Section 2 - Bishop’s Bridge Road-Orsett Terrace Junction

Closed 20 Mar 2016

Opened 8 Feb 2016

Overview

What are we proposing?

  • Segregated two-way cycle track replaces one southbound traffic lane across Westbourne Bridge; separate signal phase for cyclists at the Orsett Terrace junction
  • Mandatory cycle lanes on Westbourne Terrace  replace one general traffic lane in each direction between Orsett Terrace and Bishop’s Bridge Road
  • Banned right turn from Bishop’s Bridge Road into Westbourne Terrace for all traffic except cyclists
  • New Advanced Stop Lines and two-stage right turns for cyclists where possible on Bishop’s Bridge Road at the junction with Westbourne Terrace
  • New facilities for cyclists at the junction of Westbourne Terrace and Bishop’s Bridge Road
  • Changes to allowed general traffic movements at the junction of Bishop’s Bridge Road and Westbourne Terrace.
  • Improvements to the footway and pedestrian crossings at the junction of Westbourne Terrace and Bishop’s Bridge Road
  • New signalised junction at Orsett Terrace and Westbourne Terrace/Westbourne Bridge


Segregated two-way cycle track replaces one southbound traffic lane across Westbourne Bridge; separate signal phase for cyclists at the Orsett Terrace junction  

  • The two-way cycle track would be at carriageway level, and between 3.2 and 3.8 metres wide. The two-way track would replace one existing southbound traffic lane
  • Lighting would be provided within the cycle track, in accordance with British Standards
  • The segregating kerb would be 0.5 metres wide, widening to 1 metre at the junction
  • No coloured surfacing would be used
  • Cyclists would receive a separate stage in the traffic lights to cross the junction of Westbourne Bridge, Westbourne Terrace and Orsett Terrace separately from motor vehicles
  • The existing central traffic island would be removed to maintain two general traffic lanes, one northbound and one southbound
  • Road markings would identify the route for cyclists across the junction joining or leaving the two-way track across Westbourne Bridge
  • No loading would be permitted on Westbourne Bridge at any time
     

Section 2 - Bishops Bridge Road - Orsett Terrace Junction

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Mandatory cycle lanes on Westbourne Terrace replace one general traffic lane in each direction between Orsett Terrace and Bishop’s Bridge Road

  • Between the junction with Orsett Terrace and Bishop’s Bridge Road, mandatory cycle lanes would replace one general traffic lane in each direction on Westbourne Terrace
  • On the northbound carriageway a new 2.0 metre wide cycle lane would lead into the junction with Orsett Terrace with kerbed segregation at the junction
  • On the southbound carriageway, the existing three general traffic lanes would be reduced to two. The two lanes would be separated by a new kerbed median
  • New 7.5 metre deep Advanced Stop Lines would be introduced on the southbound carriageway on Westbourne Terrace at the junction with Bishop’s Bridge Road.
  • A 1.7 metre wide cycle lane would be introduced alongside the central traffic island in the southbound ahead-only lane


Banned right turn from Bishop’s Bridge Road (E) into Westbourne Terrace (N) for all traffic; right turn from Bishop's Bridge Road (E) into Gloucester Terrace (N) reinstated

  • It would no longer be possible for general traffic (except cyclists) to turn right into Westbourne Terrace (N) from Bishop’s Bridge Road (E)
  • The existing right turn lane would become ahead only and the existing ahead and left turn lane would become left turn only. There would be no change to the allowed movements approaching the junction from the west on Bishop’s Bridge Road
  • Following discussions with key stakeholders, we now propose to reinstate the right turn from Bishop's Bridge Road (E) into Gloucester Terrace (N). This would reduce traffic diversions arising from the proposed banned turn into Westbourne Terrace. Please see section 3 for more details of the reinstated right turn


New Advanced Stop Lines and two-stage right turns for cyclists where possible on Bishop’s Bridge Road at the junction with Westbourne Terrace

  • New 5.0 metre-deep Advanced Stop Lines would be introduced on Bishop’s Bridge Road at the junction with Westbourne Terrace.
  • Cyclists travelling in both directions on Bishop’s Bridge Road would be provided with two-stage right turn facilities to access either arm of Westbourne Terrace. A two-stage right turn facility would also be provided for cyclists travelling north on Westbourne Terrace to turn right into Bishop’s Bridge Road


New signalised junction at Orsett Terrace and Westbourne Terrace / Westbourne Bridge

  • The existing unsignalised junction would be converted to a signalised junction, with a dedicated phase for all cyclists in the one-way track on Westbourne Terrace and the two-way track on Westbourne Bridge


Improvements to the footway and pedestrian crossings at the junctions of Westbourne Terrace and Bishop’s Bridge Road

  • We would widen the footway on the northwest and northeast corners of Westbourne Terrace and Bishop’s Bridge Road
  • The existing staggered pedestrian crossing of the eastern arm of Bishop’s Bridge Road would be converted to a straight-across crossing with a 2 metre wide refuge in the middle
  • The existing pedestrian crossings of the northern arm of Westbourne Terrace and the western arm of Bishop’s Bridge Road would be moved by up to 6m to accommodate other changes to the junction

 

Traffic impacts of these proposals

Our latest analysis shows that these proposals would change journey times for general traffic and some bus routes. We anticipate a significant change for some journeys through the scheme area. Some journeys for general traffic would get longer at the busiest times of day and some would get shorter. Bus journeys along Wood Lane and through the Paddington area would be unaffected in the morning peak, with some journeys becoming longer and some shorter in the evening peak.

Please click here for a summary of predicted journey time impacts through the scheme area for different road users, including a table summarising the traffic modelling results.
 

Complementary measures

The predicted traffic impacts do not take account of a range of additional complementary measures that would have beneficial impacts on journey times for buses and general traffic. This includes investing in schemes to address bus delays and give priority to buses at certain pinchpoints and providing road users with comprehensive and specific travel advice to help them avoid busy times and locations. We will continue to work with freight and servicing companies to support them to plan their activity to avoid the busiest times and locations. Through the creation of the new Roads and Transport Policing Command, we will target enforcement at the busiest locations and known hot spots to reduce delays and keep traffic moving.

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Areas

  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Westminster

Audiences

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

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Roads