Cycle Superhighway Route 1: Motor traffic reduction scheme for the Wordsworth Road area

Closed 16 Nov 2015

Opened 6 Oct 2015

Results Updated 1 Aug 2019

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Results Updated 6 Mar 2017

In autumn 2015, we consulted on a motor traffic reduction schemes in the Wordsworth Road area on the route of Cycle Superhighway Route 1 (CS1).

We received 486 responses to consultation, of which 49 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 investigate installing a zebra crossing on Wordsworth Road between Bennett Road and Prince George Road
  • 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
  • We will not change the alignment of footways at the junction of Bennett Road and Wordsworth Road when we install the gate and bollards
     

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 61 of the report.

We plan to start work on the scheme in summer 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.
 

What are we proposing?

In response to feedback from residents during the Cycle Superhighway Route 1 (CS1) consultation in February-March 2015, TfL and Hackney Council are seeking views on a joint proposal to close three junctions to motor traffic in the Wordsworth Road area.

Wordsworth Road will soon form part of CS1, which is due for completion in spring 2016. Our proposal to close three junctions to motor traffic aims to reduce the high volumes of non-local motor traffic using some residential streets, making this a safer and more pleasant area in which to live, walk and cycle.

The proposed closures would restrict through motor traffic to roads better suited to larger volumes of motor traffic.

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).

The measures also include significant improvements for pedestrians, such as wider footways, slower traffic speeds and new crossings.

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

There are two other similar schemes proposed along CS1 at Broadwater Road (Haringey) and in the De Beauvoir area (Hackney).

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Proposed closure of three junctions to motor traffic

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

  1. Wordsworth Road, Matthias Road and Boleyn Road
  2. Wordsworth Road and Bennett Road
  3. Salcombe Road and Truman's Road

There would also be changes to the junction of Wordsworth Road and Prince George Road.

 

 

1. Junction of Wordsworth Road, Matthias Road and Boleyn Road

Wordsworth Road - Matthias Road junction

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Proposals

During February-March 2015, we consulted on closing this junction to motor traffic as part of CS1. See https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/c44612dc for details. In response to consultation feedback, we have made the following changes to the design compared with what we consulted on previously:

  • Gate and bollards installed at junction of Wordsworth Road, Matthias Road and Boleyn Road
  • New raised junction to calm all traffic (redundant speed hump removed)
  • New informal crossing on Wordsworth Road, with one parking bay removed
  • Parking bay on Wordsworth Road reduced by 1.8 metres


These are the proposals we consulted on in February-March 2015 and are also proposed now:

  • Zebra crossing moved 15 metres north-west along Boleyn Road
  • Parking bay on Matthias Road reduced by 4 metres
  • New raised traffic islands on Boleyn Road


Impacts

  • No motor traffic movements between Wordsworth Road and Matthias Road/Boleyn 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
  • 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
  • Improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists, including north-south journeys along CS1 and cyclist turning from Boleyn Road into Wordsworth Road
  • Reduced through motor traffic

 

 

2. Junctions of Wordsworth Road with Bennett Road and Prince George Road

Bennett Road - Wordsworth Road junction

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Proposals

  • Mini roundabout and traffic islands removed from junction of Bennett Road and Wordsworth Road, with footways widened
  • Gate and bollards installed between Bennett Road and Wordsworth Road
  • Footways widened and new speed hump at junction of Wordsworth Road and Prince George Road
  • New informal pedestrian crossings on Wordsworth Road, Bennett Road and Prince George Road


Impacts

  • No motor traffic movements between Wordsworth Road and Bennett Road, except refuse and emergency vehicles
  • Pedestrians and cyclists could still pass between Wordsworth Road and Bennett 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
  • Improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists, including north-south journeys along CS1
  • Reduced through motor traffic

 

 

3. Junction of Salcombe Road and Truman's Road

Salcombe Road - Truman's Road junction

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Proposals

  • Gate and bollards installed on Salcombe Road at the junction with Truman’s Road, with new ‘Keep Clear’ new road markings
  • Two parking bays on Salcombe Road reduced by 2.5 metres


Impacts

  • No motor traffic movements between Salcombe Road and Truman's Road, except for refuse and emergency vehicles
  • Pedestrians and cyclists could still pass between Salcombe Road and Truman's 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
  • Improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Reduced through motor traffic

 

 

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 Wordsworth Road here:

 

 

Public events

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

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

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

TfL staff will also be available at this public drop-in event in Haringey:
 
Miller Memorial Methodist Church, The Avenue, London, N17 6TG
6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesday 21 October 2015

 

 

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