Queensbridge Road Cycling Improvements - between Whiston Road and Albion Drive

Closed 17 Dec 2023

Opened 20 Nov 2023

Results updated 6 Mar 2024

Thank you to everyone who responded to this consultation.

The decision summary leaflet, and link to the key decision report showing the results of the consultation, can be found below.





In 2020, the Council introduced new protected cycle lanes on Queensbridge Road between Whiston Road and Albion Drive to help encourage more people to cycle. These were implemented as a trial before being made permanent in 2022.

We now have funding available to improve the cycle lanes with more permanent materials and planting and would like to hear your views on the proposals.

Why are we implementing these proposals?

The existing cycling facilities at Queensbridge Road were installed using simple materials designed to be used on a trial basis. Some facilities that need permanent civil engineering works were not implemented as they were outside the scope of the trial scheme. Some of the temporary materials are now worn out and need replacing.

What are we proposing?

At the Whiston Road junction with Queensbridge Road we propose to:

  • Install a raised junction table to offer step free pedestrian crossing facilities on all arms of the junction
  • Install low level cycle signals on Queensbridge Road
  • Install two traffic lanes on the southbound approach of Queensbridge Road, one for ahead and lleft turning traffic and the other for right turning traffic only
  • Refurbish pavements along Queensbridge Road using standard material.

The proposals would help improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists when crossing the junction.

Between Whiston Road and Pownall Road, we propose to:

  • Install new protected cycle tracks where possible
  • Install a new signal controlled pedestrian / cycle crossing (toucan crossing) to replace the existing informal crossing near the bridge over the canal
  • Replace the existing side road entry table at Laburnum Street with a new side road entry table with blended pedestrian crossings (see photo 1 for an example of a blended pedestrian crossing, raised zebra crossing and protected cycle tracks).

Should the works proceed following consultation, we expect to implement these measures between Whiston Road and Pownall Road before the end of March 2024.

Between Pownall Road and Albion Drive we propose to:

  • Install raised side road entry tables at the Brownlow Road, Shrubland Road, Scriven Street and Laburnum Street junctions to help with step free pedestrian crossings (see photo 2 for an example of raised side road entry table)
  • Replace existing zebra crossings with raised zebra crossings near Shrubland Road and Benfleet Close to provide pedestrians with step-free crossing facilities and for traffic calming
  • Install protected cycle tracks next to the existing pavements where possible
  • Refurbish the pavements using standard materials
  • Retain the existing cycle lanes next to the cycle hire scheme and on approaches to bus stops.

These measures between Pownall Road and Albion Drive would be implemented after March 2024 subject to availability of further funding.

Please refer to the drawings for the layout details of this scheme.

Photo 1: Example of a raised zebra crossing, protected cycle tracks and blended pedestrian crossing in block paving

Photo 2: Example of a closed side road entry table

What happens next?

Your views will be taken into account as part of the detailed design process. We will publish the consultation results as well as the decisions made at consultation.hackney.gov.uk

Permanent works

If the scheme goes ahead, following consultation, we expect construction works to start in Winter 2023/24 with completion before the end of March 2023. Further information regarding the works would be sent out closer to the time.


For further information on this proposal, please contact the Hackney Service Centre by calling 020 8356 2897 or by emailing streetscene.consultations@hackney.gov.uk

If you need any information on this consultation in a different format please email consultation@hackney.gov.uk We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five working days.


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