Archway Gyratory (8)

MQT on 2015-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2015
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What are the downsides of simplifying the proposed crossings by removing all traffic islands and replacing them with single straight-across crossings with separate, and parallel pedestrian and cycle lanes?


Answer for Archway Gyratory (8)

Answer for Archway Gyratory (8)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Simplifying pedestrian crossings by making them straight across rather than staggered is perceived by some pedestrians to be desirable. However, it is not always possible to provide straight across crossings without increasing waiting times for all road users, including pedestrians. TfL hasĀ  thoroughly investigated the potential to straighten crossings as part of the Archway Gyratory scheme and have taken this approach where possible.

Parallel pedestrian and cycle crossings have also been investigated. Toucan crossings have been used due to the limited space available to be able to separate the two crossing elements.