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Report prepared by the following groups: Susie Morrow, Caroline
Report prepared by the following groups: Susie Morrow, Caroline
Traffic Function
Traffic Function
Traffic Function
Traffic Function
Current developments in the neighbourhood
Current developments in the neighbourhood
Current developments in the neighbourhood
Current developments in the neighbourhood
Current developments in the neighbourhood
Current developments in the neighbourhood
St Georges Circus as a public space
St Georges Circus as a public space
St Georges Circus as a public space
St Georges Circus as a public space
Walking and Cycling
Walking and Cycling
Walking and Cycling
Walking and Cycling
St. Georges Circus Recreating The Gateway To London

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St. Georges Circus Recreating The Gateway To London.ppt
1St. Georges Circus Recreating The 7will alter the mix of uses and journeys in
Gateway To London. DRAFT-10th June 2012. the area. Measures to enhance walking and
2Report prepared by the following cycling should be seen in the light of the
groups: Susie Morrow, Caroline Russell and publication for consultation in April 2012
Tom Platt, Living Streets Oliver Schick of draft Guidance on Walking and Cycling
and Alastair Hanton, London Cycling by the National Institute for Health and
Campaign Jeremy Leach and Clare Armstrong, Clinical Excellence (NICE). Pedestrian
Southwark Living Streets Alex Crawford, crossings set well away from desire lines.
Southwark Cyclists Peter Wood, The Open Staggered crossings ensure pedestrians
University Roger Geffen CTC David Dansky, cannot cross in one movement and encourage
RoadPeace Richard Reynolds, Guerrilla risk taking. 7.
Gardener. Introduction. St Georges Circus 8Walking. Walkings function as a means
in Southwark is one of the junctions on of enjoying the place is largely absent
the Transport for London Road Network from St Georges Circus. Even the
which is included in the programme of enjoyment of the guerrilla garden on the
Junction Reviews by Transport for London northwest quadrant of the Circus is
in the wake of the deaths of two cyclists frustrated by the noise and other effects
at Bow in late 2011. These reviews are of traffic. Similarly, appreciation of the
focussed primarily on safety of cyclists historic obelisk is blunted. The main
and (increasingly) pedestrians. As St problem for walking is the absence of safe
Georges Circus is an historic location routes across the Circus. A principal
there is also interest in improving the desire line is southeast/northwest,
public realm there. A group of people from notably between McLaren House and the
Living Streets, London Cycling Campaign, university. The student residents are
CTC, RoadPeace and local residents met forced to climb the ramps encircling the
there on May 15 2012 to consider central space and jump onto the
opportunities for improvements. This paper carriageway during gaps in the traffic
reviews their findings. The sole access from the adjacent traffic signals. St
point to the historic obelisk and Gateway Georges Circus is a barrier to pedestrian
to London is from a single narrow movement to and from both the Thames to
entrance to the south of the space. 2. the north and the Elephant and Castle to
3History. St Georges Circus was built the south. As an illustration, we compared
in 1771 to provide a fitting entrance to the time to walk from the Subway caf? on
London from the south, with roads the southern side to the mouth of
radiating to all the Thames bridges Blackfriars Road on the north. The
between London Bridge and Lambeth Bridge. official route, via zebras in
The Circus contains an obelisk with the Westminster Bridge Road, took over 3
inscription Erected in XI year of the minutes; the more dangerous route via the
reign of King George MDCCLXXI Queen zebra in London Road took just 40 seconds.
Victorias jubilee procession passed Even the existing facilities for walking
through the circus in 1897. Since 2005 are unsatisfactory. Following rain, the
part of the central area has been planted 'ponding' at the zebra crossing across
and tended by voluntary guerrilla London Road forces pedestrians to jump
gardeners with lavender, rosemary, tulips, onto the zebra or encourages them to take
campanula and azaleas. Impact of recent a dangerous short cut. Wayfinding
planting. One of the inscriptions. 3. information for pedestrians is completely
4Traffic Function. The roads around the absent. The route (in red) that
Circus are part of the gyratory traffic pedestrians are expected to take (3minutes
system of London Road, St Georges Road +) compared to the desire line (black 40
and Lambeth Road, with connections to seconds). The route pedestrians want to
Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo Road, take. 8. http://www.openstreetmap.org.
Blackfriars Road and Borough Road. Bus 9Cycling. Cars, lorries and buses
routes 1, 12, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 148, circle like sharks. Only really confident
155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 344, 360, cyclists can cope with the traffic
363, 453, 468 and C10 pass through the swinging from lane to lane. Some important
Circus. The Circus is also well used by cyclists routes cannot be achieved, e.g.
cyclists going to and from the Thames from Borough Road westwards to Waterloo
bridges, the nearby London South Bank Road. High vehicle speeds in free flowing
University and elsewhere. The Circus is on traffic and lack of clarity as to lanes
pedestrians routes, notably between the add to cyclist danger. Important westerly
University and McLaren House, a residence cycle route on Borough Rd cannot be
for 600 students on the northwest side of continued owing to St Georges Circus
the Circus. Carriageway capacity. A gyratory. 9.
pedestrian crossing from McLaren House. 4. 10What should be done? It is apparent
5Current developments in the from the preceding notes that a major
neighbourhood. The South Bank University reappraisal of St Georges Circus is
Estates Development plan includes bringing needed. This should include: Options for
into use the currently unused buildings on access and crossing the central area.
the eastern side of London Road. This will Blackfriars Road, wide enough to be a fine
add to the presently unsatisfied boulevard, northwards and the tree lined
pedestrians demands on the Circus. Borough Road eastwards. The effect of the
Planning consent has been granted for the gyratory to the south and west. The
redevelopment of the large building alternatives of (a) retaining the central
(Erlang House) and vacant space to the island, making it accessible to
north east of the Circus. