Enfield Council want to encourage more cycling to local railway stations for onward travel and are seeking your opinion on what type of cycle parking might be needed to facilitate this.
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Enfield Council want to encourage more cycling to local railway stations for onward travel and are seeking your opinion on what type of cycle parking might be needed to facilitate this.
In response to resident requests to reduce vehicle speeds and to provide a continuous low-traffic cycling “Quietway” route between Shepherd’s Bush and Kensington High Street, the Council is proposing some changes on Russell Road and other local streets.
Possible changes and implications
On Russell Road, where our surveys confirm that traffic speeds are high, we propose removing the existing chicanes, as these do not work well. This will mean we can create a small amount of additional resident parking. Instead, to reduce traffic speeds, we propose seven sinusoidal humps along the length of Russell Road. They would be spaced in line with national guidance on the optimum spacing to encourage drivers to keep to a consistent speed, thereby minimising accelerating, braking and associated noise and emissions. Sinusoidal humps are designed so that, when driven over at lower speeds, they are noticeably more comfortable to drive over than traditional humps. We have recently introduced sinusoidal humps in St James’s Gardens and we also use them when we resurface roads that have traditional humps - for example, in Abbotsbury Road near Holland Park.
We also propose to remove the centre line to encourage drivers to slow down and take more care whilst driving. In addition, in response to reports of vehicles cutting the corner at the sharp turn onto Russell Gardens, we propose hatching markings, to encourage drivers to position themselves correctly when making the turn.
Other proposed measures
At Russell Road’s junction with Kensington High Street, a new pavement build-out on the west side and introduction of a raised table across Russell Road to slow turning traffic and provide a shorter crossing distance for pedestrians.
Removal of the island at the north end of Elsham Road to provide more space to exit from the cycling contra-flow lane.
Removal of the cycling feeder lane and introduction of an advanced stop line at the junction of Lower Addison Gardens with Holland Road to improve cycle safety.
Removal of approximately three metres of parking to improve entry into the existing segregated cycling facility on Addison Gardens bridge and to provide a safe waiting space for cyclists wishing to turn into Hansard Mews.
Permit contra-flow cycling through Hansard Mews, providing access to Shepherd’s Bush and Holland Park Avenue.
Alterations to the surface of the inclined section of Hansard Mews (approximately 30 metres) to reduce the slip hazard, especially in wet conditions, while minimising the change in appearance.
Introduction of wayfinding signs and road markings along Russell Road, Russell Gardens, Elsham Road, Lower Addison Gardens and Hansard Mews at points where a change of direction is required. We estimate there would need to be around 15-20 signs and symbols across the area.
"The Enfield Transport Plan (ETP) outlines what we will do over the next few years to improve those parts of the transport network which the Council is responsible for. Alongside this there will be continuing maintenance and, at the other end of the scale, delivery of strategic projects, such as the new Meridian Water station.
The core of the ETP is Enfield’s third Local Implementation Plan (LIP), which is a statutory document setting out how the Council proposes to help implement the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy. The LIP also details how we propose to spend funding received from Transport for London (TfL).
At the heart of the plan is improving people’s health. Our local priorities reflect this, with a focus on making travel more sustainable, active and safe:
• Making active travel the natural choice, particularly for those trips less than 2km in length.
• Making more school trips safe, sustainable and healthy.
• Reducing the impact of private vehicles on our streets.
• Making the public transport network more accessible and the
natural choice for longer trips.
• Maintaining our assets for the benefit of the public."
traffic surveys show that most of the traffic on Champion Hill is through traffic, avoiding Grove Park, Champion Park and Denmark Hill, particularly north-bound in the morning peak. The trial is intended therefore to restrict the morning through traffic, travelling westwards/northwards through Champion Hill to Denmark Hill, so that the area is safer and more pleasant for walking and cycling creating Healthy Streets for everyone in Champion Hill. We believe this will also reduce traffic dominance on Grove Hill Road around Dog Kennel Hill school.
From a cycling POV this will improve safety on Q7 in the evenings.
Experimental traffic order 6-12mths
This is a junction on the south circular by the (now closed) Harvester pub.
Notoriously frightful it had no pedestrian crossings whatsoever -- just scurry across folks -- and naturally cyclists were expected to take their lumps.
Proposal is to give pedestrians on two arms green man crossing and cyclists on all three arms ASLs. Nothing else.
No re-configuration for cyclists, no advance release lights. For a mayor committed to clean air and active travel it is pathetic. Real un-reconstructed token-gesture TfL traffic engineering.
