A400 Hampstead Road bus reliability and road safety improvements

Closed 9 Aug 2016

Opened 27 Jun 2016

Results Updated 3 Feb 2017

Between 27 June and 9 August 2016 we consulted on a set of proposals to improve bus reliability and road safety along the A400 Hampstead Road from Harrington Square to Drummond Street.

We received a total of 41 responses to the consultation from both members of the public and stakeholders. 37 respondents answered two questions about the scheme. We also asked for any comments.

Of the 37 respondents who answered the question about the bus reliability improvements: 20 supported, or partially supported the scheme, 14 did not support the scheme and 3 were not sure or had no opinion.

Of the 37 respondents who answered the question about the proposed changes to the junction of Hampstead Road with Drummond Street: 22 supported or partially supported our proposals, 11 did not support the changes and 4 were either not sure or had no opinion.

After considering all responses, we intend to proceed with the scheme as set out in the consultation. The construction of the scheme will be done in two phases with works to extend the hours of operation of the bus lane in early 2017, and the remainder of the works to be completed at a later date, subject to utilities investigations.

Click here for a copy of our consultation report including our responses to issues raised (PDF)

Overview

We are proposing changes on A400 Hampstead Road between Harrington Square and Drummond Street to improve bus journey time reliability and pedestrian safety in the area.

What are we proposing?

The A400 Hampstead Road is a busy road served by five bus routes during the day and six bus routes at night. In order to improve bus journey times and reliability, we are proposing to extend the hours of operation of the bus lane, relocate a loading bay onto the footway, and make changes at the junction with Drummond Street to make it safer for all users.

The proposed measures include:

  • Changing single red line to double red lines and ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions on the southbound section of Hampstead Road between Granby Terrace and Cardington Street to allow buses unobstructed use of the bus lane at all times
  • Extending the existing hours of operation of the southbound bus lane between Harrington Square and Drummond Street to operate all hours of the day, every day of the week, to improve bus journey time reliability
  • Relocating the existing loading bay opposite the junction with Netley Street to an on-footway loading bay in the same location to avoid buses being delayed by parked vehicles
  • Setting back the stop lines and providing Advanced Stop Lines on all approaches at the junction with Drummond Street to ensure that turning vehicles do not come into conflict with vehicles stopped at the junction
  • Installing Pedestrian Countdown signals at all crossings at the junction with Drummond Street and raising the kerb line at the northeast corner of this junction above the level of the carriageway to discourage left-turning vehicles from overrunning the footway.  A new right hand side push button with tactile rotating cone will be provided at the pedestrian crossing on the western arm of Drummond Street
     

There is a possibility that construction activity on the HS2 project will occur in the area in the future, and these proposals have been developed with consideration of the possible impact and timescales of these works.

The proposed changes are illustrated on the map below:

Please click here to view a larger map (PDF)

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 Tuesday 9 August 2016.

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Areas

  • Camden

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Roads