Section 11: Wordsworth Road - Defoe Road

Closed 29 Mar 2015

Opened 16 Feb 2015



Section 11: Wordsworth Road - Defoe Road

This section passes along lower-traffic residential roads, with cyclists using the carriageway. Proposals include:

  • Entry treatments at side roads would reduce traffic speeds and make journeys safer for all road users
  • Improvements to pedestrian crossings
  • Existing speed humps would be rebuilt with a smoother shape, allowing more comfortable journeys for all road users, with redundant humps removed
  • Roads along CS1 would be resurfaced to make journeys safer and more comfortable
  • Logos and signs would help wayfinding for cyclists
  • New cycle parking

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Section 11: Wordsworth Road - Defoe Road


Safer junctions                                                                                     

  • New raised tables and expanded footways to reduce traffic speeds and make pedestrian and cyclist movements safer where Wordsworth Road meets these roads:
    • Belgrade Road
    • Prince George Road
    • Princess May Road
  • New raised tables to reduce traffic speeds, increasing safety for pedestrians and cyclists where Nevill Road meets these roads:
    • Brighton Road
    • Walford Road
  • Redesign of traffic islands at Wordsworth Road/Bennett Road roundabout

Pedestrian crossings

New dropped kerbs and tactile paving at pedestrian crossing points at mini-roundabout junction of Wordsworth Road and Bennett Road

Cycle parking

New cycle parking within footway at:

  • Junction of Nevill Road and Kynaston Road
  • Junction of Wordsworth Road and Belgrade Road

Decluttering streets

Pedestrian guardrail removed from Wordsworth Road

Speed control

Redundant speed humps removed from Brighton Road

Resurfacing roads

Where the following roads form part of CS1, they would be resurfaced to make journeys safer and more comfortable:

  • Defoe Road
  • Nevill Road
  • Wordsworth Road

Impact on journey times

The proposed route for CS1 is expected to have minimal impact on other road users, including general traffic and bus passengers because, for much of its length, CS1 would run along residential streets, away from the majority of car, freight and bus traffic.

However, some changes in journey times for general traffic and buses are expected at the junction of Mildmay Road and Boleyn Road/Crossway, where CS1 crosses Old Street and Great Eastern Street, and at Balls Pond Road if option B is chosen.

For details, please read the CS1 traffic impact statement.



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