The preamble describes a “Vision” for this as part of a larger scheme for the Farringdon Area:
– improved streets for walking & cycling
– clearer and easier access to move through the area on foot, cycle or public transport
– safe, attractive and less cluttered streets
– a better place to live, work and do business.
The current set of proposals are related to bus reliability and pedestrian safety. They include the following:
– Raised zebra crossings at five sites with a standard layout that involves build outs to leave a 9m wide crossing. (some of these replace informal crossings with islands, some are new).
– Long stretches of double yellow lines with loading restrictions (see Appendix 1 of the consultation).
– footway widening on the east side between Ampton Street and Calthorpe Street
– Carriageway cycle parking in Wren Street and several other side streets
Not mentioned in the consultation:
The removal of parking and loading are a very useful first step towards the eventual implementation of space for cycling e.g. stepped tracks.
Zebra Crossing Design
(Appendix 2 and upload JPG).
The footway build outs narrow the crossing point to 9m and will severely hamper the construction of sensible cycle tracks.
For example, out of a road width of 10m we could use 2 x 2m cycle tracks and 2x 3m motor carriageways.
I am looking for an example of a 10m wide zebra crossing. Can anyone supply one?
Footway Build outs
Must leave 10+ m road width.