Section 10: Kingsbury Road - Wordsworth Road

Closed 29 Mar 2015

Opened 16 Feb 2015



Section 10: Kingsbury Road - Wordsworth Road

This section passes mostly along lower-traffic residential roads, with cyclists using the carriageway. Proposals include:

  • Junction improvements to make journeys safer for all road users
  • One junction would be closed to motor traffic to make cycling journeys safer
  • Improvements to pedestrian crossings, including four new signalised crossings, and enlarged footway outside school
  • Existing speed humps would be rebuilt with a smoother shape, allowing more comfortable journeys for all road users
  • New parking restrictions
  • Roads along CS1 would be resurfaced to make journeys safer and more comfortable
  • Logos and signs would help wayfinding for cyclists

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Section 10: Kingsbury Road - Wordsworth Road


Safer junctions

  • Junction of Boleyn Road and Wordsworth Road made safer for cycling and pedestrian movements, in particular for cyclists turning right into Wordsworth Road and cyclists turning left in Boleyn Road:
    • New raised traffic islands on Boleyn Road would provide safer movements for cyclists and safer crossings for pedestrians
    • New on-carriageway markings would guide right-turning northbound cyclists


  • Crossroads at Boleyn Road, Mildmay Road and Crossway made safer for all road users:
    • New 7.5 metre advanced stop lines at the northern and southern arms of the junction, with 5 metre advanced stop lines on eastern and westerm arms, providing safer passage for cycling
    • New central island on Mildmay Road, with existing central island removed from Crossway
    • New on-carriageway markings to guide right-turning east-west traffic 

Junction of Wordsworth Road and Boleyn Road closed to motor traffic

Motor traffic would no longer be permitted to pass between Boleyn Road and Wordsworth Road, improving safety for cycling by removing conflict with turning motor vehicles. Access to Wordsworth Road for motor vehicles would remain via roads to north.

Our peak-hour counts found this junction to be heavily used by cyclists, with 87 percent of traffic in the main direction of flow (south in the morning, north in the afternoon) being cycle traffic.

Pedestrian crossings

  • New signalised pedestrian crossings on all four arms of crossroads at Boleyn Road, Mildmay Road and Crossway, with an all-green pedestrian phase
  • Zebra crossing on Boleyn Road moved 15 metres north so pedestrians benefit from newly created refuge between traffic islands


Footway enlarged outside St Jude’s and St Paul’s Primary School, improving waiting area for parents and children. Design would encourage northbound cyclists to align with right-hand side of railway bridge, designated for cycle traffic


  • 8 metres of single yellow line parking restriction on Kingsbury Road removed, with adjacent residents’ parking bay extended by same distance
  • Parking bay on Matthias Road reduced by 3 metres
  • New 15 metre parking bay on Wordsworth Road
  • New 10 metre parking bay on Boleyn Road
Decluttering streets

Bollards on Kingsbury Road realigned to make cycling journeys safer and more convenient

Resurfacing roads

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

  • Wordsworth Road
  • Matthias Road
  • Boleyn Road
  • St Jude Street
  • Kingsbury 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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