Section 5 - Park Crescent and Portland Place, (up to the junction with Devonshire Street)

Closed 20 Mar 2016

Opened 8 Feb 2016

Overview

 

We are asking for feedback on two different options:

  • Option A: Advisory cycle lanes on Park Crescent and Portland Place
  • Option B: Advisory cycle lanes on Park Crescent, segregated cycle lanes on Portland Place
     


Click here for a map comparing the two options (PDF)



Option A: Advisory cycle lanes on Park Crescent and Portland Place


Park Crescent

  • A 2m advisory cycle lane would be provided northbound on Park Crescent (west) and southbound on Park Crescent (east). The cycle lane would be next to the existing parking bays
  • Cyclists would be encouraged to use Park Crescent (east) in the southbound direction and Park Crescent (west) in the northbound direction (although travel in either direction would be possible). For this reason it is not proposed to provide a cycle lane northbound on Park Crescent (east) and southbound on Park Crescent (west)
     

Portland Place

  • A 2m advisory cycle lane would be provided in both directions on Portland Place
  • The cycle lane would be separated from the existing parking bays by a 1m buffer to reduce the risk of door strikes
     

Junction of Portland Place and Devonshire Street

  • Advanced Stop Lines are proposed on all approaches to the junction of Portland Place and Devonshire Street. Cycle lead in lanes are proposed on both arms of Devonshire Street, to tie-in with Westminster City Council’s consultation proposals for the Central London Grid route from Edgware Road to Fitzrovia. Further information on these proposals can be found on the Westminster City Council website
  • Cyclists on Portland Place would not be given a separate signal through the junction. Left turning traffic would cross the cycle lane to reach the left turn lane on the approach to the junction
  • The existing uncontrolled pedestrian crossings on the eastern, western and southern arms of the junction with Devonshire Street would be upgraded to signalised crossings
  • The existing staggered pedestrian crossing on the northern arm of the junction would be made straight
     

Changes to parking and loading

  • There would be no changes to the existing parking and loading provision on Park Crescent
  • On Portland Place, 8m of residents’ parking would be relocated from outside number 88 Portland Place to outside number 98. This would be necessary to ensure the junction with Devonshire Street could operate as efficiently as possible
  • South of the junction with Devonshire Street on Portland Place, a single, 6m parking bay would be relocated from outside Queen’s College Prep School to outside 55 Portland Place


Option B: Advisory cycle lanes on Park Crescent, segregated cycle lanes on Portland Place

 

Park Crescent

  • A 2m advisory cycle lane would be provided northbound on Park Crescent (west) and southbound on Park Crescent (east). The cycle lane would be next to the existing parking bays
  • Cyclists would be encouraged to use Park Crescent (east) in the southbound direction and Park Crescent (west) in the northbound direction (although travel in either direction would be possible). For this reason it is not proposed to provide a cycle lane northbound on Park Crescent (east) and southbound on Park Crescent (west)


Portland Place

  • A 1.5m segregated cycle lane would be provided between the footway and the parking bays on Portland Place in both directions by moving the parking bays further out from the kerb
  • A 1m buffer would separate the cycle lane from the parking to reduce the risk of door strikes. The buffer would be flush with the carriageway and surfaced with a buff coloured surface dressing. A similar example can be seen on Hanover Street in Westminster


Junction of Portland Place and Devonshire Street

  • Advanced Stop Lines are proposed on two arms of to the junction of Portland Place and Devonshire Street. Cycle lead in lanes are proposed on both arms of Devonshire Street, to tie-in with Westminster City Council’s consultation proposals for the Central London Grid route from Edgware Road to Fitzrovia. Further information on these proposals can be found on the Westminster City Council website
  • Cyclists travelling north or south would be given a separate signal at the junction to avoid conflict with turning vehicles
  • Cyclists turning from Portland Place into Devonshire Street in either direction would receive a green signal at the same time as the pedestrian crossings on Devonshire Street. Cyclists may be expected to stop at an internal stop line and wait until the pedestrian crossing had finished running before proceeding (the final signal arrangement would depend on the outcome of traffic modelling)
  • The existing uncontrolled pedestrian crossings on the eastern, western and southern arms of the junction with Devonshire Street would be upgraded to signalised crossings


Changes to parking and loading

  • Parking bays on Portland Place would be moved away from the kerb, to provide space for the cycle lane. Passengers would dismount from vehicles onto a 1m wide buffer strip, which would be flush with the carriageway


Impact of these proposals on traffic capacity

We have not yet carried out detailed traffic modelling on this section of the route. Following consultation we will use the feedback from the public to decide which of these two options to progress with. The preferred  option will be subject to detailed traffic modelling at that stage, which will inform our decision on the final design. 

We are taking a number of steps to ensure that the changes made along the route are balanced. TfL is investing in advanced traffic signal technology to allow us to better manage traffic depending on differing conditions at any given time, and we are working to improve road user information so people can make informed journey choices before they travel.

More detailed information on the traffic impacts of the rest of the CS11 proposals, including tables of the likely journey time impacts, can be found here.

 

 

 

Areas

  • Camden
  • Westminster

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
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Interests

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