Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

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Listed issues, most recent first:

  • CS9: Kew Bridge, Kew Bridge Rd and Duke Road

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/kew-duke/

    Online Survey

    Overview

    We consulted on our proposals for Cycle Superhighway 9 in autumn 2017. The route is an important part of the Mayor’s Healthy Streets Approach, which aims to make London greener, healthier and more pleasant through encouraging walking, cycling and the use of public transport.

    We have published an analysis of the responses and our response to the issues raised here. The feedback we received was valuable in helping us to further improve the scheme.

    In response to feedback received through the consultation, we are now carrying out a further consultation on two parts of the route:

    • Kew Bridge and Kew Bridge Road (High Street Brentford to Wellesley Road)
    • Duke Road and Duke’s Avenue’s junction with Chiswick High Road 

    We would like to hear your views on these further proposals. A map of the areas where we are carrying out further consultation can be found below.

    Kew Bridge and Duke Road overview map (PDF 989KB)

    Other than the two sections identified for further consultation, we will be progressing our plans for the route as outlined in the Response to Issues Raised report. No further consultation is planned on the proposals for the route except for the two parts of the route above. We will carry out local engagement on the rest of our proposals later in the process. We are intending to proceed with our proposals subject to formal approvals.

    Following feedback from respondents and the Mayor’s announcement of a new brand for London’s growing network of high-quality cycle routes in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, this route will no longer be called a Cycle Superhighway. We will work closely with our borough partners on the most appropriate wayfinding for this scheme.

    Kew Bridge and Kew Bridge Road (High Street Brentford to Wellesley Road)

    The main change we are proposing is to provide a segregated two-way cycle track on the south side of Kew Bridge Road and South Circular Road. Previously we proposed with-flow segregated cycle tracks and a bus lane on Kew Bridge Road, the South Circular and also between Wellesley Road and High Street Brentford (including Kew Bridge junction).

    This change provides full segregation for cyclists throughout this section and removes the requirement for two bus stop bypasses we proposed on the north side of Kew Bridge Road. The change also addresses concerns raised about cycle safety at Kew Bridge junction, Green Dragon Lane and Lionel Road South.

    We are also proposing a second southbound traffic lane on Kew Bridge to make the junction operate more effectively and to maintain bus journey times in the area.

    In summary, our proposals for this section of the route include:

    • A segregated two-way cycle track on the southern side of Kew Bridge Road and South Circular Road
    • Improved cyclist access between Capital Interchange Way and Wellesley Road
    • Improved pedestrian and cycle crossings at Kew Bridge junction
    • A new pedestrian crossing across Kew Bridge Road at High Street Brentford
    • Creating an additional southbound traffic lane on Kew Bridge
    • Changes to bus stops at Kew Bridge Station
    • Changes to bus lane operating hours reverting them back to the original hours of operation
    • Parking bays on South Circular relocated to accommodate the cycle track

    A map of the proposals for Kew Bridge and Kew Bridge Road to Wellesley Road can be found below.

    Kew Bridge and Kew Bridge Road proposals map (PDF 2.35MB)

    Appendix A - detailed information on these proposals (PDF 237KB) 

    The original proposals for this section can be found here

    Duke Road and Duke’s Avenue’s junction with Chiswick High Road 

    The main change we are proposing is to ban the right turn out of Duke Road onto Chiswick High Road for all traffic (except cyclists) in response to safety concerns. Traffic would be able to use Annandale Road to exit east onto Chiswick High Road instead. We previously proposed to reduce Annandale Road from two lanes to one at its junction with Chiswick High Road. We are now proposing to keep two lanes on exit at this junction to facilitate traffic that may be redirected from Duke Road.

    We are also proposing to maximise pavement space outside Our Lady of Grace and St Edward Church, in response to local concerns. This will require the reduction of eastbound traffic lanes on Chiswick High Road from two to one. 

    We proposed four additional pay and display bays on the west side of Duke’s Avenue. Following feedback from the consultation and our discussions with Our Lady of Grace and St Edward Church we are no longer proposing these bays and will instead retain the existing single yellow line as this will provide more opportunity for parking for Church services. Additionally, one proposed space on the eastern side of Duke Road opposite Bourne Place has been removed to ensure vehicles can exit this junction.

