TfL Improvement Updates: Horseferry Road and Cable Street

 

March 27, 2015

HORSEFERRY ROAD ANNOUNCEMENT
Between 30 January and 27 February 2015, Transport for London (TfL) consulted on road safety improvements to Horseferry Road as part of an upgrade to Cycle Superhighway 3. We received 57 direct responses to the consultation, 39 of which supported or partially supported our proposals.

 

After considering all responses, we have decided to proceed with the scheme to:

 

  • Reverse the direction of traffic flow on Horseferry Road, Narrow Street and Spert Street. Cyclists travelling against the flow of traffic would have the pavement to their left and vehicles to the right

 

  • Build a new footway opposite Branch Road, to make it easier for pedestrians to cross Horseferry Road. The parking bays would also be re-aligned to ensure there is no loss of parking as a result of the footway build out

 

  • Relocate one parking bay from the eastern corner to the western corner of Horseferry Road to allow vehicles to turn the corner safely under the new one-way system

 

  • Improve signage and fencing on Branch Road to improve visibility for drivers and cyclists on Horseferry Road

 

You can download a summary of the consultation and response to issues commonly raised on our website.

 

Subject to final discussions with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which is the highway authority responsible for Horseferry Road, we expect work to start in summer 2015.  We will write to local residents and affected properties before work starts to provide a summary of this consultation, an overview of the updated proposals and an outline of the construction programme.

 

 

CABLE STREET ANNOUNCEMENT

Between 30 January and 27 February 2015, Transport for London (TfL) consulted on road safety improvements to Cable Street as part of an upgrade to Cycle Superhighway 3. We received 90 direct responses to the consultation, 76 of which supported or partially supported our proposals.

 

After considering all responses, we have decided to proceed with the scheme incorporating the following additional measures to those originally proposed:

 

  • Reviewing the signal timings at the junction of Cable Street and Cannon Street to maximise the green time available for cyclists
  • Replacing the speed cushion with a sinusoidal hump at the junction of Cable Street and Hardinge Street
  • Extending double yellow lines around junctions but not across the cycle track

 

You can download a summary of the consultation and response to issues commonly raised on our website.

 

Subject to final discussions with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which is the highway authority responsible for Cable Street, we expect work to start in summer 2015.  We will write to local residents and affected properties before work starts to provide a summary of this consultation, an overview of the updated proposals and an outline of the construction programme.