A316 London Road Roundabout

Closes 19 Mar 2020

Opened 6 Feb 2020

Overview

Update 21 February 2020 

Based on stakeholder feedback the web page has been updated to clarify that the published plans and modelling shared includes full signalisation of the roundabout. Through full signalisation we will achieve the proposed bus journey time savings by improving traffic flow, as well as improving safety and better lane discipline on the roundabout.  

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Transport for London would like to know your views on proposals for safety improvements to the A316 London Road roundabout.

This programme directly contributes to our Vision Zero target to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London’s roads by 2041. It will also contribute to our target that 80% of all London trips being made by foot, bicycle or public transport by 2041, up from 64% today.

Background

London Road roundabout is at the junction of the A316 Chertsey Road and A310 London Road in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (LB of Richmond upon Thames). The roundabout is located in the predominantly residential wards of St Margarets and North Twickenham. The north arm of the roundabout is near the border with Isleworth ward.

London Road roundabout is within close proximity to Twickenham Stadium (82,000 visitor capacity), and Twickenham and St. Margaret’s rail stations which experience high volumes of vehicles and pedestrians on event days. This roundabout is a key part of the established traffic management arrangements for event days and this has been taken into consideration in proposals as they developed.

Cole Park Road (north), located off the A316 Chertsey Road just to the east of London Road roundabout, was closed to vehicular traffic to address a right turn collision and rat running issue.

Currently, only the eastern arm of the junction has a signal controlled pedestrian crossings despite being a key route for pedestrians to Twickenham town centre and station. There is a toucan crossing on the eastern arm at the junction, but no crossing facility on the western arm.

Improvements are required to provide better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, which have been long called for by local stakeholder groups. In the 36 months to June 2017 there were a total of 14 personal injury collisions occurred within the footprint of the scheme.

We have worked closely with LB of Richmond upon Thames and other key stakeholders to understand the safety issues, congestion problems and journey time impacts and what can be done to mitigate these.  

This programme directly contributes to our Vision Zero target to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London’s roads by 2041. It will also contribute to our target that 80% of all London trips being made by foot, bicycle or public transport by 2041, up from 64% today.

We predict these changes would result in bus journey time savings of up to one minute in morning and afternoon peak.

Our proposals

The following changes are proposed:

  • Alterations to the shape of the roundabout as well as resurfacing to improve safety and facilitate new crossing facilities
  • Taking space from the centre of the roundabout (which is not accessible to the public) to increase the number of traffic lanes to improve safety and allow better lane discipline
  • Full signalisation of the roundabout to improve traffic flow, as well as improving safety and allowing better lane discipline
  • Provision of new two phased signal controlled pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities (Toucans) on the north, west and south arms of the roundabout 
  • Provision of a new signal controlled Toucan crossing facility at Cole Park Road
  • Reshaping/relocating or removing existing uncontrolled crossings/pedestrian refuges
  • Kerb realignment on southern side of roundabout to cater for foot path widening and resurfacing, including refreshed landscaping
  • Appropriate drainage provision
  • A review of street lighting

Details of our proposals can be found in the plan below.

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A316 London Road Roundabout Plan (PDF 352KB)

Further details can also be seen in the Google map below.

If you are interested in reading about our Healthy Streets assessment of the proposals, or our Equality Impact Assessment, please see the links below. 

If you are interested in reading about our Healthy Streets assessment of the proposals, or our Equality Impact Assessment, please see the links below. 

Healthy Streets Check

Equality Impact Assessment

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 Thursday 19 March 2020.

Alternatively, you can:

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

If you would like information in another language or format please let us know as soon as possible. 

Next Steps  

Following the completion of the consultation we will assess all comments received and use this feedback to inform any necessary design changes. We plan to publish the consultation report and the response to issues raised report in summer 2020.

Have your say

Areas

  • Richmond upon Thames

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads
  • Walking