INDIVIDUAL SCHEMES INTRODUCED AS PART OF
THE RED ROUTE NETWORK
Hyde Park CornerThis scheme was introduced
in October 1999 with new crossings installed to help pedestrians,
cyclists and equestrians. A new signal controlled crossing at
Constitution Hill and changes to signals at Knightsbridge now
provide a direct surface level link between Hyde Park and Green
Park. Previously links between Hyde Park, Green Park, St James
and Buckingham Palace were via a series of subways. The subways
are still open but the surface level crossings make the crossings
easier and more pleasant for pedestrians.
Great Portland StreetGreat Portland Street
in central London is beside the A501 Inner Ring Road. Pedestrian
access is across Euston Road and Gt. Portland Street, and this
is relevant for the visually impaired visitors to the nearby Royal
Institute for the Blind. Five new crossings have been installed
to give pedestrians more convenient and safer routes to the station
across Euston Road and Portland Street. Extending the footway
at side road junctions has helped reduce pedestrian crossing distances
and allows extra room for pedestrians.
Islington High Street/Upper StreetWider
footways, shorter pedestrians crossings of Upper Street and realigned
bus stops have led to a safer and more convenient layout for pedestrians.
The number of people crossing the road at Upper Street has increased
from 800 per hour to 2,500 per hour in the busiest period.
Surface Crossing of Park LaneProvision
of facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
A100 Inner Ring Road at Tower HillSix
new pedestrian crossings have been introduced recently or improved,
at grade, by changing existing signal timings and phasing. Signalised
crossings are also being implemented across all four arms of the
junction of Mansell Street and Goodman's Yard.
A406 Subway at North Middlesex HospitalCCTV
Cameras and TV monitors have been installed, and are computer
linked to the North Middlesex Control Room. This has improved
safety and pedestrian movement.
Pedestrian facility along the A12 between Ley
Street and Gants Hill Roundaboutthe existing three uncontrolled
pedestrian crossings have been replaced by one Toucan and two