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21 issues found for 'epping-forest-cycling-action-plan':

  • Buckhurst Hill (from Loughton)

    Created by George Lund // 1 thread

    Approaching Buckhurst Hill along the High Road A121 from Loughton is a significant hill. Being on a fast (40 mph) road, this is a major barrier to potential cyclists - the speed differential is approximately 40mph and close passes are not uncommon. Recent accidents have led to the painting of "cycle" signs on the main carriageway: this is a useful reminder for motorists regarding cyclists descending the hill, but is of little benefit for cyclists trying to go uphill.

    My suggestion is that the footway on the SE side of the road could quite easily be converted to Shared Use, and cyclists heading SW would be encouraged to use this. There is in fact plenty of width available to provide a wider footway, and narrowing the carriageway would help to keep general traffic to the 40mph speed limit.

    Through Buckhurst Hill itself there's room for on-carriageway cycle lanes in both directions, if the centre hatchings are removed. Existing pedestrian crossing points could be converted to zebra crossings in order to allow cycle lanes to continue uninterrupted.

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  • North Loughton to Loughton Town Centre (Church Hill)

    Created by George Lund // 0 threads

    The CAP currently lacks any good connection for cyclists between North Loughton / Debden, and Loughton Town Centre.

    I think there is the potential for improvements on Church Hill (for example, Hybrid Cycle Tracks on the uphill section in each direction) that could fill this gap.

    Other routes (e.g. Stony Path / Baldwin’s Hill / York Hill, or Wellfields / Traps Hill) are simply too steep in comparison to Church Hill (or too indirect) to be of value for utility cycling such as to/from shops.

    A major feature of this scheme would need to be adjustment of the corner geometry at the Church Lane junction, which currently encourages excess speed (pedestrians find it unnecessarily hard to cross Church Lane, and I've frequently seen cyclists travelling southbound cut up by left-turning cars).

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  • Rectory Lane to Debden Station via Brickclamps Path

    Created by George Lund // 0 threads

    (This is proposal for a route that I'd potentially like to include in along with our response to the Epping Forest Cycling Action Plan. I use this route myself, but it currently includes sections where cycling may not currently be allowed.)

    Purpose: this signed "Quietway" route is intended to allow access to the shops at Debden (Loughton Broadway) and to the Tube station, without having to use the Rectory Lane / Broadway junction itself, which is not at all cycling-friendly. It would reduce traffic on the Broadway by providing clear encouragement that cycling to these shops is an easy option, bringing highly-visible cycling infrastructure right into the heart of the shopping area.

    * From the Rectory Lane / Westall Road junction, a signed route to Debden Station and the Broadway Shopping area would lead down Ibbetson Path (which is actually a highway leading to Barrington Road);

    * the entire area including Ibbetson Path, Barrington Green, Barrington Road and Doubleday Road is residential, including sheltered accomodation, and should have a 20mph speed limit;

    * from Barrington Road, the route would turn onto Brickclamps Path which would be a Segregated Shared Use path. There is plenty of width so conflict between cyclists and pedestrians seems extremely unlikely, indeed the existing central barrier suggests that at some point explicit cycle/pedestrian segregation was intended but never signed;

    * the railings at the junction of Brickclamps Path with Vere Road are an obstruction to both cyclists and pedestrians and should be replaced with bollards, which would be perfectly adequate to prevent cars using the path;

    * the area around the cycle parking where Brickclamps Path meets the Broadway should probably be shared space for cycling and pedestrians: very low speeds would be expected here;

    * turns across the central reservation would be permitted for cyclists, so that the route could continue south-west along the Broadway;

    * an unsegragated shared-use footway alongside Torrington Drive would allow cyclists a direct route to the station from the Broadway (and vice-versa). Pedestrian volumes next to the former post office are not high, and the main carriageway is not wide enough for two-way cycling because of the bus stop;

    * where Torrington Drive becomes two-way after it meets Burton Road, cyclists would rejoin the carriageway;

    * access for cyclists from Torrington Drive to the station would be made easier by installing drop kerbs and clear route signs;

    * the railings where the footpath meets Station Approach would (by agreement with Transport for London) be modified or removed - they are already a serious obstruction to pedestrian flows at peak times (e.g. students arriving in the morning for Epping Forest College). A single railing or bollard would be sufficient to discourage motor vehicles.

