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  • New pedestrian crossing, Warwick Road

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL overview:

    Having listened to concerns from local residents regarding road safety and the local environment in the Warwick Road area, we are proposing a package of improvements aimed at making this stretch of Warwick Road feel more safe, comfortable and pleasant for residents and visitors.

    New pedestrian crossing 

    We are proposing a new signalised pedestrian crossing close to the entrance of Kendall House (Kensington Row) on Warwick Road between Pembroke Road and Kensington High Street. This will provide a safe option for people wishing to cross this part of Warwick Road. The crossing will have a raised table (meaning it will be level with the pavement) making it easier to cross and helping to reduce the speed of traffic. We will also make the pavement wider on the eastern side of the road, again to help slow traffic on the approach to the crossing. The crossing will have pedestrian countdown facilities, and audible signals with a tactile cone to help people with sight or hearing difficulties. These will be turned down overnight to avoid disturbing nearby residents.

    Installing the crossing at this location does mean that a small section of the on-street parking on the eastern side of Warwick Road will need to be slightly reduced. However, this will only affect one parking space, and we do not anticipate this will have a significant impact on parking in the area.

    Public space improvements

    Alongside the new crossing, we are also proposing some improvements to make the area feel more pleasant and safe for local people. This includes:

    • Renewing the pavement outside Kendall House with better quality ‘York’ stone which matches to the rest of the pavement along the street
    • Extending the kerb and footpath to the north of Kendall House
    • Repairing the footpath at the base of the tree to the north of Kendall House (please note we will not be removing the tree)
    • Installing large box planters to act as a barrier for this part of the road. These would contain planting to help green and improve the feel of the area.     

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  • A3220 Cheyne Walk with Lots Road junction

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL says:
    The A3220 Cheyne Walk runs east-west along the northern Thames embankment. Its junction with Lots Road is used moderately by cars, cyclists and buses and the footways are busy with pedestrians. Cycle flows at the junction are relatively high.
    We are proposing improvements that will make it easier and safer for people to walk and cycle across Cheyne Walk, while also making it easier for turning HGVs by increasing the road space and improving sight lines.

    What are we proposing?
    Installing a new signal-controlled toucan crossing to replace the existing zebra crossing. The crossing will feature a Countdown unit, and will be configured to reduce pedestrian wait times, making it easier and safer for people to walk and cycle across Cheyne Walk
    Enhance the existing shared-use footway on the southern side of Cheyne Walk to provide more space for pedestrians, as well as an enhanced cycling connection to Lots Road
    Upgrading paving throughout the area to help visually impaired and blind people, improving conditions for vulnerable users
    Providing a new ramped inlet on the northern side of Cheyne Walk to provide safe and easy access to the toucan crossing
    Re-landscaping the pedestrian island on Lots Road to make vehicle movements easier and safer for all road users
    Subject to the outcome of this consultation, we plan to implement these changes in 2019.

    Will these changes affect your journey?
    These changes are designed to ensure that pedestrians and vulnerable people have a safe way to cross Cheyne Walk, while improving the movement of traffic throughout the area.
    Our modelling shows that the junctions will continue to operate efficiently and the changes will have little impact on journey times through the area. We will monitor the completed scheme to ensure it is operating as expected and make adjustments as required.

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  • Kensington High Street to Holland Park Roundabout Quietway

    Created by Simon Still // 1 thread

    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.

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  • RBKC - Kensington & Chelsea borough-wide commonplace consultation for LIP

    Created by Simon Still // 1 thread

    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.

    Commonplace Consultation
    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.

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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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  • Sloane Street project

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Kensington & Chelsea council said:

    "The scheme aims to reduce the dominance of traffic and create an attractive high-quality environment.
    In partnering with Cadogan as the majority landowner, and Transport for London, (TfL), we have the unique opportunity to improve the public realm not only on borough-controlled roads and pavements but also in areas of the street that are in private ownership."

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  • Proposed changes to the junction Kensington High Street with Warwick Gardens and Warwick Road

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL Overview
    We are proposing to make improvements to pedestrian and cycling facilities around the junctions of Addison Road and Warwick Road with Kensington High Street.
    The location has been the site of an above average number of collisions in recent years, many of which involved vulnerable road users. Both junctions are used by high volumes of commuter traffic in west London, as well as by pedestrian visitors to local amenities such as Kensington Olympia Conference Centre. In response to the high collision rate we have worked with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to develop a set of proposals that would provide safer crossing facilities at both junctions as well as improvements for cyclists.
    The proposals form part of our programme to enhance safety for vulnerable road users on the Transport for London Road Network.

