Aldersbrook Road Proposed Cycling & Road Safety Improvements

Closed 20 Aug 2021

Opened 12 Jul 2021

Overview

The Council is proposing to introduce cycling and road safety improvements on Aldersbrook Road. The proposed improvements are preliminary measures and it is hoped that funding may be secured for future interventions such as improvements to assist pedestrians and cyclists at junctions in the area

We are proposing to widen the existing cycle lane from 1.1 metres to 1.5 metres and make it a mandatory cycle lane providing light segregation in the form of cycle lane delineators. The proposed cycling improvements also include the installation of shared used bus stop boarders at three bus stops on Aldersbrook Road. These are sections of the cycle lane that are raised to footway level allowing cyclists to continue unimpeded by stationary buses whilst allowing passengers to access buses for boarding. The proposed cycling improvements are shown on Plan 1.

As part of the cycling improvements it is proposed to remove two traffic islands to allow the cycle lane to be widened. At other locations, where islands provide pedestrian crossing facilities or house speed cameras, the islands will be retained as it is considered that these features are important for road safety.

The proposed road safety improvements include the installation of 13 sets of speed cushions spaced at regular intervals along Aldersbrook Road along with a raised speed table installed at the existing signal-controlled crossing facility near the junction with Park Road. These traffic calming proposals are also shown on Plan 1.

The Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Services and Transport for London are being consulted on the proposals.

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.

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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.

What happens next

The Cabinet Member for Environment and Civic Pride and your Wanstead Park Ward Members will consider the consultation results and we will advise you of the outcome.

Areas

  • Wanstead Park
  • Wanstead Village

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Neighbourhoods
  • Civic pride