Cycle Superhighway Route 1: Motor traffic reduction scheme for the De Beauvoir area

Closed 16 Nov 2015

Opened 6 Oct 2015

Results Updated 6 Mar 2017

In autumn 2015, we consulted on a motor traffic reduction scheme for the De Beauvoir area on the route of Cycle Superhighway Route 1 (CS1).

We received 1,180 responses to this consultation, of which 57 per cent supported or partially supported our proposals. After discussions with Hackney Council, we have decided to go ahead with the scheme with the following changes:

  • We will redesign the junction at De Beauvoir Road / Stamford Road / Englefield Road to allow southbound motor traffic movements
  • The closures will be introduced using Experimental Traffic Management Orders, which will allow for a period of monitoring and evaluation, including further consultation with residents, before the changes are made permanent
     

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 70 of the report.

We plan to start work on the scheme in autumn 2016, subject to final approvals.

Overview

Update – 21 October 2015

In response to feedback from some residents and stakeholders, this consultation has been extended until Monday 16 November 2015. We have also updated the overview map to show Southgate Grove. Note, this map is a schematic intended to show the relative locations of the proposed closures.
 

Update – 12 October 2015

We updated the overview map to show Bentley Road, which was previously not shown. There are no changes proposed to this road. 
 

What we are proposing

In response to feedback from residents during the Cycle Superhighway Route 1 (CS1) consultation in early 2015, Transport for London (TfL) and the London Borough of Hackney are seeking views on a joint proposal to close five junctions to motor traffic in the De Beauvoir area.

Culford Road will soon form part of CS1, which is due for completion in spring 2016. Our proposals to close the five junctions to motor traffic would address the problem of high volumes of non-local motor traffic using some residential streets, making the De Beauvoir area a safer and more pleasant place in which to live, walk and cycle.

Complementing existing junction closures in this area, the proposed closures would restrict through motor traffic to roads better suited to larger volumes of motor traffic, such as Balls Pond Road, Englefield Road, Kingsland Road and Southgate Road.

All existing motor vehicle access to properties retained - i.e. it would still be possible to drive to properties within the affected areas, even though it might require a different route

There would be minor changes to parking restrictions (see detailed maps below).

These closures would only be effective in reducing motor traffic if all five were implemented together.

The measures also include significant improvements for pedestrians, such as wider footways, safer junctions and new crossings (see detailed maps below).

Our new proposal would complement an existing proposal (consulted on summer 2015) to close the junctions of Stamford Road and Tottenham Road and the A10 to motor traffic. More information can be found at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/a10-kingsland-road.
 

De Beauvoir overview

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Proposed closure of five junctions to motor traffic

Under our proposals, motor traffic would no longer be permitted to pass through the following five junctions:

  1. Ardleigh Road and Culford Road
  2. Culford Road and Culford Grove
  3. De Beauvoir Road, Stamford Road and Englefield Road
  4. De Beauvoir Road and Buckingham Road
  5. De Beauvoir Road and Tottenham Road


There are detailed images of the proposals for each junction below.

 

 

1. Junction of Ardleigh Road and Culford Road

Ardleigh Road junction

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Proposals

We consulted on closing the junction of Ardleigh Road and Culford Road to motor traffic as part of CS1 in February-March 2015. See https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/64949fdf for details. In response to consultation feedback, there have been two improvements to the design compared with what was consulted on earlier this year:

  • New zebra crossing west of the junction
  • Raised table entry ramp moved south of the junction with Ardleigh Road


These are the changes to the junction that we consulted on in February-March 2015:

  • Bollards and widened footways between Ardleigh Road and Culford Road
  • Junction of Ardleigh Road, Culford Road and Englefield Road realigned to make north-south journeys safer and more convenient, with raised table to calm traffic
  • New trees (subject to further investigation), paving and cycle parking
  • Parking bays on east and west sides of Ardleigh Road reduced by 3.5 metres
  • Parking bay on east side of Culford Road reduced by 4 metres
  • Parking bay on west side of Culford Road extended 11 metres, therefore no overall change in parking


Impacts

  • No motor traffic movements between Ardleigh Road and Culford Road, except refuse and emergency vehicles
  • Pedestrians and cyclists could still pass through the junction. We would ensure access widths are sufficient for non-standard cycles
  • Improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists, including north-south journeys along CS1
  • All existing motor vehicle access to properties retained - i.e. it would still be possible to drive to properties within the affected areas, even though it might require a different route
  • Reduced through motor traffic
  • Safer crossings for pedestrians

 

 

2. Junction of Culford Road and Culford Grove

Culford Road junction

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Proposals

  • No right turn from Culford Grove into Culford Road
  • Footway widened at junction
  • Bollards installed on Culford Road, south of Culford Grove
  • Parking bay removed at on Culford Road opposite Culford Grove, with four more bays added on Culford Road near junction with Buckingham Road


Impacts

  • Bollards would prevent north and southbound movements for motor traffic at the southern side of the junction of Culford Grove and Culford Road, except for refuse and emergency vehicles
  • Pedestrians and cyclists could still pass through the junction. We would ensure access widths are sufficient for non-standard cycles
  • All existing motor vehicle access to properties retained - i.e. it would still be possible to drive to properties within the affected areas, even though it might require a different route
  • Reduced through motor traffic
  • Alternative route for ‘no right turn’ via Southgate Road and Englefield Road

 

 

3. Junction of De Beauvoir Road, Stamford Road and Englefield Road

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Proposals

  • Widen footways and plant trees (subject to further investigation) to prevent motor traffic passing between De Beauvoir Road and Englefield Road.
  • Remove the mini-roundabout, and redesign the junction where De Beauvoir Road joins Stamford Road, removing the traffic island, widening footways and planting new trees (subject to further investigation)
  • Raised table on Stamford Road to slow traffic


Impacts

  • Improved safety for all road users
  • No motor traffic movements between De Beauvoir Road and Englefield Road, except for refuse and emergency vehicles
  • Pedestrians and cyclists could still pass between De Beauvoir Road and Englefield Road. We would ensure access widths are sufficient for non-standard cycles
  • All existing motor vehicle access to properties retained - i.e. it would still be possible to drive to properties within the affected areas, even though it might require a different route
  • Reduced through motor traffic

 

 

4. & 5. Junctions of De Beauvoir Road with Buckingham Road
            and Tottenham Road

Tottenham and Buckingham Road junctions

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Proposals

  • Install gates and bollards on Tottenham Road and Buckingham Road, to the west of the junctions with De Beauvoir Road


Impacts

  • No motor traffic movements from De Beauvoir Road into Tottenham Road or Buckingham Road westbound, except for refuse and emergency vehicles
  • Pedestrians and cyclists could still pass between De Beauvoir Road and Tottenham Road and Buckingham Road. We would ensure access widths are sufficient for non-standard cycles
  • Improved safety for cyclists and pedestrians using Tottenham Road, Buckingham Road and De Beauvoir Road
  • All existing motor vehicle access to properties retained - i.e. it would still be possible to drive to properties within the affected areas, even though it might require a different route
  • Reduced through motor traffic

 

 

Public events

You are invited to attend these drop-in events where TfL and Hackney Council staff will be available to answer questions about our proposals:

Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Lane, London, E8 3BQ 
1pm-5pm, Saturday 24 October 2015

St Matthias Church Hall, Wordsworth Road, London, N16 8DD
3pm-7pm, Friday 23 October 2015

There will also be presentations and a Q&A session at the De Beauvoir Ward Forum:

Kingsgate Community Hall, Kingsgate Estate, Tottenham Road, London, N1 4DB
7pm-9pm, Monday 19 October 2015

 

 

More information 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 during February-March 2015:

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

You can see detailed plans for the sections of the route that include the De Beauvoir area here:

Section 8: De Beauvoir Road - Culford Road
https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/64949fdf

Section 9: Balls Pond Road - Options A & B
https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/7ca42938

 

 

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 16 November 2015.

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Areas

  • Hackney

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
  • Roads
  • Walking
  • Urban realm improvements
  • Public realm
  • Parking bays