Section 9: Dod Street to Commercial Road

Closed 21 Jun 2019

Opened 9 May 2019

Overview

This section of Burdett Road is residential with local shops and services. It already has a marked cycle route heading southbound but does not meet standards for good cycling infrastructure. We propose to upgrade this existing cycle lane to a high-quality segregated cycle track. A new bus stop bypass is proposed in this section.

Summary of proposals

  • A new 20mph speed limit on Burdett Road and traffic calming measures
  • Segregated two-way cycle track on Burdett Road (between Dod Street and Commercial Road)
  • New traffic restrictions, including changes to parking and loading on Burdett Road and access changes at Dod Street
  • Parking bay south of Limehouse Cut on eastern side of Burdett Road to be removed
  • Dod Street to be closed to all general traffic at the junction with Burdett Road except cyclists (vehicle access via Stainsby Street)
  • Dod Street reopened at Stainsby Street
  • New controlled pedestrian crossing near Dod Street raised to the same height as pavement to calm traffic and make it easier to cross
  • Existing pedestrian refuge islands on Burdett Road to be removed
  • New and improved public and green spaces, including new paving and trees
  • Changes to some bus lanes, bus stop layouts and locations, including new bus stop bypasses for cyclists
  • Southbound bus lane to operate at any time
  • Northbound bus lane from Post Office to Limehouse Cut to be removed
  • Road resurfacing providing a more comfortable surface for cyclists, pedestrians and motor traffic
  • Upgrade to pavement materials to enhance and improve public realm
  • Link to existing cycling routes - Quietway 2, CS2 and CS3

Improvements for cycling

  • Segregated two way cycle track on Burdett Road (between Dod Street and Commercial Road)
  • New bus stop bypasses to protect cyclists at bus stops
  • Closure of Dod Street to reduce cycle/vehicle conflict
  • Two way cycle track would be 3 metres wide, the segregating kerb would be a minimum of 0.5 metres wide
  • Cycle priority provided across side roads. Link to existing cycling routes, CS2 and CS3

Improvements for walking

  • Dod Street closed to all traffic (except cyclists) creating more space for pedestrians with new trees and planting
  • New controlled pedestrian crossing near the junction with Dod Street at the sane height as the pavement to calm traffic and make it easier to cross
  • Pavement south of bus turnaround area to be widened
  • Pavement resurfacing

Changes to Buses

  • Bus stop WR relocated 50 metres north on new bus stop bypass
  • Existing bus gate to be removed to accommodate segregated cycle track
  • Removal of northbound bus lane
  • Bus turnaround area to remain unchanged

Changes to road design and layout

  • Pedestrian refuge islands on Burdett Road to be removed, a new controlled pedestrian crossing to be provided near Dod Street
  • Dod Street junction with Burdett Road closed for vehicle access. Access via Stainsby Road
  • Stainsby Road reopened
  • Central hatching to be removed to accommodate segregated cycle lane

Changes to Parking and loading

  • Parking bay south of Limehouse cut on eastern side of Burdett Road to be removed

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Areas

  • Hackney
  • Tower Hamlets

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

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