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  • St. Thomas Street, London Bridge reopening one-way access only

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL says:

    What we plan to do
    Since the street was closed there has been more emphasis on the environment and reducing pollution, creating healthier places. So we are proposing to reopen the street one-way – westbound – for access only. Access only includes private vehicles, deliveries to the premises along the street, taxis picking-up and dropping-off at The Shard (note that the station taxi drop-off and pick-up is on London Bridge St by the News building) and residents. This will keep traffic to a minimum and make the place better for people walking and people cycling.

    For people walking
    Relocate the crossing and create a coloured, raised imprint area of road surface between Weston Street and The Shard indicating to drivers and people cycling that people walking are likely to be crossing making it easier and safer for people approaching the relocated crossing
    Introduce a 10mph speed limit. By making the street 10mph we will make it safer for people walking and people cycling and improve the local environment as traffic slows, reducing noise and air pollution

    For people cycling
    Cycling would be permitted along the full length of the street with the direction of traffic

    For people using buses or coaches
    The one way nature of the street allows for the reintroducton of coaches and buses, without congestion

    For people using taxis
    • We will provide for taxis to pick-up and drop-off visitors to The Shard

    The main changes people will notice apart from the reopening and resurfacing by Network Rail will be new signs (No motor vehicles except for access) and lines marked on the street (indicating taxi ranks etc). We are keeping the works to a minimum as plans develop to meet the local aspirations for the street which will avoid any disruptive and unnecessary works.

    As a result of these proposals general traffic will no longer be able to drive onto St Thomas St eastbound from Borough High Street. Since the closure this has mainly been taxis, private hire and deliveries but there is often congestion and risks from turning vehicles. By making it one-way we can remove the delays and hold-ups caused by turning vehicles, the extra pollution they cause, and reduce the risk of vehicles colliding with people walking and cycling.

    Private vehicles, taxis, private hire, delivery and servicing vehicles, people cycling and disabled blue badge holders will be able to access St Thomas St westbound from its junction with Crucifix Lane and Bermondsey St. to access The Shard and other businesses along St Thomas St.

    Our plans form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets - a long-term vision to encourage more people to walk, cycle and use public transport by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming. By providing more high quality spaces we can encourage more people to use these healthy and sustainable forms of transport, whilst keeping other traffic moving. These improvements will contribute to Healthy Streets by:

    Encouraging more people to walk and, with the next phase that this is facilitating, to cycle
    Improving the public realm and contributing to the wider regeneration of the area
    We will monitor the impacts of the one-way access-only arrangements and will continue to work with Southwark Council and the local community to meet the aspirations for St. Thomas St.

    We will aim to complete the new traffic management scheme by May 2018.

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  • Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) safety review

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/cycling-and-walking-investment-strategy-cwis-safety-review

    QUOTE:

    ``Invites those with an interest in improving safety of cyclists and pedestrians to provide evidence, drawing on experience from the UK or other countries, that can be used to shape future policy decisions.

    Foreword

    Active travel, making journeys by physically active means such as cycling and walking, has huge potential benefits both for individuals and for our wider society. The Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017, set out our aim to make cycling and walking the natural choices for shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey.

    We have made good progress to date; Government spending on cycling trebled between 2010 and 2017, and on average people are cycling further than they did ten years ago. In some cities, notably London, there has been a sharp increase in the level of cycling. But there is much more to do, and our ambition in this review goes further still: to make cycling the natural mode of transport even for a 12 year old.

    Since the cycle safety review was announced, the Department has worked closely with cycling, walking and wider road safety organisations to identify the main issues that should be tackled as a priority to improve safety between cyclists and other road users. During that process of engagement, it became clear how many actual and potential policy areas were relevant to cyclists and pedestrians alike.

    Given our strong commitment to cycling and walking, we have therefore decided to use this review to consider safety measures that will bring cycling and walking closer together as part of our overall ambition to increase active travel.

    Cycling, like walking, needs to be universally seen as easy, fun and safe. Safety, and the perception of safety, are vital if we are to create a rapid increase in the use of active travel.

    The truth is that cycling is generally very safe, and serious accidents are rare. But we need to make it safer still, for all road users, so that it becomes a default mode of transport, whatever one’s age or background. But safety does not simply include road safety - it also includes physical health and well-being, in a clean and green environment. The evidence is clear: cycling and walking have the capacity to transform the health and well-being, not only of people who walk and cycle themselves, but of everyone in society.

