Section 2 – Vauxhall Bridge Road / Drummond Gate

Closed 14 Sep 2014

Opened 9 Jul 2014

Overview

 

 

Proposals include:

  • Segregated two-way cycle track replaces bus lane or traffic lane
  • Banned left turn from Drummond Gate into Vauxhall Bridge Road
  • The unsignalised pedestrian crossing just east of John Islip Street would be signalised
  • The unsignalised pedestrian crossing just west of John Islip Street would be removed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Segregated two-way cycle track replaces bus lane or traffic lane

  • The cycle track would be extended to Regency Street to link to a planned future ‘Quietway’ cycle route
  • The cycle track would be between 3 and 4 metres wide
  • Between John Islip Street and Regency Street, the cycle track would be at footway level. A small ridge would separate the cycle track from the footway. There would be a gap of at least 0.5 metres between the edge of the cycle track and the carriageway. East of John Islip Street, the track would be at carriageway level and separated from general traffic by a kerb at least 0.5 metres wide
  • At the junction with John Islip Street, cyclists would receive green signals whilst all other motorists are held on red, allowing cyclists to either safely cross the carriageway and link with existing cycle lanes on Drummond Gate (and to Westminster City Council’s future CS5 proposals), or continue on the carriageway towards Victoria.
  • Blue cycle surfacing would be used
  • Bus stop D on Vauxhall Bridge Road would be moved to the other side of the junction with Regency Street (approximately 50 metres west)
  • The central reservation would be adjusted in order to retain three northwest-bound traffic lanes at the entrance to the John Islip Street junction
  • Our scheme and network traffic impact analysis shows that the completed scheme would mean longer journeys at busy times for most motorists and bus passengers in the area. We would work to mitigate the impact as much as possible, including continuing to invest in our already-sophisticated traffic management systems, and looking to reduce delays to buses by improving journey times at other locations on the same routes.

 

Banned left turn from Drummond Gate into Vauxhall Bridge Road

  • Banning the turn would allow cyclists on CS5 to move through the junction without conflict with left-turning motorists.
  • Banning the turn would also mean the footway could be extended, creating simpler and shorter pedestrian crossings over Vauxhall Bridge Road and Drummond Gate (with each reducing by one crossing movement)
  • Our latest traffic counts* show that 11 vehicles per hour make this turn in the morning rush hour, with 11 per hour in the evening rush hour. More than 2,000 pedestrians currently use the crossings during the same periods*
  • We expect that affected motorists would use other local roads such as Charlwood Street as an alternative route.

 

The map below shows the potential alternative route for motorists affected by the proposed banned left turn from Drummond Gate into Vauxhall Bridge Road

 

Other proposals include:

  • The unsignalised pedestrian crossing just east of John Islip Street would be signalised
  • The unsignalised pedestrian crossing just west of John Islip Street would be removed. Our latest counts show that 44 pedestrians per hour use this crossing in the morning rush hour, with 88 per hour using it in the evening rush hour*. These users would be able to use the newly-signalised crossing on the other side of John Islip Street

*traffic and pedestrian count data from April 2014

 

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