Update – 6 October 2015
In response to feedback from residents during the CS1 consultation in February-March 2015, TfL and its partners, the London Boroughs of Hackney and Haringey, are seeking views on three separate proposals to reduce motor traffic along CS1.
The proposals would affect the Broadwater Road area in Haringey, and the De Beauvoir and Wordsworth Road areas in Hackney. You can find more detailed information and respond to these consultations using the links below:
Each scheme proposes the closures of certain junctions to motor traffic (except refuse and emergency services) to address the problem of high volumes of non-local motor traffic using some residential roads. The proposals aim to make these areas more pleasant places in which to live, walk and cycle.
Pedestrians and cyclists could still pass through the junctions, and our proposals include significant improvements for pedestrians, including wider footways, safer junctions and new crossings.
Existing motor traffic access to properties would be retained and changes to parking would be minimised.
We welcome your views on these proposals, and you have until Monday 16 November 2015 to respond.
Update – 9 June 2015
Between 16 February and 29 March 2015, we consulted on proposals for CS1 between Tottenham and the City of London. We received 1,036 responses to the consultation, of which 77% supported or partially supported our proposals.
After considering all responses, we plan to proceed with the scheme with a number of changes, which are described below and in our Response to Consultation which also contains a summary of the consultation and our response to issues commonly raised.
Subject to the further local consultations described below and receiving relevant approvals, we plan to start construction of CS1 in July 2015.
Changes to proposals consulted on in February 2015:
Removing through motor traffic In response to feedback during consultation, we are working with Hackney Council to close additional junctions to through motor traffic, with a view to improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians, along with environmental benefits. This has long been requested by many residents along the route. Any such measures would be designed in agreement with the council and subject to consultation. We aim to deliver them at the same time as CS1, or soon after
Closure of Broadwater Road to through motor traffic We are working with the London Borough of Haringey to investigate the feasibility of closing the junction of Broadwater Road and Linley Road to through motor traffic. Any such scheme would be subject to further consultation
Hillside Road/East Bank alignment We plan to deliver CS1 to the alignment consulted on, via St Ann’s Road, with a view to launching the route in spring 2016. However, we will also work with the London Boroughs of Hackney and Haringey to develop proposals for improvements along alternative roads via East Bank/Hillside Road. We will consult on these proposals in due course
Balls Pond Road We are progressing with Option B (two-way segregated cycle track), subject to technical and operational feasibility
Junction of Wordsworth Road/Boleyn Road The London Borough of Hackney will investigate a scheme to reduce through motor traffic from surrounding roads, and make the wider area more cycle-friendly. If an area-wide scheme is not achievable within CS1 timescales, the current proposal to make the junction of Wordsworth Road and Boleyn Road cycle-only will be implemented. Any new proposals to expand the cycle-only ‘filters’ to surrounding streets would be subject to further consultation to ensure they meet local needs
Junction of Ardleigh Road/Culford Road/Englefield Road We are assessing the merits of the design proposed during consultation against alternative suggestions to ensure the final scheme provides as many benefits as possible for different roads users. We will determine the best way to engage with local people based on the outcome of our further investigation
Emergency access via Pitfield Street To accommodate the needs of emergency vehicles, particularly those using Old Street Fire Station, we will design the Pitfield Street closure to allow access to emergency vehicles
Two-stage right turn at Old Street We are considering the feasibility of providing a two-stage right-turn facility for cyclists heading south out of Pitfield Street who want to turn west along Old Street
Town Hall Approach Road We will provide a short length of off-carriageway cycle track at the southern end of Town Hall Approach Road to enable cyclists to access the crossing facility and continue southbound on CS1. This would remove any interaction with southbound bus services as they turn into Tottenham High Road
Design changes north of Tottenham Green Following feedback received regarding the proposed route north of Tottenham Green, TfL are continuing to work with the London Borough of Haringey to ensure any final design reflects local needs. Any significant changes proposed will be subject to additional consultation as necessary
Butterfield Green/Allen Road We are investigating measures to improve safety for all road users, such as additional traffic-calming on both Nevill Road and Wordsworth Road and/or changes to parking restrictions
Tottenham High Road We will implement a revised design that includes clear demarcation running along the middle of the two-way cycle track to show the two separate lanes running either side of the trees
Christopher Street We will remove the bollard from the junction between Wilson Street and Christopher Street, improving access to Finsbury Square for cyclists
Charles Square loading bay The proposed loading bay in Charles Square, at the junction with Pitfield Street, has been removed from the proposal
Junction of Paul Street and Tabernacle Street The shared space scheme linking these two streets to Tabernacle Square will no longer be implemented as part of CS1 due to this being a traffic management route for developments currently under construction in Shoreditch. However, we will update the current design with a wider segregated contraflow cycle lane. The London Borough of Hackney expects to redesign the Tabernacle Square in the future, although not within the CS1 timeframe
Resurfacing We are reviewing requirements on a site-by-site basis, and resurfacing will only take place where necessary
Update – 4 March 2015
We have updated some parts of the CS1 web materials to include new information on changes to parking. Unfortunately, this information was not added until 4 March 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience. Read a summary of the updates.
