A316 St Margaret's crossing

Closed 18 Jul 2014

Opened 9 Jun 2014

Results Updated 1 Jul 2015

Between 9 June and 18 July 2014, we consulted on proposals to remove the footbridge located west of St Margaret’s roundabout, Twickenham and install a new at-grade toucan crossing. Thank you to all of those who took part and responded.

Following a detailed review of the responses we received, we have modified the scheme as follows:

  • Provide an at-grade two stage toucan crossing facility on the western arm of St. Margaret’s roundabout as originally proposed – this will be installed prior to the Rugby World Cup taking place in autumn 2015
  • Retain the existing footbridge and undertake further maintenance to extend its service life. The structure of the bridge will be reviewed again in 24 months following the installation of the toucan crossing. The condition of the footbridge will be constantly monitored. If the structure deteriorates significantly it may be necessary to close it without warning.
  • TfL commits to carrying out local consultation with the community and stakeholders should any further proposals to remove the footbridge be put forward.
     

The full report (amended on 30 June 2015) and our response to issues raised is below:

A316 St Margaret's Crossing full consultation report

Thank you for your patience in waiting for the results of the consultation to be published. We received a large number of responses and we have taken longer than first anticipated in reviewing them.

Files:

Overview


Update on Wednesday 14 January 2015:

Following a detailed review of the responses we received, we have modified the scheme as follows:

  • Provide an at-grade two stage toucan crossing facility on the western arm of St. Margaret’s roundabout as originally proposed – this will be installed prior to the Rugby World Cup taking place in autumn 2015
  • Retain the existing footbridge and undertake further maintenance to extend its service life. The structure of the bridge will be reviewed again in 24 months following the installation of the toucan crossing. The condition of the footbridge will be constantly monitored. If the structure deteriorates significantly it may be necessary to close it without warning.
  • TfL commits to carrying out local consultation with the community and stakeholders should any further proposals to remove the footbridge be put forward.
     

Our full consultation report (amended on 30 June 2015) and response to issues raised is below:

A316 St Margaret's Crossing - full consultation report

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Update on Friday 4 July 2014:

We have added additional information to this page. Please click here if you would like to download a copy. A copy is also available at the bottom of this page.

You can also resubmit your response based on this updated information. Please help us identify those who are resubmitting their response by selecting 'Yes' for the 'Are you resubmitting your response?' question. Thank you.   

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We proposed to improve accessibility to crossing facilities at St Margaret’s roundabout, Twickenham.

We proposed to remove the footbridge located west of St Margaret’s roundabout and install a new toucan crossing. This would provide an accessible crossing at this section of the roundabout which at present is not accessible to everyone.

A toucan crossing allows both pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road at the same time. It is wider than other formal crossings which would mean that cyclists would not have to dismount when crossing. The toucan crossing would be staggered and have an island in the middle. 

To make full use of the new toucan crossing, we proposed to remove the cycle lane markings from the footway and create shared pedestrian/cycle space; this would allow cyclists that use the new toucan crossing facility to continue along the footway either side of the crossing without having to dismount.

The toucan crossing would improve accessibility for everyone. All roads on this roundabout would then have accessible crossing points. Please see the plan below.

Proposed bridge removal and toucan crossing installation A316 Chertsey Road at St. Margaret's Road

A316 St Margaret's crossing map (PDF)

 

Areas

  • Richmond upon Thames

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
  • Taxi customers and other stakeholders

Interests

  • Junction Improvements