Section 4 - Beaumont Grove to Westfield Way

Closed 2 Nov 2014

Opened 23 Sep 2014

Overview

 

The Barclays Cycle Superhighway 2 (CS2) upgrade proposals include:

Kerb-separated cycle tracks and wand-separated cycle lanes replace some pavement on Mile End Road

  • The cycle track would mainly be at carriageway level, though it would be raised at some points to avoid removing trees
  • The cycle track would be approximately 2 metres wide, narrowing to approximately 1.5 metres at bus stop bypasses
  • Where the road is too narrow to accommodate a kerb-segregated cycle track, we would create a wand-segregated cycle lane that would be approximately 2 metres wide
  • East of White Horse Lane, there would be approximately 70 metres in each direction where cyclists would need to give way to vehicles and share space with other vehicles in the bus lane

 

Upgraded junction at Globe Road that would remove one traffic lane at White Horse Lane

On Mile End Road, the new junction layout would include a kerb-separated cycle track at the eastbound junction approach, a wand-separated cycle lane at the westbound junction approach and:

Deeper Advanced Stop Lines and early releases for cyclists at all junction approaches

  • Deeper, 7.5-metre Advanced Stop Lines would allow cyclists to wait ahead of traffic
  • Early releases would give cyclists arriving at a red signal for all traffic their own green signal before traffic and buses to allow them to move more safely through the junction. When traffic has a green signal, cyclists would proceed with traffic. This design is subject to Department for Transport approval

 

 

For a larger version of this map click here

 

Upgraded junction at Harford Street

On Mile End Road, the new junction layout would include a mandatory cycle lane at the westbound junction approach and:

Deeper Advanced Stop Lines and early releases for westbound cyclists and on Harford Street

  • Deeper, 7.5 metre Advanced Stop Lines would allow cyclists to wait ahead of traffic.
  • Early releases would give cyclists arriving at a red signal for all traffic their own green signal before traffic and buses to allow them to move more safely through the junction. When traffic has a green signal, cyclists would proceed with traffic. This design is subject to Department for Transport approval
  • This design is subject to Department for Transport approval.

 

Junction bypass and a right turn facility for eastbound cyclists on Mile End Road

  • The facility would be a dedicated cycle traffic signal and stop line
  • Straight-ahead eastbound cyclists would use a junction bypass

 

Parking and loading changes

  • All loading bays would become loading bay bypasses
  • Please see the detailed map above for proposed changes to parking and loading in this section, including proposed changes to hours of operation

 

Bus stop changes

  • Bus stops on the route would become bus stop bypasses. The cycle route would continue behind the stop. Bus passengers would access a 2.5 metre wide waiting area by crossing the cycle track using a raised, marked crossing point. Bus stop bypasses are used elsewhere in London, the UK and Europe. They were recently introduced on Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 2 between Bow and Stratford. A video showing how bus stop bypasses operate is available here
  • We would relocate bus stop ‘Bancroft Road/Ocean Estate (C)’ 50 metres west of where it is now.

 

Pedestrian crossing changes

  • We would create a new straight-across ‘Toucan’ combined pedestrian and cycle crossing west of Bancroft Road. Waiting cyclists and pedestrians on both sides would share the footway

 

Five trees removed

  • We would have to remove five smaller trees to make room for the cycle track. Where possible, we would replace trees

 

Barclays Cycle Hire docking station changes

  • We would move the Barclays Cycle Hire docking station from the location shown on the map to make room for the cycle track. We have yet to confirm the new location

 

Traffic capacity and pedestrian crossing time impacts

  • Our latest analysis shows the proposals would mean longer journey times for motorists and bus, coach and taxi passengers along most of the route, both during construction and once complete. There would also be longer journey times for users of many of the roads approaching the proposed route and longer waits for pedestrians at some signalised crossings
  • TfL is developing wider traffic management plans to help reduce the traffic impacts of this scheme and others, including those proposed by London local authorities and developers. This will include investing in advanced traffic signal technology to allow us to better manage traffic depending on differing conditions at any given time. There will also be customer information to enable road users to make informed journey choices and campaigns to encourage road users to check before they travel
  • Please click here for a summary of the benefits and impacts for other road users on routes through the proposed scheme area, including predicted changes to journey times.

 

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Areas

  • Tower Hamlets

Audiences

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

Interests

  • Cycling