This is one of TfL's Liveable Neighbourhood schemes to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
Timetable (as of Sep 2018)
Oct 2017 Initial council bid for funding
Sep 2018 - Public survey of first ideas
Sep 2019 (approx) - Formal Consultation of plans
Hawley Road (+ southern end of Castlehaven Road) runs one way eastbound and is on the north side of a small clockwise gyratory on Kentish Town Road, Hawley Crescent and Camden High Street. Hawley Road is just to the north of Regents’ Canal.
The Camden Lock area has recently been redeveloped to provide a new school for Hawley Primary as well as housing. During this development the southern footway and adjacent parking places were closed.
The scheme under consultation tidies up and widens the southern footway and permanently removes the former parking places.
These are the improvements we are proposing:
Installing a new staggered pedestrian crossing on Blackheath Hill, at its junction with Greenwich South Street, Lewisham Road and Blackheath Road. The crossing, which will feature a countdown timer and rotating cones (vibrating aids to assist visually impaired and blind people cross the road), will allow pedestrians to cross Blackheath Hill in two stages, linking the footway near the George & Dragon public house with the triangular traffic island leading to Greenwich South Street, as shown in the drawing below. The crossing will include upgraded paving to help visually impaired and blind people, improving conditions for vulnerable users. People will have between 6 to 23 seconds to cross the road (depending on which half of the staggered crossing they are using), followed by an additional eight seconds from when the green man disappears until the traffic is given a green light. There will also be Pedestrian Countdown to tell people how long they have to start to cross.
Raising the carriageway floor to slow turning motor traffic on the left turn slip from Greenwich Street to Blackheath Hill, making crossing easier for pedestrians. As currently, there would be an informal crossing between this traffic island and the footway outside Geepharm Chemists.
Making the loading bays in the area representative of their actual usage which has been carefully monitored by us, by:
Extending the loading bay on Blackheath Road towards Deptford, in front of Wickes, from 15m to 28 meters. This loading bay will be all inset, taking no road space and therefore, not impacting traffic.
Removing three loading bays from Blackheath Road, in front of Wickes, towards Greenwich, to improve traffic capacity on the stretch between Egerton Drive and the junction. The change will free up both lanes for traffic at all times, including during the waiting time for the lights ahead. This will improve the traffic flow and bus journey time reliability as well reducing the conflict between two wheeled vehicles and parked vehicles. The new extended bay bears the same current enforcement controls: loading for twenty minutes or 3 hours for disabled parking.
Relocating bus stop N, Egerton Drive, to prior to the pedestrian crossing on Blackheath Road towards Deptford, around 150m away from the junction - near Wickes - to improve traffic flow towards Deptford. This bus stop will be partially inset, improving traffic flow towards Deptford as buses will not use the road when picking up passengers.
Camden is consulting on proposed improvements on Prince of Wales Road. They note that the majority of the collisions in the last 36 months have taken place at the Prince of Wales Road/ Haverstock Hill junction and the Malden Road/ Prince of Wales junction and have involved vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists and powered two-wheelers).
Camden notes that TfL’s Strategic Cycling Analysis (SCA) identifies Prince of Wales Road as in the top 5-10% of roads in the London with the highest cycle flows. Also, the SCA identifies Prince of Wales Road as having high potential to contribute towards addressing London’s greatest cycling needs, through forming part of a wider cycling network.
The proposed measures include:
- improvements at the junctions with Malden Road and Haverstock Hill
- a westbound segregated cycle track
Camden states that there is not sufficient road width for a cycle track in both directions without removing a substantial amount of residents’ parking. They propose a design for a westbound cycle track with stepped tracks, floating bus stops and with parking bays outside the track.
some of the roads in the Newington area have a higher than expected volume of lorries and other large vehicles using them as a cut-through from the major roads. This makes the local roads less safe and more unpleasant for residents and other road users.
council is proposing to install trial width restrictions in the form of traffic islands that narrow the road to 198cm (6ft 6in) - to prevent large vehicles from using the route at several points in the area.
no detailed drawings -- width restrictions on Harper Road had cycle bypasses -- important that these do too. Width restrictions on Harper Road repeatedly vandalised -- continual monitoring and replacement needs to be factored in.
We are seeking your views on the Council’s proposal to introduce a sustainable drainage system (SuDS) on the southern end of Camley Street between the rail bridge and the junction with Goods Way. SuDS help to reduce flood risk, improve water quality and take pressure off the sewer network. In addition to managing surface water runoff, SuDS can contribute towards building the place function of streets, increasing biodiversity and better water and air quality.