    We now have a great opportunity: to recast local and national approaches to active travel, and create a new world of genuinely multimodal transport. But to do this we need your help, ideas and evidence. This consultation document summarises some of the key evidence for change, and then highlights key areas in which we are seeking your views.

    We are looking for great ideas, for evidence of what works, for examples of good practice from other countries, for innovative technologies, for imaginative solutions, and for idealism tempered with a sense of the practical. Over to you!

    JESSE NORMAN''

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  • Proposals for the Creation of a Major Road Network (London)

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    From the DfT:
    As part of the Transport Investment Strategy, the government committed to creating a Major Road Network (MRN).

    This consultation asks for views on:
    how to define the MRN
    the role that local, regional and national bodies will play in the MRN investment programme
    which schemes will be eligible for MRN funding

    A new MRN would help deliver the following objectives:
    reduce congestion
    support economic growth and rebalancing
    support housing delivery
    support all road users
    support the Strategic Road Network

    The creation of an MRN will allow for dedicated funding from the National Roads Fund to be used to improve this middle tier of our busiest and most economically important local authority ‘A’ roads.

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  • Kensal Corridor Improvements

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Brent council says:
    With funding provided by Transport for London (TfL), we have prepared proposals to improve bus accessibility and movement along the Kensal Corridor, comprising Chamberlayne Road (from Clifford Gardens to Buller Road), Kilburn Lane (from the Buller Road to the Harrow Road junction) and Station Terrace. Concerns about the number of buses and their impacts on the corridor have been raised by local people over recent years. We are seeking your comments on the proposals.

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  • Cheshire Street area improvements

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    The consultation page states "A review of the Cheshire Street North 20mph zone has been undertaken and a number of improvements have been suggested making the roads safer and encouraging more walking and cycling in the area. The proposals include new cycle facilities, a one-way system on Wood Close, road closures and new crossings, as well as planting new trees in the area."
    Link here: https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/projects/cheshire-street/

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  • Farringdon area - proposed walking and cycling improvements

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden is consulting on proposals aimed at improving conditions for walking and cycling in the Farringdon area. They say these are part of a larger vision for the area which is a strip between Gray’s Inn Road and Farringon/Kings Cross Road; bounded on the south side by Holborn and on the north side by Swinton Street.

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  • Dulwich Wood Park Speed Reduction

    Created by Gipsy Hill // 1 thread

    Rushed consultion to on A2199 (SRN) Dulwich Wood Park serving two bus routes and LCN23 (connects with Quietway 7).

    Main Issue: the Dual Carriage is not being removed. The downhill "Speed reduction" measure is to reduce downhill part of the Dual Carriage to 3.2m working for a long section. Cyclists are expected to take the primary position on this steep downhill (10% hill at top) mixed with heavy traffic, and somehow slow all traffic behind them to then navigate the ~120 degree left turn into Farquhar Road. The road has severe AM peak time traffic. Cyclists are expected to weave around traffic in this long 3.2m downhill section.

    Consultation is sham and is considered unfair . The feedback form does not allow uses to clearly "support" or "object" to all, or each of the planned interventions. So is more like a statuary consultation than a fair assessment of options.

    There is major resurfacing due in a few months at his location, and the changes and detailed designs are being rushed to meet this deadline.

    Please list your concerns below

    Consultation Hub:
    https://consultations.southwark.gov.uk/environment-leisure/dulwich-wood-park-speed-reduction/

    A (Proposed raised zebra) - crossing Raising the existing crossing near St Margaret Clitherow Church and converting this to a zebra crossing.

    B (Existing island to be widened) - Widening the existing crossing point between Wickes Oake and Lymer Ave

    C (Provide 2.0m stepped) cycle track) - Segregating the existing cycle lane on the northern side of the junction with Farquhar Road, narrow the road and provide additional cycle lanes on the southern side.

    D (Existing island to be reconstructed to accommodate 3.2m lane width) - Raising an existing crossing point and removing one existing crossing point, between Farquhar Road and Wickes Oake.
    D (Proposed raised junction treatment) - Raising the junction at junction with Farquhar Road.
    D (Proposed raised table) - Providing a raised table near the junction with Baird

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  • Ilford Garden junction

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Redbridge council says:

    The Ilford Garden Junction is located at the junction of the A118 Romford Road and the A406 North Circular Road, adjacent to the River Roding, on the boundary between the boroughs of Newham and Redbridge.
    The location of the junction is a cavernous and much unloved area with poor air quality which acts as a physical and perceptual barrier to those wishing to walk, cycle and drive between key destinations and across the borough boundary.
    The London Boroughs of Redbridge and Newham have been awarded funding from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund. We are proposing to use this money to make a number of changes to the junction to improve the experience of those who are walking or cycling through the junction. We would like to hear your views and suggestions for our proposals at the Ilford Garden Junction.