Details of the original February 2015 consultation are included below:
TfL has been working with the London boroughs of Hackney, Haringey and Islington, and is proposing a major new cycle route between Tottenham and the City of London. Cycle Superhighway Route 1 (CS1) would run from White Hart Lane to Liverpool Street station, forming part of the London-wide network of Cycle Superhighways.
Cycle route proposed across Old Street and Great Eastern Street (see Section 4)
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.
Junction of Culford Road would be redesigned for safer cycling (see Section 8)
Where CS1 passes along the busiest roads, cycle lanes and tracks would separate cyclists from motor traffic, and where the route crosses main roads, junctions would be redesigned to make them safer and more convenient for cycling. Traffic-calming measures at many side streets would improve safety for everyone.
Segregated cycle track proposed along Tottenham High Road (see Section 16)
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CS1 map - Liverpool Street to Stoke Newington PDF
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CS1 map - Stoke Newington to White Hart Lane
The new route would provide safer and faster cycling journeys than using the parallel A10. Our research shows cyclists could ride from Tottenham to the City in around 30 minutes, compared with over 40 minutes for a similar journey along the A10. Cyclists on CS1 would pass through just eight traffic signals, compared with 54 traffic signals for the equivalent journey along the A10. We are confident CS1 would allow faster and more reliable cycling journey times.
The changes proposed would also provide significant benefits for pedestrians, with more and safer crossings, traffic calming, and urban realm improvements.
We welcome suggestions for alternative route alignments through Haringey. We continue to investigate alignment options including the extension of the two-way cycle track further south along Tottenham High Road.
Details of each section of the proposed route
Details of each section can be found in the links below:
Section 1: Sun Street - Paul Street (south)
Section 2: Paul Street (Scrutton Street - Blackall Street)
Section 3: Paul Street (north)
Section 4: Old Street / Great Eastern Street
Section 5: Pitfield Street (south)
Section 6: Pitfield Street (junction with New North Road)
Section 7: Pitfield Street (north) - De Beauvoir Road
Section 8: De Beauvoir Road - Culford Road
Section 9: Balls Pond Road: Options A and B
Section 10: Kingsbury Road - Wordsworth Road
Section 11: Wordsworth Road - Defoe Road
Section 12: Defoe Road - Heathland Road
Section 13: Heathland Road - Holmdale Terrace
Section 14: Holmdale Terrace - Ermine Road
Section 15: Ermine Road - Tottenham High Road (south)
Section 16: Tottenham High Road (north) - Town Hall Approach Road
Section 17: Philip Lane
Section 18: Napier Road - Broadwater Road
Section 19: Broadwater Road - White Hart Lane
Why are we proposing CS1?
Cycling in London has more than doubled in the last decade. However, many existing and potential cyclists are not aware of direct cycle routes along quieter streets, such as the route that CS1 would follow. We are proposing a well-signed and comfortable route away from most motor traffic. The proposals have been designed to improve cycling safety and reduce conflict between motor vehicles and cyclists.
Improvements for cycling at key locations
Old Street / Great Eastern Street (Section 4)
Where CS1 crosses Old Street and Great Eastern Street (Apex junction), we would provide signalised crossing points and a marked cycle track to provide cyclists with a clear route through the junction, separate from motor traffic and pedestrians:
A continuous two-way cycle track through the junction would connect Pitfield Street to Paul Street, with the current pedestrian and cycling area on the corner of Old Street and Great Eastern Street made larger
We would separate the existing shared crossings for pedestrians and cyclists, moving and widening them to provide a more direct and comfortable route for everyone
Motor vehicle access to and from Pitfield Street at the junction with Old Street would be prohibited, creating a new space for pedestrians and cyclists. Motor traffic would still be able to access Pitfield Street to the north of its junction with Boot Street and Charles Square
Cyclists travelling east along Old Street would have their own traffic signal to turn into Great Eastern Street, removing the need for cyclists to cross general traffic lanes
We would provide a new kerb-segregated cycle lane heading north-east along Old Street, with a new cycle lane running eastwards beyond the junction. These would link with proposed schemes to benefit cyclists at Old Street roundabout (tfl.gov.uk/old-street-roundabout)
There would be a new loading bay set into the footway at Old Street
Pitfield Street / New North Road roundabout (Section 6)
This roundabout would be replaced with a crossroads that better serves north-south cycling journeys
The new junction would provide a significant increase in pedestrian space on the western side of Pitfield Street
Pitfield Street would benefit from a larger Cycle Hire docking station
Culford Road (Section 8)
The junction of Ardleigh Road, Culford Road and Englefield Road would be realigned to make north-south journeys safer and more convenient, with only cyclists and pedestrians allowed through the newly designed Ardleigh Road and Culford Road junction (see image above). Motor traffic would still be able to access Ardleigh Road via Culford Grove, Buckingham Road and Southgate Road.
