Proposed changes to the junction of Marylebone Road (A501), Harewood Avenue and Enford Street (with changes to bus routes 2 and 205/N205)

Closed 17 Jan 2016

Opened 19 Nov 2015

Results Updated 10 Aug 2016

Between 19 November 2015 and 17 January 2016, we consulted on a proposal to enhance cycle provision around the junction of Harewood Avenue, Enford Street and Marylebone Road.

We received 367 responses to the consultation. 357 responses were from members of the public and 10 were from stakeholders. Thanks to all those who provided their views – we appreciate your patience in waiting for our response.

59 per cent supported or partially supported the proposals, 32 per cent were opposed, and 9 per cent were unsure or gave no opinion.

After considering all responses, we have decided to proceed with the proposals as set out in the consultation documents. Works will therefore commence in early 2017, with completion in spring 2017.

Please click here to view our Consultation Report (PDF)

Overview

Update - 10 August 2016

Between 19 November 2015 and 17 January 2016, we consulted on a proposal to enhance cycle provision around the junction of Harewood Avenue, Enford Street and Marylebone Road.

We received 367 responses to the consultation. 357 responses were from members of the public and 10 were from stakeholders. Thanks to all those who provided their views – we appreciate your patience in waiting for our response.

59 per cent supported or partially supported the proposals, 32 per cent were opposed, and 9 per cent were unsure or gave no opinion.

After considering all responses, we have decided to proceed with the proposals as set out in the consultation documents. Works will therefore commence in early 2017, with completion in spring 2017.

Please click here to view our Consultation Report (PDF)

Update ends

What we proposed

We wanted your views on proposed changes to the junction of Marylebone Road, Harewood Avenue and Enford Street. The proposals were part of our Quietways programme - a central London-wide network of high-quality, well-signed cycle routes predominately using back streets with lower traffic flows.  

This junction forms part of the St. John’s Wood to Marylebone Quietway. The City of Westminster simultaneously ran a consultation on other aspects of this Quietway (see westminster.gov.uk/cycling-consultations for further details).

This junction is already well used by cyclists. Our proposals aimed to improve safety and react to the predicted increase in cycling along this route. Pedestrian numbers were also expected to increase at this location, and our proposals included a new signalised pedestrian crossing.

The proposals would also involve minor changes to bus routes 2 and 205/N205.

Slight changes to road infrastructure may be required, which were being consulted on separately by the City of Westminster.

This consultation is not linked to the Baker Street two-way proposals.

Proposals for this junction included:

Marylebone Road

  • Extended bus lane to improve bus journey times. This would be made possible by the proposed banned left turn on to Harewood Avenue
  • Existing left turn banned due to proposed one-way operation on Harewood Avenue and to allow for a new signalised pedestrian crossing. Motorists northbound from Marylebone Road would continue to have access to Marylebone station via other nearby routes. 
     

Harewood Avenue

  • New signalised pedestrian crossing to improve safety for pedestrians. 
  • New contraflow cycle facility would provide a dedicated cycling lane northbound; thereby creating a protected route for cyclists and allowing the Quietway to operate in each direction, providing a consistent and convenient cycle route. 
  • One-way southbound from the junction of Melcombe Place/Harewood Row for general traffic to make space for a segregated contraflow cycle lane.  Analysis has shown relatively few cars using Harewood Avenue northbound to Marylebone Station, with an average of 86/49 cars using this route during am/pm peak periods, and 5-10 cars per hour during off-peak am/pm periods. 
  • New cycle lane leading into a 5 metre advanced stop line. These new facilities would give cyclists a waiting area ahead of motor traffic, improving their visibility, and allowing them to move away from the traffic lights ahead of motor traffic. 
     

Enford Street

  • New contraflow cycle facility would allow cyclists on the Quietway to use the same road in each direction, providing a consistent and convenient route to follow
     

Please see the map below for more details:

Click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)
 

Changes to bus routes

The proposed changes would mean that bus routes 2 and 205/N205 eastbound would need to be rerouted to maintain their services to Marylebone station.

Bus route 2:

Route 2 operates between Norwood and Marylebone station, with buses approximately every 8 minutes on Monday to Saturday, every 10 minutes on Sundays and every 12 minutes on all evenings. Currently buses terminating at Marylebone station run out of service from there via Harewood Avenue, Hayes Place, Lisson Grove and Marylebone Road. As part of the proposed changes buses would be rerouted via Harewood Row instead of the southern section of Lisson Grove and Marylebone Road. Please note this arrangement will not affect any passengers.

Bus routes 205 and N205:

Bus route 205/N205 operates between Paddington station and Bow Church, with buses approximately every 8 minutes Monday to Saturday, every 10 minutes on Sunday and every 12 minutes all evenings. Currently buses on this route service Marylebone station via Harewood Avenue. As part of proposed changes, buses would instead be rerouted via Lisson Grove and Harewood Row. This change does not affect any bus stops.

Please see the map below for more details of our proposals for these bus services

Click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)


The City of Westminster consulted on physical changes that may take place to accommodate modifications to these bus routes. Their proposals included moving parking bays on Harewood Row and the stop line being moved on both Lisson Grove and Harewood Row.  Please see westminster.gov.uk/consultations for further details.

TfL has carried out traffic modelling for this proposal. The results indicate that the proposed changes can be accommodated without undue delay to any road user.

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 17 January 2016*

Alternatively, you can:

  • Email us at consultations@tfl.gov.uk,
  • or write to us at FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS, please use the reference 'Marylebone/Harewood/Enford Roads'
     

Subject to the outcome of consultation, we plan to start construction mid-April 2016 with completion in summer 2016.

* Date corrected on 24 November 2015

 

Areas

  • Westminster

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
  • Taxi customers and other stakeholders

Interests

  • Bus route 2
  • Bus route 205
  • Bus route N205
  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements