Improving the junction at Sussex Gardens and Edgware Road for pedestrians and cyclists

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Update 19 December 2023

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

-update ends-

We would like to hear your views about proposals to make the junction at Sussex Gardens and Edgware Road safer and more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists.

On this page you can read what is proposed and how you can have your say.

You have until Monday 18 December 2023 to give us your feedback.


What are the proposals?

Summary of changes

Background

Information to help you respond

Equalities Impact Assessment

Tell us your views

What happens next



What are the proposals?


(Video giving an overview of the proposed changes)

The proposals are:

A simpler junction with direct and safer crossings:

  • Pedestrians will have straight across and wider crossing spaces replacing the two stage crossing. There will be a dedicated time for pedestrians to cross on a green walk signal at the same time, whilst all traffic is stopped at the traffic lights

  • Pedestrian countdowns at the traffic lights to improve safety and accessibility

  • Safer positioning on the road, safer turns and head starts for cyclists to make it easier for them to navigate the junction

  • Reallocating road space to pedestrian footways on the Edgware Road where traffic turns left into Sussex Gardens. This would give pedestrians more space and would feature a new rain garden. Traffic turning left would do so at the junction of Edgware Road and Sussex Gardens

  • Reallocating road space to pedestrian footways where traffic turns left from Old Marylebone Road (A501) into Edgware Road. This would give pedestrians more space and would feature large planters like those in Burwood Place. Traffic turning left would do so at the junction of Old Marylebone Road (A501) into Edgware Road

  • Planting four new ‘rain gardens’ along Edgware Road between Sussex Gardens and Kendall Road to make the area greener and more attractive

You can view the map and find more details about our proposals in the summary of changes.



Background

We want to make the junction at Sussex Gardens and Edgware Road safer, easier to cross and a more comfortable place for vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, to travel through.

Safety is a priority for TfL and there have been 17 collisions at this junction in the three years up to 2019: seven people were seriously injured and tragically one person was killed in these collisions.

Our proposals are in line with our Vision Zero strategy, which aims to eradicate deaths and serious injuries from our roads. The proposals have been designed according to our Healthy Streets approach, which aims to make London a safer, healthier and greener place to live and travel.



Information to help you respond

We have provided more information to help you respond. Visit the Documents section for:

You can use the questions tool on this page during the consultation period. We will respond your questions as soon as we can.

If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.



Drop-in events

We are holding in-person events where you can hear more about our proposals at Waitrose, 168-176 Edgware Road, London W2 2DX:

  • Saturday 25 November 2023 (10:00 - 14:00)
  • Wednesday 6 December 2023 (15:00 - 19:00)

Please come along and let us know your views. If you are unable to attend and would like to discuss the proposals further with us, please get in touch and we can respond to your queries directly.



Equalities Impact Assessment

Our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) identifies:

  • The affects these proposals could have on people
  • How we propose to minimise any negative impacts

After we’ve considered all comments, the EqIA will be reviewed and may be updated.

We use the EqIA to help us decide if, and how, we should proceed with these proposals.



Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

A British Sign Language video of the proposals and survey is available.

To enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service for this consultation. This service will allow the TfL consultation lead to have a two-way BSL translated discussion on any aspect of this consultation with a BSL speaker.

To request a BSL consultation conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange this at a convenient time. Following this trial, we will evaluate the service to determine if this is something we are able to offer on other consultations in the future.



What happens next

These proposals are subject to the outcome of our consultation. Once consultation ends on Monday 18 December 2023, we will spend time considering all the responses we receive and will prepare a consultation report.

The report will be available to everyone that takes part in the consultation and a copy will be published on our website.

Update 19 December 2023

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

-update ends-

We would like to hear your views about proposals to make the junction at Sussex Gardens and Edgware Road safer and more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists.

On this page you can read what is proposed and how you can have your say.

You have until Monday 18 December 2023 to give us your feedback.


What are the proposals?

Summary of changes

Background

Information to help you respond

Equalities Impact Assessment

Tell us your views

What happens next



What are the proposals?


(Video giving an overview of the proposed changes)

The proposals are:

A simpler junction with direct and safer crossings:

  • Pedestrians will have straight across and wider crossing spaces replacing the two stage crossing. There will be a dedicated time for pedestrians to cross on a green walk signal at the same time, whilst all traffic is stopped at the traffic lights

  • Pedestrian countdowns at the traffic lights to improve safety and accessibility

  • Safer positioning on the road, safer turns and head starts for cyclists to make it easier for them to navigate the junction

  • Reallocating road space to pedestrian footways on the Edgware Road where traffic turns left into Sussex Gardens. This would give pedestrians more space and would feature a new rain garden. Traffic turning left would do so at the junction of Edgware Road and Sussex Gardens

  • Reallocating road space to pedestrian footways where traffic turns left from Old Marylebone Road (A501) into Edgware Road. This would give pedestrians more space and would feature large planters like those in Burwood Place. Traffic turning left would do so at the junction of Old Marylebone Road (A501) into Edgware Road

  • Planting four new ‘rain gardens’ along Edgware Road between Sussex Gardens and Kendall Road to make the area greener and more attractive

You can view the map and find more details about our proposals in the summary of changes.



Background

We want to make the junction at Sussex Gardens and Edgware Road safer, easier to cross and a more comfortable place for vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, to travel through.

