Section 7 – Harleyford Road (east) / Kennington Oval

Closed 14 Sep 2014

Opened 9 Jul 2014

Overview

Please note revised proposals for Harleyford Road were developed following consultation on the below proposals.

 

Proposals include:

  • Segregated two-way cycle track replaces bus lane
  • Wider shared footway and crossing
  • Eastbound bus stop on Harleyford Road moved approximately 120 metres back to Durham Street (see Section 5)
  • Pedestrian crossing on Harleyford Road no longer shared with cyclists (as westbound cyclists would access the cycle route on Kennington Oval via the improved crossing at Meadow Road)
  • Raised area at the junction of Harleyford Road and Kennington Oval redesigned to give priority for cyclists
  • Eastbound bus stop on Kennington Oval moved 30 metres east
  • Loading bay moved from Harleyford Road to Durham Street (see Section 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Segregated two-way cycle track replaces bus lane

  • The cycle track would be up to 4.3 metres wide (although it would narrow to 3 metres in two locations to make room for traffic signals at crossings)
  • The cycle track would be at footway level. A small ridge would separate the cycle track from the footway. There would be a 0.5 metre gap between the edge of the cycle track and the road
  • Blue cycle surfacing would be used
  • The track would replace the westbound bus lane on Harleyford Road and part of the east and westbound bus lanes on Kennington Oval
  • Our scheme and network traffic impact analysis shows that the completed scheme would mean longer journeys at busy times for most motorists and bus passengers in the area. We would work to mitigate the impact as much as possible, including continuing to invest in our already-sophisticated traffic management systems, and looking to reduce delays to buses by improving journey times at other locations on the same routes.

 

 

Wider shared footway and crossing

  • The existing shared footway and crossing at the entrance to Meadow Road would be widened to improve links to CS5 for cyclists using the existing cycle route on Meadow Road and Kennington Oval (which is planned to form part of the Central London Grid)
  • Cyclists continuing eastbound on CS5 towards Oval would bypass the crossing by using the shared area before joining the bus lane

 

Other proposals include:

  • Eastbound bus stop on Harleyford Road moved approximately 120 metres back to Durham Street (see Section 5)
  • Pedestrian crossing on Harleyford Road no longer shared with cyclists (as westbound cyclists would access the cycle route on Kennington Oval via the improved crossing at Meadow Road)
  • Raised area at the junction of Harleyford Road and Kennington Oval redesigned to give priority for cyclists
  • Eastbound bus stop on Kennington Oval moved 30 metres east
  • Loading bay moved from Harleyford Road to Durham Street (see Section 5)

 

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