    What are we proposing?
    We are proposing new features at both of these junctions, including new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings and new advanced stop lines (ASLs) for cyclists.
    The following is a list of each of the proposed features. The order corresponds to the numbers shown on the map.
    1 Controlled, staggered pedestrian crossing at the junction of Warwick Road with Kensington High Street, to provide pedestrians with a dedicated time to cross the road in two stages using the central island
    2 Move bus stop on eastbound Kensington High Street away from the junction exit to allow cyclists better access across the junction
    3 Changes to bay on eastbound Kensington High Street to accommodate the moved bus stop and improve traffic flow. The bay would be moved slightly east and reduced from 15.3 metres to 10 metres in length to accommodate the moved bus stop. Operating times would be restricted to 10am-4pm Monday to Sunday. Max loading time would remain at 20mins
    4 New 5m cycle advanced stop lines (ASLs) on Kensington High Street eastbound and Addison Road southbound to provide cyclists with a waiting area ahead of the general traffic queue
    5 New signal-controlled ‘staggered’ pedestrian crossing at the junction of Addison Road with Kensington High Street to provide pedestrians with a dedicated time to cross the road in two stages using the central island
    6 Provide short section of bus lane and re-align road markings on westbound Kensington High Street to provide two full lanes past the bus stop. Hours of operation for bus lane would be Monday-Sunday 7am-7pm
    7 Resurface a section of carriageway on Kensington High Street to prevent water from collecting on the footway and carriageway
    8 New 5m ASL on the westbound approach to the junction to provide cyclists with a waiting area ahead of the general traffic queue
    9 New 5m ASL with central lead in lane on Warwick Road to help cyclists to travel ahead without conflict with left turning traffic
    10 Remove traffic island on Warwick Road to enable a safer movement for cyclists and other road users
    11 Re-align existing island on western arm of the junction to provide better access for left turning vehicles from Warwick Road
    12 Widen current 1m cycle lane to 1.5m on the eastbound approach to provide more space for cyclists
    13 Re-level footway on eastern arm of Holland Road to reduce the steep gradient

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  • Proposed changes to the junction of Cromwell Road with Gloucester Road

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL Overview
    We are proposing to make improvements to pedestrian and cycling facilities around the junction of A4 Cromwell Road and Gloucester Road.
    The junction has been the site of an above average number of collisions in recent years, many of which involved pedestrians. Cromwell Road is both an important arterial road for vehicles entering or leaving west London, and also the location of several popular tourist attractions, attracting thousands of pedestrian visitors each day. In response to the high collision rate, we have worked with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to develop two options that would provide safer crossing facilities at the junction as well as improvements for cyclists. Both options are included in this consultation.
    The proposals form part of our programme to enhance safety for vulnerable road users on the Transport for London Road Network.

    What are we proposing?
    We have identified two options for this junction.
    The main difference between the two options is the type of pedestrian crossing on the eastern arm of Cromwell Road, closest to the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

    Option 1 would include a new signal-controlled ‘staggered’ two-stage crossing of the road, in which pedestrians would move to a traffic island in the centre of the road and then wait for a green light before passing to the opposite side. This approach would allow us to retain the current left turn for all traffic from the northern arm of Gloucester Road onto the eastbound Cromwell Road.
    These are the design features that are specific to option 1:
    ‘Staggered’ (two stage) signal-controlled crossing on the eastern arm of Cromwell Road, to provide pedestrians with a dedicated time to cross the road in two stages using a central island
    Dedicated left turn lane on the western arm of Cromwell Road as the exit is reduced to two lanes, due to the widened central island needed to accommodate the staggered crossing

    Option 2 would provide a ‘straight across’ signal-controlled crossing of Cromwell Road in which the green light for pedestrians would enable them to cross in one movement, rather than waiting on a central island for a second green light. This would in most instances be a faster crossing for pedestrians compared to option 1, but would require the left turn from Gloucester Road to be banned for all vehicles in order to minimise additional waiting time for other road users. Our traffic count surveys show a peak hour average of 65 vehicles completing the left turn from Gloucester Road to Cromwell Road. These vehicles would need to use alternative routes.
    These are the design features that are specific to option 2:
    Straight across controlled crossing on the eastern arm of Cromwell Road, to provide pedestrians with a dedicated time to cross the road
    Banned left turn from Gloucester Road to enable the proposed straight across crossing to operate on Cromwell Road without unduly increasing waiting times for other road users
    Re-align yellow box markings in the centre of the junction, to ensure the eastern side of the box is aligned with the layout of the proposed crossing on Cromwell Road

    Both options share many of the same features, such as pedestrian countdown features on the crossing of Cromwell Road, new advanced stop lines (ASLs) for cyclists and a new pedestrian refuge island on the northern arm.

