Section 6: Pitfield Street (junction with New North Road)

Closed 29 Mar 2015

Opened 16 Feb 2015



Section 6: Pitfield Street (junction with North Road)

This section passes along lower-traffic roads, with cyclists using the carriageway. Removal of the roundabout on Pitfield Street would improve north-south journeys and provide significant enlarged footways and new landscaped public space. Proposals include:

  • Existing roundabout redesigned as crossroads make north-south journeys safer and more convenient
  • Larger footways and new areas of green landscaping
  • Pitfield Street, currently one-way for motor vehicles, to become two-way for all traffic
  • Pedestrian crossing moved
  • Parking bays moved
  • Roads along CS1 would be resurfaced to make journeys safer and more comfortable
  • Logos and signs would help wayfinding for cyclists
  • Cycle Hire docking station would be moved and enlarged

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Section 6: Pitfield Street (junction with New North Road)


Safer junctions

  • Roundabout where Pitfield Street meets New North Road and Fanshaw Street redesigned as crossroads, making north-south journeys safer and more convenient for all road users
  • Enlarged footways and new raised table to reduce traffic speeds at junction of Pitfield Street and Haberdasher Street

Public realm

  • Reallocation of space from carriageway to footway, including new areas of green landscaping
  • Existing trough planter relocated

Two-way general traffic

Cycle contra-flow removed from Pitfield Street, with road made two-way for general traffic between New North Road and Boot Street. This would allow motorists to continue to access Pitfield Street following the closure of its junction with Old Street to motorists (proposed in Section 4).

Pedestrian crossing

Zebra crossing moved from New North Road to Pitfield Street

Cycle Hire

Docking station enlarged and moved from east side of Pitfield Street to west side


Parking bays on Pitfield Street relocated to New North Road (including Pay & Display and electric vehicle parking)

Resurfacing roads

Where the following roads form part of CS1, they would be resurfaced to make journeys safer and more comfortable:

  • Pitfield Street
  • New North Road

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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