We have been exploring options for incorporating SuDS on the public highway throughout the London Borough of Camden, and as part of this propose to establish this pilot project on Camley Street. If implemented, it is hoped this scheme will set a precedent for other interventions in the borough, and increase SuDS awareness and knowledge within Camden.
The Council’s flood risk modelling indicates that Camley Street is an area of elevated flood risk, particularly the southern end near the junction with Goods Way. In response to this, the Council is proposing to introduce SuDS rain gardens on Camley Street. Rain gardens are planted areas that allow rainwater to be collected, stored and filtered into the groundwater system. The proposed rain gardens on Camley Street will include the following features:
· a 2m wide linear bioretention raingarden along the western kerbline – a planted feature with freely infiltrating soils and storage layers beneath that will collect all the rainwater from the carriageway and western footway.
· the width of the carriageway will be reduced to 6m and the footway on the western side of the road reduced to a width of 2m, over a total gross length of approximately 180m. This is to allow for the 2m wide rain gardens. The road markings and formal parking provision (three disabled bays) on Camley Street will not change.
· existing vehicle access points on the western side of the footway will be retained, and pedestrian crossing points will be designed in at appropriate intervals.
· the SuDS system will be designed to deal with a 1 in 30 year flood event.
It is our view that introducing SuDS on Camley Street will improve the streetscape and experience of Camley Street in the following ways:
· reduced flood risk
· reduced reliance on the sewer network
· general visual enhancement
· increased separation of vehicles and pedestrians
· air quality improvements for pedestrians
· biodiversity enhancement
· additional planting and greater contact with nature
The scheme is being funded through Thames Water, as part of the London Strategic SuDS Pilot Study, and funding from Section 106 contributions.
Hertfordshire County Council has developed a new transport strategy for the South West Herts area. The Draft South West Herts Growth & Transport Plan (GTP) proposes packages of transport schemes responding to transport challenges linked to planned growth across the area, and in support of the proposed objectives of this plan and the objectives of Hertfordshire’s new Local Transport Plan 4.
The South West Herts GTP focuses on Hemel Hempstead and the Watford area as well as links to surrounding towns including St Albans, Harpenden, Luton, Bushey and Rickmansworth. The plan has been developed with support from HCC’s consultant AECOM and with input from local county councillors and district council partners.
A Summary of the draft South West Herts GTP has been produced for this consultation. If you would like to explore the proposals and background in more detail this is set out in main document for the plan -- the South West Herts GTP Prospectus.
Islington Council is planning to introduce a School Street Scheme to improve air quality around St John Evangelist Catholic School. The Council would like to hear your thoughts on the proposal.
Air quality refers to the air around us, how clean it is and how many pollutants (harmful chemicals or substances) it contains. The more pollutants the air contains the more air pollution there is and the worse the air quality is. Children are one of the groups particularly vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution.
The Council is working on a number of projects to improve air quality in Islington. One of these is to implement a School Street Scheme across the borough. A School Street Scheme is where a road with a school temporarily closes to become a pedestrian and cycle only zone during the school’s opening and closing times. By temporarily closing roads outside schools this will help to reduce congestion and pollution at the school gates as well as make it easier and safer for children to get to and from school.
The proposal is to trial a temporary road closure on Duncan Street, between Islington High Street and Duncan Terrace, between 8.30am - 9.30am and 3pm - 4pm during school term time. Vehicles will not be able to enter the street between these times unless they have been given an exemption.
The consultation document is available to download at the bottom of this page.
The Masterplan site covers approximately 53 acres and the planning application consists of 81 separate documents. Given the size of the site and the nature of the development, the application is submitted in hybrid form whereby the first three buildings (Plots A1, A2 and K1) are submitted in detail (i.e. no matters reserved) and the remainder of the development is submitted in outline with all matters reserved for future determination through Reserved Matters applications. There will be further engagement on each Reserved Matters Application as it comes forward.
The outline application does not approve all elements of the development but establishes the parameters within which future buildings can come forward, including the height, scale and quantum of uses being proposed. Full details for first three buildings are provided with detailed plans, sections and elevations, alongside Computer Generated Images of how the buildings will appear.
The Three “Control Documents”
For the outline application the Design and Access Statement describes what could come forward in the future although the precise nature and form of the buildings is not yet known. To ensure that future Reserved Matters applications are acceptable, three Control Documents will form part of any planning permission:
The Development Specification sets out the maximum amount of floorspace (for each land use proposed) that can ultimately come forward on the site.