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  • Ealing Cycling Plan

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Ealing Council says:

    "The council’s cycling plan for 2018-21 is part of the overall transport strategy, which is a suite of plans aiming to make Ealing a better, healthier place to live, with the smallest environmental footprint possible. The cycling plan 2018-21 will replace the previous cycling strategy 2010-16.
    We are seeking your views on the proposed vision for cycling in the borough, as well as how the main objectives and policies included in the plan will contribute to the achievement of that vision."

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  • Canary Wharf South Dock Bridge consultation

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    The Tower Hamlets consultation page states "We are consulting on a proposed new pedestrian and cycle bridge to connect Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs, called South Dock Bridge. An earlier study has shown that the bridge should align with Upper Bank Street on the north bank of the South Dock and the Berkeley Homes 'South Quay Plaza' scheme on the south bank."

    Consultation closes 23 March.

    Link here: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/council_and_democracy/consultations/South_Dock_Bridge_consultation.aspx#ad-image-0

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  • Hounslow Road Hanworth cycle lanes

    Created by T Harris // 1 thread

    Proposals to improve cycle facilities throughout Hounslow Road, Hanworth were approved by Bedfont, Feltham and Hanworth Area Forum in January 2015. Since then, we have implemented the scheme between South West Middlesex crematorium and A312, and have been working on the designs for the rest of the road, between A312 and Bear Road.
    In particular, there are two options for the northern part of this section, between Longford River and A312.

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  • Consultation: reinforcement of path edges on Parker's Piece

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/consultations/consultation-on-proposed-parkers-piece-grass-edge-reinforcement

    Cambridge City Council, using S106 funding, plan to reinforce the 1 metre wide grass edges of the footpaths on Parker's Piece, where issues of ground churn (mud) have been identified.

    The reinforcement implementation method is proposed to be via plastic geo-cells, set on a suitable sub-base, wrapped in geotextile and covered with turf and/or grass seed.

    The construction is designed to be porous, with the foundation being able to store excess water thereby reducing puddles and muddy areas that are currently forming on the path edges.

    This should improve the grass edges for pedestrian and cycles without losing the grass covering.

    The proposed improvement sections are the paths running from the centre of the open space around Reality Checkpoint to the University Arms Hotel, and to the kiosk/toilets adjacent to Gonville Place.

    The majority of the reinforcements will be 1 metre wide. At the access near the kiosk/toilet, this width will be increased due to the high volume of traffic in the area and historical damage.

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  • Holborn Junctions Road Safety and Public Realm Proposals

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    The consultation refers to a long-term aim to remove the Holborn gyratory within which there is very little provision for cycling.

    In the meantime it proposes some long-awaited safety measures at the Vernon Place junctions and some mainly pedestrian improvements at the Holborn tube station junction.

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  • Brompton Road junction with Beauchamp Place

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL says: Brompton Road connects London’s museums to the shops and offices of Knightsbridge, and is heavily used by pedestrians, cycles and vehicles. Our planned changes would provide a pedestrian crossing at the junction with Beauchamp Place and improve the junction for cyclists and vehicles.

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  • King's Road - Edith Grove and Ashburnham Road junctions

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL says:
    We are planning improvements to the pedestrian and cycling facilities around the King’s Road junctions with Edith Grove and Ashburnham Road (turning into Gunter Grove northbound).
    Both junctions are currently used heavily by people who walk and cycle. Our planned changes are designed to make it easier and safer to walk and cycle, whilst improving the public space around the junctions.

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  • Camley Street - proposed pedestrian improvements

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Last July, a new bridge over Regent’s Canal opened to pedestrians and people on bikes. It links Camley Street beside the Nature Reserve with the Kings Cross development area e.g. Granary Square and University of the Arts.

    This very useful new link is bringing additional people into Camley Street and many of them will cross the road to access the bridge or the Nature Reserve using a desire line close to the end of the railway bridge. The alignment of the road (Camley Street) includes a sharp turn where it goes under the railway bridge.

