Woolwich Ferry to Plumstead walking and cycling changes

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Update 26 February 2024

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

-update ends-

Image showing Junction at A206/ Woolwich New RoadJunction at A206/ Woolwich New RoadOn this page you can read how we are proposing to improve walking, cycling and road safety between Woolwich and Plumstead and how you can have your say.

The consultation is open until Sunday 25 February 2024 to give us your feedback.


Summary of changes

Impact of proposals on bus journey times and general traffic

Background

How you can find out more

Tell us your views

Equalities Impact Assessment

What happens next



What are the proposals?



The changes we would like to make include:

Cycling improvements

  • New two-way segregated cycle track along the southern side of Beresford Street
  • New westbound segregated cycle lane between Maxey Road and Burrage Road, connecting into the existing westbound segregated cycle lane to the east of Maxey Road
  • Advisory cycle lanes introduced on Macbean Street, which is a low trafficked street
  • Cycling to be permitted on Powis Street between Bernard Close and Macbean Street

Pedestrian improvements

  • New signalised pedestrian crossing over the eastern arm of the A206/ Woolwich New Road junction

Bus improvements

  • New westbound bus lane on Beresford Street and Woolwich High Street between Macbean Street and Woolwich Ferry Roundabout
  • Remove bus stop C on Woolwich High Street and replace with a bus stand. Routes 51, 99 and 386 would start their service from bus stop F on Hare Street
  • Convert bus stop U Beresford Square/ Woolwich Arsenal Station, Z Woolwich, D Woolwich Station and ZA Plumstead Road/ Burrage Road to a bus stop bypass. A bus stop bypass involves routing the cycle track behind the bus passenger boarding area to maintain the separation of people cycling from motor traffic. These are an important safety feature of segregated cycle routes

To read about the changes we plan to make in more detail, please see our summary of changes page.



Background

We have been working closely with the Royal Borough of Greenwich since 2018 to develop projects that would make it safer and easier for local people to walk and cycle. This consultation proposes a series of improvements between Woolwich Ferry roundabout and Plumstead.

In summary, we’re proposing to extend the existing cycling facilities east from Woolwich Ferry roundabout towards Plumstead, to end at the junction of Plumstead Road with Maxey Road. From Woolwich Ferry roundabout, the new cycle lane would run southeast along Powis Street onto Macbean Street and then east along the A206 Beresford Street, terminating at Plumstead Road. We’re also proposing a series of improvements for pedestrians throughout the area, and to introduce new bus lanes along Beresford Street and Woolwich High Street.

We have published a series of maps to illustrate the changes we propose, together with artists impressions to show how these changes might look once built. We have also published a document which describes the changes we propose to make in more detail.

The changes we propose would make streets in the area safer, helping meet our Vision Zero target, as well as being more pleasant by enabling people to walk and cycle more. Our proposals would help us to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions, which could improve local people’s health. It would also address congestion and help support new developments planned across the wider area by providing better walking and cycling links to local businesses and stations.



How you can find out more

We would like to know what you think about our proposals. The information below is available to help you respond:

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



Public drop-in event

We will be holding an engagement event for those who wish to speak with staff directly, as follows:

Thursday 8 February 2024 (14:00 – 19:00)

Woolwich (Elizabeth line) station, Dial Arch Square, Major Draper Street, Woolwich, SE18 6GD

These will give you an opportunity to get further information about the proposals and provide your thoughts and feedback, to allow us to consider your views.



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

British Sign Language videos of the proposals and survey are available.

To further 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 user.

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 Sunday 25 February 2024, 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 26 February 2024

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

-update ends-

Image showing Junction at A206/ Woolwich New RoadJunction at A206/ Woolwich New RoadOn this page you can read how we are proposing to improve walking, cycling and road safety between Woolwich and Plumstead and how you can have your say.

The consultation is open until Sunday 25 February 2024 to give us your feedback.


Summary of changes

Impact of proposals on bus journey times and general traffic

Background

How you can find out more

Tell us your views

Equalities Impact Assessment

What happens next



What are the proposals?



The changes we would like to make include:

Cycling improvements

  • New two-way segregated cycle track along the southern side of Beresford Street
  • New westbound segregated cycle lane between Maxey Road and Burrage Road, connecting into the existing westbound segregated cycle lane to the east of Maxey Road
  • Advisory cycle lanes introduced on Macbean Street, which is a low trafficked street
  • Cycling to be permitted on Powis Street between Bernard Close and Macbean Street

Pedestrian improvements

  • New signalised pedestrian crossing over the eastern arm of the A206/ Woolwich New Road junction

Bus improvements

  • New westbound bus lane on Beresford Street and Woolwich High Street between Macbean Street and Woolwich Ferry Roundabout
  • Remove bus stop C on Woolwich High Street and replace with a bus stand. Routes 51, 99 and 386 would start their service from bus stop F on Hare Street
  • Convert bus stop U Beresford Square/ Woolwich Arsenal Station, Z Woolwich, D Woolwich Station and ZA Plumstead Road/ Burrage Road to a bus stop bypass. A bus stop bypass involves routing the cycle track behind the bus passenger boarding area to maintain the separation of people cycling from motor traffic. These are an important safety feature of segregated cycle routes

To read about the changes we plan to make in more detail, please see our summary of changes page.



Background

We have been working closely with the Royal Borough of Greenwich since 2018 to develop projects that would make it safer and easier for local people to walk and cycle. This consultation proposes a series of improvements between Woolwich Ferry roundabout and Plumstead.

In summary, we’re proposing to extend the existing cycling facilities east from Woolwich Ferry roundabout towards Plumstead, to end at the junction of Plumstead Road with Maxey Road. From Woolwich Ferry roundabout, the new cycle lane would run southeast along Powis Street onto Macbean Street and then east along the A206 Beresford Street, terminating at Plumstead Road. We’re also proposing a series of improvements for pedestrians throughout the area, and to introduce new bus lanes along Beresford Street and Woolwich High Street.

We have published a series of maps to illustrate the changes we propose, together with artists impressions to show how these changes might look once built. We have also published a document which describes the changes we propose to make in more detail.

The changes we propose would make streets in the area safer, helping meet our Vision Zero target, as well as being more pleasant by enabling people to walk and cycle more. Our proposals would help us to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions, which could improve local people’s health. It would also address congestion and help support new developments planned across the wider area by providing better walking and cycling links to local businesses and stations.



How you can find out more

We would like to know what you think about our proposals. The information below is available to help you respond:

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



Public drop-in event

We will be holding an engagement event for those who wish to speak with staff directly, as follows:

Thursday 8 February 2024 (14:00 – 19:00)

Woolwich (Elizabeth line) station, Dial Arch Square, Major Draper Street, Woolwich, SE18 6GD

These will give you an opportunity to get further information about the proposals and provide your thoughts and feedback, to allow us to consider your views.



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

British Sign Language videos of the proposals and survey are available.

To further 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 user.

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 Sunday 25 February 2024, 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.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We are holding a six-week public consultation to hear what you think about these proposals. 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 survey, which should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The closing date for comments is Sunday 25 February 2024.

    To take part in our online survey you will need to register with your email address. Your details will be kept secure.

    If you prefer, you can also let us have your comments by:

    • Email: haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk
    • Telephone: 020 3054 6037 to leave your name and contact number and we will call you back. Please quote 'Woolwich - Plumstead' when leaving your message
    • Write to: Freepost TfL Have your say (Woolwich - Plumstead) 
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