    These are the features that would be included in both options:
    Part width 5 metre deep cycle advance stop line (ASL) on the eastern arm of Cromwell Road to give cyclists a waiting area ahead of the general traffic queue, helping to improve their visibility and avoid conflict with left turning vehicles
    Widening of existing crossing area on the southern arm and left-turn slip road of Gloucester Road, to provide more space for pedestrians crossing the road
    Re-alignment of existing crossing on the western arm of Cromwell Road to better reflect the way pedestrians choose to cross
    Part width 5 metre deep cycle ASL on the western arm of Cromwell Road to give cyclists a waiting area ahead of the general traffic queue, helping to improve their visibility and avoid conflict with left turning vehicles
    Kerb re-alignment on the western corner of the northern arm of Gloucester Road, to provide space for the new central island
    Pedestrian refuge island on the northern arm of Gloucester Road, to give pedestrians a protected place to wait when crossing
    Loading bay on northern arm of Gloucester Road moved slightly north, to provide space for the new central island and ensure vehicles can turn left from Cromwell Road. There would be no overall reduction in parking space
    Reduction of southbound lanes from two to one on the northern arm of Gloucester Road to provide space for a central pedestrian refuge island
    5 metre deep cycle ASL on the northern arm of Gloucester Road to give cyclists a waiting area ahead of the general traffic queue, helping to improve their visibility. With option 1, this has the additional benefit of reducing conflict between cyclists and left turning vehicles.

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  • Central London Grid / Quietway - Earls Court Square area

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    These junctions are part of the Central London Grid - a set of connected routes for cyclists across central London comprising a network of Quietways and Cycle Superhighway routes.
    As part of the Central London Grid, a route is proposed to run between Brompton Cemetery and Exhibition Road, along Bramham Gardens, Earls Court Square and Kempsford Gardens. We are therefore proposing changes to the junctions to make it safer and easier for cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles to cross.

    What are we proposing?

    Junction 1 - Earls Court Road / Bramham Gardens / Earls Court Square
    The proposed changes include:
    - Removal of existing island on Bramham Gardens and extension of footway to reduce pedestrian crossing distance
    - Widening of the pedestrian crossings on Bramham Gardens and Earls Court Square
    - Removal of existing island on Earls Court Square and provision of new smaller island with dedicated cycle stop line

    Junction 2 - Warwick Road / Earls Court Square / Kempsford Gardens

    Warwick Road
    - New signalised junction to allow cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles to safely cross Warwick Road. The traffic signals will be co-ordinated with other signalised junctions in the area and the changes are not expected to have a significant impact on journeys times for road users through the area, although vehicles exiting Earls Court Square will have to wait for a green signal as opposed to waiting for a gap in traffic as at present
    - New signalised pedestrian crossing across Warwick Road on the southern arm of the junction. This new crossing will ensure that pedestrians can continue to cross Warwick Road safely and without significant delay
    - Existing signalised pedestrian crossing removed (replaced by crossing on the southern arm of the junction). The existing double red lines will be painted across the removed zig-zag markings at the crossing
    - Existing parking bay relocated 40m to the south-east on Warwick Road due to the new signalised junction. The existing restrictions would apply to the relocated parking bay.

    Earls Court Square
    - Vehicles permitted to travel straight over Warwick Road, westbound from Earls Court Square to Kempsford Gardens. This movement is currently banned
    - Dedicated signals installed to inform cyclists of when to safely proceed from Earls Court Square
    - Additional cycle stands provided to replace those removed from Kempsford Gardens
    - Footway re-aligned to maintain existing parking for motorcycles, car share and local residents

    Kempsford Gardens
    - Existing contra-flow cycle lane widened for cyclists travelling eastbound on Kempsford Gardens
    - Dedicated signals installed to inform cyclists of when to safely proceed from Kempsford Gardens
    - Existing speed hump to remain to help control speed of vehicles travelling westbound on Kempsford Gardens

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