Top level issue for consultations and other threads related to Quieter Neighbourhoods in Enfield
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Top level issue for consultations and other threads related to Quieter Neighbourhoods in Enfield
CYCLEWAY BETWEEN SUTTON HIGH STREET AND COLLIERS WOOD - PROPOSALS IN THE ST. HELIER AREA
this consultation only relates to the northern section of the route (in the St Helier area) just about 1km in length
Islington Council is proposing to make road safety improvements to reduce traffic speeds on Baring Street to tackle speeding issue for the safety of the community.
We are seeking your views on the council’s proposals to implement the following:
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Created by M Stanley // 1 thread
West Yorkshire combined authority are consulting on improvements to cycling and walking links in Pudsey with the aim of improving access to New Pudsey station
Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread
Borough Road - Healthy Streets
Closes 4 Nov 2019
Opened 8 Oct 2019
We would like to know your views on proposals for Borough Road. We are proposing improvements to the environment to encourage cycling and walking in line with the Healthy Streets approach. Borough Road is part of London's wider strategic cycle network as well as the council's Southwark Spine route, and together with Harper Road links Cycleway 6 at St George's Circus to Cycleway 17 at Falmouth Road creating a strategic east-west route.
The key measures proposed are
Please respond to the online questionnaire below by 4 November 2019.
In 2014 over 1400 people in Southwark were consulted by the council on cycling, and the proposed Southwark Spine cycle route was a key feature of the proposals, linking the north and south of the borough. The 2015 cycle strategy subsequently identified the Southwark Spine as a key deliverable to offer a direct, safe, attractive, comfortable and easy cycle route, for all ages and abilities.
Borough Road and Harper Road comprise the northern section of the Southwark Spine. Street improvements in Harper Road between the junction with Borough Road and Falmouth Road have been consulted on separately to link in with the proposed refurbishment of Dickens Square Park; a link to the informal consultation and updates on timescales of projects in the area are provided in www.southwark.gov.uk/harperroad.
Why We Are Consulting
We have identified a number of issues with the current road layouts that make Borough Road and Harper Road feel unsafe and intimidating for vulnerable road users, particularly cyclists, and that affect bus journey times.
We would like your views on the following proposals which aim to reduce these issues.
The proposals improve Healthy Street indicators including making it easier to cross the road, improving the environment for pedestrians from all walks of life, helping people feel relaxed and safe, and encouraging people to walk, cycle and use public transport. The results of the draft Healthy Streets check (subject to change) are shown in the spider graph below
Well used, but narrow, path.
Downhill section owned by FC, rest Forth Ports.
Before the railway came the Lammerlaws (Lamberlaws on some maps) stretched inland almost as far as the Parish Church.
Now it’s mostly thought of as the name for the ‘wild’ bit of the peninsula at the of Lammerlaws Road.
The Community Council produced an improvement plan for the area in 2018.
The ambition has since been scaled back.
The area is part of an SSSI so any work requires permission from SNH. It is expected to be given.
Has survived for 80 years and has recently attracted a small amount of vandalism
Needs a plan for conservation/interpretation
Presumed to be owned by FC
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New to the area.
I am cycling on the snakey trail every day, and there is a high risk that somebody falls into the Cherry Hinton Brook one day. The path and bridge is really too narrow and many people are taking it both ways.
Give us your views on proposals to introduce a new section of bus lane on Croxted Road.
We want to improve bus journey times along Croxted Road, as it has been identified that buses experience delays along this section, in particular just south of the junction with the A205 South Circular Road - northbound buses are sometimes unable to access the bus stop due to a combination of queuing traffic and parked vehicles upstream of the bus.
In order to support this, we are proposing to introduce a short length of northbound peak only bus lane installed between the junction of Ling’s Coppice and the bus stop south of the A205 South Circular Road (Stop WS). The bus lane will operate from 7am-7pm Monday to Saturday and would require introduction of new kerbside restrictions of no waiting and no loading to match the operational hours of the bus lane i.e 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday. To support these changes on the western kerbline, it is also proposed to introduce no waiting/no loading restrictions on the eastern kerbline during bus lane hours.
These proposals should improve journey times for passengers using the route 3, which is a high frequency service between Crystal Palace and Trafalgar Square. By making bus travel more reliable, this supports Transport for London's Healthy Streets indicator: 'People choose to walk, cycle and use public transport'.
We would appreciate your views on these plans, and whether there are any issues that we should take note of.
Why We Are Consulting
We would be grateful if you could take the time to review the proposal attached below and let us know what you think using the online questionnaire.
Your views are really important to help us make sure the final design meets the needs of the local community.
Concern at September Community Council about need for barrier to discourage young people from running into the road on way to Music Hall.
19/1212/FUL | Demolition of the existing octagonal building and erection of two new student accommodation buildings comprising 23 rooms. Replacement of existing gardeners accommodation with free-standing gardeners' building, replacement of cycle storage, new boundary and entrance treatment. | St Chads 48 Grange Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 9DH
As part of the City Council's plan to build 500 new homes in Cambridge by 2022, Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP) is proposing to build around 78 new council-rented homes and a new community facility on Campkin Road.
Tom McKeown // 1 thread
Planning for a direct action to close Station Road.
The Countryside Management Service is currently developing a Greenspace Action Plan for the Ayot Greenway. Attached (see thread) is the briefing document which explains more about the community engagement and plan production process. This briefing document is being sent to relevant local stakeholders. There will be further engagement on a draft plan during January and February 2020.
We would welcome any comments you may have on the objectives proposed, or your thoughts on the future management of the Ayot Greenway. Should you have any questions, or if you would like to meet to discuss the plan, please get in touch with me using the contact details below.
Rhiannon Barton, Trainee Land Management Projects Officer
Countryside and Rights of Way, Environment and Infrastructure Department
Hertfordshire County Council I County Hall I Pegs Lane, Hertford I SG13 8DN I Postal Point: CHN101
( 01992 555173 (Comnet 25173) Email: Rhiannon.Barton@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Created by Paula Downes // 2 threads
The road is unloved, has very few trees, has a lot of traffic, moving fast or jammed. Air quality is poor. Cyclists cycle along the pavement very fast which is dangerous for pedestrians. The cycle lanes on the road are not safe. It is difficult for cyclists to cross the road since there are not enough crossings. A lot of people park near Coldhams Common on Saturdays. Many people have created driveways to avoid people parking in front of their houses in the parking bays. Crossing the little roads (Brampton, Vinery Road, Vinery Way) is difficult because the cars block the path as they wait to get onto Coldhams Lane and greenery prevents pedestrians from going behind those cars.
Outline application (all matters reserved except for means of access in respect of junction arrangements onto Worts' Causeway and Babraham Road) for erection of up to 230 residential dwellings (including affordable housing), community facilities within Use Classes A1/A2/A3/A4/B1/D1/D2, new landscaping and public realm, car and cycle parking, infrastructure, other associated works following the demolition of all existing buildings on the site.
We are proposing to pedestrianise part of Oaklands Road (between Oaklands Passage and Cricklewood Broadway) and create a Liveable Street by removing general traffic and improving the urban realm.
Why We Are Consulting
The proposed scheme aims to create a new, high quality, calm and interactive community space in the heart of Cricklewood. This supports the Council’s commitment to improving our town centre environments, encouraging walking and cycling and improving air quality. It will also establish a less congested environment for the long-standing fruit and vegetable stall and an accessible and safe route for pedestrians, cyclists and people with mobility difficulties.
Created by Hounslow Cycling Campaign // 1 thread
The Liveable Neighbourhoods project in south Chiswick combines a range of schemes across the Grove Park and Dukes Meadows area that focus on increasing the number of trips made by foot, bike and public transport while improving local public space.
