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  • Tufnell Park junction revisions

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    Camden Council will shortly be releasing a consultation on some tweaks to Tufnell Park junction aimed at improving it for pedestrians and cyclists. This junction overlaps the Camden-Islington boundary, so I presume the consultation will be a joint one, but Camden are taking the lead on the design.

    I'm not free to post a drawing but I want to start some early discussion between Camden cyclists, Islington cyclists and others so here's a brief summary of the proposals:
    - removal of the traffic islands and straight-across ped crossings on all arms of the junction
    - additional diagonal ped crossings across the middle of the junction with an all-green phase.
    - ASL boxes on all arms, but with feeder lanes (mandatory) only on Junction Road and Tufnell Park Road
    - There will still be two motor traffic lanes at the signals for Fortess Road and Brecknock Road because without a right-turn lane all the traffic would be held up by the right turners (into Tufnell Park Road).

    These changes do quite a lot for pedestrians but not much to alleviate the difficulty and danger of cycling through the junction on most alignments.

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  • Turning right on to the orbital route up Regent Street from Lawrence Street

    Created by Mr Andrew Woodhouse // 1 thread

    When trying to turn right up Regent Street to join the orbital route from Lawrence Street cyclists have to use the main traffic straight on lane indicating right and stopping at the junction, with no safe marked or protected bay to direct traffic from either direction around them. Making the cyclist exposed and also confusing and frustrating drivers.
    Coming up Lawrence street I often feel intimidated by drivers as I indicate right and pull into the straight on lane, I guess as they don't understand that cyclists can turn right and cars can't, there is no indication to the traffic that this is possible, with either road markings approaching or at the junction. Also when turning right the cyclist is faced with oncoming traffic itself trying to turn right, not understanding why the cyclist is positioned where they are in the road, and maybe also taking up the possibly safe space that the cyclist needs to use to get out of the traffic.

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  • Route 66 Junction with University Road and Green Dykes Lane

    Created by Mr Andrew Woodhouse // 1 thread

    When following the Route 66 in either direction near the North West corner of the University and trying to leave it to go up University Road to Green Dykes lane cyclists are pushed on to the road near the brow of a hill, where there is little or no visibility of traffic on one or more directions. Also coming from the East cyclists are sent down the hill to then cycle up the hill again, or forced to cycle along an often muddy path.
    If there were a paved route from the 66 to the brow of the hill where University Road becomes Green Dykes lane, this would give cyclists a route to a point where they could safely see in either direction to join the road, or cycle on the unofficial cycle path (dirt/gravel/grass route) down the east side of Green Dykes Lane.

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  • London Assembly investigation: Walking & Cycling at Outer London Junctions

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    London Assembly says:

    Our investigation
    What different approaches could TfL and London boroughs take to improve junctions and increase walking and cycling in Outer London?

    Small pockets of improvement don’t change the fact that most London streets are dominated by traffic and noise. They are hostile places even to step out into for a pint of milk.

    On behalf of the London Assembly Transport Committee, Caroline Russell AM is investigating how our streets and junctions can become more people-friendly.

    Get involved
    There are a number of specific questions the Committee is seeking to answer. Please address any questions where you have relevant views and information to share, and feel free to cover any other issues you would like the Committee to consider.

    Are there lessons to be learned from previous junction improvements?

    How can we enable more people to walk and cycle?

    How can we make our streets and junctions less hostile to people getting around by bike and on foot?

    How do you get all road users on board?

    Please email transportcommittee@london.gov.uk by August 11 and share the investigation on Twitter using #OuterLondonJunctions

    Key Facts
    The Mayor and TfL are promoting walking and cycling as a form of active travel and a way to reduce health inequalities - however, currently, over 40 percent of Londoners fall short of the recommended 150 minutes of activity per week.

    TfL research has found that people who live in Outer London tend to walk less than those who live in Inner London. Public transport coverage is lower and car ownership is higher in Outer London, with cars making up a larger share of journeys. In particular, people who live in Outer London are less likely to walk children to school, walk to see friends or relatives, and walk to pubs, restaurants and cinemas.

