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7 issues found for 'city-of-london':

  • 60-70 St Mary Axe

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    City of London Corporation says:
    The site bounded by Bevis Marks, Goring Street, Houndsditch and St. Mary Axe is being redeveloped as a new office building known as 60-70 St. Mary Axe and nicknamed ‘The Can of Ham’. The new development has provided the city Corporation with the opportunity to review the use of that section of St. Mary Axe and in particular its use by pedestrians.
    The Citywide Pedestrian Model has indicated that this section of St. Mary Axe will become a major pedestrian desire line linking the Eastern City Cluster with the new Crossrail (Elizabeth line) station at Liverpool Street and that pedestrian numbers at peak times will double by 2026. In view of this, the City Corporation is proposing to close the street to motor vehicles to create a pedestrian and cycle route. Closing St. Mary Axe requires the payment parking place to be relocated to Cutler Street. As Cutler Street is one-way with contra-flow cycling, the new parking will consist of two parking places with two parking bays in each to allow a passing place halfway down the street.
    Currently, St. Mary Axe provides a diversion route for bus services when required and in order to maintain a diversion route, Goring Street will be used as the alternative. This requires the one-way traffic restriction to be reversed and the disabled persons parking places relocated to Houndsditch. To ensure that buses can exit the street, a length of ‘at any time’ loading restrictions will be introduced in Bevis Marks opposite Goring Street. To allow buses to make the turn into Goring Street, the parking bays on the opposite side in Houndsditch will be relocated to the south-west side. Double yellow line ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions will be introduced at both ends of Goring Street.
    Goring Street has an entry table at its junction with Bevis Marks but with the traffic flow being reversed, a new entry table is being proposed at the junction with Houndsditch. The existing entry table will be retained as it provides a step free route for pedestrians along Bevis Marks.
    The pedestrian crossing in Bevis Marks near the junction with St. Mary Axe is being moved north-westward to be closer to the pedestrian desire line and widened to allow for an increase in pedestrian numbers. The pedestrian crossing at the other end of St. Mary Axe in Houndsditch will have the ‘no stopping’ zig-zag markings amended to facilitate relocating the remaining parking place from the north-east side to the south-west side so that all parking in Houndsditch is on the same side of the street.

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  • Coleman Street & Rood Lane - Experimental Contra-flow cycling

    Created by Jean-Pierre // 1 thread

    The City of London Corporation has made a six-month experimental traffic order to introduce contra-flow cycling to Coleman Street and Rood Lane.

    The order came into place on October 10 2016 and signs and paint indicating contra flow cycling are now visible on Google street view.

    Please see links below for full details of the traffic order and the plans.

    This sort of thing is great and more one way streets could definitely be opened up to allow contra-flow cycling.

    I do have reservations though about contra-flow cycling on roads where there are pinch points such as on Coleman Street where there is insufficient space for cyclists and cars to pass safely between the junctions with Great Swan Alley and Great Bell Alley due to the positioning of two parking bays there.

    On Rood Lane there is a raised pavement with kerb along the road at the Southern end which could be removed (as it has been at the North end of the lane). Given the small size of the lane if access only signs were added to prohibit use by for vehicles as a through route, this could minimise rat running between Fenchurch Street and Lower Thames Street and may perhaps further improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

    The City of London is asking for responses to this to be submitted to them at the following address.

    Write to:

    Department of the Built Environment
    City of London Corporation
    PO Box 270
    London EC2P 2EJ

    Quote reference: DBE/CT/TMO-GL

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  • Bloomberg London Building Cannon Street

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    The City Corporation is proposing some changes in the streets around the new Bloomberg London building in Cannon Street. The main objectives of the changes are to control deliveries along that length of Cannon Street by providing loading bays and to convert the southern section of Walbrook to a pedestrian and cycle zone.

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