Update - 9 December 2015
In February 2015 we consulted on proposals to introduce a ‘two-stage right turn’ facility for cyclists travelling on Cycle Superhighway 8 (CS8) at the junction of Chelsea Bridge with Grosvenor Road.
We received 73 responses to the consultation. Of these, 52 stated that they supported or partially supported the proposals. Having considered the issues raised in the consultation, we have decided to proceed with the scheme. The design will be as set out in the consultation documents, with the addition of a cycle track at footway level on the exit to Chelsea Embankment to provide a safer route for westbound cyclists.
Click here to view a summary of the consultation and our responses to common issues raised (PDF)
We intend to introduce these improvements during the early part of 2016, subject to further discussions with the key stakeholders, including relevant boroughs. 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.
The details of the consultation can be found below.
Transport for London (TfL) is working closely with cycling, road user and community groups, London boroughs and the Police to review and improve cycling provision on the existing Barclays Cycle Superhighways.
As part of this work, we have developed a range of innovative cycle friendly junction layouts which we are now proposing to introduce onto London’s road network. This includes the concept known as a ‘two-stage right turn’, for which we are currently liaising closely with the Department for Transport.
We proposed to introduce a ‘two-stage right turn’ to improve the junction of Chelsea Bridge with Grosvenor Road and asked your views.
What we proposed?
The proposed changes were designed to improve road safety and included:
Providing a new ‘two-stage right turn’ facility for cyclists travelling on CS8. Right-turning cyclists would now wait in a marked waiting area on the road until they receive a green signal to cross the junction. This new safety feature would remove the need for right-turning cyclists to move across lanes of traffic, allowing cyclists to turn right more safely from Chelsea Bridge into Grosvenor Road. We would work with road users across London to provide education on this new measure
Re-marking traffic lanes on Chelsea Embankment on the approach to the junction to provide dedicated lanes for traffic travelling ahead, turning left and turning right
Providing mandatory cycle lanes on both the approach to and exit from Grosvenor Road
Re-surfacing all of the junction to provide a smoother surface for all road users
Please see the map below for further details:
Proposed cycling improvements at Chelsea Bridge (PDF)
TfL’s traffic network impact analysis shows that the completed scheme would mean slightly longer journeys at busy times, particularly for motorists and bus passengers travelling eastbound from Chelsea Embankment. Reassigning the eastbound lanes on Chelsea Embankment to allow for only one ahead lane would allow us to introduce a mandatory cycle lane on Grosvenor Road and prevent vehicles merging on the exit to the junction.
Our latest modelling indicates this would have some impact on journey times through this junction and could increase queuing traffic heading eastbound. We would work to mitigate the impact as much as possible, including continuing to invest in our already sophisticated traffic management systems. We would write to local residents with information about the start and end dates of works in the area.