Hounslow Council has secured funding through Transport for London’s Liveable Neighbourhood programme to progress this project. Certain elements of the project are well defined, such as the proposed pedestrian bridge under Barnes Bridge and a new public square in Grove Park near to Chiswick Station. Alongside this there are also broader aims to provide improved walking and cycling links across the area while also looking to address well known issues of excessive traffic volumes and speeds in residential areas, which are often used as cut-through to access major roads.
Richard G // 1 thread
Default traffic light phase is for red on the vastly more used busway/cyclepath, rather than for the infrequent crossings of Hobson Avenue.
How to go about changing it
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Junction 11 of the M11 is a key entry point into Cambridge. With significant growth in housing and employment in the area, upgrading the existing transport infrastructure in this area is vital to reduce congestion and improve access into the city.
Congestion impacts on current bus journey times making journeys unreliable, unattractive and longer than necessary, as well as affecting the convenience and comfort of cycling trips on the corridor.
By expanding the existing Travel Hub in Trumpington and creating more Travel Hub provision (either by creating multi-storey parking at the Trumpington site or a new Travel Hub to the west of Junction 11), car drivers can be encouraged to complete their journeys by bus. More Travel Hub use would help the flow of traffic and make employment sites such as the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, West and North Cambridge easier to reach.
A consultation on increasing Travel Hub spaces to the south west of Cambridge ran until 21 December 2018. Thank you to those who attended our events and responded to the consultation. We will now collate the responses and publish a report in the Spring of 2019.
The Cambridge South West Travel Hub Project is a component of the West of Cambridge package, which includes review and development options for Travel Hub facilities, creation of new Travel Hub locations, and enhancement or upgrade of existing facilities.
Camden is consulting on a proposed Healthy School Street zone around the following schools:
Created by M Stanley // 1 thread
Leeds City Council are proposing major changes to the gyratory. The stated aim is to increase motor vehicle capacity at the junction which will in turn allow the removal of general motor traffic from areas of the city centre such as city square.
Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread
From Hackney council:
Help us improve cycling on Queensbridge Road between Hackney Road and Whiston Road
We are seeking your views on proposals that will create a protected cycling route along Queensbridge Road to form part of a network of safe cycling routes between the Quietway link at Whiston Road and Quietway 13 at Columbia Road.
Hackney Council is working in partnership with Tower Hamlets and Transport for London (TfL) to make cycle accessibility improvements on Queensbridge Road from Hackney Road to Dalston Lane as part of the Central London Cycle Grid (CLCG) from Bethnal Green to Dalston Lane. The improvements at Queensbridge Road are being developed in three sections:
Hackney, Tower Hamlets, and TfL are committed to making our streets safer for everyone. These changes aim to encourage more walking and cycling, improve air quality and reduce emissions within the local area. Hackney and Tower Hamlets recognise that streets are not just places to park vehicles or drive, but to walk and cycle on too. They are the places where we socialise and live our lives. An aspiration of both boroughs is to reclaim streets from motor traffic and congestion and transform them into attractive and liveable neighbourhoods.
Queensbridge Road is one such street. Although it is a relatively wide road (about 10.5 metres wide), it was designed for the rapid transit of motorised vehicles and parking. The traffic islands and hatched road markings leave little room for other road users such as pedal cyclists and pedestrians. Between Hackney Road and Whiston Road, 28 collisions were recorded between 2013 and 2017. Sixteen of them involved pedal cyclists.
The proposed improvements would change the nature of Queensbridge Road to make it a healthier, safer and more pleasant environment for walking and cycling, reflecting the needs of the local area, including its residential estates, Haggerston Park and Haggerston School.
What are the proposals?
The following measures are proposed:
Queensbridge Road raised cycle tracks
Dunloe Street shared zebra crossing
Hackney Road junction improvements
Kent Street raised entry table and zebra crossing
Refurbishment of pavements and carriageways
Whiston Road junction
Please download the plans below for more details
What are the potential impacts of the proposals?
The rest of the cycle grid to the north of Whiston Road will be consulted on and developed as follows:
What happens next?
