Friday 23 November 2012
On Thursday 29 November Transport for London (TfL) will be at the Queen’s Building Foyer, Mile End campus, from 11.00-2.00pm to discuss their proposed changes to the junction at Mile End Road and Burdett Road. This junction has an above average level of collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists coming into conflict with turning vehicles and the proposals intend to improve these conditions.
TfL is working with interested parties - including cycling, road user and safety organisations - to review and improve cycling provision at junctions. TfL will be present in the Queen’s Building foyer, Mile End campus from 11.00-2.00pm on Thursday 29 November to discuss the proposed changes with staff and students, many of whom are users of the junction at Mile End Road and Burdett Road and could be directly affected by these changes.
About the proposed changes:
TfL’s review of the current junction layout showed that there is an above average level of collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists coming into conflict with turning vehicles.
The proposed improvements are shown on the attached plan and include:
- Removal of the slip roads to reduce the potential for conflict between vehicles and cyclists.
- Reducing crossing distances and number of crossings for pedestrians
- New mandatory cycle lanes on Mile End Road and Grove Road to allow cyclists easier access to the advanced stop line.
- Increased cycle parking around the junction.
- Wider traffic islands, new trees and levelled footways.
- New street lighting system to be combined with traffic signals to create more space on the footway.
To incorporate the above benefits, the traffic lights operation will need to be changed to allow vehicles to exit Grove Road and Burdett Road at the same time.
TfL plans to begin works in early 2013.
How to comment on the proposals:
Please respond to TfL with your views by 10 December 2012
About the Better Junctions programme:
TfL are planning a variety of improvements to junctions for cyclists and pedestrians, ranging from initial upgrades at some locations, to more substantial and innovative redevelopment at others. Please see www.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions for more information.