    Camden proposes to install a raised table (at footway level) from the end of the railway bridge and past the entrances to the new footbridge and the Nature Reserve with a view to reducing vehicle speeds at the corner. The entrance to St Pancras Cruising Club is also included in the raised area.

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  • Quietway Consultation in Bromley No2

    Created by John H Wood // 1 thread

    The London Borough of Bromley, working with Transport for London, is proposing to
    make a number of improvements between Lower Sydenham and Kent House to
    contribute to the development of a Quietway cycle route between Greenwich and
    Kent House.

    Quietways
    Quietways are walking and cycling routes primarily on lightly trafficked back streets,
    through parks and alongside waterways providing quieter routes away from main
    roads designed to appeal, particularly, to new and inexperienced cyclists. They will
    provide safe and attractive links to shops, stations, schools, workplaces and
    destinations throughout London.

    This particular route is from Greenwich to Kent House station and is an upgrade of
    the existing National Cycle Network Route 21. The route will form part of the London
    wide network of Quietways and Superhighways being developed jointly by London
    Boroughs and Transport for London
    .
    Bridge Road
    At present The National Cycle Network Route 21 runs along Kangley Bridge Road,
    however, due to the number of HGVs this can be an intimidating road for cyclists so
    whilst already popular is likely to discourage significant increases in cycling. This
    new route will upgrade the existing facilities for walking and cycling by providing a
    shared path along the eastern side of the road achieved by widening the footway to
    approximately 3.5m. Removing cyclists from the road will reduce the chance of
    conflict between vehicles and cyclists.

    The project will also seek to make Kangley Bridge Road a more attractive place to
    use and work in as a result of new tree planting and formalised parking, the details of
    which we are keen to establish in dialogue with stakeholders.

    River Pool Path
    It is proposed to widen River Pool Path between Lennard Road and the sharp 90
    degree bend along the path, to make a better quality shared route for pedestrians
    and cyclists. The wider path will enable the marking that currently segregates
    pedestrians and cyclists to be removed as research shows fully shared paths to be
    safer than segregated facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. These
    improvements will be accompanied by clear new signage denoting the shared
    designation of the path.

    Lennard Road
    It is proposed to replace the existing informal pedestrian crossing between River
    Pool Path and Cator Park across Lennard Road with a new parallel zebra crossing.
    This will enable pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross Lennard Road, improve the
    link between River Pool Path and Cator Park and, thereby, improve the continuity of
    the Quietway route by reducing the severance caused by the road.

    Cator Park
    The route uses the existing cycle path through Cator Park to provide cyclists with a
    safe off-road route that will be more attractive than cycling on the road. To ensure
    the route is safe and secure for use in the evenings, especially during the winter
    months it is proposed to introduce solar powered wayfinding lighting along the
    section of path. The lighting will be unobtrusive and have a minimal environmental
    impact.

    Aldersmead Road
    At the junction of Ringwold Close with Aldersmead Road, it is proposed to introduce
    an informal pedestrian crossing to improve access to Cator Park including improving
    visibility for those exiting Cator Park on foot or by bicycle

    Kings Hall Road
    At the junction of Kings Hall Road with Aldersmead Road it is proposed to replace
    the existing refuge islands with new ones positioned in slightly revised locations to
    make it easier for pedestrians to cross Kings Hall Road. The road markings will also
    be revised to enable cyclists to safely turn from Aldersmead Road to Kings Hall
    Road.

    Kent House Station
    It is proposed to widen a small section of the footway outside the station entrance, in
    order to provide safe and convenient access to the station for cyclists using this
    route and will provide an easy connection to the existing London Cycle Network
    route which continues to Croydon from Kent House Station. It is also proposed to
    improve the public realm at the station entrance with the introduction of trees and
    planters

    Funding is also being sought to improve the quality and quantity of the cycle parking
    provision at the station. This is currently very well utilised and demand for it is
    expected to increase once the Quietway cycle route to the station has been
    delivered.

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  • Quietway Consultation in Bromley

    Created by John H Wood // 1 thread

    Please forgive me if I've mucked this up, I am not very experienced at this.

    The London Borough of Bromley, working with Transport for London (TfL) is proposing to make a number of improvements to streets between Lower Sydenham and Bromley town centre to contribute to the development of a Quietway cycle route between Lower Sydenham and Bromley.

