Have your say on road safety improvements along Horseferry Road

Closed 27 Feb 2015

Opened 30 Jan 2015

Results Updated 30 Mar 2015


Update on 27 March 2015

Between 30 January and 27 February 2015, Transport for London (TfL) consulted on road safety improvements to Horseferry Road as part of an upgrade to Cycle Superhighway 3. We received 57 direct responses to the consultation, 39 (or 73%) 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 to:

  • Reverse the direction of traffic flow on Horseferry Road, Narrow Street and Spert Street. Cyclists travelling against the flow of traffic would have the pavement to their left and vehicles to the right
  • Build a new footway opposite Branch Road, to make it easier for pedestrians to cross Horseferry Road. The parking bays would also be re-aligned to ensure there is no loss of parking as a result of the footway build out
  • Relocate one parking bay from the eastern corner to the western corner of Horseferry Road to allow vehicles to turn the corner safely under the new one-way system
  • Improve signage and fencing on Branch Road to improve visibility for drivers and cyclists on Horseferry Road


Subject to final discussions with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which is the highway authority responsible for Horseferry Road, 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 Horseferry Road as part of an upgrade to Cycle Superhighway 3. We received 57 direct responses to the consultation, 39 (or 73%) 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 to:

  • Reverse the direction of traffic flow on Horseferry Road, Narrow Street and Spert Street. Cyclists travelling against the flow of traffic would have the pavement to their left and vehicles to the right
  • Build a new footway opposite Branch Road, to make it easier for pedestrians to cross Horseferry Road. The parking bays would also be re-aligned to ensure there is no loss of parking as a result of the footway build out
  • Relocate one parking bay from the eastern corner to the western corner of Horseferry Road to allow vehicles to turn the corner safely under the new one-way system
  • Improve signage and fencing on Branch Road to improve visibility for drivers and cyclists on Horseferry Road


Subject to final discussions with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which is the highway authority responsible for Horseferry Road, 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 the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to review and improve road safety on Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 3 (CS3). As part of this work, we have developed proposals to improve road safety along Horseferry Road.


What we proposed?
The proposed changes would improve road safety and pedestrian facilities and would include:

  • Reversing the direction of traffic flow on Horseferry Road, Narrow Street and Spert Street. Cyclists travelling against the flow of traffic would now have the pavement to their left and vehicles to the right.
  • New footway build out opposite Branch Road, to make it easier for pedestrians to cross Horseferry Road. The parking bays would also be re-aligned to ensure there is no loss of parking as a result of the footway build out.
  • Relocating one parking bay from the eastern corner to the western corner of Horseferry Road to allow vehicles to turn the corner safely under the new one-way system.
  • Improving signage and fencing on Branch Road, to improve visibility for drivers and cyclists on Horseferry Road

 

Please see the map below for further details:


 

Horseferry Road 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