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  • Queensbridge Road - Middleton Road Area - Environmental Improvements

    Natalie G // 1 thread

    The proposals include:

    Installing new traffic signals with full crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists on all sides of the junction. The facilities will include pedestrian countdowns, convex cycle safety mirrors, cyclist waiting areas (ASLs) and low level cycle signals with ‘early release’ facilities for cyclists. In addition, the signals will have a full pedestrian phase where pedestrians get to cross the junction in all directions in one phase. The junction will be resurfaced with suitable surfacing materials to remove slipperiness.

    Installing extended pavements outside Queensbridge Primary School to create a quiet space with sustainable urban drainage systems, trees and greenery. The extended pavements will help reduce traffic speeds while the trees and shrubbery will help create a barrier to emissions and improve the air quality outside the school.

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  • Mare Street Cycle Link between London Lane and St Thomas’s Square Quietway 2

    Natalie G // 1 thread

    Overview

    This consultation document is about gathering views from the public on proposals to improve the crossing facility for cyclists across Mare Street, between London Lane and St Thomas’s Square.


    Why We Are Consulting

    The Council is committed to making Hackney’s roads safer for everyone living, working and visiting the borough. Creating an environment that will encourage more walking and cycling is a key part of the Council’s transport vision and an essential part of Hackney’s Transport Strategy.

    In spring 2013 the Mayor of London published his Cycling Vision for London – a 10 year strategy with approximately £1bn of investment, to increase the levels of cycling in London. One of the primary objectives of the strategy is to create a “tube network for the bike” – a mixture of fast commuter cycle routes offering dedicated cycle facilities on key main routes, complemented by a number of “Quietways”, which together will form a network of direct, joined-up cycle routes throughout London.

    Within the borough, Quietway 2: Bloomsbury to Walthamstow starts at the boundary with Islington by Southgate Road and runs eastwards to London Fields via Middleton Road, and then north-eastwards to Lea Bridge Road and the boundary with Waltham Forest.

    One of the key objectives of the Quietway routes is to link destinations, following backstreet routes, through parks, along waterways or treelined streets. The Quietways aim to overcome barriers to cycling, targeting cyclists who want to use quieter, low-traffic routes and providing an environment for those who want to travel at a gentler pace.

    A number of key issues have been identified along the route and Transport for London (TfL) has provided the Council with funding to make improvements. These include improving or upgrading specific locations such as junctions and crossings in order to improve safety and visibility and reduce the potential for accidents.

    Hackney Council is now consulting residents and businesses on a proposal to provide a safer link for cyclists using the Quietway 2 route across Mare Street.

    In addition to meeting the objectives of the ‘Quietways’, encouraging the use of cleaner and greener transport options (particularly cycling and walking) and reducing non-essential private car journeys are key long-term objectives for the Council due to the wide range of benefits these transport options can bring, including:

    • Reducing road accidents

    • Improving personal mobility

    • Creating safer, cleaner, and quieter residential neighbourhoods

    • Creating a successful balance between pedestrians and other modes of transport,

    in order to improve the pedestrian and cyclist experience

    • Improving pedestrian and cyclist crossing facilities

    More information on the Quietways can be found at:
    https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/quietways


    The proposals include:

    1 a. Closing London Lane at its junction with Mare Street to all traffic except cyclists and emergency vehicles. This will provide a safer junction for all users. The junction will be raised and narrowed to improve pedestrian accessibility and encourage cyclists to slow down when approaching Mare Street. Bollards will be installed to prevent vehicles from using the junction illegally.

    b. An alternative measure could be to install a raised junction as above with ‘No Entry’ for vehicles from Mare Street. Vehicles would be allowed to turn left from London Lane, but right turns would be banned to keep the central refuge clear for cyclists.

    2 The Quietway route between London Lane and the north side of St Thomas’s square

    crosses Mare Street. All traffic can enter St Thomas’s Square (north) from Mare Street.

    Motor vehicles will be banned from turning right when exiting the north side of St

    Thomas’s Square, but cycles will be allowed to turn right.

    3 The existing islands on Mare Street will be widened to provide a safer central refuge space for cyclists waiting to cross the carriageway.

    4 There will be a new island on Mare Street to protect cyclists turning right on to the northern arm of St Thomas’s Square. Extra protection is needed as other vehicles travelling north on Mare Street are also able to turn right (see point 2. above)

    • Lower Clapton Road parallel zebra and cycle crossings

    • Morning Lane parallel zebra and cycle crossings

    • London Fields/Middleton Road Traffic Management Scheme

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  • Chatsworth Road/Millfields Road/Powerscroft Road New Signalised Junction

    Natalie G // 1 thread

    Part of the Quietway 2 scheme to facilitate crossing of Chatsworth Road.
    Deadline is 25 November 2016 - so please let us have comments by 18 November 2016 at the latest.

    The proposals include:

    1 Replacing the existing zebra crossing with traffic signals at the Chatsworth Road\ Millfields Road\ Powerscroft Road junction. This will be designed to make the junction easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists as there have been a total of seven accidents in recent years. Six of these involved cyclists. There will be a Green Man crossing on each approach to the junction and one that will replace the zebra crossing.

    2 Introducing a raised table across the junction of Chatsworth Road and Millfields Road to reduce traffic speeds.

    3 Creating a new link and crossing for cyclists between Powerscroft Road and Millfields Park. This will be a new shared space with the route for cyclists clearly marked for the benefit of all users. New cycle stands will also be installed.

    4 Introducing new footway into the western arm of Millfields Road as part of the shared space. The existing barrier will be replaced with a lockable bollard and new trees.

    5 Extending double yellow lines on the south side of Millfields Road, up to the junction with Sewdley Street to facilitate safe bus and traffic movement.

    6 Removing two parking bays on Powerscroft Road at the junction with Chatsworth Road to improve cycle access and the bus alignment approaching the junction.

    7 Relocating the Disabled bay outside No. 176 Chatsworth Road and removing one parking space to increase visibility at the new crossing point.

    8 Extending the footway to reduce the pedestrian crossing distance and reduce traffic speed.

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  • Chatsworth Road/Millfields Road/Powerscroft Road New Signalised Junction

    Natalie G // 0 threads

    The proposals include:

    1 Replacing the existing zebra crossing with traffic signals at the Chatsworth Road\ Millfields Road\ Powerscroft Road junction. This will be designed to make the junction easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists as there have been a total of seven accidents in recent years. Six of these involved cyclists. There will be a Green Man crossing on each approach to the junction and one that will replace the zebra crossing.

    2 Introducing a raised table across the junction of Chatsworth Road and Millfields Road to reduce traffic speeds.

    3 Creating a new link and crossing for cyclists between Powerscroft Road and Millfields Park. This will be a new shared space with the route for cyclists clearly marked for the benefit of all users. New cycle stands will also be installed.

    4 Introducing new footway into the western arm of Millfields Road as part of the shared space. The existing barrier will be replaced with a lockable bollard and new trees.

    5 Extending double yellow lines on the south side of Millfields Road, up to the junction with Sewdley Street to facilitate safe bus and traffic movement.

    6 Removing two parking bays on Powerscroft Road at the junction with Chatsworth Road to improve cycle access and the bus alignment approaching the junction.

    7 Relocating the Disabled bay outside No. 176 Chatsworth Road and removing one parking space to increase visibility at the new crossing point.

    8 Extending the footway to reduce the pedestrian crossing distance and reduce traffic speed.

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  • Chatsworth Road/Millfields Road/Powerscroft Road New Signalised Junction

    Natalie G // 0 threads

    The proposals include:

    1 Replacing the existing zebra crossing with traffic signals at the Chatsworth Road\ Millfields Road\ Powerscroft Road junction. This will be designed to make the junction easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists as there have been a total of seven accidents in recent years. Six of these involved cyclists. There will be a Green Man crossing on each approach to the junction and one that will replace the zebra crossing.

    2 Introducing a raised table across the junction of Chatsworth Road and Millfields Road to reduce traffic speeds.

    3 Creating a new link and crossing for cyclists between Powerscroft Road and Millfields Park. This will be a new shared space with the route for cyclists clearly marked for the benefit of all users. New cycle stands will also be installed.

    4 Introducing new footway into the western arm of Millfields Road as part of the shared space. The existing barrier will be replaced with a lockable bollard and new trees.

    5 Extending double yellow lines on the south side of Millfields Road, up to the junction with Sewdley Street to facilitate safe bus and traffic movement.

    6 Removing two parking bays on Powerscroft Road at the junction with Chatsworth Road to improve cycle access and the bus alignment approaching the junction.

    7 Relocating the Disabled bay outside No. 176 Chatsworth Road and removing one parking space to increase visibility at the new crossing point.

    8 Extending the footway to reduce the pedestrian crossing distance and reduce traffic speed.

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  • TfL consultation on junction Farringdon Road/Calthorpe Street/Margery Street

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 2 threads

    N-S Cycle Superhighway consultation
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    TfL proposed that the N-S Cycle Superhighway should stop at Greville Street but LCC's response to the consultation stated that the route should continue on Farringdon Road to at least the junction with Calthorpe and Margery Street (under discussion here).

    After the consultation TfL replied that they would explore options north of Stonecutter Street(which is actually south of Greville Street!). The N-S Cycle Superhighway may be completed by Spring 2016 but we have no date for it being extended any further north.

    Link to our discussion on CycleScape
    http://camdencyclists.cyclescape.org/issues/1407-the-tfl-north-south-cycle-superhighway-consultation

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    Junction Kings Cross Road/Farringdon Road/Calthorpe Street/Margery Street
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    See consultation on TfL's website at:

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/kings-cross-road

    which has a link to their junction plan

    Plan to build September 2015

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    TfL's proposals include the following:

    On Farringdon Road - Grays Inn Road

    - right turn pocket for northbound cyclists turning into Margery Street

    -1.5 m advisory cycle lane on Kings Cross Road for cyclists travelling southbound with one instead of two motor lanes and on northbound carriageway north of the junction

    - footway build outs

    Calthorpe Street

    - longer ASL and low-level early release signals

    - footway build out

    Margery Street
    - widen contraflow
    - longer ASL box and low-level early release signals

    Immediate issues:

    - no space for cycling on Farringdon Road south of the junction

    - northbound approach on Farringdon Road left hook issue

    - no attempt to provide protection for cyclists crossing the junction; Farringdon Road is wide enough to put in the infrastructure needed for a separate signal stage for northbound cyclists or for "hold the left turn".

    - the early release signals are only as effective as a longer ASl box, not protecting cycles that arrive during the green stage.

    Dates: consultation 20 February 2015; reply due 6 April 2015.

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