Royal Borough of Greenwich consultation on improvements to road junction at Blackheath Gate of Greenwich Park for Quietway 1 extension.
Consultation closes 19th April 2019.
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Royal Borough of Greenwich consultation on improvements to road junction at Blackheath Gate of Greenwich Park for Quietway 1 extension.
Consultation closes 19th April 2019.
Pembridge Square to Meanwhile Gardens Cycle Route Consultation
The Council wants to create high quality cycle routes for people who have considered cycling, but been put off by the idea of sharing busy roads with lorries and buses. We hope that many existing cyclists will also appreciate being able to use clear, direct routes along quiet side streets.
We are consulting on a new cycle route, linking the existing cycle route known as Quietway 2 in Notting Hill to the route along the Grand Union Canal. It begins at Pembridge Square, crosses Pembridge Villas/Pembridge Road and runs along Pembridge Crescent, Denbigh Road, Colville Road, Colville Gardens, Clydesdale Road, All Saints Rd, Tavistock Crescent, passes under the Westway then along Acklam Road, St Ervan’s Road, Golborne Road and in to Meanwhile Gardens where cyclists can connect to the existing cycle route along the canal towpath. In general, the measures that we are proposing are designed to slow down traffic, or to reduce the risk of conflict at junctions.
We are asking what you think of our proposals regarding the new cycle route. Please read the following information carefully before filling in the survey no later than 29 March 2019. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7361 3766.
On the southern section of Pembridge Square, we are proposing three sinusoidal humps to reduce traffic speeds. Sinusoidal humps are designed so that when driving or cycling over them at lower speeds, they are more comfortable to drive over than traditional humps, but if travelling at an inappropriate speed, they cause a notable ‘bump’, encouraging slower speeds. We know that some people are concerned that road humps contribute to poor air quality, when they lead to drivers braking and accelerating hard. We have designed the proposals in line with government guidance on the correct spacing between the humps to avoid hard braking and acceleration. We have recently introduced sinusoidal humps in St James’s Gardens and we also use them when we resurface roads with traditional humps – for example, in Abbotsbury Road near Holland Park.
To the western end of Pembridge Square, where there is a very large expanse of asphalt, we are proposing a new island with planting, and clearer road markings to clarify how vehicles should navigate this section of the square.
To allow less confident cyclists to cross Pembridge Villas/Pembridge Road, we are proposing to convert the existing pedestrian crossing to a parallel crossing. Parallel crossings combine a pedestrian zebra with a crossing for people travelling by bicycle, so that people attempting to cross on bikes enjoy the same priority as pedestrians. We have installed similar crossings with success on North Pole Road and King’s Road.
The proposed design also includes widening the pavements on either side of this proposed crossing to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as reducing the crossing distance. Raising the level of the carriageway on the two side roads to pavement level at the junction with Pembridge Road, Pembridge Square and Pembridge Crescent would also help to discourage high speeds and provide a more comfortable crossing for pedestrians.
On Westbourne Grove, we propose moving the bus stop road markings slightly further away from the junction with Denbigh Road. This will involve the loss of one parking space, but would allow greater visibility of oncoming traffic for all road users exiting Denbigh Road. Introducing double yellow lines around this junction would further increase visibility for all road users by discouraging inappropriate parking. We also propose to re-work the pedestrian crossing so that it better aligns with the carriageway of Colville Road.
At approximately 12km, this route would connect the town centres of Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters and the Nag's Head, making it easier for people to make local journeys and use local services. The route would use both main roads and quieter back streets.
This 7.5km route would stretch from Hackney to the Isle of Dogs via Westferry, Mile End and Victoria Park. It would connect with the cycle routes between Stratford and Aldgate and Barking to Tower Hill, as well as the proposed Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf crossing. There are currently two options in Hackney we want your views on.
This 7km route will link Ilford to Barking Riverside via Barking town centre using mostly quieter back streets. It would include key connections to the cycle route between Barking and Tower Gateway, Ilford Elizabeth line station and Barking Riverside Development - this includes more than 10,000 new homes and a new London Overground station.
This 3km route would fill the gap between Lea Bridge and the existing cycle route between the City and Tottenham at Dalston. From Lea Bridge the proposed route heads towards Lea Bridge Road to Lea Bridge roundabout, after which it joins quieter back streets including Downs Park Road and Sandringham Road to connect through to Dalston.
The proposals include:
The Mayor of London’s aim for 2041 is for 80% of all trips in London to be made on foot, by cycle or using public transport.
LB Lewisham is working on initiatives to help reach this target by gearing towards a “Healthy Streets” approach as set out in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (2017) which encourage people to use their car less. This will help reduce the amount of dirty air in London, encourage active travel and tackle congestion on our already clogged up roads.
(for more information on the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and the Healthy streets approach follow the link below)
As part of the Healthy Streets approach the borough is working on building a comprehensive “Quietway Network” so residents can choose cycling and walking as a convenient transport choice.
