Redcliffe Gardens - proposed speed limit reduction and road layout changes 

Consultation has concluded

Update 28 March 2022

Our consultation proposing changes along Redcliffe Gardens has now closed. We received 461 responses and thank everyone who took part. We are now considering the feedback we received and aim to publish our consultation report and next steps during summer 2022. 

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Overview

We’re planning to make some changes along Redcliffe Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to reduce road danger. 

Inappropriate speed is a factor in up to 37% of collisions resulting in death or serious injury on London’s streetsThese plans include changing the speed

Update 28 March 2022

Our consultation proposing changes along Redcliffe Gardens has now closed. We received 461 responses and thank everyone who took part. We are now considering the feedback we received and aim to publish our consultation report and next steps during summer 2022. 

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Overview

We’re planning to make some changes along Redcliffe Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to reduce road danger. 

Inappropriate speed is a factor in up to 37% of collisions resulting in death or serious injury on London’s streetsThese plans include changing the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph, road layout changes at three key junctions along Redcliffe Gardens, and a proposal to improve accessibility at Bus Stop HU (outside 77 Redcliffe Gardens). 

Have your say 

We are holding six-week public consultation to hear what you think about these changes. We want to know if you agree with them, if there is anything you do not agree with, and to understand the reasons why you feel this way. 

You can reply by completing our online survey, which should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. 

The closing date for comments is Friday 25 March 2022. 

If you prefer, you can email your comments to haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk, or write to us at FREEPOST TFL HAVE YOUR SAY (Redcliffe). No postage stamp required.

You can also telephone us on 020 3054 6037 to leave your name and contact number and we will call you back. Please quote ‘Redcliffe Gardens’ when leaving your message.

We want this consultation to be accessible to everyone. There is an Easy Read version of our materials in the ‘Documents’ section of this website. There is also an Easy Read version of our survey.

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To take part you will need to register with your email address. Your details will be kept secure and only used, with your permission, to update you about the outcome of the consultation and our next steps.

Our proposals in more detail  

With these proposals we aim to:

  • Reduce collisions involving vulnerable road users and reduce the speed of vehicles travelling along Redcliffe Gardens
  • Create safer crossing points for pedestrians by making these facilities a more prominent feature of the road, improving visibility for all road users
  • Improve bus stop accessibility for our customers, including people with wheelchairs, mobility vehicles and buggies
  • Maintain and improve bus journey times, to help promote public transport as an efficient alternative to private car use

A map showing these proposals is provided in the ‘Documents’ section, along with an Equality Impact Assessment, a Healthy Streets checklist for the proposals, some Frequently Asked Questions and a copy of our letter to residents in the area, letting them know what is proposed.

Changing the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph

We know that if a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle at 20mph, they are about five times less likely to be killed than if they were hit at 30mph.  

We want to reduce road danger and address road safety related concerns raised by the local community in recent years. Feedback included that drivers went faster than they should and did not always stop at zebra crossings while people were waiting to cross.

We plan to reduce the speed limit along Redcliffe Gardens from 30mph to 20mph. This would include:

  • New 20mph road signs and road markings would be added to Redcliffe Gardens so all road users are aware of the speed limit that must be observed
  • Existing road signs would be updated where required

These plans are in line with our Vision Zero action plan. The plan includes a commitment to encourage traffic speeds that are more appropriate to the streets of a busy and populated city through the widespread introduction of new lower speed limits.

You can read more about Vision Zero for London on our website, and in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

Junction layout changes

We plan to raise the level of the road so it is flush with the pavement at three junctions along Redcliffe Gardens. These are Redcliffe Square, Tregunter Road and Fawcett Street.

By making the pavement and road the same level in areas where pedestrians cross the road, crossing areas become a more prominent feature, and traffic is slowed.

These design changes are known as ‘raised tables’. You can read more about raised tables in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

The junction layout plans would include:

  • New road markings and refreshment of existing road markings, including single and double red lines
  • At the Redcliffe Gardens junction with Redcliffe Square the existing traffic signal operated pedestrian crossing would be raised to the same level as the pavement
  • At the Redcliffe Gardens junctions with Tregunter Road and Fawcett Street the existing zebra crossings would be raised to the same level as the pavement, and the pavement surrounding each junction would be extended to create more space for pedestrians

Bus stop layout change 

Bus stop HU outside 77 Redcliffe Gardens is used by routes 328, C3 and night bus N31. We want to extend the pavement area here to make the bus stop fully accessible for people with wheelchairs, mobility vehicles and buggies.

We also want to address concerns raised by our bus drivers who have reported difficulty accessing the existing bus stop. This has included problems aligning the bus with the kerb which is required to help customers board and alight, difficulty navigating around parked cars, and bus journey delay when waiting to re-join moving traffic.

The bus stop layout proposal would include:

  • Extending the pavement into the current parking area to create more space
  • Reducing the existing parking area by approximately 1.2 metres either side of the bus boarder (approximately two to three parking spaces)
  • New road markings to reposition the bus stopping area

This design change is known as a ‘bus boarder’. You can read more about bus boarders in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

Equalities Impact Assessment

We have undertaken an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for this proposal. The EqIA examines what impact (positive or negative) the changes may have on people with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010.

The EqIA found the changes are predicted to provide road safety improvements and easier access to buses, which should benefit everyone.

It also noted a potential negative impact for the community and people moving through the area related to temporary disruption during construction work - should we decide to go ahead with the changes.

The full EqIA can be found in the ‘Documents’ section.

Healthy Streets 

We have adopted the Healthy Streets approach to improve air quality, reduce congestion and help make London's diverse communities greener, healthier and more attractive places to live, work, play and do business.

You can read more about the Healthy Streets approach in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

A copy of the Healthy Streets checklist for these proposals is available in the ‘Documents’ section.

What’s next?

The proposed changes for bus stop HU are subject to the outcome of our consultation. We also welcome comments related to the speed limit reduction and the junction design changes we have planned. Once consultation concludes we will analyse all the feedback received so we can consider it as part of our decision-making process.

Should we decide to proceed with these changes, subject to confirmation of funding, work could start during the 2023/2024 financial year. We would write to residents in advance to keep them informed of any plans and work closely with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to help minimise any disruption. 


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