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  • On-road route & shared-use path-Roding Lane to/from B.Hill (CAP App. I.5.1/5.2)

    Created by Chris Lord // 1 thread

    Would encourage cycling uptake and reduce car parking pressure on the gym and college.
    * Provide on-road cycling route in both directions and consider parking restrictions / TRO to improve available road space to enable this
    * East of Rous Road, provide a 3m wide off-road shared-use unsegregated cycleway/footway alongside the eastbound carriageway of the B170 Roding Lane, would require verge and vegetation clearance.
    * Provide Cyclists Dismount Signs on both sides of River Roding Bridge.
    * Investigate the potential for widening of the existing footway along the entrance road to the David Lloyd Gym.

    Medium Term
    £615,000

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  • Abbeyview shared-use path (CAP 2.2)

    Created by George Lund // 1 thread

    Provide improvements to the existing footways alongside Abbeyview and Parklands, to create an unsegregated shared-use route for pedestrians and cyclists, to improve Non-Motorised User accessibility and connectivity for residents to the eastern part of the River Lee Country Park and the eastern side of Waltham Abbey.

    * An off-road segregated route for pedestrians and cyclists, replacing the existing footway, extending the Parklands scheme (2.1 ) westwards to link with scheme 1.3 .

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  • Parklands shared-use path (CAP 2.1)

    Created by George Lund // 0 threads

    Provide improvements to the existing footways alongside Abbeyview and Parklands, to create an unsegregated shared-use route for pedestrians and cyclists, to improve Non-Motorised User accessibility and connectivity for residents to the eastern part of the River Lee Country Park and the eastern side of Waltham Abbey.

    * An off-road segregated route for pedestrians and cyclists on the southside of Parklands, replacing the existing footway.

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  • Sewardstone Road (CAP 3.2)

    Created by George Lund // 0 threads

    Improvements to the existing footway between Sewardstone and Scheme 3.1 (above) to improve cyclist access from the south of Waltham Abbey to the town centre. Scheme would link in with 2 of the 3 options for Scheme 3.3 .

    * Provide an off-road unsegregated shared-use route for pedestrians and cyclists, from Sewardstone to Waltham Abbey Cemetery, replacing the existing footway.
    * Give consideration to an on-road cycle lane from here to The Market Square Surgery/Health Centre.
    * Potential for controlled crossing at the start of the cemetery fencing.
    * Provision of on-road cycle lanes in both directions from here to The Market Square Surgery/Health Centre, by removing central hatching/wide centrelines and reallocating roadspace.

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  • Hillhouse to Amwell Court (CAP 9)

    Created by George Lund // 1 thread

    Provide direct links between three residential areas and the King Harold Business and Enterprise Academy School. This would be a direct cycling and walking route linking Schemes 4 and 7 and east Waltham Abbey with the north of the town, currently it is not possible to access these locations via direct links.

    * Provide a direct cycle route link between potential scheme 7.1, residential areas and the King Harold Business and Enterprise Academy School.
    * On-road section from Hillhouse to Cullings Court.
    * Off-road section through to Brickenden Court.
    * On-road section along Mason Way.
    * Off-road route through to Stonyshotts.
    * Short on-road section along Stonyshotts.
    * Off-road section through to Amwell Court.

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  • Honey Lane (CAP 8)

    Created by George Lund // 0 threads

    To create an off-road route that links potential schemes 7.1 and 7.2, and in turn links in with other schemes leading to Waltham Abbey town centre.

    * Creation of an off-road segregated route along the north side of Honey Lane between The Marriott Hotel at Old Shire Lane and the (to be upgraded) crossing point situated outside of 150 Honey Lane
    * Scheme could link potential schemes 7.1 and 7.2 together, and in turn link in with other schemes leading to and from Waltham Abbey town centre.

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  • Monkswood Avenue (CAP 4.1)

    Created by George Lund // 0 threads

    * A TfL-style on-road quietway route (via signage and road markings) along Monkswood Avenue towards Broomstick Hall Road.
    * Create an off-road sloping link between Monkswood Avenue and Broomstick Hall Road.
    * Interventions at the junction with Sewardstone Road and Sun Street could include provision of ASLs and advanced pre-green start for cyclists.

    This is proposed scheme 4.1 from the draft Epping Forest Cycling Action Plan published by Essex Highways.

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  • Meridian Way (NCN1 to Sewardstone Rd, CAP 3.1)

    Created by George Lund // 1 thread

    Route ID 3.1 from the draft Epping Forest Cycling Action Plan.

    * Targeted surfacing improvements and additional signage and road-markings along the approx. 550 metre length of existing unsegregated shared-use route for pedestrians and cyclists.
    * Alternatively, increase the width of the existing route to provide a segregated shared-use route.