The Parameter Plans are a series of drawings that establish rules for the development, controlling the layout and scale of future development zones. The Parameter Plans set minimum and maximum zone extents and maximum building heights. They should be read in conjunction with the Development Specification. The Parameter Plans also set out the vehicle and pedestrian access points; the location of key roads and the minimum extent of public realm.
The Design Guidelines should be read alongside the Parameter Plans and Development Specification. The Design Guidelines establish binding standards for future buildings and public realm which will come forward as part of the Reserved Matters process.
The potential form of the development based on all of the design principles and concepts that underpin the Development Specification, Parameter Plans and Design Guidelines are represented in the Illustrative Masterplan which is described in detail in the Masterplan Design and Access Statement.
Mina Road would be no entry, apart from cyclists, from the junction with Ivy Church Lane. This will prevent northbound traffic entering from Mina Road onto B203 Dunton Road, to prevent stopping on the hatch markings at the junction with the A2 Old Kent Road. This movement can cause congestion and a road safety risk to all users.
Motor vehicles would not be able to use Bagshot Street and Mina Road for access onto the A2 Old Kent Road. The scheme would improve conditions and safety for local residents and cyclists. The reduced amount of traffic will create a safer environment.
Road users who normally would use Mina Road to access the A2 Old Kent Road would need to use Bagshot Street, Albany Road and Shorncliffe Road. The parking and loading bays on the northern side section of Mina Road would remain unchanged.
Brent Council says:
Byron Court primary school is included in the Councils School Expansion programme, which is being delivered to accommodate the increasing number of children living in the borough. As a planning condition, the Council is proposing to introduce a local road safety scheme in the surrounding roads near the school. Details of the scheme and the area affected are shown on the enclosed drawings.
The aim of the scheme is to:
Improve road safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists and particularly for vulnerable road users
Prevent obstructive and dangerous parking at the school gates
Better manage traffic flow and reduce vehicle speed
Improve crossing facilities for pedestrians
Southwark Council is consulting on the Lost Peck Flood Alleviation and Environmental Improvement Scheme. This project seeks to revitalise the area surrounding the historical River Peck. The works will be delivered within Peckham Rye Park and Common and will include elements of environmental improvement and flood alleviation, weaved together through an overarching landscape strategy.
Along with the flood mitigation works, a series of environmental improvements are proposed across Peckham Rye Park and Common, particularly focused on the currently degraded and under-utilised areas within the northern sections of the Common. These include:
Improvement of the currently derelict historic ‘Donkey Ride’ area along East Dulwich Road, seeking to reclaim this part of the Common and create a positive space for community members to congregate. Proposals include new surfacing, grassed areas, planted landscape, informal seating, bug hotel, and possibly a short cycle lane to enhance the safety of cyclists.
From the council:
The London Borough of Havering has secured £4.5m of funding from the Mayor of London and £1.8m from Transport for London (TfL) to progress plans to transform New Road (the A1306) in South Hornchurch. Subject to TfL approvals of the final design, further funding will be released to help deliver the scheme.
Even though the new A13 was built almost twenty years ago, New Road still retains the look and feel of its old function as a trunk road. Whilst it is already a single carriageway east of Cherry Tree Lane, to the west of this junction it remains a dual carriageway. This creates an unpleasant environment that is dominated by the road and has road safety issues.
There is now also a greater awareness of the impact that transport has on well-being, and how encouraging people to walk, cycle and catch public transport more can help to improve health and reduce air pollution. The funding that is available has given us the unique opportunity to tackle these challenges through an ambitious set of proposals that we have called the Beam Parkway scheme. Our plans will transform New Road into a greener and more pleasant place to spend time in and live next to, for both existing and future residents.
Scope of the Beam Parkway scheme
The work we are doing is limited to New Road itself, as shown on the plan below. Although the Beam Parkway scheme will complement the housing developments that make up the Rainham and Beam Park Housing Zone, it is an entirely separate project. If you are interested in finding out more about the Rainham and Beam Park Housing Zone, please read our Rainham and Beam Park Planning Framework document.
Parking patterns in the Bowes area have changed. Enfield Council has, in recent years, received numerous enquiries from residents of the area, and petitions covering four different streets that indicate community support for permit parking controls.
Enfield Council is now seeking views on its proposals for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ.)
Why We Are Consulting
Enfield Council is confident that zonal parking controls will prove popular with residents and offer them greatly improved parking opportunities. Area wide zonal controls can also reduce local congestion and prompt better travel habits amongst those heading to or through the area on their daily commute.
