Section 10: A13 Commercial Road Junction

Closed 21 Jun 2019

Opened 9 May 2019

Overview

Where Burdett Road meets the A13 is a complex junction and difficult for people walking and cycling to navigate. The A13 is a key route in and out of central London and we need to be careful to balance the needs of all road users at this junction. Our proposals will make it safer and easier for people walking and cycling to move across the junction.

Summary of proposals

  • Commercial Road junction redesigned to include separate cycle only movement North - South through the junction
  • New advanced stop lines for cyclists added on eastbound and westbound approaches to the junction
  • New traffic restrictions, including right turn ban in to East India Dock Road from West India Dock Road
  • Road resurfacing providing a more comfortable surface for cyclists, pedestrians and motor traffic
  • Link to existing cycling routes - CS2 and CS3
  • The road will be raised at the West India Dock Road junction with Beccles Street
  • Northbound approach to junction reduced from three traffic lanes to two to accommodate the new cycle track
  • Islands added through the junction to protect cyclists

Improvements for cycling

  • Segregated two way cycle track on Burdett Road through the junction
  • Dedicated cycle signals at the junction of Burdett Road/Commercial Road to provide safer passage for cyclists travelling north and south between West India Dock Road and Burdett Road
  • Advanced stop lines for cyclists on Commercial Road eastbound and East India Dock westbound
  • Link to existing cycling routes, CS2 and CS3

Improvements for walking

  • At the Commercial Road junction, some pedestrian crossings would be widened and improved with pedestrian countdown  on most crossings at the junction
  • Pavement buildout on Commercial Road junction creating more space for pedestrians and improving pedestrian comfort level
  • The road at the Beccles Street junction would be raised to calm traffic and make it easier to cross

Changes to Buses

  • Removal of the bus gate to accommodate the new cycle track

Changes to road design and layout

  • Yellow box junction modified to accommodate cycle segregated cycle facility
  • Advanced cycle stop lines on the eastern and western arm of Commercial Road
  • Proposed right turn ban into East India Dock Road from West India Dock Road
  • Northbound approach to junction reduced from three traffic lanes to two to accommodate the new cycle track

Changes to parking and loading

  • No changes to parking and loading at the Commercial Road junction

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Areas

  • Hackney
  • Tower Hamlets

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads
  • Walking
  • Urban realm improvements
  • Air Quality