This consultation is seeking comment on proposals to upgrade the existing cycle route that runs through Blackheath Common as part of the TfL funded Quietway programme to encourage more people to walk and cycle. The proposals include three new crossings over:
All feedback from the consultation will be used to inform the final proposals ahead of construction works in Spring 2019. These improvements will form part of an extension of Quietway Route 1 which currently connects Waterloo and Greenwich
"As part of the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN), Westminster City Council is proposing to introduce a number of new measures around Marylebone High Street and Paddington Street. These interventions will sit alongside the behaviour change measures already undertaken as part of the LEN programme."
Details of these proposals are set out below, showing the existing and proposed arrangements, as well as information on the rationale. Once implemented, these proposals will be the first of their kind in Westminster. If you would like to comment on the proposals or have any questions, please email email@example.com by 11.59pm on 5th December 2018. Responses will be considered before proceeding with the next stages of design and implementation."
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.
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
Forest Walk is an off road path in Barnet leading behind a row of properties on Sydney Road, with Muswell Hill Golf course to the west of it. It forms a small part of the proposed Hornsey to N Finchley Quietway being designed by Sustrans and using Healthy Streets funding.
First section of this QW to be consulted on, which will, in the main, mirror LCN22. One of the main reasons for this alignment is to encourage cyclists away from the Canal Path, which is at saturation at peak times, with no safe (24/7) alternative.
Southwark's account of the changes:
'This Quietway is planned to run from Bermondsey down to Peckham Road, running along Glengall Road, Trafalgar Avenue and Sumner Road. We hope it will provide a safe alternative cycling route to the Surrey Canal Path, as we know this can sometimes become crowded with pedestrians and cyclists.
Changes along the proposed new Quietway include:
widening the east-west section of the Surrey Linear Canal Path into a shared path
installing a new two-way cycle path along Trafalgar Avenue
changes to the junction of Sumner Road and Commercial Way
new pedestrian and cycle crossings
new raised tables and raised junctions
improving or replacing many of the existing speed humps
double yellow lines at some junctions to improve visibility and pedestrian accessibility.'
Islington is consulting on changes to Thornhill Road, on the Quietway 10 route.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
Harrow Council is proposing to create 'Quietways' roughly following the route of the Metropolitan line, along residential roads and through parks. The routes will be signed with minor changes at some junctions (shared footway, tiger crossings), and improvements to some off road sections of route. There are no planned restrictions to motor traffic flow, nor any new segregated cycle paths along the road.
You can see the detailed proposals bit by bit on the link below.
I've roughly mapped out the proposed route. It essentially follows an existing part of the LCN with a few minor tweaks. Sadly no new modal filters appear to be proposed. Sinusoidal humps at the beginning of the route in Wandsworth I fear will do little to deter the speedsters.
Feel free to add your thoughts below.
Barnet Council says:
As part of the Mayor of London’s new ‘Healthy Streets’ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/healthy-streets-for-london.pdf agenda funding has been made available by Transport for London; this funding has been created to support sustainable transport improvements in the neighbourhood shown on this map. The area in focus is part of the new proposed backstreet Quietway cycling route from Hornsey to North Finchley.
More information on the project, and what we are aiming to achieve, is provided in our FAQs document https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/1173/documents/1056 . You can also view the full map of the Quietway route here https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/1173/documents/1057 .
To decide which designs would work best in this area, we need your local knowledge. Our delivery partner, Sustrans, aim is to work with the diverse range of residents, school pupils and other groups in this area to understand:
- the issues you face in moving around this area
- different requirements of all those living and travelling through this area.
To share your local knowledge you can complete our questionnaire in one of two ways:
- through our online questionnaire( https://sustrans.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/healthystreets )
- by attending one of our events, where staff members from Sustrans and Barnet Council will be on hand to answer any questions, and help you complete the questionnaire:
Thursday 21 September 6.00 - 8.00 pm, at the Wren Academy, Woodhouse Road entrance, N12 9HB
Saturday 23 September 10.30am - 1.30pm, Wren Academy, Woodhouse Road entrance, N12 9HB
Quietway7 links a cycle route from Elephant & Castle (E&C) with Crystal Palace, and was routed by TfL to be via Dulwich Village, West Norwood (Thurlow Park Road), Gipsy Hill and then Crystal Palace (via Farquhar Road).
The route from E&C southbound is in Southwark (to Dulwich) then is in Lambeth (Turney Road, Rosendale Road/Thurlow Park Road, Hamilton Road, to Gipsy Hill), then goes back into Southwark (from Gipsy Hill to Crystal Palace). Southwark had their part of the quietway consultation approved.
Lambeth delayed their decision to June 2017, and was then subsequently “called in” as there was widespread concerns from both the local community and cycling groups for parts of the route. Cycling groups unanimously objected to the proposed design along Gipsy Hill by: Southwark Cyclists, Lambeth Cyclists and Wheels for Wellbeing. 70% of respondents objected to the the design on Gipsy Hill. Gipsy Hill is a busy Local Distributor Road and bus route. Gipsy Hill has “insufficient road width” for a segregated track. The original proposed design meant motor vehicles “will encroach on the advisory cycle lane” to allow oncoming motor vehicles to pass.