Balls Pond Road (Section 9)
We are asking for feedback on two options for Balls Pond Road:
Option A: Advisory cycle lanes in both directions
We would remove a short section of bus lane on the northern side of Balls Pond Road to make space for new cycle lanes and traffic islands, providing safer passage for cyclists between Culford Road and Kingsbury Road. Our research shows nearly 9 out of 10 buses don’t use this lane, so this is not expected to affect journey times significantly. A new pedestrian crossing would be provided at the junction of Balls Pond Road and Culford Road.
Option B: Two-way segregated cycle track
Subject to technical feasibility, this option would remove the bus lane as per Option A to make space for a two-way segregated cycle track, providing safer passage for cyclists between Culford Road and Kingsbury Road. A new pedestrian and cycling crossing would be provided at the junction of Balls Pond Road and Culford Road, replacing the existing pedestrian crossing near Kingsbury Road.
Boleyn Road / Wordsworth Road (Section 10)
The junction with Wordsworth Road would be closed to motor traffic, allowing cyclists and pedestrians through, and safer turns for cyclists. Motor traffic could still access Wordsworth Road via streets north of this junction.
Tottenham High Road (Section 15 and Section 16)
We would install approximately 700 metres of new two-way cycle track within the western footway between Ermine Road and Town Hall Approach Road, separating cyclists from motor traffic on the busy A10 (see image above):
Pedestrian and cyclist crossings at Seven Sisters Road and West Green Road would be widened and realigned to make crossings safer and more convenient
A slightly raised border would separate the cycle track from pedestrian areas
There would be clearly defined crossing areas for pedestrians across the cycle track near bus stops and pedestrian crossings
Street furniture, such as cycle parking and benches, would be rearranged to best suit the new layout. We would install additional cycle parking near Seven Sisters Underground Station
The cycle track would continue behind bus stops, and would bypass the traffic lights at the junction of Tottenham High Road and Town Hall Approach Road
Changes to road design
27 new raised entry treatments and raised junction tables would calm traffic to improve safety for all road users, especially cyclists and pedestrians
3 new public realm schemes would be created along the route, with around 60 new street trees planted (subject to investigation), plus new seating and more attractive paving
7.5-metre deep Advanced Stop Line (ASL) boxes would be installed at many junctions to make cyclists more visible
7600m2 of carriageway resurfacing would make journeys safer and more comfortable for all road users, with road drainage also improved
60 existing speed humps would be replaced with smoother shaped humps to make journeys more comfortable for all road users
21 new and improved pedestrian crossings would make walking journeys safer and more convenient
Cycle logos on the carriageway and improved signage would show cyclists where to go, throughout the route
At certain locations along the route, motor vehicle parking bays would be relocated or removed to make cycling safer. The net reduction in parking is approximately 30 spaces along the 11km route
Is this proposal linked to other changes in the area?
A public consultation concerning major improvements to the Old Street roundabout has already taken place, but these changes are not directly linked to CS1. Find out more at tfl.gov.uk/old-street-roundabout
When would construction start?
Subject to the outcome of this consultation, we plan to start construction later this year and finish in 2016. Construction would cause some local disruption, although we would minimise the impact as much as possible. We would write to local residents, businesses and road users before starting works.
How do I view the proposals and have my say?
You have until the end of Sunday 29 March 2015 to respond. You can also visit public exhibitions explaining our proposals or request paper copies of the proposals and a postal response form.
We will be holding public events where TfL staff involved in the project will be available to answer your questions:
Shoreditch Library, 80 Hoxton Street, London N1 6LP
Thursday 5 March: 15:00-19:30
Stamford Hill Library, 120 Stamford Hill, London N16 6QT
Monday 9 March: 15:00-19:30
Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham Green Centre, 1 Philip Lane, London
Saturday 14 March: 11:00-16:00
You can also request paper copies of plans and a response form, copies in Braille, large text or another language by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS or calling 0343 222 1234.