Your views will be taken into account as part of the detailed design process. We will publish the consultation responses as well as the decisions made at consultations.hackney.gov.uk
To keep up to date with this and other plans, please visit hackney.gov.uk/street-consultations
If the scheme goes ahead, following consultation, we expect construction works to start in January 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a raised cycle track? Can pedestrians and motorised traffic use the cycle track?
A. A raised cycle track is a section of highway where pedal cyclists have right of way. It is vertically separated from motorised traffic by a kerb and from pedestrians by a raised pedestrian/cycle separator.
Q. What is a parallel pedestrian and cyclist crossing? Who has priority when crossing the road on this type of crossing?
A. A parallel pedestrian and cyclist crossing works like a zebra crossing that allows cyclists and pedestrians to cross the road, giving priority over motorised traffic. Vehicles should stop at the ‘Give Way’ road markings, as in conventional zebra crossings.
Q. What are blended pedestrian crossings and will traffic give way to pedestrians at them?
A. Blended crossings are pedestrian crossing points designed to slow down vehicles when entering or exiting side roads, encouraging vehicles to give way to pedestrians crossing the road.
Q. What is a parallel pedestrian and cyclist crossing? Who has priority when crossing the road on this type of crossing?
A. A parallel pedestrian and cyclist crossing works like a zebra crossing that allows cyclists and pedestrians to cross the road, giving priority over motorised traffic. Vehicles should stop at the ‘Give Way’ road markings, as in conventional zebra crossings
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The current layout of the pedestrian crossing at the junction of Winchester road and Vermont close forces cyclists out of the cycle lane and into the flow of traffic. This is a risky maneuver and relies on the patience of the car driver behind the cyclist. A possible solution would be to be extend the cycle lane through the chicane, with give way markings so that pedestrians have right of way.
Southampton Cycling Campaign has received many reports of local cyclists having accidents on the cycle path outside the Dominos Pizza outlet at the southern end of The Avenue.
A recent incident was reported in the Southampton Echo, http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10475081.Cyclist_hurt_in_road_crash/
Redesign of Grey Street to remove the danger of cars reversing (blind) out parking bays into middle of the road.
There is a loading bay in the cycle contraflow cycle lane, which means that the cycle lane is blocked for cyclists as soon as a vehicle is parked there. This means that cyclists have to pull out into the path of oncoming buses, thus making the NCN route unsuitable to young children or inexperienced cyclists.
We have a tandem which fits in all the spaces on trains in Scotland (as far as I know), but we are prohibited from taking it on any except the East Coast line trains. I've been writing to various officials - elected and otherwise - and contributed to the recent review of the Scotrail franchise, but am not getting much joy. No one seems to think it is a big deal. But, for my family, with 2 kids aged 5 and 1, and no car, if we don't go by tandem and train, we can't go anywhere much. The tandem is not a luxury but a practical transport solution. Does anyone else want to join in and make this more than a one-woman issue?
(another related issue: even once the kids can ride their own bikes, we won't be able to use trains much since most only allow 2 reservations).
Disused railway tracks on St Peters Dock provide short section of road surface that is dangerous to traverse from East to West by bike.
If you are avoiding crossing the tracks then you are forced into oncoming traffic.
If you cross the tracks, you are then potentially trapped between parked cars and the railway tracks, which can be dangerous.
The tracks are very slippery when wet or icy, and sections are often hidden underwater because there is poor drainage after heavy rain.
Ideally the tracks are totally removed, or the surface covered with concrete or tarmac.
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The A2 is a hostile environment for cycling. Cyclists should be directed away from using the A2 towards existing safe alternatives (e.g. RCR16) and the current A2 cycle signs should be removed.
