Proposed Cycling Improvements in Heath Road

Closed 5 Jul 2015

Opened 5 Jun 2015

Results Updated 20 Oct 2017

A consultation letter/plan was delivered to Heath Road frontagers on Heath Road and surrounding residential streets in June 2015 with a one month’s consultation period. Letters/plans were also circulated to cyclists on street and the Richmond Cycling Campaign publicised the consultation on their website. The consultation was also put on the Council’s website and electronic responses were requested via the website.

There were a total of 62 replies to this consultation.

  1. 67% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with the outline proposals to improve cycling in Heath Road between junctions with Cross Deep and Twickenham Green.  28% disagreed or strongly disagreed.    
  2. 59% or respondents agreed or strongly disagreed with the proposed option 1 to upgrade existing single yellow line waiting restrictions to double yellow line restrictions (with no parking at any time) to keep cycle lanes clear.  36% disagreed or strongly disagreed. 
  3. 48% of respondents disagreed or strongly disagreed with the proposed option 2 to upgrade existing single yellow line waiting restrictions to operate 7.00am-7.00pm Monday to Saturday (This would mean that cycle lanes are available at the busiest times but allow for on-street parking at other times). 42% agreed or strongly agreed.

 

Based on the consultation results the following to be considered as part of the detailed design:

  • Upgrade existing single yellow line parking restrictions to operate throughout the week between 7.00am and 7.00pm. Additionally peak hour loading restrictions operating 7.00am – 10.00am and 4.00pm to 7.00pm. This will keep the cycle lane clear of all vehicles at the busiest times;
  • Provision of a cycle ‘slip’ behind the bus stop adjacent to the Heath Road/Kings Street/Cross Deep signal controlled junction (eastbound). This will provide a continuous facility into the existing advanced stop line;
  • Consider if any side road turnings would benefit from being tightened to reduce the speed of turning traffic leaving Heath Road;
  • Review the operation/extents of the existing advisory cycle lane on Cross Deep, on the approach to the Heath Road/Kings Street junction;
  • Consider additional locations for cycle parking stands on Heath Road.

 

To view the full Cabinet report please visit this link The results and officer responses to objections raised are available to view in Appendix A of the Cabinet Report.  (A copy of the Heath Road Report is attached below for your convenience).

 

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Overview

We are consulting the public about proposals to introduce new cycling facilities on Heath Road between Cross Deep and Twickenham Green.  The scheme forms part of wider proposals to provide a continuous cycle route between the A316 Chertsey Road (London Road junction) and Twickenham Green via Twickenham Town centre.

The Council has made a bid for funding from Transport for London (TfL) to improve cycling facilities within the borough. This is in response to the Mayor of London’s commitment to transform cycling in London by making the streets as safe and inviting for cycling as they are in continental Europe. If the bid is successful the aim would be to introduce the cycle improvements outlined below.

At the western end of Heath Road it is proposed to introduce 1.5 metre wide advisory cycle lanes on both sides of the road.  Please refer to Section A in the attached plan.  On the remainder of Heath Road (please refer to section B in the attached plan) it is proposed to:

  • Extend the footpath on the southern side of Heath Road and provide parking bays within the newly widened footways;
  • Provide a two metre wide advisory cycle lane on the outside of the parking bays for cyclists travelling towards Twickenham Green;
  • Upgrade existing single yellow line parking restrictions to double yellow line parking restrictions with no parking at any time (option 1).  This would discourage obstructive parking within the cycle lanes at all times but not preclude occasional loading/unloading of deliveries. 
  • Alternatively consideration could be given to having parking restrictions operating 7.00am-7.00pm Monday to Saturday.  This would mean that cycle lanes are available at the busiest times but allow for on-street parking at other times (option 2);
  • Use a contrasting material to surface the cycle lane to provide a good contrast with the adjacent general traffic lane.

 

Cyclists travelling into Twickenham Town centre will continue to use the existing bus lane (please refer to section B in attached plan).

Please refer to the plan in the related documents below before completing the survey .  Please note that this provides representative layouts and not exact locations. 

We are seeking initial feedback in order to gauge the level of support for the proposals.  If there is widespread support it is intended that a further public consultation will be undertaken later in the year on a detailed design.  Feedback from this consultation will be considered and inform detailed design.

We invite you to comment on the proposals by completing and submitting the survey by 5th July 2015 when the consultation closes.  All comments received will be considered by your Ward Councillors and the Cabinet Member for Highways and Street Scene to decide the way forward.  If you require further information or would like a paper version of the questionnaire please contact us on 0208 891 1411, or email highwaysandtransport@richmond.gov.uk

Areas

Audiences

  • Open to all

Interests

  • Richmond Borough