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  • Meridian Way (NCN1) to Abbey View (CAP 1.3)

    Created by George Lund // 1 thread

    Route ID 1.3 from the draft Epping Forest Cycling Action Plan. Meridian Way, Station Road, Beaulieu Drive junction and links to the north of the town.

    * Resurface the junction, add cycling specific signage to warn car drivers of cyclists, install Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs).
    * To the east, create an on-road extension along Leaview and Powdermill Lane from the existing small section of off-road cycle route.
    * Further east, create an off-road route parallel to the eastbound Abbeyview, up to a new toucan crossing linking with scheme 2.2.

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  • NCN Route 1 to Sun Street (CAP 1.1)

    Created by George Lund // 0 threads

    Route ID 1.1 from the draft Epping Forest Cycling Action Plan. New link from NCN Route 1 to Sun Street.

    * Create a two-stage high quality link from the existing National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 1 into the town centre.
    * Stage 1: a 3m wide shared use route for pedestrians and cyclists, from the existing unsegregated shared-used route alongside Meridian Way through the Townmead Recreation Area.
    * Stage 2: a TfL-style on-road quietway link into the town centre.

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  • Honey Lane - Leverton Schools to Roundhills (CAP 7.2)

    Created by George Lund // 0 threads

    Route ID 7.2 from the draft Epping Forest Cycling Action Plan. Route linking central and south-east Waltham Abbey.

    * Provision of an approx. 650 metre length on-road cycle route along Honey Lane, through formalising parking restrictions, and removal of central hatching/wide centrelines.
    * Scheme could commence at a new crossing facility outside of the Leverton Schools, and link potential scheme 8 with potential scheme 6 at Roundhills Road.

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  • Quietway network north of Honey Lane (CAP 7.1)

    Created by George Lund // 1 thread

    Route ID 7.1 from the draft Epping Forest Cycling Action Plan. Quietway network north of Honey Lane and south of Abbotts Drive.

    * Off-road route improvement to existing footway connecting Mason Way, Hillhouse and Skarnings Court.
    * Off-road route linking Stoney Bridge Drive and Abbotts Drive.
    * On-road TfL-style Quietway route sections connecting the north east and south east of Waltham Abbey to and from the above offroad route, via Abbotts Drive in the north east and via Shernbroke Road in the south east

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  • Brooker Road to Rochford Avenue and Roundhills (CAP 6)

    Created by George Lund // 1 thread

    Route ID 6 from the draft Epping Forest Cycling Action Plan. Brooker Road, Greenfield Street, King George Road to Denny Avenue, through to Elm Close, Larsen Drive, Rochford Avenue and Roundhills.

    * A TfL-style on-road quietway route (via signage and road markings).
    * Designate route as providing access to supermarkets, residential areas and employment sites.
    * In-between the eastern end of Denny Avenue and Elm Close, cyclists would need to progress on foot and push their bikes via this footpath section.

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  • Larsen Drive to Monkswood Avenue (CAP 5)

    Created by George Lund // 1 thread

    Route ID 5 from the draft Epping Forest Cycling Action Plan. From Larsen Drive to Monkswood Avenue via Rochford Avenue, Farm Hill Road and Halfhides.

    * A TfL-style on-road quietway route (via signage and road markings) from the south of Waltham Abbey via Rochford Avenue, connecting with Monkswood Avenue.
    * Route would be continuous provided a link for cycles between Farm Hill Road and Halfhides can also be created. If this is not possible, then provide signage requesting pedal cyclists to
    dismount here.

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  • NCN Route 1 link to Sewardstone Road (CAP 3.3)

    Created by George Lund // 1 thread

    Route ID 3.3 from the draft Epping Forest Cycling Action Plan. Formal Off-Road Link for cyclists from NCN Route 1 to Sewardstone Road (3 possible routes identified)

    * Either a 750m Southern Link between NCN Route 1 at Blanchard Grove and Sewardstone Road.
    * Or a 750m north-south access across Gunpowder Park.
    * Or a 760m east-west access across Gunpowder Park.

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  • Sun Street cycling within permitted times (CAP 1.2)

    Created by George Lund // 1 thread

    Route ID 1.2 from the draft Epping Forest Cycling Action Plan.

    * Allow cycling along Sun Street within permitted times during weekday mornings and evenings, provide signage to make this clear to users.
    * Provide additional bicycle parking.
    * Sign an alternative cycle route along Quaker Lane westbound for use at times when Sun Street is heavily used by pedestrians and shoppers (e.g. 10:00-16:00 and at weekends).

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