Cycle Superhighway Route 1: Motor traffic reduction scheme for Broadwater Road, affecting Linley Road and Radley Road, with changes to the W4 bus service

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In autumn 2015, we consulted on a motor traffic reduction scheme in Broadwater Road, on the route of Cycle Superhighway Route 1 (CS1) in the London Borough of Haringey.

The proposals involved closing Broadwater Road to through motor traffic, changing the route of the W4 bus service, and installing a new bus stop.

We received 139 responses to the consultation, of which 67 per cent supported or partially supported our proposals.

After discussions with Haringey Council, we have decided not to go ahead with the scheme.

Please click here to read our Consultation Report (PDF)
Due to an administrative error, we omitted from the Consultation Report the list of councillors that were notified by email when the consultation launched in October 2015. This list has now been added to page 41 of the report.

 


 

Overview

We are seeking views on a proposal to reduce the amount of motor traffic that uses Broadwater Road (N17), with the aim of making it a safer and more pleasant place in which to live, walk and cycle.

This scheme forms part of Cycle Superhighway Route 1 (CS1), which will pass along Broadwater Road. Once the Broadwater Road scheme is in place, we would expect non-local motor traffic to use the A10 instead. See below for more information about CS1.

We are proposing new one-way motor traffic restrictions in Broadwater Road, Radley Road and Linley Road.

We would ensure motor vehicles retain existing access to properties in the affected roads for residents’ parking, deliveries and emergency services - i.e. it would still be possible to drive to properties within the affected area, even though it might require a different route

The proposal would also require a change to the W4 bus route towards Tottenham Hale routing it along Linley Road instead of Radley Road (see map below). There would be a new bus stop on Linley Road, replacing the current Hail and Ride arrangement.

These measures are inter-dependent: for example, it would not be feasible to introduce the motor traffic restriction on Broadwater Road without also changing the W4 bus service as proposed.

There are two other similar schemes proposed along CS1 in the Wordsworth Road and De Beauvoir areas in Hackney.

Drawing of Broadwater Road proposals

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What are we proposing?

  • We would redesign the junction of Broadwater Road and Linley Road to prevent through motor traffic in Broadwater Road
  • The proposal would require a change to the W4 bus route towards Tottenham Hale, rerouting it along Linley Road instead of Radley Road. There would be a new bus stop on Linley Road, and the service would no longer be ‘Hail and Ride’ in this road. The bus stop would replace 21 metres of parking
  • Broadwater Road would remain one-way northbound, except cycles
  • New one-way motor traffic restrictions on Radley Road and Linley Road
  • A change to the route for the W4 bus service towards Tottenham Hale
  • Widened footways at the junction of Broadwater Road and Wimborne Road


The scheme would complement the proposed ban on motor traffic turning right out of Broadwater Road, which we consulted on as part of the CS1 scheme in February-March 2015 (see https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/aca083e5 for details).

 

Redesigning the junction of Broadwater Road and Linley Road

Close-up of Broadwater Road junction

The proposed changes to this junction involve widening the footways on two corners of the junction and installing bollards to restrict motor traffic movements. This type of closure allows some movements for local traffic, while discouraging through motor traffic.

  • Northbound motor traffic on Broadwater Road must turn right into Linley Road (for access to A10 Bruce Grove)
  • Eastbound motor traffic on Linley Road must turn left into Broadwater Road (for access to A10 Lordship Lane)
  • No other motor traffic movements through this junction would be possible
  • All existing motor vehicle access to properties retained - i.e. it would still be possible to drive to properties within the affected area, even though it might require a different route
     

Other features of the junction:

  • Trees and shrubs would be planted within the new kerbed areas, with the type and location to be decided in agreement with the London Borough of Haringey
  • Cyclists could pass through the junction north and south along Broadwater Road
  • Cyclists could pass through the junction east along Linley Road
  • Existing ‘no entry’ signs relocated from existing footway to the new kerbed area

 

One-way motor traffic on Linley Road and Radley Road

The type of motor traffic restriction proposed for the junction of Broadwater Road and Linley Road only works with one-way streets because it does not leave enough room for two vehicles to pass. Broadwater Road would remain one-way northbound, and the following new one-way restrictions in nearby streets would be necessary:

  • Linley Road, currently two-way, would become one-way eastbound for all traffic
  • Radley Road, currently one-way eastbound, would become one-way westbound

 

Changes to the W4 bus service

Changes to W4 bus service

The new one-way operation on Radley Road would require the rerouting of the W4 bus service in the direction of Tottenham Hale only, so it would use Linley Road instead of Radley Road (see image above). This is not expected to have a significant impact on bus journey times.

As well as the route change, there would be a new bus stop on Linley Road, replacing 21 metres of parking. This would make it easier to board buses, which could pull up against the kerb. This would replace the current Hail and Ride arrangement.

 

Public events

TfL and the London Borough of Haringey invite you to this public drop-in event, where project staff will be available to answer questions about our proposals:

  • Miller Memorial Methodist Church, The Avenue, London, N17 6TG
    6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesday 21 October 2015


TfL staff will also be available at these public drop-in events in Hackney:

  • St Matthias Church Hall, Wordsworth Road, London, N16 8DD
    3pm-7pm, Friday 23 October 2015
     
  • Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Lane, London, E8 3BQ
    1pm-5pm, Saturday 24 October 2015

 

More about CS1

TfL has been working with the London boroughs of Hackney, Haringey and Islington to create a major new cycle route between Tottenham and the City of London. CS1 will run from White Hart Lane to Liverpool Street station, forming part of a London-wide network of cycle routes.

CS1 aims to provide safe and convenient journeys along its 11km north-south route, improving conditions for existing cyclists and making cycling attractive to more people. For much of its length, CS1 would run along residential streets, away from the majority of car, freight and bus traffic.

You can see the original CS1 consultation materials here, along with our report on the consultation, which ran from 16 February to 29 March 2015:

CS1 consultation https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cs1

You can see detailed plans for the sections of the route that include Broadwater Road here:

Section 18: Napier Road - Broadwater Road https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/ed8a6010

Section 19: Broadwater Road - White Hart Lane https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/aca083e5

 

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals. Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Monday 2 November 2015.

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Areas

  • Haringey

Audiences

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

Interests

  • Bus route W4
  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads