Things tagged 'rat-running'

limited to the area of Cyclenation:

16 issues found for 'rat-running':

  • West Greenwich (Hills & Vales ) Traffic Reduction

    Created by Neil Robertson // 1 thread

    To reduce through traffic in the Hills and Vales area of West Greenwich.

    Two options are offered:-

    1. 4 Modal filters and a one way road.

    2. 2 modal filters 2 one ways and a timed restriction with camera control on Hyde vale.

    Even very narrow lanes in this area are used by rat running vehicles, often at unsuitable speeds, so removal of through traffic will improve the area.

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  • Managing traffic around the Peterborough Estate

    Created by Casey // 1 thread


    We’d like your views on how to reduce through-traffic in your area, reducing road danger and improving the environment to make your neighbourhood more pleasant.

    We’re aware that some roads in the Peterborough Estate get too many cars for such a residential area. In particular, Perrymead Street and its adjoining roads experience a high level of rat-running.

    Our proposal:

    Having spoken with residents and listened to their views, we’ve developed a scheme to reduce the number of vehicles using these residential roads.

    We would like to:

    • ban the right turn from Stokenchurch Street into Wandsworth Bridge Road (this will also prevent right turns into Stokenchurch Street from Wandsworth Bridge Road)
    • ban the right turn from Ryecroft Street into Wandsworth Bridge Road (this will also prevent right turns into Ryecroft Street from Wandsworth Bridge Road)
    • ban the right turn from Studdrige Street into Wandsworth Bridge Road (this will also prevent right turns into Studdridge Street from Wandsworth Bridge Road)
    • ban the right turn Cresford Road into Wandsworth Bridge Road (this will also prevent right turns into Cresford Road from Wandsworth bridge Road)
    • ban the right turn from Bovingdon Road into Wandsworth Bridge Road (this will also prevent right turns into Bovingdon Road from Wandsworth Bridge Road)

    To enforce these proposals, we plan to install refuge islands on Wandsworth Bridge Road - please see our mapbelow.

    We would make the changes by introducing an experimental traffic order and then monitoring the results for approximately six months. We will then ask you for your views again, to see if you think they’ve made a difference, before deciding whether to make these changes permanent.

    As part of the scheme, we’re also considering allowing vehicles to turn right from New King’s Road into Wandsworth Bridge Road, but this would take longer to introduce.

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  • Millfield Lane

    Kate Ravilious // 1 thread

    Millfield lane suffers badly from traffic rat-running along, to avoid congestion on Hull Road. Much of the traffic travels at well over the speed limit. Local residents are petitioning for speed control measures. We'd like to see the road bollarded off so that only residents can access it, and we also believe that Millfield Road could then become an excellent cycle alternative route instead of Hull Road.

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  • Brixton Hill (Dumbarton Road/Upper Tulse Hill)

    Created by Simon Still // 1 thread

    proposed road safety changes on Brixton Hill at the junctions with Dumbarton Road and Upper Tulse Hill.

    A safety study of a section of the A23 (Brixton Hill) has identified issues with turning vehicles, pedal cycles, powered two wheelers and buses between Dumbarton Road and Upper Tulse Hill.

    Our proposals to address this are:

    · Introducing extended ‘KEEP CLEAR’ markings to improve visibility when the far side lane is busy or queuing
    · Allowing left turning vehicles into the bus lanes on the approaches to the junctions to give left turning vehicles more time to move over prior to turning into the side road
    Adding cycle logos over the side roads to help raise awareness to drivers that cyclists will be travelling in the bus lane
    Removing kerb build-outs at the junctions. The current arrangement causes a pinch point leading to vehicles to overhang back into the A23, which reduces visibility and increases the risk of collisions. Removing the build outs will also ease congestion and reduce the likelihood of turning vehicles mounting the footway
    Raising the road surface at the entry to Dumbarton Road and Upper Tulse Hill to benefit pedestrians by providing a continuous level surface. Tactile paving would indicate the side road to visually impaired pedestrians

    Please see the attached map which shows all of the above proposed changes. We plan to introduce the changes in early 2018.

    You can write to us with any comments or questions about our plans by:
    • Emailing us at

    Please let us know your views by Friday 13 October 2017.

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  • Rat-running in Orchard Ave / Hurst Park Ave area

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Local residents report that Orchard Ave & surrounding streets are being used as a high-speed rat-run more and more lately: a Speedwatch group reported that something like half of the cars observed were speeding. These normally-quiet streets comprise an alternative cycling route to Arbury Road: one that is being promoted as part of the Cross City Cycling scheme.

    This Cyclescape issue will be used to keep track of any additional reports on this matter.

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  • rat run Tovels Road/Caudwell Avenue

    Created by Leigh P // 1 thread

    Tovells Road and Caudwell Avenue are a huge rat run in the morning for a limited period of time for parents going to St Mary's Catholic School. I understand the school catchment is not local. Cars turinging into these roads too fast and quite clearly without looking whist rusing to get children to school on time. Often have to swerve on bike to avoid.
    Tovellls Road is the only way cars can get from the south and east of the town to St Mary's primary school...well it's not actually, but it's the route most of them take....They should be using Woodbridge Road and Caudwell Hall Road that are maintained for such traffic. Tovells Road is single file traffic only (due to parked cars), but the reason they all get away with it is they are all going in the same direction at the same time! They seem to have a system of most going to the school along Tovells Road, and returning along Holland Road.
    I assume St Mary's shool has a travel plan and this includes regular liaison with parents to use safer and appropriate routes, in an appropriate manner.

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  • Junction Road rat-run should be filtered cell

    Created by Space Pootler // 1 thread

    Junction Road is used as a rat-run by motorists between the A4 and Little Ealing Lane/Northfields Avenue. The problem is especially acute around Whitestile Road and Enfield Road (which is too narrow to accomodate this traffic).

    This traffic should rightly be sent onto the B roads surrounding the area, and the neighbourhood preserved for the access of its residents.

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  • Bartholomew Road Area Proposals consultation

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    In this consultation, Camden proposes some turn restrictions with a view to eliminating rat running through the residential streets in an area north bounded by Leighton Road, Torriano Avenue, Camden Road, Rochester Road and Kentish Town Road.

    The consultation leaflet includes a map showing the main rat runs identified from traffic surveys in 2013 (see image). These included the following:

    A: southbound along Bartholomew Road and out via Patshull Road or Sandall Road (AM peak).

    B: northbound on Bartholomew Road and out at Sandall Road or Leighton Road (PM peak).

    The proposals include the following:

    Junction of Leighton Road and Bartholomew Road
    - "No Right Turn (Except Cyclists) " from Leighton Road into Bartholomew Road

    - "No Left Turn (Except Cyclists)" from Bartholomew Road into Leighton Road

    The AM counts show 316 motors SB between 8 and 9 am (with 152 NB). This is far above LCC's criterion of less than 200 per hour for safe and comfortable sharing of the road by cycles and motors. In the AM peak, 241 motors turned right from Leighton Road into Bartholomew Road - so the "No Right Turn" from Leighton Road into Bartholomew Road is potentially very effective in reducing rat runs.

    The PM peak figures show 159 motors making the left turn from Bartholomew Road into Leighton Road.

    Junction of Sandall Road and Camden Road

    - "No right turn (Except Cyclists" from Camden Road into Sandall Road.

    - " No right turn (Except Cyclists)" from Sandall Road into Camden Road.

    - Extend the central traffic island on Camden Road at the junction with Sandall Road to stop the above manoeuvres. There will be a gap in the island to allow cyclists to make these turns.

    The Sandall Road changes will make the junction with Camden Road a lot safer for pedestrians and people who cycle and will also reduce rat running on lines B1 and C.

    Kentish Town Road/ Patshull Road

    - Convert to two way traffic on Patshull Road between Kentish Town Road and Bartholomew Villas. Widen the carriageway at Patshull Road junction with Kentish Town Road to accommodate two way.

    - Relocate the ‘No Entry’ signs at Patshull Road/ Kentish Town Road junction to Patshull Road at the junction with Bartholomew Villas.

    The change is to enable traders e.g. Earth to use a storage place accessible via a little access road running behind the shop. That's why the proposal is to move the No Entry.

    But I think it would be better to place the No Entry just east of the little access road to avoid rat-running via Bartholomew Villas.

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  • Adam and Eve rat-running

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    A proposal has been put forward to add bollarded access in this cut-through from Adam and Eve Street through to Burleigh Street, to avoid rat-running in the area.

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  • North Newtown area: removing unnecessary traffic

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    The Newtown area (basically between the Botanic Gardens and Lensfield Road on the inner ring road) is a mass of one-way streets, rat-running vehicles, children being dropped off to the schools rather than cycling, and so on.

    We should take the opportunity to work with locals to improve the area.

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  • Spring Road traffic jams lead to rat running in Bartholomew Street and Alexandra Rd

    Created by Kevin Ablitt // 0 threads

    When traffic backs up on Spring Road from the Grove Lane lights motor vehicles cut through via Bartholomew Street, Alexandra Rd, Warwick and Lancaster Roads to Palmerston and then onto St Helens.
    They travel fast and a group of five or more motor vehicle drivers copying each other is not unusual, at peak times.
    To protect the residents of these narrow streets, filtered permeability would seem to be the only answer.

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  • Cemetery Lane layout creates conflict

    Created by Kevin Ablitt // 0 threads

    To carry on towards Colchester Road or bear right into Belvedere Road is OK but if you are approaching the junction from Belvedere Road and wish to turn into Cemetery Lane northbound you must come right up to a blind corner and make a sharp turn into a narrow kerb edged cycle facility. This is quite a dangerous manouevre to carry out. It would have been better to have a lane entering the wide oad marked with stop lines and no-entry as it is further back from the blind turn. In fact some people may be tempted to do this, but it is both dangerous and illegal. Both the danger and the temptation to carry out an illegal manouevre could have been excluded at the design stage.

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  • Progressing the LCC 2014 election campaign 'asks'

    Created by George Coulouris // 7 threads

    This issue is intended to act a repository for material that can be used to back-up the LCC's 2014 Local Election Campaign 'Asks'. There are 6 'asks' that were finalised and agreed at the LCC's AGM on 19 October 2013:

    1. Safe routes to schools
    2. Areas without through motor traffic (AWTTs)
    3. Protected space on main roads/major junctions
    4. Safe cycle routes via parks and canals (Greenways)
    5. 20mph speed limits
    6. Liveable town centres

    so we'll have 6 threads under this Cyclescape issue where we can collect explanations, discussions and most importantly concrete illustrations of what is meant by each ask.

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  • Kings Avenue/Milner Street rat run.

    Created by Kevin Ablitt // 1 thread

    Motorised vehicles currently use the rat run through Milner Street to avoid the fraffic lights at Grove Lane/ St Helens St.
    This is part of NCN 41 , any extra traffic passing through here detracts from the cycling experience and is negative for residents.
    Cyclist comments are needed now !

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