    In 2015:
    53 percent of Inner Londoners walked at least five journeys a week, compared to 35 percent of Outer Londoners
    47 percent of Inner Londoners walked as part of longer journeys on other forms of transport at least five times a week, compared to 41 percent of Outer Londoners

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  • Lambeth Bridge 'North'

    Created by Colin Wing // 1 thread

    This uncontrolled roundabout is situated at the current end of Cycle Superhighway 8. TfL consulted the public on changes to it in 2012. The proposals involved cyclists and pedestrians sharing space around the edge. For that reason the scheme attracted adverse criticism from both cyclists and pedestrians. A cyclist was killed here in 2015.

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  • Highbury Corner - improvements for pedestrians & cyclists

    Created by Angela Hobsbaum // 1 thread

    TfL/Islington are proposing improvements to Highbury Corner. This is a major scheme - removing one-way traffic system on the roundabout and introducing fully-segregated cycle tracks and dedicated crossings for cyclists.

    Here's the TfL page https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/highbury-corner-roundabout and the council landing page is at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/highbury-corner-roundabout

    TfL/Islington drop-in sessions at:
    Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN

    Wednesday, 24 February 15:00 - 19:00
    Saturday, 27 February 09:30 - 13:30
    Monday, 29 February 10:00 - 14:00

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  • Gunnersbury Avenue & Chiswick Roundabout TfL consultation

    Created by T Harris // 2 threads

    ‘Segregated cycleway’ planned for western side of Gunnersbury Avenue (next to park and cemetery)
    Transport for London are proposing widening the cycleway on the western side of Gunnersbury Avenue, next to the cemetery and park.

    ‘Shared pavement’ planned for eastern side of Gunnersbury Avenue
    TfL are proposing to make a 5m wide ‘shared use area for pedestrians and cyclists’ on the eastern side.

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  • New dedicated cycle lanes at Hammersmith gyratory

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL overview
    We are proposing a number of changes at Hammersmith gyratory, King Street, Beadon Road and Hammersmith Road as part of our Road Modernisation Plan, in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council (H&F Council).The proposals aim to deliver a safer and more direct east-west cycle route through Hammersmith town centre.

    What are we proposing?
    We are proposing to create a direct, kerb-segregated two-way route for cyclists across the northern side of the gyratory, with separate cycle signals to protect them from traffic. This would remove the need to cycle round the gyratory, mixing with fast-moving traffic, and break a key barrier to cycling in west London.

    To improve conditions and safety for cyclists we would:
    - Provide a segregated two-way cycle track on the north side of Hammersmith gyratory. Cyclists would be physically separated from traffic by a kerb. We would make room for the cycle track by reallocating space from some sections of the wide pavement on the south side of the road
    - Separate cyclist and motor vehicle movements at junctions; cyclists would have their own traffic signals which would be green at different times to those for motor traffic
    - Extend the eastbound contraflow cycle track on King Street to allow cyclists to reach the gyratory from Hammersmith Town Hall without having to follow Studland Street, Glenthorne Road and Beadon Road. The cycle track would be ‘stepped’, meaning it would be at a height between the road and footway, and become physically separated with a kerb east of Lyric Square. We would make room for the cycle track by reallocating some space from the pavement on the south side of King Street
    - Provide a short two-way section of cycle track on Queen Caroline Street to allow access to Black’s Road and Hammersmith Bridge Road
    - Enable cyclists to pass through the island at the junction of Hammersmith Broadway and Butterwick, and increase the size of the island to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians

    We would also make the following changes in the area:
    - Provide a new bus lane on Beadon Road, between Glenthorne Road and Hammersmith Broadway
    - Remove the pedestrian crossing between the south side of Hammersmith Broadway and Shepherd’s Bush Road to allow for provision of the segregated cycle track
    - Install pedestrian countdown signals at the crossings of King Street, Beadon Road, Shepherd’s Bush Road, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith Broadway and Butterwick
    - Widen the footway on King Street where possible to provide more space for pedestrians in this busy area
    - Raise the carriageway to footway level on King Street opposite Lyric Square to make crossing more convenient for pedestrians and encourage slower motor vehicle speed
    - De-clutter pavements by rationalising locations of street furniture
    - Increased cycle parking
    - Relocate one loading bay and two disabled parking bays on Black’s Road to provide space for additional taxi rank spaces

