Section 8 - Wood Lane Junction

Closed 20 Mar 2016

Opened 8 Feb 2016

Overview


What are we proposing?

  • Segregated two-way cycle track replaces one general traffic lane of Wood Lane slip
  • New segregated cycle tracks and cycle provision through junction
  • New  pedestrian and cycle crossing replaces existing northern pedestrian crossing; southern pedestrian crossing removed
  • Widened footway at eastbound entrance to Westway
  • Changes to lane assignment on Wood Lane


Segregated two-way cycle track replaces one general traffic lane on Wood Lane slip

  • The northernmost eastbound lane of the Wood Lane slip would become a 2.6-metre-wide, segregated two-way cycle track, separated from other traffic by a 1.0 metre high vehicle restraint barrier.
  • An additional screen to protect cyclists from vehicle spray and cross winds is being investigated, which would raise the height of the barrier to 1.8 metres
  • The existing parapet on the outside of the Westway would be raised to a height of 1.4 metres


New segregated cycle tracks and cycle provision through junction

  • The existing southbound advisory cycle lane north of the junction would become a 1.5 metre wide segregated cycle track and the Advanced Stop Line would be removed. A new entry to the shared pedestrian/cycle area at the corner of Wood Lane and the A40 Westway slip would be provided.
  • The existing 1.5-metre wide north and southbound cycle lanes through the junction would become 1.5m metre wide tracks, segregated from vehicle traffic by a raised kerb island. Entry and exit points would also be provided in each of these tracks. Left turning traffic would have a separate stage from southbound traffic (including cyclists)
  • A new diagonal, 4.0 metre wide two-way cycle crossing would provide access to and from Wood Lane and connect the East-West Cycle Superhighway through the junction. This crossing would run in its own traffic stage.


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New pedestrian and cycle crossing replaces existing northern pedestrian crossing; southern pedestrian crossing removed

  • We would relocate the straight-across signalised pedestrian crossing from the northern arm of Wood Lane underneath the elevated Westway section. This is intended to make the junction operate more efficiently and reduce delays for traffic. The new pedestrian and cycle crossing would be 4 metres wide
  • We would  remove the existing signalised pedestrian crossing on the southern arm of Wood Lane. This is intended to make the junction operate more efficiently and reduce delays for traffic


Widened footway at eastbound entrance to Westway

  • At the northern side of the junction, the footway would be widened to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists and easier access to the East West Cycle Superhighway on the Westway


Changes to lane assignment on Wood Lane

  • Approaching the junction of Wood Lane and the A40 Westway from the south, the existing ahead and left general traffic lane would become left turn only, onto the on-slip of the A40 Westway westbound
  • Left turning traffic would have a separate stage from northbound traffic (including cyclists)
  • The existing northbound advisory cycle lane south of the junction would be retained with an island to protect cyclists at the junction. Left turning vehicles would be held for northbound cyclists and the Advanced Stop Line would be removed. A new entry to the shared pedestrian/cycle area at the corner of Wood Lane and the A40 Westway on-slip would be provided
     

Traffic impacts of these proposals

Our latest analysis shows that these proposals would change journey times for general traffic and some bus routes. We anticipate a significant change for some journeys through the scheme area. Some journeys for general traffic would get longer at the busiest times of day and some would get shorter. Bus journeys along Wood Lane and through the Paddington area would be unaffected in the morning peak, with some journeys becoming longer and some shorter in the evening peak.

Please click here for a summary of predicted journey time impacts through the scheme area for different road users, including a table summarising the traffic modelling results.
 

Complementary measures

The predicted traffic impacts do not take account of a range of additional complementary measures that would have beneficial impacts on journey times for buses and general traffic. This includes investing in schemes to address bus delays and give priority to buses at certain pinchpoints and providing road users with comprehensive and specific travel advice to help them avoid busy times and locations. We will continue to work with freight and servicing companies to support them to plan their activity to avoid the busiest times and locations. Through the creation of the new Roads and Transport Policing Command, we will target enforcement at the busiest locations and known hot spots to reduce delays and keep traffic moving.

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Areas

  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Westminster

Audiences

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

Interests

  • Roads