Tottenham Hale and cycle safety

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for the answer to my question 2014/0664 listing the junctions where you believe things are now safer for cyclists as a result of Transport for London improvements. The one way system at Tottenham Hale is being abolished, but there remain dangerous left hooks at many junctions and minimal facilities for cyclists. Will you please look again at what needs to be done to encourage cycling at Tottenham Hale and make it less dangerous?


Answer for Tottenham Hale and cycle safety

Answer for Tottenham Hale and cycle safety

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL worked closely with Haringey Council and Haringey Cycling Campaign at the design development stage of the Tottenham Hale scheme to ensure views were listened to and where practical incorporated into the scheme. The changes being introduced do represent an improvement for cyclists on what went before. Two road safety audits have been completed on the scheme design and at scheme completion in December 2014 we will undertake a further Stage 3 Road Safety Audit.

Improvements for cyclists at Tottenham Hale include:

       All traffic signal crossing points will be Toucan design, where cyclists and pedestrians can cross at the same time.

       More cycle parking will be installed at key points near Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale stations.

       Quiet routes through the inside of the former gyratory area will link to the London Cycling Network. 

       There will be a new shared space for pedestrians and cyclists on the western pathway of the High Road. This gives cyclists the choice to ride north or southbound on the shared surface or on the High Road.

       Advanced Stop Lines (ASL) at a number of key junctions.

       Resurfacing and remarking of the existing cycle along Broad Lane.