Proposed changes to the junction Kensington High Street with Warwick Gardens and Warwick Road

Closed 18 Mar 2016

Opened 5 Feb 2016

Results Updated 24 Aug 2016

Between 5 February and 18 March 2016 we consulted on proposals to improve pedestrian and cycling facilities around the junction of Kensington High Street with Warwick Road and Addison Road.

We received 59 responses to the consultation from both members of the public and stakeholders.

56 per cent of people who responded to the corresponding closed question said they supported or partially supported our proposals. 42 per cent answered ‘No’ and 2 per cent did not have an opinion.

Having reviewed these results and the detailed comments provided by respondents, we have decided to proceed with the proposals, with some minor changes to the proposed changes to a loading bay on the eastbound Kensington High Street.

We intend to proceed with all other elements of the proposals and to begin construction in 2017, subject to funding and other factors. We will contact residents, businesses and property occupiers with relevant information before the start of any construction work in their area.

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Overview

Update 23 August 2016

Between 5 February and 18 March 2016 we consulted on proposals to improve pedestrian and cycling facilities around the junction of Kensington High Street with Warwick Road and Addison Road.

We received 59 responses to the consultation from both members of the public and stakeholders.

56 per cent of people who responded to the corresponding closed question said they supported or partially supported our proposals. 42 per cent answered ‘No’ and 2 per cent did not have an opinion.

Having reviewed these results and the detailed comments provided by respondents, we have decided to proceed with the proposals, with some minor changes to the proposed changes to a loading bay on the eastbound Kensington High Street.

We intend to proceed with all other elements of the proposals and to begin construction in 2017, subject to funding and other factors. We will contact residents, businesses and property occupiers with relevant information before the start of any construction work in their area.

Please click here to read the full report (PDF).

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Update - 16 February 2016

Our description of feature number 3, concerning the loading bay on eastbound Kensington High Street, has been changed to clarify that the maximum loading time of 20mins would not change under these proposals, but the operating hours of the bay would be reduced.

Details of the consultation can be found below.

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We proposed to make improvements to pedestrian and cycling facilities around the junctions of Addison Road and Warwick Road with Kensington High Street. 

The location has been the site of an above average number of collisions in recent years, many of which involved vulnerable road users. Both junctions are used by high volumes of commuter traffic in west London, as well as by pedestrian visitors to local amenities such as Kensington Olympia Conference Centre. In response to the high collision rate we have worked with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to develop a set of proposals that would provide safer crossing facilities at both junctions as well as improvements for cyclists.

The proposals form part of our programme to enhance safety for vulnerable road users on the Transport for London Road Network.

What we proposed.

We proposed new features at both of these junctions, including new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings and new advanced stop lines (ASLs) for cyclists.

The following is a list of each of the proposed features. The order corresponds to the numbers shown on the map below.

  1. Controlled, staggered pedestrian crossing at the junction of Warwick Road with Kensington High Street, to provide pedestrians with a dedicated time to cross the road in two stages using the central island
  2. Move bus stop on eastbound Kensington High Street away from the junction exit to allow cyclists better access across the junction
  3. Changes to bay on eastbound Kensington High Street to accommodate the moved bus stop and improve traffic flow. The bay will be moved slightly east and reduced from 15.3 metres to 10 metres in length to accommodate the moved bus stop. Operating times will be restricted to 10am-4pm Monday to Sunday. Max loading time would remain at 20mins
  4. New 5m cycle advanced stop lines (ASLs) on Kensington High Street eastbound and Addison Road southbound to provide cyclists with a waiting area ahead of the general traffic queue
  5. New signal-controlled ‘staggered’ pedestrian crossing at the junction of Addison Road with Kensington High Street to provide pedestrians with a dedicated time to cross the road in two stages using the central island
  6. Provide short section of bus lane and re-align road markings on westbound Kensington High Street to provide two full lanes past the bus stop. Hours of operation for bus lane would be Monday-Sunday 7am-7pm
  7. Resurface a section of carriageway on Kensington High Street to prevent water from collecting on the footway and carriageway
  8. New 5m ASL on the westbound approach to the junction to provide cyclists with a waiting area ahead of the general traffic queue
  9. New 5m ASL with central lead in lane on Warwick Road to help cyclists to travel ahead without conflict with left turning traffic
  10. Remove traffic island on Warwick Road to enable a safer movement for cyclists and other road users
  11. Re-align existing island on western arm of the junction to provide better access for left turning vehicles from Warwick Road
  12. Widen current 1m cycle lane to 1.5m on the eastbound approach to provide more space for cyclists
  13. Re-level footway on eastern arm of Holland Road to reduce the steep gradient
     

Traffic impacts

We have undertaken traffic modelling investigations that indicate the proposals can operate within the overall capacity of the junction and on that basis we do not predict any adverse impacts on users of these roads.
 

A map of Kensington High Street

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Areas

  • Kensington & Chelsea

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