Have your say on improving safety on Edgware Road: Proposals for new pedestrian crossings, improved junctions and introducing a 20mph speed limit

Closes 23 Dec 2018

Opened 5 Nov 2018

Overview

We are proposing changes to junctions along Edgware Road, between the Marylebone Flyover and Marble Arch, which will improve safety for pedestrians, and other road users.

Our proposals include:

  • Creating new pedestrian crossings, with green and red man signals
  • Adding count down timers to new and existing crossings
  • Creating more space for pedestrians on the pavement
  • Limiting speed for vehicles to 20 miles per hour
  • Providing new Advanced Stop Lines (cycle boxes) for cyclists

Before we proceed, we are asking for your feedback on our proposals so please take time to complete our online survey below.

Why are the improvements proposed?

The section of Edgware Road between Marylebone Flyover and Marble Arch is a busy residential, shopping and dining area, a key transport route linking three Tube stations and Paddington National Rail station, and, a major arterial road for buses and traffic moving around central London.

Despite large numbers of people using the road every day, the existing crossing facilities are poor. In some areas pedestrians cannot safely cross the road at all, at others, the existing pedestrian crossings do not have green and red man signals indicating when it is safe to cross.

The need for new and improved crossings is particularly important as there are four nurseries, two primary schools and three secondary schools within two minutes’ walk. Large numbers of parents and children travel to and from these destinations by using Edgware Road and its side street crossings.

What are we doing?

We want to make it safer and easier for pedestrians to cross Edgware Road and its side streets. There are two elements to our proposed changes:

  • Improvements to five key junctions
  • A new 20mph speed limit

1. Improvements to five key junctions

We will improve, replace or create new crossings at five junctions along Edgware Road. All new pedestrian crossings will include Pedestrian Countdown facilities and green and red man signals, to give pedestrians more information when crossing Edgware Road and its side streets. The junctions we propose to improve are:

  • The Chapel Street/Praed Street Junction
  • Sussex Gardens/Old Marylebone Junction
  • Kendal Street/George Street Junction
  • Connaught Street/Upper Berkeley Street Junction
  • Seymour Street Junction

By prioritising safety in this way, there would be a small expected increase in journey times for general traffic including buses at the busiest times of the day.

The Chapel Street/Praed Street Junction with Edgware Road

We are proposing the following changes to this junction:

  • Chapel Street – we will provide a new green and red man crossing opposite Marks and Spencer and Patisserie Valerie
  • Edgware Road – we will provide a new green and red man crossing opposite Patisserie Valerie and Devonshire Pharmacy 
  • All crossings will have count down timers
  • Kerb area on the corner of Praed Street and Edgware Road – we will extend this kerbed area to reduce the time it takes to cross the road as well as creating space for those waiting to cross
  • Praed Street – we will create two lanes for right-turning traffic on Praed Street, changing the middle lane from a ‘straight ahead only lane’ to a ‘straight ahead and right turn lane’, to ease traffic flows on Praed Street
  • Introduce an advisory cycle lane on Edgware Road south, outside Marks and Spencer
  • Modify the existing advisory cycle lane on Praed Street to reflect the new junction layout
  • New cycle boxes for cyclists at each arm of the junction

Improvements proposed to the Chapel Street/Praed Street Junction with Edgware Road

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The Sussex Gardens/Old Marylebone Road Junction with Edgware Road

We are proposing the following changes to this junction:

  • Edgware Road – we will install green and red man crossing signals to the existing crossing between Select and Save and Cambridge Court
  • All crossings will have count down timers
  • We will provide new cycle boxes for cyclists at each arm of the junction

Improvements proposed to the Sussex Gardens/Old Marylebone Road Junction with Edgware Road

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The Kendal Street/George Street Junction with Edgware Road

This junction forms part of the Mayor of London’s Safer Junctions project and has been prioritised for improvements along with 72 other junctions in London. We are proposing the following changes here:

  • We will provide green and red man crossings  on all arms of the George Street and Kendal Street junction
  • All crossings will have count down timers.
  • We will provide a new cycle box and a mandatory cycle feeder lane for cyclists on George Street
  • We will provide new cycle boxes for cyclists on each arm of the junction

Improvements proposed to the Kendal Street/George Street Junction with Edgware Road

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The Upper Berkeley Street/Connaught Street Junction with Edgware Road

We are proposing the following changes to this junction:

  • We will provide green and red man crossings  on all arms of the Upper Berkeley Street and Connaught Street junction
  • All crossings will have count down timers.
  • We will provide a new cycle box and mandatory cycle feeder lane for cyclists on Connaught Street
  • We will provide a new cycle box and mandatory cycle feeder lane for cyclists on Upper Berkeley Street
  • We will provide new cycle boxes for cyclists on the north and south arms of the junction with Edgware Road

Improvements proposed to the Upper Berkeley Street/Connaught Road Junction with Edgware Road

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The Seymour Street Junction with Edgware Road

We are proposing the following changes in this junction:

  • Seymour Street – we will provide a green and red man pedestrian crossing between Starbucks and Marble Arch House
  • All crossings will have count down timers.
  • We will provide new cycle boxes and mandatory cycle feeder lanes for cyclists on both East and West approaches of Seymour Street
  • We will provide new cycle boxes  for cyclists on the north and south arms of the junction on Edgware Road

Improvements proposed to the Seymour Street junction with Edgware Road

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Larger versions of all the above plans can be found in the document below.

Combined Edgware Road Junctions Plan (PDF 1.21MB)

We have modelled the expected outcomes of our proposed changes. Our traffic modelling information can be found in the document below.

Edgware Road traffic modelling information (PDF 1.12MB)

If you have any questions or clarifications about our traffic modelling please email [email protected] for more information. Please provide all consultation responses to [email protected] or complete the online survey by following the link at the bottom of this page.

2. A new 20mph speed limit on Edgware Road

Introducing a 20mph limit for Edgware Road would protect pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users by:

  • Reducing the number of collisions on Edgware Road
  • Reducing the severity of collisions and the risk of serious injury or death

Neighbouring TfL projects

There are a number of nearby schemes and developments, including the following three TfL projects:

  • Changes to the junction of Edgware Road with Burwood Place and Harrowby Street have been consulted upon already as part of the Quietway 2 East West route. The Quietway proposals will be implemented separately to this project and will narrow the junction entrances and improve pedestrian crossing facilities.
  • The Joe Strummer Subway at the junction of Edgware Road and the Marylebone flyover has already been closed in order to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. We are developing proposals for the future of this space and will seek to preserve its cultural and heritage value. A separate consultation on these proposals will take place in the future.
  • We are considering how to improve to the junction of Edgware Road with Harrow Road. We are at an early stage of this project and will undertake a separate consultation in future.

We expect to start work on Edgware Road in autumn 2019. We will be working closely with Marble Arch London, the local Business Improvement District (BID), to promote the project. As part of this, Marble Arch London BID will be hosting exhibitions to showcase the proposals.

Exhibition dates and times

  • 20 November 2018, 12pm to 2pm - Marble Arch House, 66 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BT
  • 21 November 2018, 2:30pm to 4:30pm - Marriott Marble Arch, 134 George Street, London W1H 5DN
  • 28 November 2018, 12 pm to 2pm - Capital House,  25 Chapel Street, London NW1 5DH 
  • 28 November 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:30pm - Edgware Road station (Chapel Street), 25 Chapel Street, London NW1 5DH
  • 6 December 2018, 6pm to 8pm - St John’s Hyde Park, 18 Hyde Park Crescent, London W2 2QD

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 Sunday 23 December 2018.

Alternatively, you can:

You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form by emailing [email protected], or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

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Areas

  • Westminster

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Walking