Gipsy Hill Options:
There are alterative options to avoid Gipsy Hill. Southwark Cyclists have supported the design option to follow LCN23 downhill all the way along Dulwich Wood Avenue and then using the other side of Long Meadow (so not using Gipsy Hill), with a new track behind the bus stop.
See navy dashed line on sketch attached (mauve was the proposed Q7 design, red is LCN23)
This design is quieter and safer than using Gipsy Hill, and avoids the proposed dangerous junction Gipsy Hill/ Dulwich Wood Avenue, near the rail station. This integrated design also allows greatest cycle access to local amenities, schools, shops, and parks in Dulwich, West Dulwich and West Norwood. There is interest and outline support from Southwark to explore this option.
Lambeth are now actively progressing engagement and revised designs for their part of the route, with a new consultation process due in September. There is potential for an improved option at Gipsy Hill, but this is likely to need new additional funding from TfL.
Suggested, to let local Gipsy Hill Ward Cllrs (Lambeth) and College Ward Cllrs (Southwark) and local cycling groups know your views.
Lambeth proposal that was called-in, see reports:
- Quietway 7 - Elephand Castle to Crystal Palace - Decision Report – 12 June 2017
- Appendix B - Quietway 7 - details designs (Gipsy Hill pages: 23, 46-49)
Thurlow Park Ward Cllr updates:
TfL Quietway 7 Programme (Elephant & Castle to Crystal Palace) - Proposed changes in Lambeth - West Dulwich area
What are Quietway?
London Cycling Design Standards, Chapter 1 (page 15):
Quietways “..are aimed at new cyclists who want a safe, unthreatening experience.” The key principles for Quietways include:
o Routes should be on the quietest available roads consistent with directness;
o Routes should be as straight and direct as possible;
o where they have to join busier roads, or pass through busy, complicated junctions, segregation must be provided;
New QW in preconsultation phase - possible changes:
* Raised table at jct/ of Friern and Goodrich Rd. ;
* Sinusoidal humps completed all along Friern rd.;
* 'Greening' of modal filters at Peckham Rye/ Friern & Upland/ Friern;
* Potential for either a segregated bidirectional cycle lane from Etherow st. & across the junction of Barry rd. (helping cyclists to turn right down Woodwarde) or the signalisation of the junction of Etherow and Barry rd. (the former would require the relocation of the bus stand at the top of Barry rd.);
* Tightening up of the jct. of Eynella and Woodewarde rd. (build out);
* Build out of of western corner of Beauval rd./ Woodwarde rd. - potential for pocket park;
* (Dependent on TFL modelling) removal of traffic islands on jct. of Lordship ln. and Barry rd./ Eyenella - de-cluttering of jct. - question of what turns are allowed and needed & the regulation of these.
Royal Parks initial output on proposed changes to make the quietway work through Richmond Park
This is the route of the Circle Line North Quietway in Westminster. It bears some resemblance to the existing London Cycle Network Route marked '40' on the map; but it misses Paddington Station, as well as some difficult one-way sections between Paddington and Crawford Street.
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Junction of Shoreditch High Street with Rivington Street and Calvert Avenue:
The following measures would make it safer and more comfortable for cyclists to travel east-west through this staggered junction across Shoreditch High Street:
We would introduce a right-turn ban for all traffic except cycles exiting Rivington Street into Shoreditch High Street. This would improve safety for cyclists waiting to turn into Rivington Street and pedestrians using the nearby pedestrian crossing. Our latest traffic counts show a maximum of 33 vehicles per hour making this right turn, and we are satisfied alternative routes exist
We would remove a southbound general traffic lane on Shoreditch High Street to accommodate two new right-turn pockets and three new traffic islands. The traffic islands would protect road users waiting to turn right into either Rivington Street (cycles only) or Calvert Avenue (all traffic)
We would reduce the size of the footway by a small amount on the northern corner of Shoreditch High Street and Calvert Avenue to accommodate the turning movements of larger vehicles once the new traffic islands are in place
Junction of Shoreditch High Street and Hackney Road:
We would enlarge the traffic island to the west of the southbound slip road, reducing the carriageway width and the number of southbound lanes from two to one. This would create more footway space for pedestrians and reduce the distance people have to cross. Making this section of road a single lane for motor traffic would also create space for an advisory southbound cycle lane and reduce the likelihood of conflict between cyclists and motor traffic
Shoreditch High Street:
We would install a new southbound bus lane (operational Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm) in place of a general traffic lane from south of Rivington Street to the pedestrian crossing opposite New Inn Yard. This bus lane would also be available to cycles, taxis, motorcycles and coaches. The loading bay outside the Ace Hotel, and the existing bus stand and bus stops on Shoreditch High Street would not be affected by the bus lane
Barrier on Alexandra Park Way onto path under bridge has a very narrow gap at the side.
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