New northbound bus lane and changes to parking and loading on A23 Brixton Hill

Closed 15 Mar 2018

Opened 1 Feb 2018

Overview

We are proposing to make changes on Brixton Hill (A23) between the junctions with the South Circular Road (A205) and New Park Road in order to maintain and improve bus journey times and reliability.

Brixton Hill is a busy road served by eight bus routes during the day and four bus routes at night respectively. Approximately 3,500 bus passengers per hour use northbound bus routes on Brixton Hill during peak periods. 

Our proposals include:

  • Widening the bus lane for a short section southbound after junction with New Park Road
  • Creating a new bus lane northbound for approximately 200 metres in the approach to the junction with New Park Road
  • Narrowing a section of the wide footway on Brixton Hill (northbound) before the junction with Arodene Road to provide an inset loading bay. We would still retain adequate footway to serve pedestrians
  • Relocating the parking/loading bays on the northbound carriageway of Brixton Hill between the junctions with Josephine Avenue and Arodene Road into the footway as inset bays
  • Removing parking bays on the northbound side of Brixton Hill between the junctions with Brixton Hill Place and New Park Road
  • Removing the parking bay on the northbound side of Brixton Hill to the approach to St Saviours Road junction
  • Removing a parking bay on the southbound side of Brixton Hill between the junctions with Josephine Avenue and Arodene Road
  • On the northbound approach to the junction with New Park Road, the loading bay width would be reduced from 3.3 to 2 metres to remove the obstruction on the carriageway when it is occupied by vehicles loading unloading.

The proposals would reduce journey times and improve the reliability for bus passengers on Brixton Hill. Cyclists would also benefit from the improved continuity of bus lanes and consistency of lane widths.

 

Why We Are Consulting

In summer 2016, we consulted on proposals to improve bus journey times along Brixton Hill. As stated in our Consultation Report we have reviewed the scope of works at the top of Brixton Hill.

In light of the size and position of trees and the presence of utility pipes and cables under the surface, we have revised our proposals. The scheme we are consulting on here supersedes what was previously consulted on for the section between Brixton Water Lane and Streatham Place.

The section north of Brixton Water Lane will be constructed as originally proposed with some being built now and the rest to be implemented in spring-summer 2018 after essential utility works have been carried out.

The amended scheme would help reduce journey times for bus passengers, in line with the Mayor of London’s Healthy Streets Approach, which aims to improve conditions for people using public transport, walking and cycling. The new proposals would provide similar benefits to bus passengers at a lower cost than those consulted on previously.

The amended proposals are as follows (please also see the drawings below):

Location on Brixton Hill

Proposed changes

Eastern side, between Arodene Road and Josephine Avenue:

  • Loading bay inset by 2.2 metres and extended from 15 metres to 20 metres
  • Parking bay removed

Western side, just south of junction with St Saviour’s Road

  • Bus stop markings extended to 55 metres
  • Parking bay removed

Eastern side, south of New Park Road

  • Existing southbound bus lane widened

Western side, south of New Park Road

  • Inset loading bay width reduced from 3.3 metres to 2 metres

Western side, between Brixton Hill Place and New Park Road

  • New northbound bus lane operating Monday to Saturday, 7-10am and 4-7pm (consulted on summer 2016)

Western side, north of Brixton Hill Place

  • Loading bay extended from 14 metres to 24 metres
  • Parking bay removed

Western side, by numbers 244A and 244B Brixton Hill

  • Parking bay removed

Eastern side, between Holmewood Road and Streatham Place

  • Carriageway widened by 1 metre to provide additional lane approaching Streatham Place (consulted on summer 2016)
  • Area of land to be improved with repaving, new tree and benches (consulted on summer 2016).

 

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Areas

  • Lambeth

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • London Boroughs

Interests

  • Buses
  • Roads
  • Parking bays
  • Loading bays