Here is an ambitious plan for a Bicycle Boulevard from Shoreditch to Fitzrovia, along Old Street, Clerkenwell Road and Theobalds Road, open only to bicycles, buses and motor traffic for local access only.
a. It is now the most cycled route in London, showing that it is the desired EW route.
b. It is of variable width, therefore trying to accommodate bikes, buses, and through traffic in a consistent and safe way is impossible. In other words, a compromise will be a botch job.
c. There will not be mixing of buses and bicycles: bicycles will have a dedicated two way cycle lane on the South side of the street.
d. The Boulevard stops being a mega- EW-rat-run. Motor traffic will have to use Pentonville/City Road.
There is a campaign for a cycle route between Bar Hill and Cambridge, also connecting Dry Drayton, Madingley and Coton to North-West Cambridge.
Currently cycle provision for these villages is poor. Bar Hill has lower rates of cycling than other villages that are closer to Cambridge.
The campaign site is: http://www.bhddmadcycle.com/
Surface, drainage and width issues.
Planned for upgrade as part of CEC 'family network'
Was an issue 5 years ago (and before)
Garratt Lane at Earlsfield station sucks massively for cyclists, and is a jarring interruption to the Wandle Trail (Sustrans route 20). It would be great to extend the riverside path underneath the railway to avoid this dangerous stretch of road.
Six inch high ridge near left side of north bound lane on the south side of the bridge forces cyclists too close to the kerb or into the path of motor vehicles. Issue reported via CTC pothole reporting site. Resurfacing required.
Proposed route along the rail corridor through Cambridge, part of which is in the Cambridge Local Plan.
While some painted "cycle lane" does exist northbound, there is woefully little provision for cyclists considering the huge number that use this section of road each day, a large number of whom are those who work at the General Hospital and other nearby health centres. Southbound cyclists have no real provision of space at all, save a graduated stopline, where cars turning right often try to pass right-turning cycles on the inside. Dale road itself is extremely narrow by winchester road, with almost no pavement space for pedestrians.
Cyclists heading northbound on Winchester road must beat traffic off the line at Dale road to get to the painted centre of Winchester road. North of the traffic light at The Range, the cycle lane is almost non-existent, placing cyclists between 2 lanes of heavy traffic, and cyclists have to stop and wait in this dangerous area in order to turn right onto Wilton road. Furthermore, the road surface, especially at this part of Winchester road, is currently deplorable.
I've visited Riverside to Waterbeach with William Rayner of county cycling team. He's revising signage here and providing it along the St Ives corridor, with the old NCN 51 being renamed Regional Route 24 (blue patch). We've decided finally to continue to sign NCN 11 from Riverside Bridge to Waterbeach Station, and he's looking at suitable (hopefully temporary) wording to advise to follow NCN 51 to Bottisham for destinations beyond Waterbeach, which will hopefully eliminate misrouting those from outside the area.
Our inspection of existing signs showed that only one new signboard was provided on completion 5 years ago of Riverside Bridge. Signboards still send people via Green Dragon. Sustrans considers signage is an important part of any route project.
The intention is to sign Milton Country Park as a destination, not as part of the route, removing route signs within the park, and probably retaining Coles Road as the signed route through the village, though it would be much preferable to have improvements past the shops and the village green, pubs etc.
Retaining the route to Waterbeach as NCN will help keep the gap in people's awareness.
I am planning to contact again the landowner of the missing link between Bottisham Lock and Fen Road, Lode with a suggestion for a low-level route, southeast side of the Bottisham Lode floodbank which is the route of the public footpath, where signs forbid cycling. It might be considered more visually acceptable. All parish councils are for the route, including the one of which he is a member.
Cyclist coming from the river come up Friars Lane exit and have to currently route right round Richmond Green because it is one way. Many do not and simply cycle across the green. The path across the green should be formally opened up to cyclists - as a share path with pedestrian priority - or a seperate track provided along the south side of Richmond Green.
Confusion created by inconsistent design in the two parts of the new segregated cycle path - one bit is clearly segrated with a distinct red surface; the other bit appears on first glance to be shared-use but on closer inspection is intended to be segregated. Why was this allowed to happen? There are also considerable problems with traffic flow which could have been eliminated with a little more thought. I dispair of Bristol City Council's ability to get anything right!
