Proposed new pedestrian crossing and public space improvements for Warwick Road (Kensington Row)

Closed 10 Mar 2019

Opened 18 Feb 2019

Results Updated 10 Apr 2019

We received 29 responses. Of those who responded:  

  • 22 respondents (75%) provided supportive comments about the pedestrian crossing
  • 16 respondents (55%) said they welcomed the additional public space improvements

A number of respondents did raise some concerns relating to:

  • The exact positioning of the crossing
  • The position of the planters
  • The impact on residents’ parking

Based on the comments we have received we intend to proceed with the proposals subject to addressing the concerns that were raised. Construction is planned for autumn 2019.

Our engagement report can be found below.

Warwick Road engagement report (PDF 2.43MB)

Overview

Having listened to concerns from local residents regarding road safety and the local environment in the Warwick Road area, we are proposing a package of improvements aimed at making this stretch of Warwick Road feel more safe, comfortable and pleasant for residents and visitors.

New pedestrian crossing 

We are proposing a new signalised pedestrian crossing close to the entrance of Kendall House (Kensington Row) on Warwick Road between Pembroke Road and Kensington High Street. This will provide a safe option for people wishing to cross this part of Warwick Road. The crossing will have a raised table (meaning it will be level with the pavement) making it easier to cross and helping to reduce the speed of traffic. We will also make the pavement wider on the eastern side of the road, again to help slow traffic on the approach to the crossing. The crossing will have pedestrian countdown facilities, and audible signals with a tactile cone to help people with sight or hearing difficulties. These will be turned down overnight to avoid disturbing nearby residents.

Installing the crossing at this location does mean that a small section of the on-street parking on the eastern side of Warwick Road will need to be slightly reduced. However, this will only affect one parking space, and we do not anticipate this will have a significant impact on parking in the area.

Public space improvements

Alongside the new crossing, we are also proposing some improvements to make the area feel more pleasant and safe for local people. This includes:

  • Renewing the pavement outside Kendall House with better quality ‘York’ stone which matches to the rest of the pavement along the street
  • Extending the kerb and footpath to the north of Kendall House
  • Repairing the footpath at the base of the tree to the north of Kendall House (please note we will not be removing the tree)
  • Installing large box planters to act as a barrier for this part of the road. These would contain planting to help green and improve the feel of the area.     

A plan showing the new signalised pedestrian crossing and other improvements can be found below.

Warwick Road pedestrian crossing and other improvements (PDF 750KB)

Getting involved

Local residents have already told us that they would like to get involved and help maintain the planters. If our plans go ahead we would welcome volunteers to help to do this. Please let us know through the online survey below if you would like to get involved.

We will be holding a public drop in session on Wednesday 27 February from 18:30 to 20:30 at Kensington Primary Academy, 205 Warwick Road, London W14 8PU. 

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 10 March 2019.

Alternatively, you can:

You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form by emailing consultations@tfl.gov.uk, or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

Areas

  • Kensington & Chelsea

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Roads
  • Public realm