    Why are we proposing this?
    TfL is investing £4bn in the Capital’s vital road network to ensure London’s roads are able to meet the needs of a growing population. As part of this plan, we are reviewing junctions and gyratories across London to make them safer for all road users, including cyclists, and to make journey times more reliable. Hammersmith gyratory is used by many cyclists each day, and can be an intimidating place to cycle. Hammersmith is one of the Mayor of London’s 33 priority “Better Junctions”.
    H&F Council’s cycling strategy sets out an ambitious plan to increase the number of people cycling in the borough to reach eight per cent of all journeys. Part of this plan is to deliver a segregated cycle route along the A315 corridor, a key commuter route for cyclists. Hammersmith gyratory lies on this route.
    We are proposing to give cyclists dedicated space and separate cycle signals at junctions on the northern side of the gyratory. This would offer cyclists a more comfortable and direct route between King Street and Hammersmith Road, bridging the gap in the proposed A315 cycling route that the gyratory currently creates.

    Removal of the pedestrian crossing
    To ensure cyclists have adequate space to wait for a green signal on the island at the south of Shepherd’s Bush Road, we would need to remove the existing pedestrian crossing that connects this island to the south side of Hammersmith Broadway.
    Although the crossing is less well-used than others in the area, its removal would mean pedestrians would have to find alternative routes. Those walking between the south side of Hammersmith Broadway and the west side of Shepherd’s Bush Road would need to cross Queen Caroline Street and Beadon Road. Those walking between the south side of Hammersmith Broadway and the east side of Shepherd’s Bush Road would have a choice between crossing Queen Caroline Street, Beadon Road and Shepherd’s Bush Road or crossing Hammersmith Broadway at its junction with Butterwick.
    The vast majority of pedestrians crossing Hammersmith Broadway from outside the Piccadilly Line tube station use the most western of the two crossings.

    Impact on buses
    Beadon Road is narrow and carries a high volume of buses and general traffic. To reduce delays currently experienced by buses approaching the gyratory, we would provide a new bus lane on Beadon Road between Glenthorne Road and Hammersmith Broadway, replacing one of the two general traffic lanes.
    We also would need to relocate bus stop Z5 on the gyratory, which is currently used for emergency purposes only, to Butterwick.

    How would bus and traffic journey times be affected?
    Our proposals would affect some journey times through the area. In the main these changes would not be significant, with some bus and general traffic journeys getting shorter and some getting longer. The most notable increases in journey times will be for traffic approaching Hammersmith gyratory from Fulham Palace Road in the morning and evening peaks.

    Impact on other road users
    We propose to relocate the position of one loading bay on Shepherd’s Bush Road, with the existing dimensions remaining, in order to allow for an increase in the size of the existing taxi rank.

    How does this fit in with the wider plans for Hammersmith town centre?
    TfL and H&F Council are working together on ambitious plans for a long-term transformation of Hammersmith town centre.
    We are proposing shorter-term improvements to improve safety and connectivity for existing cyclists and support the Council’s cycling strategy to increase the number of new cyclists in the area. This plan is separate to, and does not affect longer term proposals for the area, however these proposals would be integrated with any future schemes.

    Delivery of the wider A315 cycling improvements
    TfL and H&F Council are also working together on plans for an east-west cycling route along the A315. Plans for this route either side of Hammersmith gyratory are currently being developed, with public consultation planned to take place later this year.

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  • Changes to the King's Cross gyratory

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    TfL are consulting on a major scheme aimed at improving the roads in the Kings Cross area. The consultation proposes the conversion of several key roads from one-way to two-way working (York Way, Pentonville Road, Gray's Inn Road and Caledonian Road). New cycle facilities proposed include cycle contraflow lanes on Wharfedale Road, King's Cross Road, Penton Rise and Acton Street. New signalised crossings for cycles are suggested at Lorenzo Street and Pentonville Road and Penton Rise and Pentonville Road.

    There is no discussion of the engineering details. Those are promised for early 2017 following the results of this consultation.

    An important issue for cycle campaigners will be the feasibility of achieving protected space on the main alignments through the area.

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