Castle Street cycle lane is a contraflow cycle lane on a one way street in Sheffield. It has been here since March 1997 and allows cyclists enter the city centre from the network of cycle paths on the East, avoiding some big arterial routes with no cycling provision.
For the past 15 years this cycle lane has been plagued by Hackney Carriage drivers parking illegally on this cycle lane, blocking cyclists access and forcing them into oncoming traffic. This has been the case for over a decade.
There is a taxi rank on the pavement side of the cycle lane, taxis often fill up this rank and overflow, parking in the cycle lane, blocking the way for cyclists.
There are several pedestrian refuges along the road particularly at the western end of the road. The refuges cause a pinch point for cyclists. The road marking confuse priorities between those using the on road cycle path and other traffic.
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Our club (South Herts CTC) had to cross the A505 to get back into Hertfordshire on Sunday and we took a route between Litlington and Therfield which involved 500 m along the A505 and a right turn at the roundabout west of Royston.
I was quite surprised there was no cycle route to help cyclists here. It was a Sunday so at least there were fewer heavy vehicles than normal, but the speed of some cars coming up behind made it tricky to change lanes on a bike when turning right at the roundabout.
Since then I have studied other ways of crossing the A505 (using Google Streetview) and can't find any easy crossing points near Royston. I see it is the boundary between Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, which complicates matters (although it looks like the A505 road is in Herts).
To the east, I've used the B1368 crossing at Flint Cross, which is also a nightmare. To the west the crossing at Slip End does at least have a central refuge. It seems little or no thought was given to cyclists when the A505 was constructed.
To investigate options to provide a safe, continuous route from St James Barton Roundabout to the top of Park Street.
Marlborough Street/Upper Maudlin Street/Perry Road/Park Row (known as the Scope Route) is the most desirable route for cyclists from the east of the city to the University, the Triangle, Clifton etc but is heavily trafficked with little cycle provision.
Research has identified three key perceptions that deter people from taking up cycling: lack of personal safety; inconvenience; poor image. Experience from countries in northern Europe shows conclusively that in order for cycling to become a mass activity attracting all ages and abilities these perceptions have to be tackled and potential cyclists must believe they will feel safe, valued and normal. Facilities are needed that form a coherent network, separate cyclists from fast, high volume traffic and offer them a high degree of priority and convenience both on main routes and local roads. The purpose of Bristol's 'Design Cycling' work programme is to create a network and that is convenient, safe and provides speedy access all over the city. A network which a 12 year old would feel comfortable using.
Part of the 2013 Bristol City Council LSTF proposals.
My employer is planning to relocate from central cambridge to the Cambridge Business Park (near Waterbeach). There is currently no decent cycle (or footpath!) access to this business park which avoids riding along the A10. I am a confident cyclist but I am not looking forward to riding to work along sections of the A10.
Are there any plans for cycle route construction which the campaign can, perhaps, help accelerate?
The cycle path crosses the soutbound exit from the M53 at Cheshire Oaks. The exit is light controlled for traffic as they enter the roundabout. This provides a safe time for cyclists to ride across the sliproad. However the lights are not visible to cyclist on the path and there is no light provided to advise cyclists when they can cross.
This makes it very difficult and dangerous for cyclists to know when they can safely cross. This would require no physical change to the road layout simply a new light to show cyclists when to cross.
Motorised vehicles currently use the rat run through Milner Street to avoid the fraffic lights at Grove Lane/ St Helens St.
This is part of NCN 41 , any extra traffic passing through here detracts from the cycling experience and is negative for residents.
Cyclist comments are needed now !
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
The permeability gate between Hooper Street and Kingston Street is obstructive as it only allows passage in one direction at a time.
Given the ever-increasing amount of cycling in areas like this, it's time to get this replaced with a simple bollard arrangement that would allow two-way passage whilst still enable the emergency services to unlock for access in an emergency.