Harrington Square walking and cycling improvements

Closes 28 Jun 2019

Opened 28 May 2019

Overview

We are proposing walking and cycling improvements at Lidlington Place and Harrington Square. We would like to improve walking and cycling infrastructure through a range of measures as explained below.

Improved crossing facilities, Hampstead Road junction with Harrington Square

We are installing a new pedestrian crossing on Harrington Square which will be shared by pedestrians and cyclists. Also the two existing zebra crossings at the junction of Hampstead Road with Harrington Square will have new shared facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

The crossing towards Mornington Crescent is being moved slightly north in order to give people a straighter crossing.

Improved cycling facilities, Lidlington Place and Harrington Square

We will be introducing a segregated cycle lane from the junction of Hampstead Road to Eversholt Street. This will run alongside the current two-lane, one-way system in Lidlington Place and Harrington Square. The scheme also includes an early-release for cyclists coming from Oakley Square and Lidlington Place. The existing loading bay on Harrington Square will be moved to the other side of the Electric Charging Bay in order to allow for enough road space for vehicles to pass whilst the bay is in use.

Traffic management changes

In order to improve the pedestrian and cyclist environment, we are proposing to ban two turns to vehicles:

  • We propose to ban the left turn for all motor vehicles from Mornington Crescent onto Hampstead Road, making Mornington Crescent entry-only from the Hampstead Road junction.
  • We propose to ban the right turn for all motor vehicles from Oakley Square onto Eversholt Street

We are also proposing that Lidlington Place and Harrington Square become 20 miles per hour (mph).

The changes proposed in this scheme are part of our commitment to deliver the Healthy Streets Approach. We are taking this approach to create a vibrant, successful city where the streets are welcoming to all and everyone can live active, healthy lives. The streets within this scheme and the proposed changes have been assessed by our designers against ten Healthy Streets Indicators using our Healthy Streets Check for Designers tool. This tool assesses the layout of streets against 31 measures which produce an overall Healthy Streets Check score out of 100. We use infographics to show the current score for the streets within this scheme and potential scores based on our proposed changes.

To see the results of this assessment click here (PDF 195KB).

If you would like to know more about the Healthy Streets Check for Designers please visit our website. If you have any questions about our Healthy Streets Approach, please write to us at healthystreets@tfl.gov.uk.

A map showing details of our proposals can be found below.

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Harrington Square walking and cycling improvements (PDF 316KB)

Traffic impacts

Our traffic modelling analysis predicts a journey time increase of approximately 45 seconds for general traffic travelling from Oakley Square to Hampstead Road between 07:00 and 10:00, and a journey time increase of approximately 23 seconds for the same route between 16:00 and 19:00. 

Our traffic surveys show that 37 vehicles per hour turned left from Mornington Crescent onto Hampstead Road between 7am and 10am, and 45 vehicles per hour completed the same journey between 3pm and 7pm. They show that 10 vehicles per hour turned right from Oakley Square onto Eversholt Street between 7am and 10am, and 15 vehicles per hour completed the same movement between 3pm and 7pm.

Impact on protected groups  

We have undertaken an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA). The EqIA examines what impact (positive or negative) the proposed changes have on customers with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. The EqIA document can be found below.  

Harrington Square Equality Impact Assessment (PDF 253KB)

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 Friday 28 June 2019.

Alternatively, you can:

You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form by emailing consultations@tfl.gov.uk, or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

Have your say

Areas

  • Camden

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Roads
  • Walking