New River Path – Woodberry Grove: Proposed parallel pedestrian and cycle crossing

Closed 3 Nov 2017

Opened 9 Oct 2017

Overview

The Council is proposing to install a raised parallel pedestrian and cycle crossing on Woodberry Grove where it crosses the New River Path and would like your views on this.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council is committed to improving the quality of life for people who live and work in the borough and as a result has made funding available to install the raised crossing.
 
With the opening of the Woodberry Downs Wetlands in 2016, there has been an Increase in the number of pedestrians and cyclists who use
the towpath and existing crossing.
 
A parallel crossing is a zebra crossing which gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists over motorised traffic, and installing the crossing on a raised table increases visibility for pedestrians and cyclists. We believe it will both improve safety and help to encourage more people to enjoy the area on foot and by bike.
 
What are the proposals?
 
The proposals include:
  • Installing a parallel pedestrian and cycle crossing on a raised table.
  • Installing electronic pedestrian crossing warning signs on approaches to the crossing to increase awareness of the presence of a pedestrian crossing.
  • Refurbishing the pavements around the junction and installing tactile paving.
  • Resurfacing the approaches to the crossing with a high skid resistance surfacing material.
The proposals will result in the loss of two car spaces and one small tree will be relocated. For an overview of the proposals, please refer to the drawings included within this document.

 

What Happens Next

The results of this consultation will be available at: www.hackney.gov.uk/Woodberrydowns-Newriverpath
 
Your views will be taken into account during the detailed design process, with works expected to be completed before the end of the 2017/18 financial year.

Areas

  • Woodberry Down

Audiences

  • Business
  • Residents

Interests

  • Traffic and transportation