A section of a brand new cycle segregrated cycle track is planned to open this week between Elephant & Castle and the junction of Blackfriars Road and Meymott Street. It forms part of North-South Cycle Superhighway which will eventually run from Elephant & Castle to Kings Cross.
The segregated cycle track will mean that everybody will need to look out for each other in a different way:
- Cyclists should be aware that pedestrians might be crossing at any location, not just at signalised crossings
- Pedestrians will need to look both ways before crossing the cycle track, as cyclists might be coming from either direction
- Loading and unloading may be taking place alongside the cycle track. Cyclists should be aware this might happen and should look out for people moving goods across the cycle track
The cycle track also involves a series of changes at key junctions along the Blacfrairs Road for all road users:
Blackfriars Road at the junction with The Cut and Union Street:
- The sequencing of the traffic signals will change at the junction with the pedestrian crossing coming in at a different point. Please wait for the green man before crossing the road at the designated pedestrian crossings
- Cyclists will run with ahead traffic to maximise green time. Turning traffic will be held back.
- There are waiting areas for turning cyclists.
Blackfriars Road at the junction with Webber Street:
- There is an additional phase in the sequencing of the traffic signals at the junction. This means there will be four sequences instead of three. Please waitfor the green man before crossing the road at the designated pedestrian crossings
- Cyclists will run with ahead traffic to maximise green time and turning traffic will be held back. There are waiting areas for turning cyclists.
The following banned turns will now apply:
- With the cycle lanes to be opened to cyclists, the left-turn from Blackfriars Road into The Cut is banned to all traffic.
- Northbound traffic, except for cyclists, can no longer turn right into Webber Street (east)
- Southbound traffic, except for cyclists, can no longer turn right into Webber Street (west).