills, particularly unpleasant for people with weak knees. It also forces cyclists uphills often to stop and start when there are other people going through, as it's not wide enough to pass.
It doesn't serve any useful purpose at it is on the top of the slope where cyclists are very slow anyway. As it's uphills, there is little danger that e.g. kids run out onto the wide pavement of Duddingston Pk South. Cyclists from the West are slow at this point anyway as they turn into the path.
There needs to be a ramped access to the school grounds at this point to replace or bypass the 6 steps currently there.
This would not only improve access to the school but also improve connection between the East Craigs Path Network and North Gyle and the only toucan crossing on the A8 in Edinburgh on Dechmont Road.
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"Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) has recently undertaken a feasibility report to investigate cycle links to the new Verulamium Park (Ver Park) Route link to NCN 6 from the King Harry Lane area. We have looked at ways to improve the cycling and walking environment; particularly where this would improve the continuity of cycle routes and the movement of people via active modes around your area. A section of shared use cycle route has been recently provided by the developer Linden Homes and the intention is to extend this facility to Abbey Avenue and northwards towards The Ramparts via an upgraded traffic signal crossing point into Verulamium Park.
The proposals include the following:
· Upgrade the existing traffic signal controlled crossing near Verulamium Park access to a Toucan Crossing,
· To provide improvements to the footway areas on both sides of the traffic signal controlled crossing to make it both suitable for pedestrians and cyclists, and linking into the new section of shared use footway/ cycleway that the developer has recently provided.
· To the south of the new roundabout, on the western side, the existing footway will be widened from 0.9-1.1m to 2.5m to continue the shared use route towards Abbey Avenue.
To upgrade the existing uncontrolled crossing at King Harry Lane jw Abbey Avenue by increasing the widths of the existing pedestrian refuge to widths that can accommodate both cyclists and pedestrians.
This option has been carefully evaluated and full consideration has been given to the likely effects that it may have on residents.
Please find attached a plan which shows details of the proposed scheme for Ver Park Highway Link (Cycleway/ Footway).
At this stage we are intending to implement the proposals during the next financial year, 2014/15.
As such we are now finalising the design and we are interested in hearing your views or any comments you may have regarding the proposals"
Initial comments by John Metcalf
Overall to be welcomed as better than what is there already. But, it could be improved?
1. Traffic entering Abbey Avenue is likely to be going too fast for a safe crossing for those walking or cycling. This is a rat-run to avoid the King Harry roundabouts. Therefore tighten the radii of the junction and make a raised crossing (on a hump). Do we want a Tiger (Zebra for walkers and cyclists) crossing?
2. The crossing of the new roundabout exit into King Harry Park is hazardous. It needs to be upgraded with a humped crossing (and a Tiger?). Is this sufficient or should there also be measures to slow down the traffic entering and leaving King Harry Park.
3. The best solution would be to upgrade the ROW footpath from the toucan crossing of King Harry Lane to Rowlatt Drive
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All the sideroads between Richmond Circus and Manor Circus are a danger to cyclists on the cycleway.
There is no warning to motorists that there will be crossing cyclists and the building angles make it hard to see if anything is coming.
Turning traffic from the A316 can have an obscured view of the cycleway due to foliage.
Decrease corner radii.
Make road hump more pronounced.
Make cycle surface colour continuous across roadway.
Add markings across roadway.
Add warning signage.
Move give way lines back to before cycleway or add additional give way lines.
There are currently around 6 or 8 cages for cycle parking. One bike per cage. While this is great for anyone lucky manages to find an unused cage, often they're all used. Some additional Sheffield type stands required.