Section 4 - Westbourne Bridge to Harrow Road Slip

Closed 20 Mar 2016

Opened 8 Feb 2016

Overview

What are we proposing?

  • Segregated two-way cycle track replaces one general traffic lane eastbound on the Harrow Road slip and southbound on Westbourne Bridge
  • New cyclist connection from Westbourne Bridge onto Westbourne Terrace Road through Harrow Road junction
  • Reduction in parking on Westbourne Terrace Road near the junction with Harrow Road


Segregated two-way cycle track replaces one general traffic lane eastbound on the Harrow Road slip and southbound on Westbourne Bridge

  • Segregated two-way cycle track would replace one eastbound traffic lane of the Harrow Road slip
  • The cycle  track would be between 2.6 and 3.0 metres wide, 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 outer edge of the Westway would be raised to a height of 1.4 metres
  • Lighting would be provided within the cycle track, in accordance with British Standards
  • The 3.0 metre wide segregated cycle track would continue across Westbourne Bridge, replacing one southbound lane. The segregation in this area would be provided by a raised kerb between the cycle track and general traffic lane
  • At the entry to Westbourne Bridge from Harrow Road, removable bollards would be used as part of the segregation, allowing access for emergency vehicles when required
  • The existing central traffic island on Westbourne Bridge would be removed to accommodate the north and southbound traffic lanes


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New cyclist connection from Westbourne Bridge onto Westbourne Terrace Road through Harrow Road junction

  • As the cycle track joins the Westway via the Harrow Road slip, a separate two-way cycle track would be provided to allow cyclists to pass under the Westway and onto Westbourne Terrace Road and Harrow Road
  • A new push-button demand crossing would be provided for cyclists crossing Harrow Road
  • The existing crossings at the junction of Westbourne Terrace Road and Harrow Road would be improved, becoming 6 metre wide pedestrian and cycle crossings
  • The existing split island at the junction of Westbourne Terrace Road and Harrow Road would be joined into a single island, with space being shared between pedestrians and cyclists


Reduction in parking on Westbourne Terrace Road near the junction with Harrow Road

  • 12.5 metres (approximately two spaces) of parking on Westbourne Terrace Road near the junction with Harrow Road would be removed on the northbound carriageway and 4.5 metres (approximately one space) on the southbound carriageway. This would allow entry/exit points to be provided for cyclists joining or leaving Westbourne Terrace Road to use the crossing on Harrow Road (see above)

 

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

  • Cycling
  • Roads