Section 5: Pitfield Street (south)

Closed 29 Mar 2015

Opened 16 Feb 2015



Section 5: Pitfield Street (south)

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

  • Where Pitfield Street is currently one-way for motor vehicles with a cycling contra-flow, it would become two-way for all traffic
  • New junction treatments at side roads would make movements safer for all road users, with footways on Pitfield Street enlarged
  • Parking bays moved
  • Roads along CS1 would be resurfaced to make journeys safer and more comfortable
  • Logos and signs would help wayfinding for cyclists
  • New trees and cycle parking

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Section 5: Pitfield Street (south)


Two-way general traffic

Cycle contra-flow removed from Pitfield Street, with road made two-way for general traffic. This would allow motorists to continue to access Pitfield Street following the closure of its junction with Old Street to motor traffic (proposed in Section 16).

Safer junctions

  • New raised table at junction of Pitfield Street and Coronet Street
  • Enlarged footways at junction of Pitfield Street and Chart Street
  • Enlarged footway at junction of Buttesland Street


  • Parking bay on Pitfield Street extended 8 metres
  • New loading bay on Chart Street
  • Parking bay removed from Pitfield Street, and moved to Coronet Street

Cycle parking

New cycle parking at junction of Chart Street and Pitfield Street

Speed hump

Redundant speed hump removed from Pitfield Street


  • Eastern footway on Pitfield Street enlarged around Chart Street
  • Western footway on Pitfield Street enlarged around Coronet Street and Boot Street


11 new trees planted within footways (subject to investigation)

Resurfacing roads

Where Pitfield Street forms part of CS1, it would be resurfaced to make journeys safer and more comfortable

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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