Aldersbrook Road Proposed Cycling & Road Safety Improvements

Closed 20 Aug 2021

Opened 12 Jul 2021

Feedback updated 26 Jan 2022

We asked

A consultation exercise was carried out with residents, businesses and frontages on cycling and road safety improvements on Aldersbrook Road. The proposals included widening the existing cycle lane and making it mandatory (providing light segregation in the form of cycle lane delineators),  the provision of shared used bus stop boarders at three bus stops and the installation of traffic calming measures in the form of speed cushions and a raised speed table at the existing signal-controlled crossing facility near the junction with Park Road. We would like to thank those who completed and responded to the consultation.

You said

The majority of residents that responded supported the cycling and road safety improvements on Aldersbrook Road. However, the consultation exercise did indicate concerns regarding shared use bus boarders which suggested that it would not be practical to implement these measures at the proposed locations.

The results of the consultation including all the views received from residents, businesses, Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Services, London Buses and Transport for London have been considered by the Council and it has been agreed to proceed with the proposals.

We did

It is proposed to introduce cycling and road safety improvements along the length of Aldersbrook Road (however in light of the concerns raised regarding shared use bus boarders, this element will not be progressed). The scheme includes the following proposals as shown on Plan 1 below.

Overview

The Council is proposing measures to improve cycling facilities and road safety on Aldersbrook Road.

The proposed improvements to cycling facilities on Aldersbrook Road are intended to provide a safer facility for cyclists and thus help to encourage cycling in the borough. These cycle lanes link with other cycle routes in neighbouring boroughs and connect to other facilities on Blake Hall Road, Lake House Road and Aldersbrook Road.

Traffic calming measures have been proposed due to the occurrence of several traffic collisions resulting in injury and because this is a residential area with relatively high levels of pedestrian activity. The main objective of the proposed traffic calming measures is to make this road safer for all vulnerable road users. By doing so, this will help reduce vehicular speeds, improve driver awareness and improve road safety in the area.

Photo 1 - Example of Light Segregation 

Photo 2 - Example of a Raised Crossing

Photo 3 - Example of Traffic Calming (Speed Cushions)

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What happens next

This consultation is now closed. 

Works on the proposed cycling and road safety scheme in Aldersbrook Road are programmed to start on week commencing 21st February 2022.

During the construction works temporary traffic management will operate for short periods but every effort will be made to keep inconvenience to residents and businesses to a minimum.

Areas

  • Wanstead Park
  • Wanstead Village

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Neighbourhoods
  • Civic pride