Section 4 – Adjacent to Stewarts Road to westbound Sleaford Road bus stop

Closed 20 Aug 2017

Opened 3 Jul 2017

Overview

Proposals include:

  • Cycling facility improvements
  • New signalised junction at Savona Street
  • New signalised junction at Thessaly Road
  • Refuge vehicle area
  • Bus lane
  • Taxi pick up / drop off

Nine Elms Lane - Section 4 - Adjacent to Stewart’s Road to westbound Sleaford Street bus stop

Cycling facility improvements

  • The eastbound cycle lane would start adjacent to the new Battersea Power Station London Underground western entrance
  • The westbound cycle lane would end shortly after the new signalised junction with Savona Street
  • West of the new London Underground entrance, cyclists would use the bus lanes over the bridge
  • Both eastbound and westbound cycle lanes would have bus stop bypasses installed with bus stops retaining their existing locations
    •  Cyclists would be directed behind each bus stop.  Bus passengers would access a waiting area by crossing the cycle track using a marked crossing point. The waiting area would be a minimum of 2.5 metres wide to provide for users of the bus ramp
  • A video showing how bus stop bypasses operate is available here
  • The eastbound cycle bypass lane would be two metres wide with a 2.6 metres wide pedestrian island
  • The westbound cycle bypass lane would be 1.5 metres wide with a 2.5 metres wide pedestrian island
  • At the new signalised junction at Savona Street , cyclists travelling west to north, east to south and south to west would be provided with two stage right turn facilities
  • At the new signalised junction at Thessaly Road, cyclists travelling west to north and east to south would be provided with two stage right turn facilities
  • A video showing how a two-stage right turn operates is available here
  • The westbound cyclists would be provided with part width advanced stop lines ( ASLs), measuring 5.1 metres wide at both junctions
  • There would be a break in the eastbound segregation, at the junction with Thessaly Road, to allow cyclists travelling west and south/north to enter and exit the cycle parking hub located within Battersea Power Station
  • It is proposed that the exit from the cycle parking hub, adjacent to the eastern entrance of the new Battersea Power Station London Underground Station, is signalised to enable cyclists’ entry onto the westbound cycle facility. This new arm would be running concurrently with the bus and cycle signal stage on Thessaly Road
  • Thessaly Road would be open to buses and cyclists only, subject to public consultation on bus route P5. A new junction at Battersea Park Station London Underground Station would be required to enable cyclists' safe access to the new Battersea Cycle Hub. This is independent to the opening up of Thessaly Road

New signalised junction at Savona Street

  • A new signalised junction would be installed at Savona Street, this is necessary to incorporate the opening of the new road opposite, to be named Prospect Way
  • The west arm would have two lanes on the approach to the junction; a left turn lane, and a straight ahead and right turn lane
  • A right turn pocket for vehicles turning into Savona Street would be provided
  • We propose to ‘hold the left’ turning general traffic on the west arm to allow cyclists to cross the junction, followed by holding cyclists to allow the general traffic to turn left
  • A video showing how the hold the left operates is available here
  • The north arm, exiting Prospect Way, would be provided with two lanes; a straight ahead lane and left turn lane, and a right turn lane
  • The east arm would consist of two lanes; a straight ahead and left turn lane, and a right turn lane. The right turn lane would be separately controlled with a different signal stage to the ahead and left turn movement
  • Cyclists travelling west would be provided with an early start to allow them to cross the junction before general traffic gets the green light
  • A video showing how an early start operates is available here
  • The south arm, out of Savona Street, would be provided with one traffic lane, allowing all movements
  • There would be a hatched area provided in the vicinity of the new pedestrian island, west of Savona Street, for vehicles travelling east to turn into the lower residential area of Battersea Park Road (leading to Stewarts Road)
  • There would be signalised crossing points on the north, south and west arms of the junction. The north and south arms would provide a straight across signalised crossing. The west arm would provide a staggered crossing with the pedestrian island proposed to be 4.1 metres wide
  • The southwest corner would retain the footway build out which will be built during late summer 2017 as part of an interim scheme
  • 20 metres of parking on Savona Street would be removed to facilitate the signalised junction – five metres on the west side and 15 metres on the east side. This would remove spaces for 4 cars

An artist’s impression showing the view from the junction at Thessaly Road  – please note this is subject to planning permission

New signalised junction at Thessaly Road

  • The installation of this junction is to facilitate the proposed extension of the P5 bus route into Battersea Power Station, travelling along Thessaly Road into Battersea Park Road. Please see separate consultation on Route P5 extension here
  • Should the extension to Route P5 be approved, the access to and from Thessaly Road would be enforced for buses and cyclists only. Enforcement methods are yet to be determined
  • To enable buses to turn left into Thessaly Road from Battersea Park Road, the tree on the southeast corner would need to be removed
  • There would be a yellow box over the west carriageway, adjacent to Thessaly Road, to keep the junction clear
  • The signalised pedestrian crossing, west of Thessaly Road, would be retained with a 3.5 metres wide central island to provide access to Battersea Power Station London Underground station

Refuge vehicle area

  • A loading bay for London Underground refuge vehicles would be provided on the island separating cyclists and traffic travelling eastbound between the Savona Street and Thessaly Road junctions

Bus Lane

  • The new eastbound bus lane would end adjacent to the new Battersea Power Station London Underground station western entrance, west of the Savona Street / Battersea Park Road junction
  • The westbound bus lane would start in the same location, outside the new Battersea Power Station London Underground entrance, West of Savona Street / Battersea Park Road junction
  • The existing arrangement of no bus lanes would remain between the Savona Street / Battersea Park Road junction and the Kirtling Street / Battersea Park Road junction

Taxi pick up / drop off

  • A new 20 metre taxi pick up/drop off only bay is proposed near the western entrance of the new Northern Line Extension underground station. This bay is located inset from the bus lane so that buses are not delayed on the approach to the Prospect Way / Battersea Park Road junction

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