Have your say on proposed changes to West Parkside and Pilot Busway

Closed 4 Dec 2016

Opened 24 Oct 2016

Overview

Update - 1 November 2016

We have amended our Millennium Village consultation drawing, which previously featured a new pedestrian crossing. This should have shown the existing zebra crossing, which will be retained. Please click here to see the revised drawing

End of update

In partnership with Greenwich Council, we are consulting on proposals to improve West Parkside and the Pilot Busway in North Greenwich.

The Pilot Busway runs in two directions in and out of North Greenwich station, providing a bus-only road connection towards Charlton Retail Park. General traffic runs in two directions along West Parkside, which is a parallel road separated from the busway by a central reservation.

We propose to change how the highway could look and operate in the future for the following reasons:

  • To address safety concerns about the existing road layout
  • To accommodate additional passengers from the North Greenwich development, while maintaining reliability of bus services
  • To  help resolve land ownership issues around the highway, enabling further construction of the North Greenwich development

The consultation will run until 4 December 2016. Your comments will help us take the proposals forward to the detailed design stage.

Scheme details

A map showing the proposed new highway design for West Parkside

Please click here to view a larger version of the above map (PDF)

The proposed improvements to the highway include:

  • Reallocation of existing lanes to create a dual carriageway, with dedicated 24/7 bus lanes either side of the central reservation
  • A change to the road surface at Edmund Halley Way junction, to calm approaching vehicles and reduce the risk of a wrong turn
  • Left turn only/no right turn exit from the Pilot Inn access road, as the highway would become one-way
  • A new bus stop north-west of the Pilot Inn
  • A new pedestrian crossing next to the Pilot Inn access road
  • A new junction alignment at John Harrison Way, to reduce crossing distances for pedestrians
  • A new signalised pedestrian crossing on the north arm of the John Harrison Way junction
  • A change to the road surface at the John Harrison Way junction, to calm traffic
  • Relocation of the existing Millennium Village ML bus stop to the other side of the central reservation

Design drawings are included below. We encourage you to view the drawings before making your comments.

We have also produced a series of images to help explain the design drawings. The images are intended as a visual aid to help understand the drawings. They do not represent the final design, which may change following feedback received during the consultation. The images are taken facing away from North Greenwich.

A map showing proposed changes at the junction of Edmund Halley Way

Please click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)

An artist's impression of Edmund Halley Way

An artist’s impression of how Edmund Halley Way/West Parkside might look       

A map showing proposals for access at Pilot Inn

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Artist's impression of proposals for access at Pilot Inn

An artist’s impression of how Pilot Inn/West Parkside might look       

A map showing proposals for John Harrison Way

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An artist's impression of how John Harrison Way/West Parkside might look

An artist’s impression of how John Harrison Way/West Parkside might look       

Updated consultation drawing at Millennium Village - 1 November

A map showing proposed changes at Millennium Village

Please click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)

Southern Way junction

There are two options for the way the highway would join Southern Way. Option A is signalised and has two new pedestrian crossings, while Option B retains the current crossings, but removes the existing signals. Bus services would be quicker with Option B, as it is unsignalised.

We present both options for comment, because we also want to know about other issues which may be important to local residents and businesses, such as pedestrian access, before developing the detailed design.

A map showing Option A and Option B for Southern Way

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An artist's impression of how Option A at Southern Way might look

An artist’s impression of how Option A at Southern Way might look       

An artist's impression of how Option B at Southern Way might look

An artist’s impression of how Option B at Southern Way might look       

Future bus services

We have undertaken an assessment to help us understand what any changes could mean for bus journey times in the future, if the proposals were adopted.

The predicted journey times in 2031 assume completion of the Greenwich Peninsular development, which has been granted planning consent by Greenwich Council. More information on the development is available at http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/news/article/531/londons_biggest_development_at_greenwich_peninsula_approved.

No significant change in journey times is anticipated in the northbound morning peak. Northbound journey times are predicted to be slightly quicker during the afternoon peak, but slightly longer in the post-O2 event period. Southbound journey times are all predicted to take longer than 2016 services. Please contact us if you would like more information. Our details are provided below.

The longer journey times can be attributed to the additional crossings and the proposed new bus stop, as well as increased waiting times at bus stops due to more customers predicted to be using the services.

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 4 December 2016.

Alternatively, you can:

What happens next?

We will consider the responses to this consultation before completing the detailed design stage. Following acceptance of the detailed design by Greenwich Council, construction is expected to begin in conjunction with other developments in the North Greenwich area.

Areas

  • Greenwich

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads
  • Walking