Safety is a priority for TfL and there have been 17 collisions at this junction in the three years up to 2019: seven people were seriously injured and tragically one person was killed in these collisions.

Our proposals are in line with our Vision Zero strategy, which aims to eradicate deaths and serious injuries from our roads. The proposals have been designed according to our Healthy Streets approach, which aims to make London a safer, healthier and greener place to live and travel.



Information to help you respond

We have provided more information to help you respond. Visit the Documents section for:

You can use the questions tool on this page during the consultation period. We will respond your questions as soon as we can.

If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.



Drop-in events

We are holding in-person events where you can hear more about our proposals at Waitrose, 168-176 Edgware Road, London W2 2DX:

  • Saturday 25 November 2023 (10:00 - 14:00)
  • Wednesday 6 December 2023 (15:00 - 19:00)

Please come along and let us know your views. If you are unable to attend and would like to discuss the proposals further with us, please get in touch and we can respond to your queries directly.



Equalities Impact Assessment

Our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) identifies:

  • The affects these proposals could have on people
  • How we propose to minimise any negative impacts

After we’ve considered all comments, the EqIA will be reviewed and may be updated.

We use the EqIA to help us decide if, and how, we should proceed with these proposals.



Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

A British Sign Language video of the proposals and survey is available.

To enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service for this consultation. This service will allow the TfL consultation lead to have a two-way BSL translated discussion on any aspect of this consultation with a BSL speaker.

To request a BSL consultation conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange this at a convenient time. Following this trial, we will evaluate the service to determine if this is something we are able to offer on other consultations in the future.



What happens next

These proposals are subject to the outcome of our consultation. Once consultation ends on Monday 18 December 2023, we will spend time considering all the responses we receive and will prepare a consultation report.

The report will be available to everyone that takes part in the consultation and a copy will be published on our website.

  • Summary of changes at the junction of Sussex Gardens, Edgware Road, and Old Marylebone Road (A501)

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    Our proposals are intended to improve safety at the junction of Sussex Gardens, Edgware Road, and Old Marylebone Road (A501). There have been 17 collisions at this junction in the three years up to 2019: seven people were seriously injured and tragically one person was killed in these collisions. These changes would make the junction safer for people walking and cycling, they would make the junction easier and simpler to navigate for everyone and they would improve the look and feel of the area. A map of the proposed changes to improve the junction at Sussex Gardens and Edgware Road for pedestrians and cyclists can be seen below.


    Sussex Gardens Edgware Road junction map(Larger image)


    Improvements for pedestrians

    • There will be upgraded, straight across pedestrian crossings on all ‘arms’ of the junction of Edgware Road, Sussex Gardens and Old Marylebone Road replacing the existing two-stage crossings. This will make it much easier and quicker for pedestrians to cross, because it will no longer be necessary to wait on a traffic island in the centre of the junction
    • There will be new pedestrian Countdown timers at all the crossing points to show how long pedestrians have left to cross

    • We will create additional pavement space for people walking on the southern sides of Edgware Road (at the junctions with Sussex Gardens and Old Marylebone Road), by removing the two left turn slip lanes which traffic currently uses to turn left into Sussex Gardens and left from Old Marylebone Road into Edgware Road. We will remove the traffic islands within the junction and modify the remaining traffic lanes, to allow traffic to continue to make the left turn into Sussex Gardens and out of Old Marylebone Road

    Changes at Edgware Road into Sussex Gardens left turn(Larger image)


    Improvements for cyclists

    Looking down Edgware Road with Sussex Gardens on the right and Marlyebone Road on the left(Larger image)

    • Currently, there are two left turn lanes which traffic uses to turn left into Sussex Gardens from Edgware Road and left from Old Marylebone Road into Edgware Road. These left turn lanes will be reallocated with new footway space for pedestrians, and the existing traffic islands would be removed. This also makes the junction simpler and easier to navigate for cyclists
    • Our proposals include new cycle signals to help cyclists move through the junction. Cyclists turning right both into and out of Edgware Road, would do so in two ‘stages’ under the protection of cycle only signals
    • Our proposals also include new ‘early release’ cycle signals for cyclists on Edgware Road, to help them pull away ahead of traffic


    Improvements to the local environment

    • We propose to build four new ‘rain gardens’ to make the area feel more pleasant with attractive landscaping. The rain gardens would also create a natural barrier between pedestrians and vehicles
    • The rain gardens would also provide environmental and drainage benefits by capturing rainfall and filtering runoff from the highway and footway. The rain gardens act like a giant sponge by storing and cleaning rainwater before it reaches the sewer system. This also reduces the risk of flooding
    • Our surveys show that there are several unhealthy trees in the vicinity (please see map). We will remove the unhealthy trees to take away any risk to the public and plant new trees in the four new rain gardens

    Changes to parking and rain gardens on Edgware Road(Larger image)


    Changes to parking

    • It will be necessary to remove the four resident or pay by phone (available 8:30-18:30) parking spaces outside 153 - 155 Edgware Road
    • The disabled parking bay at 161 Edgware Road would be changed from one without a time limit to a dual use 20-minute loading and three-hour stay disabled parking bay. We are doing this to make parking for the nearby parade of shops more accessible to more shoppers with disabilities

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