Section 5 – Westbound Sleaford Street bus stop to 3 Riverlight Quay

Closed 20 Aug 2017

Opened 4 Jul 2017

Overview

Proposals include:

  • Cycling facility improvements
  • Changes to the eastbound bus lane hours of operation
  • Kirtling Street Junction improvements
  • Cringle Street Junction improvements

Nine Elms Lane - Section 5 - Westbound Sleaford Street bus stop to 3 Riverlight Quay (PDF)

Cycling facility improvements

  • Stepped cycle tracks would be provided in both directions with two metres wide lanes

Stepped cycle tracks are vertically separated from the footway and main carriageway

  • There would be a bus stop bypass in the eastbound direction, upon the
  • exit of the new signalised junction with Cringle Street. This cycle lane would be two metres wide with a 2.6 metres wide pedestrian island
  • A video showing how bus stop bypasses operate is available here

Changes to the eastbound bus lane hours of operation

  • The existing eastbound bus lane would be in operation at all times

Kirtling Street junction improvements

  • The upgraded signalised junction would provide a cycle only stage for cyclists travelling between the east and west arms in both directions
  • There would be a two stage right turn facility provided for cyclists from Kirtling Street travelling west and from New Covent Garden Market access travelling east
  • A video showing how a two-stage right turn operates is available here
  • There would be an early start provided for cyclists travelling from the north and south arms
  • A video showing how an early start operates is available here
  • There would be staggered pedestrian crossings on the south and east arms and a new crossing on the west arm
  • The widened north arm would provide a 4.8 metres wide straight across crossing with a small central island
  • There would be a kerb buildout on the southeast and southwest footways, however these would not change the south arm crossing distance
  • The east and west arms would have three traffic lanes; one straight ahead and left turn lane, one straight ahead lane and one right turn lane. Both right turn lanes would have a right turn pocket in the middle of the junction
  • Vehicles travelling westbound would exit the junction into two lanes
  • Vehicles travelling eastbound would be required to merge into one lane on exiting the junction

Cringle Street junction improvements

  • The new signalised junction would provide an early start for cyclists on the north, east and south arms of the junction
  • A video showing how an early start operates is available here
    • TfL are exploring options for an earlier signalised junction scheme at Cringle Street
  • The Advanced Stop Line (ASL) on the east and west arms would be 7.5 metres deep
  • The ASL on the east arm would be part width and cover the cycle lane, straight ahead and left turn lane only measuring 4.9 metres wide
  • The ASL on the west arm would be part width covering the width of the cycle lane and bus lane
  • There would be two stage right turns for cyclists travelling west to north and east to south
  • A video showing how a two-stage right turn operates is available here
  • There would be signalised staggered pedestrian crossings on the south, east and west arms of the junction
  • The north arm would have a signalised straight across crossing
  • There would be two traffic lanes on the east arm; one straight ahead and left turn lane, and one right turn lane with its own signal stage
  • There would be one lane on the south arm allowing all movements
  • There would be one lane on the west arm for straight ahead and right turn only with a right turn pocket in the middle of the junction; this arm would have a banned left turn into Cringle Street. This is due to the tight turn required. Vehicles travelling from the west can access Cringle Street via Kirtling Street
  • There would be one lane on the north arm allowing all movements

 

Areas

  • Lambeth
  • Wandsworth

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Bus route 137
  • Bus route 142
  • Bus route 156
  • Bus route 344
  • Bus route 436
  • Bus route 44
  • Bus route N44
  • Bus route P5
  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Policy