We have made some changes to our planned scheme having considered comments received. Please click here to download the consultation report.
The revised plan for Waterloo roundabout is summarised below and shown on the plan at the bottom of this web page.
Proceed with kerb build-outs:
We intend to install all kerb build-outs as originally proposed. They have been designed to reduce the chances of cyclists being squeezed against the kerb by motorists and to help them take a primary position in the traffic lanes. They will also help reduce traffic speeds on the roundabout approaches and encourage traffic to keep to the two marked lanes, instead of flaring into three lanes as is sometimes the case now.
Change nearside cycle feeder lane to a mandatory cycle lane:
We intend to introduce the nearside cycle feeder lanes in order to provide more space for cyclists exiting the roundabout onto Waterloo Road and York Road. Having considered requests received in response to the proposals, we now intend to upgrade these lanes to operate as mandatory rather than advisory lanes. We will undertake the necessary statutory consultation in order to make this change early next year. The lanes will be initially be installed as advisory lanes whilst this process takes place.
Proceed with central cycle feeder lane with amended road markings to reduce encroachment by motorists:
We intend to introduce the central cycle feeder lane in order to provide more space for cyclists continuing around the roundabout beyond the Waterloo Road exit and to reduce the risk of conflict with left-turning vehicles. In response to comments received, we will move the arrow lane markings on the main carriageway in order to encourage motorists to get in lane in good time, reducing the risk of vehicles entering the central cycle lane.
Proceed with extended ASLs:
We will introduce the extended ASLs as proposed, in order to help cyclists wait ahead of queuing traffic. We are also in active discussions with the Department for Transport to change regulations to allow better enforcement of ASLs.
Introduce green cycle surfacing across exits from Stamford Street, Waterloo Road and Tenison Way:
Having considered comments received, we intend to lay green cycle surfacing across the exits onto the roundabout from Stamford Street, Waterloo Road and Tenison Way. This will provide a clear route to cyclists and will raise motorist awareness of cyclists.
Update on proposals for 20mph speed limit at the roundabout
The proposed 20mph speed limit was well-supported by respondents. We will continue working on detailed proposals ready for consultation early next year.