Have your say on road safety improvements along Cable Street

Closed 27 Feb 2015

Opened 30 Jan 2015

Results Updated 27 Mar 2015

Between 30 January and 27 February 2015, Transport for London (TfL) consulted on road safety improvements to Cable Street as part of an upgrade to Cycle Superhighway 3. We received 90 direct responses to the consultation, 76 (or 85%) of which supported or partially supported our proposals.

Click here to download a copy of the Consultation Report

After considering all responses, we have decided to proceed with the scheme incorporating the following additional measures to those originally proposed:

  • Reviewing the signal timings at the junction of Cable Street and Cannon Street to maximise the green time available for cyclists    
  • Replacing the speed cushion with a sinusoidal hump at the junction of Cable Street and Hardinge Street
  • Extending double yellow lines around junctions but not across the cycle track
     

Subject to final discussions with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which is the highway authority responsible for Cable Street, we expect work to start in summer 2015.  We will write to local residents and affected properties before work starts to provide a summary of this consultation, an overview of the updated proposals and an outline of the construction programme.

Overview


Update on 27 March 2015

Between 30 January and 27 February 2015, Transport for London (TfL) consulted on road safety improvements to Cable Street as part of an upgrade to Cycle Superhighway 3. We received 90 direct responses to the consultation, 76 (or 85%) of which supported or partially supported our proposals.

Click here to download a copy of the Consultation Report

After considering all responses, we have decided to proceed with the scheme incorporating the following additional measures to those originally proposed:

  • Reviewing the signal timings at the junction of Cable Street and Cannon Street to maximise the green time available for cyclists    
  • Replacing the speed cushion with a sinusoidal hump at the junction of Cable Street and Hardinge Street
  • Extending double yellow lines around junctions but not across the cycle track
     

Subject to final discussions with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which is the highway authority responsible for Cable Street, we expect work to start in summer 2015.  We will write to local residents and affected properties before work starts to provide a summary of this consultation, an overview of the updated proposals and an outline of the construction programme.

Details of the original consultation can be found below:

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Transport for London (TfL) is working closely with cycling, road user and community groups, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the police, amongst others, to review and improve cycling provision on Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 3 (CS3). As part of this work, we developed proposals to improve junctions along Cable Street.
 

What we proposed?
The proposed changes will improve road safety, pedestrian facilities and public space and included:
 

  • Providing a new pedestrian crossing point near Fletcher Street to make it easier for pedestrians to cross Cable Street
  • Relocating a pedestrian crossing point closer to Cannon Street Road
  • Upgrading crossings for pedestrians by widening local zebra crossings and footways
  • Improving the safety and consistency of the road layout at all junctions by ensuring that cyclists have priority
  • Extending double yellow lines around junctions to improve visibility
  • Introducing traffic calming measures including speed cushions, raised tables and new pedestrian islands to improve safety

 

Please see the maps below for further details:

 

 

Back Church Lane junction map (PDF)

 

Cannon Street Road junction map (PDF)

 

Hardinge Street junction map (PDF)



 

 

Areas

  • Tower Hamlets

Audiences

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

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads