Harrowdene Road Local Safety Scheme

Closed 13 Dec 2019

Opened 21 Nov 2019

Overview

Concerns have been raised by local residents about high volumes of traffic and road safety in Harrowdene Road, Crawford Avenue and Copland Avenue. Over the last 3 years there have been 16 traffic accidents recorded in Harrowdene Road resulting in 16 casualties. These casualties included 6 pedestrians, 5 vehicle drivers, 3 cyclists and 2 passengers.

We are therefore proposing to improve the existing speed reduction measures in Harrowdene Road, Crawford Avenue and Copland Avenue This will help to reduce vehicle speeds and the number of accidents. The scheme will also encourage walking and cycling by residents and school children by providing safer walking links to schools and local amenities.

The introduction of this local safety scheme will improve overall road safety for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.

Why We Are Consulting

The scheme is shown graphically in the attached drawings and the proposed improvements are summarised below: -

  • Additional Traffic Calming Features – Additional speed cushions will be provided and some existing cushions will be relocated to ensure they are evenly spaced and comply with the latest design criteria published by the Department of Transport (DfT). This will help further reduce vehicle speeds along these roads.
  • Footway Widening – A new kerb build out will be provided at the junction of Harrowdene Road and East Lane. This will increase the available footway width and provide space for landscaping and cycle parking. The existing pedestrian guard railings will also be removed to de-clutter and enhance the local environment.
  • Raised Speed Table – A raised speed table will be provided at the junction of Harrowdene Road with Crawford Avenue. The existing kerbs will also be realigned to improve road safety by improving sightlines for drivers exiting from Harrowdene Road.
  • Vehicle Actuated Signs (VAS) – Two VAS signs will be installed on Harrowdene Road to advise drivers of 20 mph speed limit.

Refresh Existing Road Markings – The existing 20 mph roundel road markings on Harrowdene Road and ‘Yellow Box’ road markings at the junction of East Lane with Harrowdene Road and Sudbury Avenue will be refreshed.

Areas

  • Northwick Park
  • Sudbury

Audiences

  • All Residents
  • Councillors / MPs
  • Voluntary and community organisations

Interests

  • Consultations