Streetworks update

Below is an update recently communicated to residents about the Streetworks consultation and programme of works. The results as set out below came out the series of co-production workshops that looked at the proposed changes to Norwood Road.

The full results and comments can be downloaded here http://www.streetworks.london/documents

Widen foot ways from Chestnut Road to Leigham Vale, resurface pavements, raised crossings: 82% either agreed or strongly agreed
Works have begun and will continue we have also looked to provide a footway that is more acceptable to cyclists following further discussions with cycling groups. Taking businesses into consideration we have included a loading bay. We are also identified a number of areas where extra bays could be located due to the removal of those on Norwood Road which are currently undergoing a road safety audit.

Diagonal Crossing junction Norwood Road/Lancaster Avenue/York Hill: 86% either agreed or strongly agreed
After analysing the crossing it has been confirmed that this improvement would not strongly affect vehicle capacity at the junction but that there would be a significant improvement for pedestrians.  

Station Rise future works: 88% either agreed or strongly agreed
Works will be taken forwards

Potential Market in Station Rise: 90% agreed it they would like to see and ongoing market
Whilst this may be out of scope for the project itself, we will look to see how we can support a market in the future

Harpenden Road Zebra Crossing: 82% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with this idea
The majority of those who responded to these questions preferred a zebra crossing in this location rather than traffic signals. Whilst there was strong support for the zebra as originally proposed, we have revisited the design of the zebra crossing in order to improve safety and to address specific issues raised by residents. The zebra crossing is now proposed to be moved closer to the Harpenden Road junction and Harpenden Road made exit only onto Norwood Road and for left turns only. As this new proposal impacts the traffic arrangements for those living in Harpenden Road, Ullswater Road, Ulverston Road  and Penrith Place we are seeking views locally on the revised arrangements.  We are aiming to provide a link for cyclists so they can still turn and exit and enter the Harpenden Road junction as at present.

We went out on 27th October 2016 to speak to residents and door knocked on Harpenden Road and adjacent streets and the general feedback was positive regarding the designs.

Harpenden Road Zebra Crossing:
82% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with this idea.

The majority of those who responded to these questions preferred a zebra crossing in this location rather than traffic signals.  Whilst there was strong support for the zebra as originally proposed, we have revisited the design of the zebra crossing in order to improve safety and to address specific issues raised by residents.  The zebra crossing is now proposed to be moved closer to the Harpenden Road junction and Harpenden Road made exit only onto Norwood Road and for left turns only. As this new proposal impacts the traffic arrangements for those living in Harpenden Road, Ullswater Road, Ulverston Road  and Penrith Place we are seeking views locally on the revised arrangements.  We are aiming to provide a link for cyclists so they can still turn and exit and enter the Harpenden Road junction as at present.

Cllr Birley and Streetworks colleagues went out on 27th October 2016 to speak to residents and door knocked on Harpenden Road and adjacent streets and the general feedback was positive regarding the designs.

In order to install a zebra crossing, the junction of Harpenden Road and Norwood Road would need to be changed to make enough space for the crossing to be safe. It was originally proposed that Harpenden Road would become entry only from Norwood Road. However, after considering comments from residents and the road safety audit, this proposal has changed. It is now proposed that Harpenden become exit only, left hand turn only. Harpenden Road would remain two way – only the junction would have no entry for vehicles but the ability to exit Harpenden Road by turning left only. One tree would still need to be removed in Norwood Road, however other planting is being considered. See the design drawing overleaf (subject to further change following statutory consultation and road safety audit).

We are working on the designs so that cyclists will continue to have access into and out of Harpenden Road. There may also be a slight alteration to parking provision near Penrith Place to allow access but this will result in no net parking loss in this area.

Timeline going forwards:
DEC 16 – Leigham Vale to opp Elmcourt Road AND Waylett Place footways

JAN 17- West Side of Norwood Road York Hill to opposite Chatsworth Way (Approx 1 month construction)

FEB 17- West side of Norwood Road from Opposite Chatsworth Way to Lansdowne Hill (including Waylett Raised Tables at Road entrances) (Approx 3-4 weeks construction)

MAR 17- West side of Norwood Road from York Hill to Harpenden including Ullswater Road raised table at Road entrances. (Approx 3 -4 weeks construction)

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