    In summary, our proposals for this section of the route include:

    • Duke’s Avenue converted to entry-only; Duke Road converted to exit-only with a banned right turn, addressing collisions involving vehicles turning at Duke Road
    • The eastbound approach to Duke’s Avenue would be reduced to one lane
    • Changes to parking and loading on Chiswick High Road, Duke’s Avenue and Duke Road
    • Maintaining pavement space outside the Catholic Church, extending pavement space elsewhere where possible and planting new trees

    The segregated two-way cycle track on the southern side of Chiswick High Road has been retained.

    A map of the proposals for Duke Road and Duke’s Avenue junction with Chiswick High Road can be found below.

    Duke Road and Duke's Avenue proposals map (PDF 968 KB)

    Appendix B - detailed information on these proposals (PDF 241KB) 

    The original proposals for this section can be found here

    How would the proposals affect journey times?

    We have carried out detailed traffic modelling on the proposals to understand how our proposals might affect journey times for general traffic, buses, cyclists and pedestrians.

    Despite the sophistication of our traffic models, all traffic modelling is only ever indicative; it is intended to give an idea of where the impacts of changes in journeys are most likely to be felt. It assumes that drivers have perfect knowledge of the network and will always choose the quickest route available

    We have undertaken traffic modelling on the proposed changes to the scheme, which has indicated the following:

    Kew Bridge section

    This section has undergone extensive design changes following feedback from the previous consultation, including concerns about the impact on journey times through the junction. The new design changes the ‘with flow’ cycle track into a bi-directional cycle track and provides additional capacity north and southbound on Kew Bridge. As a result, three approaches to the junction will have either an increase in green signal time or an increase in lane capacity, which leads to improved journey times on bus routes 237 and 391 in both directions and bus route 65 east bound compared to the previous designs. One approach to the junction will see a reduction in green signal time which as a consequence, has a minor negative impact on journey times for the 65 westbound bus route.

    Duke’s Avenue section

    The design changes at this location have been made to protect trees and retain footway space outside Our Lady of Grace and St Edward Church. There is no longer a right turn lane, but there is space in front of the stop line for up to two right turning vehicles without blocking vehicles travelling east, including buses. As the predicted traffic volumes are low, this junction is expected to operate effectively and the design change is predicted to have minimal impact on overall bus and traffic journey times.

    Detailed results of our traffic modelling can be found below.

    Traffic modelling results AM (PDF 186KB)  

    Traffic modelling results PM (PDF 185KB)

    Equalities

    We are subject to the general public sector equality duty set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, which requires us to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations by reference to people with protected characteristics.

    Our autumn 2017 consultation set out how we had due regard to the duty and can be found here

    We have updated our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for the proposed changes. The EQIA completed for this scheme shows positive impacts for black and ethnic minority groups, females, disabled cyclists, and cyclists under 25 and over 65 years of age. Positive impacts have also been identified for disabled pedestrians, as the scheme proposes a number of improvements to pedestrian facilities including enhanced crossing facilities, increased pavement widths and new pedestrian crossings.

    Some negative impacts have been identified where pavements are proposed to be cut back or shared use is proposed, however we have ensured that they are appropriate for number of pedestrians in the area and that they allow two wheelchair users to pass safely. Shared use areas would be provided only where there is sufficient space for pedestrian and cyclists. Some negative impacts have also been identified where we are proposing to install bus stop bypasses. We recently agreed therefore to include zebra crossings at all bus stop bypasses. The crossings would have tactile paving and would be raised to footway level to create a flush surface.

    Public drop-in events and have your say

    We will be holding public drop-in events at which staff involved in the project will be available to answer your questions:

    • Wednesday 6 February 2019 (17:00 to 21:00), Clayton Hotel Chiswick, 626 Chiswick High Road, W4 5RY
    • Saturday 16 February 2019 (11:00 to 15:00), Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, TW8 0EN

    You can let us know your views on these proposals by taking part in our online survey below.

    Have your say

    We would like to know what you think about our proposals.

    Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Tuesday 26 February 2019.

    Alternatively, you can:

    You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form by emailing consultations@tfl.gov.uk, or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

    Have your say

    Online Survey

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  • Harlesden Primary School Travel Plan

    Henry Lancashire // 1 thread

    Brent Council write:

    As part of our sustainable transport policy, we are progressively improving key walking routes to schools and making them safer for all road users such as children. This documents outlines our proposal to improve pedestrian access to Harlesden Primary School in Minet Avenue.

