Tfl consulting on package of measures around Alma Terrace and Dorlcote Road
A new package of measures to create a 'quietway' for cyclists crossing the A214 Trinity Road in Wandsworth is being proposed by Transport for London (TfL).
They are currently holding a consultation on a number of changes to the road layout in the Alma Terrace/Dorlcote Road crossing area including a cyclist only crossing on the A214. The changes would involve the loss of some parking spaces in the area.
The proposals are part of their Quietways programme – a London-wide network of cycle routes that usually follow back streets with lower traffic flows.
This scheme would be part of the Quietway 4 route between Clapham Common and Wimbledon and would cross the A214 Trinity Road, part of the Transport for London Road Network. The London Borough of Wandsworth is consulting separately on proposals for its sections of Quietway 4.
TfL say that they believe that the changes will have no impact on traffic flow along the A214.
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Note: the numbered descriptions below correspond with the numbered labels on the drawing. The area around the crossing would also be resurfaced during construction.
A214 Trinity Road
- Toucan crossing converted to pedestrian-only crossing with tactile paving to guide visually impaired users at the 3.2 metre wide crossing and pedestrian countdown timer to indicate remaining crossing time
- New signalised cycle-only crossing north of pedestrian crossing that would be 3 metres wide. At the cycle track stop lines on Alma Terrace and Dorlcote Road, there would be dedicated low-level signals for cyclists controlled by a push-button. The green phase would run at the same time as the pedestrian crossing
- New footway build out on western footway to provide more room for pedestrians and waiting space for cyclists
- Footway lowered to provide a level cycle track on the approach to the crossing. Tactile paving would be installed to alert visually impaired pedestrians that cyclists may be crossing at this point
- Existing cycle track removed to accommodate the new cycle track and provide a more direct route for cyclists
- New two-way cycle track between Dorlcote Road and the signalised cycle-only crossing on Trinity Road. The track would be at least 3 metres wide. A new bollard would prevent motor vehicles accessing Trinity Road
- Existing parking space removed and replaced with new footway. This would help to separate cyclists from pedestrians and clearly define the route for cyclists at the approach to the crossing
- Pedestrian guard rail removed to accommodate a more direct route for the new cycle track
- New two-way cycle track between Alma Terrace and signalised cycle-only crossing on Trinity Road. The track would be approximately 2.5 metres wide and would rise to meet the existing footway. A new bollard would prevent motor vehicles accessing Trinity Road
- Existing cycle track removed to accommodate the new cycle track and provide a more direct route for cyclists. New footway would replace the existing cycle track
- Two parking spaces relocated from the end of the road to accommodate the cycle track. We would cut into a section of the wide nearby footway to make room for the new parking spaces, which would each be 5 metres long
- Four cycle stands installed to replace the existing two cycle stands removed to accommodate the cycle track
You can give your views to TfL by completing an online survey by 1 March 2016.
Alternatively, you can:
Subject to the outcome of consultation, they plan to start construction in summer 2016.
February 3, 2016