Section 17: Philip Lane

Closed 29 Mar 2015

Opened 16 Feb 2015



Section 17: Philip Lane

This section would pass along a higher-traffic road with new advisory cycle lanes in both directions. Proposals include:

  • Cycle lanes accommodated by removing some parking bays and narrowing some footways
  • Measures on side roads and junctions would reduce traffic speeds and increase safety for all road users
  • Two bus stops moved
  • On-carriageway logos, along with new signs, would help wayfinding for cyclists
  • Logos and signs would help wayfinding for cyclists
  • Adjustments to the design of several pedestrian crossings
  • Several existing raised tables would be resurfaced and reshaped to make journeys safer and more comfortable for all road users

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Section 17: Philip Lane


Cycle lanes

There would be new advisory cycle lanes (1.6 to 2 metres wide) on Philip Lane in both directions to improve conditions for cycling. Some footway would be narrowed and some parking bays removed to make space for the new cycle lanes (see below).


Approximately 21 parking bays would be removed to make space for advisory cycle lanes in both directions on Philip Lane:

  • Approximately 10 residents’ parking bays removed from north side of Philip Lane
  • Approximately 7 Pay & Display parking bays removed from south side of Philip Lane between Arnold Road (west) and Arnold Road (east)
  • 3 residential parking bays would be removed from the north side of Philip Lane between properties 96 and 102
  • Single parking bay removed from north side of Philip Lane to the west of junction with Napier Road

Safer junctions

  • Where side roads meet Philip Lane, junctions would be redesigned to reduce traffic speeds and improve safety for all road users:
    • Footway enlarged on west side of junction with Clyde Road
    • Both footways enlarged at junction with Arnold Road (west)
    • Footway enlarged on west side of junction with Arnold Road (east)
  • Two pairs of traffic islands on Philip Lane at the junction with Town Hall Approach Road moved 5 metres west to improve safety for turning cyclists. Refuge islands widened to improve safety for pedestrians

Bus stops

Two bus stops on Philip Lane near Greyhound Road moved 65 metres east 

Pedestrian crossings and footways

  • Footway narrowed by between 0.6 and 1.2 metres on each side of Philip Lane between Napier Road and Winchelsea Road to make space for cycle lanes. A minimum width of 2.1 metres would be retained, which is within guidelines and would leave enough room for two wheelchair users to pass one another.
    • On the northern side of Philip Lane, footway narrowed by 0.6 metres with 2.3 metre wide footway remaining. 2.3 metres is the distance to the extent of the highway boundary - however, there are forecourts near the shops that pedestrians may also use
    • On the southern side, footway narrowed by 1.2 metres with a 2.1 metre wide footway remaining for a distance of 17 metres (near house number 295), at which point it widens to 3.4 metres
  • Zebra crossing on Philip Lane between Napier Road and Greyhound Road moved 10 metres east
  • Two traffic islands removed at zebra crossing on Philip Lane between Clyde Road and Arnold Road
  • Two traffic islands removed on Philip Lane between Winchelsea Road and Clyde Road
  • Planter on corner of Philip Lane and Town Hall Approach Road reduced in size to widen footway near pedestrian crossing

Impact on journey times

The proposed route for CS1 is expected to have minimal impact on other road users, including general traffic and bus passengers because, for much of its length, CS1 would run along residential streets, away from the majority of car, freight and bus traffic.

However, some changes in journey times for general traffic and buses are expected at the junction of Mildmay Road and Boleyn Road/Crossway, where CS1 crosses Old Street and Great Eastern Street, and at Balls Pond Road if option B is chosen.

For details, please read the CS1 traffic impact statement.



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