Have your say on improving
Seven Sisters Road

We are considering changes to Seven Sisters Road, from Green Lanes to the west and Amhurst Park to the east, as part of the on‑going regeneration of the area.

Consultation

Seven Sisters Road is a major road and plays an important part in London’s transport system. However, it is a busy road that cuts Woodberry Down in half, separating the community, and at times can be congested and hard for pedestrians to cross. The Woodberry Down Development Team is working together to design a solution for the road which balances the needs of residents and pedestrians, whilst also retaining the road’s strategic importance. This is part of the on-going regeneration of Woodberry Down, that has involved the redevelopment of the existing estate and which upon completion will deliver a total of 5,500 new homes.

We want to understand your experiences of using this section of Seven Sisters Road, if you think improvements need to be made and if so, what improvements are most important to you. This website outlines some of the potential solutions that can be made to the road in order to improve the experience for all users.

We have previously consulted the Woodberry Down community in regards to making changes to Seven Sisters Road and planning permission was granted in February 2014 as part of the wider Woodberry Down masterplan. We are now looking to progress with the changes and are keen to hear your views on the initial proposals. Following this, there will be a second stage consultation later in the year. Working with Transport for London, we will consider the feedback received and come up with a detailed design of the road layout for the public to consider. This will include carrying out comprehensive traffic modelling which details possible consequences of making the suggested changes.

Please take your time to consider the suggested options and offer us your feedback, either by completing the feedback form or requesting a paper copy of the feedback form. This stage of the consultation will close on Wednesday 9 March 2016.

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Given that Seven Sisters Road suffers from a number of problems such as traffic congestion and a lack of pedestrian crossings, the road could be significantly improved in a number of ways. Below, we have set out a series of potential solutions to Seven Sisters Road. It is not possible to implement all of these changes, however, some changes could be combined to provide a range of improvements.

Idea 1.

Idea 1. Changes to Traffic Lanes

This will reduce the road from three lanes to two lanes in each direction, with one lane as a bus lane, along the length of the street. This idea would mean increasing the width of the pavement for pedestrians or widening cycle or bus lanes. With this idea, there will be some increase in traffic congestion during rush hour.

Idea 2.

Idea 2. Partial Changes to Traffic Lanes

This idea would reduce Seven Sisters Road to two lanes in each direction, with one lane as a bus lane, but the road will still be three traffic lanes at junctions to help the traffic flows. This is likely to mean less impact on traffic congestion than idea 1 but will mean that pavements are not able to be widened at junctions. With this idea, we cannot provide segregated cycle lanes.

Idea 3.

Idea 3. Increase number of Pedestrian Crossings

We would make improvements to the existing pedestrian crossings and also increase the number of crossings to make the road safer and easier to cross. There may be a slight increase in traffic delays with this idea.

Idea 4a.

Idea 4a. Introduce a Pedestrian Island Strip

Another idea is to make it easier for pedestrians to cross the Seven Sisters Road and to provide a central island strip. This strip would be wider than the existing narrow strip, making it safer for pedestrians to cross at any point in the road. We can also add additional pedestrian crossings, although this idea would reduce the potential to widen pavements for pedestrians. There may be a slight increase in traffic delays with this idea.

Idea 4b.

Idea 4b. Introduce a wide Pedestrian Island Strip

This idea is similar to option 4 but with a wider strip to accommodate small trees and planting. This idea would further reduce the potential to widen pavements for pedestrians. There may be a slight increase in traffic delays with this idea.

Idea 5.

Idea 5. Segregated Cycle Lanes

This idea introduces a segregated lane especially for cyclists in each direction – this will mean cyclists will have their own dedicated space segregated from pedestrians and from vehicles. The cycle lane will be segregated from the road by a kerb or by being at a slightly higher level than the road. This idea would reduce the space available for pavement widening and may require reductions in the number of traffic lanes in each direction slightly increasing congestion during rush hour.

Idea 6.

Idea 6. Increase width of Bus Lanes

In this idea, cyclists would share a lane with buses. We would increase the width of the bus lanes from 3m wide to 4.5m wide, so that buses can pass cyclists without having to move out of the bus lane, making cyclists feel safer. This idea would reduce the potential for widening the pavement for pedestrians. It may require reductions in the number of traffic lanes in places, increasing congestion during rush hour.

We will be holding four drop-in sessions where you can come and find out more about the proposals and meet the team. The sessions will take place at:

  • Tuesday 9th February 2016: 14.30 – 20.00 at
    Woodberry Down Primary School, Woodberry Grove, London, N4 1SY
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  • Wednesday 10th February 2016: 14.30 – 20.00 at
    Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, London, N4 2HF
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  • Saturday 13th February 2016: 10.00 – 13.00 at
    Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, London, N4 2HF
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  • Monday 15th February 2016: 16.00 – 20.00 at
    Stamford Hill Library, 120 Stamford Hill, London N16 6QT
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Please provide your feedback through our online survey. Your views must be submitted by Wednesday 9 March 2016.

Alternatively, you can pick up a copy of the feedback form at:

Or, to request a posted copy of the feedback form you can:

The Woodberry Down Development Team (Hackney Council and Berkeley Homes, supported by Transport for London) are keen to hear your thoughts on how we can make improvements to Seven Sisters Road (between the junctions with Green Lane to the west and Amhurst Park to the east) with a view to redesigning the road in the future.

Please take your time to fill in this feedback form. Please note all feedback forms must be submitted by Wednesday 9 March 2016.

Your postcode will help us better analyse feedback from our local communities. We will use your email address to update you on potential solutions to Seven Sisters Road.

1) Which of these options best describes how you use Seven Sisters Road? (tick all that apply)

2) Which of the options below best describes how often you use Seven Sisters Road?

3) Which, if any of the problems listed below would you most associate with Seven Sisters Road? (tick all that apply)

4) Do you think Seven Sisters Road requires any improvements?

5) Below, we have set out a series of possible changes to Seven Sisters Road. It is not possible to implement all of these changes, however, some changes could be combined to provide a range of improvements. Please choose your preferred options:

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