Section 7: Pitfield Street (north) - De Beauvoir Road

Closed 29 Mar 2015

Opened 16 Feb 2015



Section 7: Pitfield Street (north) - De Beauvoir Road

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

  • New ASLs at junctions to improve cycling safety
  • Parking bays moved and changes to parking restrictions
  • Existing speed humps would be rebuilt with a smoother shape, allowing more comfortable journeys for all road users
  • 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 7: Pitfield Street (north) - De Beauvoir Road


Safer junctions

New 7.5 metre advanced stop lines for cyclists at junction of De Beauvoir Road Downham Road, with pedestrian refuge islands moved closer to the junction


  • Parking bay on Pitfield Street between Grange Street and Hemsworth Street reduced by 28 metres
  • Parking bay on Mintern Street extended 20 metres
  • Parking bay on Pitfield Street north of Crondall Street reduced by 8 metres
  • Disabled parking bay moved to south of ambulance bay on De Beauvoir Road to improve access to junction for cyclists
  • New inset parking bay on east of Pitfield Street between Ivy Street and Purcell Street
  • Parking bay on west side of Pitfield Street replaced by double yellow lines
  • Parking bay on Pitfield Street, south of Grange Street, reduced by 10 metres
  • New 43 metre parking bay on Hyde Road
  • Parking bay on De Beauvoir Road reduced by 5 metres

Cycle parking

New on-carriageway cycle parking with protective islands on Whitmore Road north of Orsman Road

Resurfacing roads

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

  • De Beauvoir Road
  • Pitfield Street

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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