A107 Lower Clapton Road Bus Priority

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Update November 2023

This engagement has closed. We plan to proceed with the scheme with proposed work planned to start early 2024. We will write to local people closer to the time to give them more details on the work taking place and how it will affect them.

-update ends-

We want to hear your views about our plans for improving bus services on Lower Clapton Road which is a busy road dominated by motor vehicles. We have been working on a proposal to make bus journey speed in this area faster and more reliable, encouraging more people to use them. We also want to make more space for pedestrians and make it easier to cross the road.

We are proposing to:

Extend and connect the existing bus lanes on Lower Clapton Road increasing coverage by up to 50 per cent. 64m of this will be new southbound bus lane and 330m of new bus lane northbound. We will also extend the operational hours to 24 hours per day 7 days a week. To achieve this, we will need to remove some of the existing loading/disable parking provision. Please see the drawing overleaf for details of each proposal, which are also listed below:

  • 22m of new southbound bus lane just after the junction with Thislewhaite Road to the Clapton Pond bus stop (E) which will be moved closer (17m) to the junction with Newick Road.
  • 38m of new southbound bus lane just after the junction with Glenarm Road/by the Round Chapel. The northbound Glenarm Road bus stop (Z) will be moved (48m) towards Clapton Passage. To accommodate the new bus stop, the loading bay/disabled parking bay opposite the Round Chapel will be entirely removed. The loading bay/disabled parking bay opposite Median Road is removed entirely to accommodate the new southbound bus lane above. (Total bay provision lost equals 28m)
  • 95m of new northbound bus lane starting just after the exit to the petrol station and opposite the Clapton Girls Academy bus stop (M) until just after the junction with Rowhill Road.
  • 71m of new northbound bus lane starting opposite the junction with Atherden Road.
  • 164m of new northbound bus lane starting just after the junction with Downs Road until the start of the Lea Bridge roundabout. The loading bay/disabled parking bay opposite Newick Road will be removed entirely. (Total bay provision lost equals 22m)
  • The phased crossing of Lower Clapton Road at the junction with Downs Road will be upgraded with pedestrian countdown timers.
  • The footway will be widened at various locations to provide additional space for pedestrians and some low-level planting. As part of this the northbound loading bay just after the junction with Goulton Road will be removed. (Total bay provision lost equals 13m).

Have your say

We have discussed these proposals with London Borough of Hackney and where possible have incorporated their feedback. LB Hackney proposed that the short length of southbound bus lane shown on the approach to the junction with Urswick Road should be removed as they have concerns that right turning vehicles could cause delays to vehicles unable to access the ahead lane due to the bus lane. We will consider this before confirming how we intend to proceed.

We would now like to hear your views before we further develop this scheme. If you have any comments or concerns that you would like to share about this scheme, please use the Guestbook located below. You can also email us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk referencing Lower Clapton Road in the subject header or write to us at FREEPOST TFL HAVE YOUR SAY.

Update November 2023

This engagement has closed. We plan to proceed with the scheme with proposed work planned to start early 2024. We will write to local people closer to the time to give them more details on the work taking place and how it will affect them.

-update ends-

We want to hear your views about our plans for improving bus services on Lower Clapton Road which is a busy road dominated by motor vehicles. We have been working on a proposal to make bus journey speed in this area faster and more reliable, encouraging more people to use them. We also want to make more space for pedestrians and make it easier to cross the road.

We are proposing to:

Extend and connect the existing bus lanes on Lower Clapton Road increasing coverage by up to 50 per cent. 64m of this will be new southbound bus lane and 330m of new bus lane northbound. We will also extend the operational hours to 24 hours per day 7 days a week. To achieve this, we will need to remove some of the existing loading/disable parking provision. Please see the drawing overleaf for details of each proposal, which are also listed below:

  • 22m of new southbound bus lane just after the junction with Thislewhaite Road to the Clapton Pond bus stop (E) which will be moved closer (17m) to the junction with Newick Road.
  • 38m of new southbound bus lane just after the junction with Glenarm Road/by the Round Chapel. The northbound Glenarm Road bus stop (Z) will be moved (48m) towards Clapton Passage. To accommodate the new bus stop, the loading bay/disabled parking bay opposite the Round Chapel will be entirely removed. The loading bay/disabled parking bay opposite Median Road is removed entirely to accommodate the new southbound bus lane above. (Total bay provision lost equals 28m)
  • 95m of new northbound bus lane starting just after the exit to the petrol station and opposite the Clapton Girls Academy bus stop (M) until just after the junction with Rowhill Road.
  • 71m of new northbound bus lane starting opposite the junction with Atherden Road.
  • 164m of new northbound bus lane starting just after the junction with Downs Road until the start of the Lea Bridge roundabout. The loading bay/disabled parking bay opposite Newick Road will be removed entirely. (Total bay provision lost equals 22m)
  • The phased crossing of Lower Clapton Road at the junction with Downs Road will be upgraded with pedestrian countdown timers.
  • The footway will be widened at various locations to provide additional space for pedestrians and some low-level planting. As part of this the northbound loading bay just after the junction with Goulton Road will be removed. (Total bay provision lost equals 13m).

Have your say

We have discussed these proposals with London Borough of Hackney and where possible have incorporated their feedback. LB Hackney proposed that the short length of southbound bus lane shown on the approach to the junction with Urswick Road should be removed as they have concerns that right turning vehicles could cause delays to vehicles unable to access the ahead lane due to the bus lane. We will consider this before confirming how we intend to proceed.

We would now like to hear your views before we further develop this scheme. If you have any comments or concerns that you would like to share about this scheme, please use the Guestbook located below. You can also email us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk referencing Lower Clapton Road in the subject header or write to us at FREEPOST TFL HAVE YOUR SAY.

Let us know what you think of the scheme

Tell us about how you think these changes will impact you. What difference do you think the changes will make for you travelling by bus, or for using local businesses?

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CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Hi, As a resident of Lower Clapton Road, given the importance of wellbeing and health, i am in opposition of the proposed amendments to the bus lanes and do not agree to them at all. It will make for more traffic for all hours of the day/night - all residents will suffer from increased noise, poor wellbeing, poor sleep, higher anxiety and higher health pollution - which in the long term will erode my health further. Given this week the Mayor highlighted how bad pollution is across 14 boroughs including Hackney, this will make all residents health pollution even worse, so I am astonished that this is even being proposed. Do not go ahead with it.

Elizabeth86 10 months ago

I think that this would be a great addition to the area and support the improvements

LondonSaffa 10 months ago
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