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Background

Previous consultation revealed the following issues:

  • Two junctions are very close together between Goldsmith Avenue and Francis Avenue, as well as another junction on Talbot Road
  • These are often difficult to cross and can sometimes cause conflict between people on foot, on bicycles and in motor vehicles
  • Some vehicles travel along Francis Avenue over the 20mph speed limit

This design proposes to:

  • Close eastern junction between Francis Avenue and Goldsmith Avenue
  • Extend double yellow lines
  • Relocate three parking spaces to allow room for larger vehicles
  • Add two sets of speed cushions
Drawing of the junction of Francis Avenue with Goldsmith Avenue, including cars, trees, pedestrians and cyclists, showing proposed changes. When facing the junction of Goldsmith Avenue from Francis Avenue, on the left-hand side of the road it's proposed to remove two parking spaces and replace them with double yellow lines to allow larger vehicles to manoeuvre. On the opposite side of the road, on the top corner of the island between Francis Avenue and Goldsmith Avenue, it is proposed to remove one parking space and replace it with double yellow lines to also allow larger vehicles to manoeuvre. Behind the island separating the roads, this junction will be closed to motor vehicles, and allow the segregated cycle route on Goldsmith Avenue to continue with bollards - planters will be used to close off the junction. On Francis Avenue, where this junction would have been there will be the relocation of 3 parking spaces. Following Francis Avenue South, the other drawing shows the junction of Francis Avenue with Orchard Road and Heidelberg Road, showing the proposed changes. Speed cushions are proposed both north and south of the junction with Orchard Road.

Findings

Junction closure

Speed cushions