    Why are we proposing this change?
    As a part of the recent expansion programme for Harlesden Primary School the school entrance
    was relocated from Acton Lane to Minet Avenue. Brent Council has received many complaints
    from the school and parents in relation to their concerns about the safety of pupils trying to access
    the school due to congestion and obstructive parking. In addition there have been a number of
    accidents reported by the school involving school pupils and motor vehicles in the section of Minet
    Avenue between Acton Lane and the gated closure outside the school.
    Brent Council also receives regular complaints with regards to vehicles driving through the
    emergency services access gate that was installed to reduce traffic and improve safety in Minet
    Avenue by the school.

    What are the proposed improvements?
    The scheme proposals are shown in the attached drawing. In summary the proposals
    include:
    The introduction of a Pedestrian and Cycle zone in Minet Avenue between Acton Lane
    and the existing gated closure, between 8:15 to 9:15am and 2:30 to 4:00pm. Residents
    of this section of Minet Avenue will be issued with a permit (free of charge) and will be
    exempt from the proposed restrictions together with emergency services vehicles, blue
    badge holders and permitted delivery vehicles.
    Introduction of timed “Pedestrian and Cycle” zone signs and a CCTV camera to help the
    enforcement of this area to improve safety of children and all pedestrians.
    The introduction of school keep clear marking outside the two new accesses of the
    school
    Parking bays outside the school will be amended as shown on the plan to facilitate the
    proposals above

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  • Wykeham Primary School Proposed School Travel Plan

    Henry Lancashire // 1 thread

    Brent Council write:

    As part of our sustainable transport policy, we are progressively improving key walking routes to schools and making them safer for all road users such as children. This documents outlines our proposal to improve pedestrian access to Wykeham Primary School in Annesley Close.

    Why are we proposing this change?
    In 2017 Brent Council introduced a number of road safety improvements in roads around the
    Wykeham Primary school. This was in response to concerns raised by the school, local ward
    councillors and residents submitting a petition to Brent Council. Although we have installed a
    number of improvements to stop the obstructive parking on footways and Carriageway, and to
    reduce congestion in Annesley Close. The situation had not improved and drivers continue to
    obstruct the Carriageway and the Footways during the school peak hours at am and pm.
    The proposals we have introduced include the installation of Pedestrian Guard rails, Street trees
    and the installation of the School Keep Clear marking.

    What are the proposed improvements?
    The scheme proposals are shown in the attached drawing. In summary the proposals include:
    The introduction of a Pedestrian and Cycle zone in Annesley Close from its junction with
    Aboyne Road and the turning circle, between 8:15 to 9:15am and 2:30 to 4:00pm. The
    Permit holders within the proposed zone (Annesley Close), Emergency Service Vehicles,
    blue badge holders and permitted delivery vehicles would be exempted from the
    proposed restrictions.
    Introduction of timed “Pedestrian and Cycle” zone signs to help the enforcement of this
    area to improve safety of children and all pedestrians.

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  • Roadworks: Howland Street

    Created by John Chamberlain // 0 threads

    Howland Street is closed to motor traffic from Thursday 31st for several weeks. Cyclists will still be able to use it except for 2 days, probably 7th and 8th Feb, when it will be completely closed. On these days use the signed diversion via Grafton Way and Whitfield Street or walk through.

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  • S/0193/19/FL Rosemary Road Waterbeach - 9 new dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    The cycle parking dimensions look good, almost lifted straight out of the guide. Main issues are: garden gate doors are only 90cm, the Sheffield stands are affixed with only M12 bolts, and the cycle shelter doors are not lockable.

    ...

    Construction of 9 dwellings and new access Land to the rear of 10A, Rosemary Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9NB http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/0193/19/FL South Cambridgeshire Application reference : S/0193/19/FL

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  • Cycle path closed

    Created by Helen Cook // 1 thread

    Cycle path on southbound side of Eddington Avenue has been closed for no apparent reason since August 2018.  Obstructive signs tell cyclists to dismount or use the road.

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  • Here lies a new shared path off-limits to disabled cyclists

    Anon // 1 thread

    Last year a new path was built by Sustrans linking an existing bridleway to Rufforth. Great, right? Sure, *unless you dare to cycle on a non-conventional bike and/or have a physical disability*! Because what's this we have here? It's a barrier that makes it impossible for people with a physical disability and/or on a non-conventional bike to get past! Sustrans claim that the Council is responsible for this barrier, and the Council have said that those responsible "have been informed". Will action be taken? Will the 15-20% of York residents who have a physical disability be able to use this new path funded with their taxpayers' money? We shall see.