The Council is consulting to make residents aware of its propsals and to seek their comments before plans are finalised or taken forward.
What would you like to see improved in your local area?
In the coming months, we will be putting together our Local Implementation Plan for the Royal Borough – the document that will form our transport and highways delivery plan for the next three years. It will show how we plan to deliver the Mayor of London’s transport strategy – especially its idea of “healthy streets”, with better air quality and more people walking and cycling.
Adding your voice to our Commonplace consultation will help guide our aspirations and deliver improvements to your neighbourhood.
What are we doing already?
We are determined to continue to make the Royal Borough a brilliant place to live and work. In particular, we want to tackle the serious health problems caused by physical inactivity and air pollution, as well as improving the efficiency of our transport system as it faces the challenge of an ever-growing city. We are providing new cycle routes, improving pedestrian crossings, reducing traffic speeds, improving public places, and introducing more charging points for electric cars.
Share your ideas for changes – big and small – that would help more people to walk and cycle, improve conditions for bus passengers, make our roads safer and reduce pollution. Use our Commonplace consultation to drop a pin and tell us what your like or dislike about a street or place near you! You can also “like” comments made by other people. Spread the word – we want to hear from as many people as possible who live, work, or just travel through Kensington and Chelsea.
The deadline to comment on the Local Implementation Plan is Friday 7 September.
This consultation refers to the double junction of Goldhurst Terrace with Greencroft Gardens and Broadhurst Gardens.
This complex junction is composed of a collection of one-way motor traffic runs:
- westbound traffic runs from Finchley Road along Goldhurst Terrace
- some of which then turns right onto Broadhurst Gardens.
- the remainder continues in a SSW direction on Goldhurst Terrace towards South Hampstead
- Greencroft Gardens has one-way NE bound motor traffic up to the junction with Broadhurst Gardens.
and contraflow cycling accessed via the (lower) junction of Goldhurst Terrace.
The proposals are
- to introduce raised tables at four informal pedestrian crossings
- to widen footway at three of the crossings
Princeton Street runs between Bedford Row and Red Lion Square. It crosses over Red Lion Street which is on the useful north-south cycle route from Kings Cross down to Holborn.
Princeton Street is one-way westbound for motor traffic between Red Lion Street and Red Lion Square. Cyclists are already allowed to cycle in both directions, entering Princeton Street from Red Lion Square via a ‘plug’ (a short section of cycle track) separated by an island so as to bypass the No Entry sign.
This proposal is to close to motor vehicles a short section of Princeton Street on approach to its junction with Red Lion Square.
This will be achieved by means of three bollards at the junction of Red Lion Square
"We’re working in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) to deliver a range of improvements to make the Hoe Street and Selborne Road junction a more attractive, safer and better transport interchange for all.
"We've been working closely with TfL and Network Rail to install a new traffic bridge to replace the existing Victorian-era structure. The first stage of the bridge installation is now complete. This means that costly future maintenance work that would require total closure of the gyratory area, from the Selborne Road and Hoe Street junction to First Avenue, has been avoided. The Network Rail (former road bridge) is being converted into a public space.
We're now asking local residents, businesses and road users to help us decide on the final look and feel of the public areas the project will create.
The town centre transport improvements will improve journey times and overall reliability, increase access for pedestrians and cyclists, and create public green spaces to boost air quality.
"The illustration below shows how the improvements could look:
Hoe Street railway bridge: create a new public space with high quality surface finishes, seating, space for market stalls and kiosks, trees and planting.
Hoe Street junction with Station Approach junction: new trees and plants in level and raised beds
Hoe Street junction with First Avenue: enhanced public green space with new trees, seating and cycle parking.
Hoe Street junction with St Mary Road: new accessible green space adjacent to an upgraded walking and cycling track towards Walthamstow Village.
Plant new trees and a variety of plants to complement the existing species in the area, and improve air quality"
Proposed new one-way streets, banned turns, and kerb build-outs in the vicinity of Central Foundation Girls' School in Bow (the measures affect Coborn Street, Harley Grove, Alfred Street and Benworth Street).
Consultation page is here:
PDF plan of the proposals is here:
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Meymott St: continuing Quietway 7 Southwark/Lambeth border
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Quietway 1 extension - Blackheath Common - Lewisham Consultation
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Consultation: Prince of Wales Road/ Kentish Town Road and Anglers Lane
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Englefield Road - De Beauvoir area - Environmental and cycle improvements to CS1
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