Bloomsbury to Walthamstow Quietways (City Road)

Closed 9 Feb 2015

Opened 15 Dec 2014

Results Updated 8 Apr 2015

In December 2014 Transport for London consulted on the plans for the Bloomsbury to Walthamstow Quietways route at the junctions of City Road/Colebrooke Row and Goswell Road/Owen Street.

We received 73 responses to the consultation, of which 60% supported or partially supported our proposals.

Having considered the responses to consultation, we intend to go ahead with the scheme. However, we will make some amendments to the design following comments made as part of the consultation. The changes are:

  • Removing the two stage right turn on City Road and instead providing an Advanced Stop Line (ASL)
  • Cycle logos will be added at each end of the cycle track to increase visibility 

We will give further consideration to the creation of a “green wave” for cyclists and provision of a yellow box junction at the Goswell Road/ Owen Street junction.

TfL will now finalise the design and progress to construction. Subject to receiving relevant approvals, we plan to start construction in mid April 2015 and complete by June 2015. We will write to local residents and businesses before work starts to provide an overview of the updated plans and an outline of the construction programme.

Read the consultation report. 

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Overview

What are we proposing?

As part of the Quietways programme, Transport for London (TfL) is developing proposals to enhance facilities for cyclists without adversely affecting other road users.

We ran a consultation between 15 December 2014 and 9 February 2015 on proposed changes to the junctions of City Road / Colebrooke Row and Goswell Road / Owen Street.

Both junctions are on the proposed Bloomsbury to Walthamstow Quietway. The proposals include improving the Advanced Stop Lines from five metres to 6.3 metres and adding Pedestrian Countdown Indicators to inform pedestrians how long they have to cross the road. See proposed junction design changes below for details.

We are working in conjunction with the London boroughs and other key stakeholders to deliver the entire route. The London boroughs will consult locally on their respective section.

The proposed consultation junction plan can be seen here.

 

Why are we proposing this?

We are determined to ensure London’s roads are safer for cyclists. City Road / Colebrooke Row and Goswell Road / Owen Street are busy junctions and the proposed modified junctions reflect the emerging improvements in cycling infrastructure design standards including to:

  • Improve safety for cyclists
  • Increase the number of cyclists and cycle journeys
  • Reduce journey times for cyclists
  • Use some innovative design features recognised as best practice
  • Reduce traffic speeds
  • Improve the environment for local residents and businesses
  • Not to disbenefit other road users

 

Proposed junction design changes

We are proposing these changes to the two junctions to create enhanced space for cycling improvements. Please refer to the consultation junction plan here.

 

City Road / Colebrooke Row

  1. Existing cycle track between City Road and Goswell Road widened to provide more space for cyclists
  2. Eastbound stop line for cyclists between City Road and Goswell Road moved forward to provide more space for cyclists and increase visibility for all road users
  3. Stop line in the City Road bus lane moved forward and an Advanced Stop Line (ASL) added to improve visibility and provide a new area in which cyclists can wait at a red traffic signal ahead of other traffic
  4. Two stage right turn* providing easier movement for cyclists travelling from City Road to the cycle track on the pedestrian island
  5. Widened cycling lane to improve two-way cycling on Colebrooke Row and provide more space for cyclists
  6. ASL space on Colebrooke Row increased from five to 7.5 metres. This will provide more space for cyclists to wait at a red traffic signal ahead of other traffic
  7. New westbound cycle lane on Colebrooke Row to guide cyclists to the ASL 

* Subject to Department for Transport approval.

Goswell Road / Owen Street

  1. ASL space on Goswell Road increased from five to 6.3 metres. This will provide more space for cyclists to wait at a red traffic signal ahead of other traffic
  2. Two stage right turn* providing easier movement for cyclists travelling from Goswell Road 

* Subject to Department for Transport approval.

On both junctions

  1. New Pedestrian Countdown Indicators telling pedestrians how long they have to cross the road. These are being installed as part of TfL’s programme to improve pedestrian convenience

 

The consultation junction plan shows the indicative proposals, but the extent of the works may vary from that shown following detailed design.

The proposed consultation junction plan can be seen here. NOTE: one drawing for both junctions

 

How would the proposals affect other road users?

Other road users would not be adversely affected by the proposals. Traffic modeling indicates that there would not be any noticeable delays to traffic or pedestrians using the junctions.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
  • Taxi customers and other stakeholders

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Transport for London Road Network
  • TfL consultations