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  • Disabled cyclists - You Shall Not Pass!

    Anon // 1 thread

    Another signed cut-through for cyclists, another barrier that is ableist, discriminatory and a massive hassle even for able-bodied cyclists on conventional, diamond-frame, relatively light bikes. If you don't tick both those boxes then your options are:

    1. Lift your bike over the barrier. Here's hoping you're not on a cargo bike, trike or heavy city bike!

    2. Reverse back along the path if you're coming from the north/Malton Way and try to find a different route that isn't blighted by barriers.

    3. Take the road. Don't like cycling alongside motorised traffic? Tough!

    And here's what the Council needs to do - follow the example of more enlightened cities (pretty much any city in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Germany etc etc etc) and remove the barriers!!

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  • Horribly obstructive barrier on "cycle route"

    Anon // 1 thread

    This cut-through is on a key, signed, cycle route from Clifton Moor Gate, supposedly allowing cyclists to avoid the busy routes. But cyclists seeking to make use of this cut-through have to contend with not one, but two barriers, both apparently installed to impede cycle traffic or at the very least force to cyclists to walk (because all cyclists can walk without problem, right?!). The older barrier is a fence-type one which greatly narrows the space available to pass through. Apparently that wasn't enough to stop those pesky cyclists, as a concrete bollard has been installed maybe 0.5 metres from the metal barrier, in front of the greatly narrowed space. In short, only able-bodied cyclists with conventional bikes have any hope of getting through, and even then, it's a struggle. These barriers need to be removed.

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  • Vehicle free tradespeople

    Created by Nick Flynn // 1 thread

    A list of carpenters, cleaners, electricians, plumbers and other tradespeople who can attend jobs in Cambridge without needing a car parking space (for example those arriving by cargo bike) would be a useful resource.

    It could be used by people who cannot offer car parking, or those who would prefer to choose someone who can arrive by sustainable transport.

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  • Draft Air Quality Action Plan Consultation

    Created by Charles Martin // 1 thread

    The London Borough of Sutton's revised Air Quality Action Plan, draft for consultation (6 December 2018 to 6 February 2019). https://sutton.citizenspace.com/environment/draft-air-quality-action-plan-consultation/

    Get Sutton Cycling produced a short film in 2017 "Air Pollution in Sutton: how it affects you and how cycling can help" https://getsuttoncycling.org.uk/2017/10/05/the-video-you-cant-afford-to-miss/ 

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  • Chesterton Road Tree Lining - Project Consultation

    Cambridge City Council through the Environmental Improvement Programme (EIP) have allocated funding to improve the streetscape by increasing the number of trees along on Chesterton Road. We have identified a number of potential locations for new trees as shown on the 2 maps below.  

    Currently we have funding available for a smaller number of trees then shown on the plans below.  We wish to prioritise a number of these trees for the first phase of works.  We would hope to be able to plant further trees when and if we get additional funding.  

    This consultation gives local residents and stakeholders an opportunity to comment on and rate the potential tree location options put forward.

    All the potential locations will need to take into account highways infrastructure and underground utilities services, which may affect the locations currently being considered. 

    This consultation will end at noon on Friday the 15th of February 2018. 

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ChestRdTrees

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  • Wrythe Lane / Tweeddale Road / Thornton Road - proposed changes to junction

    Created by Charles Martin // 1 thread

    • Removing the existing access into Tweeddale Road from Wrythe Lane. It is proposed to create new access from Thornton Road across the green space. This will help to reduce vehicle conflicts and provide better pedestrian routes.
    • Converting the closed section of Tweeddale Road to grassed area as shown on the plan in green hatch lines.
    • A raised table is proposed at the new entry into Tweeddale Road to provide a level crossing for pedestrians and to help with slowing down traffic speeds.

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  • Roadworks: Park Village East

    Created by John Chamberlain // 0 threads

    From January 17th until early 2020 Park Village East will be closed to motor traffic at the northern end for Thames Water to install a new 42 main. This is due to HS2 construction. It is currently possible to cycle through and the good news is that the road is temporarily two-way with effectively a modal filter at the north end! I wonder if we can persuade Camden to make the arrangement permanent.

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