This will reduce the road from three lanes to two lanes in each direction, with one lane as a bus lane, along the length of the street. This idea would mean increasing the width of the pavement for pedestrians or widening cycle or bus lanes. With this idea, there will be some increase in traffic congestion during rush hour.
This idea would reduce Seven Sisters Road to two lanes in each direction, with one lane as a bus lane, but the road will still be three traffic lanes at junctions to help the traffic flows. This is likely to mean less impact on traffic congestion than idea 1 but will mean that pavements are not able to be widened at junctions. With this idea, we cannot provide segregated cycle lanes.
We would make improvements to the existing pedestrian crossings and also increase the number of crossings to make the road safer and easier to cross. There may be a slight increase in traffic delays with this idea.
Another idea is to make it easier for pedestrians to cross the Seven Sisters Road and to provide a central island strip. This strip would be wider than the existing narrow strip, making it safer for pedestrians to cross at any point in the road. We can also add additional pedestrian crossings, although this idea would reduce the potential to widen pavements for pedestrians. There may be a slight increase in traffic delays with this idea.
This idea is similar to option 4 but with a wider strip to accommodate small trees and planting. This idea would further reduce the potential to widen pavements for pedestrians. There may be a slight increase in traffic delays with this idea.
This idea introduces a segregated lane especially for cyclists in each direction – this will mean cyclists will have their own dedicated space segregated from pedestrians and from vehicles. The cycle lane will be segregated from the road by a kerb or by being at a slightly higher level than the road. This idea would reduce the space available for pavement widening and may require reductions in the number of traffic lanes in each direction slightly increasing congestion during rush hour.
In this idea, cyclists would share a lane with buses. We would increase the width of the bus lanes from 3m wide to 4.5m wide, so that buses can pass cyclists without having to move out of the bus lane, making cyclists feel safer. This idea would reduce the potential for widening the pavement for pedestrians. It may require reductions in the number of traffic lanes in places, increasing congestion during rush hour.