    Quietways
    Quietways are walking and cycling routes primarily on lightly trafficked back streets, through parks and alongside waterways providing quieter routes away from main roads designed to appeal, particularly, to new and inexperienced cyclists. They will provide safe and attractive links to shops, stations, schools, workplaces and destinations throughout London.
    This proposed route is from River Walk in the London Borough of Lewisham to Bromley town centre and will upgrade the section of the existing London Cycle Network route 27 between New Beckenham and Bromley town centre. The route will form part of a London wide network of Quietways and Superhighways being developed jointly by London Boroughs and TfL.

    Worsley Bridge Road
    The Quietway runs along Worsley Bridge Road which, due to the speed and volume of traffic, makes it an unattractive road to cycle on. We are therefore proposing to widen and convert the footway on the southern side of Worsley Bridge Road from the Junction of Copers Cope Road to the junction of South End Lane in Lewisham to a shared footway/cycleway.
    This will provide a high quality facility for cyclists and pedestrians, providing access to Lower Sydenham Station. By providing a shared path cyclists do not need to mix with general traffic thereby improving safety for all road users. The scheme will also introduce a zebra crossing between Meadowview Road and Montana Gardens as well as upgrading the existing refuge at the junction with Copers Cope Road.

    Southend Road
    As the Quietway is required to cross Southend Road, we are proposing to install a Parallel Zebra Crossing for pedestrians and cyclists crossing between Park Road and Foxgrove Road. This crossing will also be of benefit to existing pedestrians, especially for children crossing the road on their way to school.

    Ridley Road to Ravensbourne Road footpath
    In order to provide a safe continuous cycle route it is proposed to allow cycling along the short section of footpath between Ridley Road and Ravensbourne Road, which will be permitted via a Cycle Track Order. Access to the path will be provided via a new dropped kerb at the end of Ridley Road with a new tree or planter installed leading to the path. Vegetation will be cut back to provide additional width for both pedestrians and cyclists and special sinusoidal speed humps for cyclists will be installed at the Ravensbourne Road end of the path to reduce the potential for cyclists to speed entering the shared area.

    Ravensbourne Road
    In order to allow cyclists to access Bromley South Station using the Quietway, it is proposed to allow contra-flow cycling on Ravensbourne Road, which would be achieved by exempting cyclists from the one-way restriction on the street through a combination of signs and markings. Cycle contra-flows provide more direct routes for cyclists and can allow them to avoid travelling on busy roads and are quite common across the UK with several already in place across the Borough.

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  • Planning application 17/8102/FUL Pentavia redevelopment off Bunns Lane Barnet

    Created by JonC // 2 threads

    17/8102/FUL | Redevelopment of site including the demolition of all existing buildings and construction of 717 new Build to Rent residential units (Use Class C3) along with 745 sqm of ancillary residential facilities, 985 sqm of retail floorspace (Use Class A1), 558 sqm of food and drink uses (Use Class A3 and A4), 152 sqm of community floorspace (Use Class D1) within buildings ranging from 5 to 15 storeys, a new pedestrian access off Bunns Lane, open space, landscaping, car parking, acoustic mitigation and highway / pedestrian improvements (Environmental Statement Received) | Pentavia Retail Park Watford Way London NW7 2ET

    Major departure from previous application 16/6420/FUL with Environmental Statement.

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  • Healthy School Streets: Acland Burghley School; Proposed Walking, Cycling and Ro

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Students of Acland Burghley use the gate on Burghley Road in the morning; a majority of these who walk to school arrive from Dartmouth Park Hill and Tufnell Park junction. In the afternoon, students leave by a gate on Ingestre Road, from where most of them make their way through Burghley Road to Dartmouth Park Hill and Tufnell Park junction.

    This set of proposals is related to creating a Healthy School Street outside Acland Burghley School. This will prohibit motor vehicles from entering the section of Burghley Road between Dartmouth Park Hill and Oakford Road during school term time, Monday – Friday between 8:00-9:00am and 3:00-4:00pm.

    The restriction will be enforced through the provision of signs and by ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras located at each end of the restricted area. (So there's no need to have a one-way street)

    The following other supporting measures are proposed:

    • Widen the eastern footway on the north side of Ingestre Road by the school gate – moving four parking bays to the other side of the road. (See Plan C)

    • Move a Car Club bay from the restricted area in Burghley Road into a location in Oakford Road. (See Plan A and B)

    • Retain the existing width restriction in Burghley Road and raise the road to footway level. (See Plan C)

    • widen the footway on both sides by the school gate, paint double yellow lines; and resite the cycle strands the width restriction Burghley Road.

    See the consultation on Camden’s website:

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