Section 6: Bow Common lane to Ackroyd Drive

Closed 21 Jun 2019

Opened 9 May 2019

Overview

This section of Burdett Road continues along the park and is the access point for Mile End Park leisure centre and stadium. Here we propose a segregated cycleway in both directions and upgrades to existing pedestrian crossings.

Summary of proposals

  • A new 20mph speed limit on Burdett Road and traffic calming measures
  • Segregated two-way cycle track on Burdett Road (between Bow Common Lane and Commercial Road). The track would be 3 metres wide with a segregating kerb of  between 1.0– 3 metres wide
  • New traffic restrictions, including changes to parking and loading restrictions and changes to accesses on side streets (Eric Street, Portia Way, Ackroyd Drive)
  • Eric Street to be closed to all traffic except cyclists (vehicle access via Bow Common Lane)
  • Portia Way to be no entry to traffic (except cyclists) from the junction with Burdett Road. Portia Way to be converted to one way southbound operation with access via Bow Common Lane)
  • Ackroyd Drive to be closed to all traffic except cyclists (vehicle access via Bow Common Lane)
  • Upgrades to existing pedestrian crossings, making it easier and safer to cross the road for mobility impaired pedestrians
  • New and improved public and green spaces, including new paving and trees
  • Changes to some bus stop layouts and locations, including new bus stop bypasses for cyclists
  • Road resurfacing providing a more comfortable surface for cyclists, pedestrians, buses and general traffic
  • Upgrade to pavement materials to enhance and improve public realm
  • Link to existing cycling routes - CS2 and CS3

Improvements for cycling

  • New segregated two-way cycle track on Burdett Road (between Bow Common Lane and Ackroyd Drive). The track would be 3 metres wide with a segregating kerb of  between 1.0 – 3 metres wide
  • New bus stop bypasses to protect cyclists at bus stops
  • Contrasting surfacing would be used at all side roads/access points to make motorists aware of the presence of cyclists

Improvements for walking

  • Eric Street junction with Burdett Road will be closed to all traffic (except cyclists), creating new pedestrian space and improved urban environment with new trees and  planting
  • Existing staggered crossing near Eric Street to be relocated south of Eric Street. Crossing will be at the same height as the pavement and converted to a straight across crossing to calm traffic and make it easier to cross
  • Ackroyd Street junction with Burdett Road will be closed to all traffic (except cyclists), creating new pedestrian space and improved urban environment with new plantings and trees
  • Crossing near Ackroyd Drive has been redesigned  to be raised to the same height as the pavement to calm traffic and make it easier to cross

Changes to Buses

  • Bus Stop ME (Southbound) relocated 40m to the north with a new bypass for cyclists
  • Northbound bus lane between Mile End Leisure Centre and Ackroyd Drive to be extended by 30m and become 24 hours (motorcycles, cycles, taxis permitted)
  • Bus stop MF (Northbound) removed to accommodate new cycle track. Nearest bus stop is 110m south (stop MG)
  • Existing southbound bus lane on the approach to Ackroyd Drive shortened  from 190m to 80m and converted to 24 hour/7 days a week operation (motorcycles, cycles, taxis permitted)
  • Bus Stop MG to be relocated 75m north with a new bypass for cyclists on the approach to Ackroyd Drive

Changes to road design and layout

  • Burdett Road to become 20mph
  • Road closure of Eric Street at the junction with Burdett Road except cyclists (vehicle access via Bow Common Lane)
  • Existing pedestrian crossing to be relocated south of Eric Street and converted to a straight across crossing
  • Existing electric taxi charging bay to be relocated south of St Paul’s Way
  • Portia way to become one way southbound with vehicle access via Bow Common Lane
  • Road closure of Ackroyd Drive at the junction with Burdett Road except cyclists (vehicle access via Bow Common Lane)
  • Existing central reservation between Ackroyd Drive and St Paul’s Way to be removed to provide space for segregated cycle facilities

Changes to Parking and loading

  • All 'at any time' parking on Burdett Road between Eric Street and Portia Way to be removed to accommodate the new cycle track
  • All 'at any time' parking on Burdett Road between Portia Way and Mile End Leisure  to be removed to accommodate the new cycle track
  • loading bays on the western side of the road, south of Mile End Leisure Centre to be removed to accommodate the new cycle track

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Areas

  • Hackney
  • Tower Hamlets

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads
  • Walking
  • Urban realm improvements
  • Air Quality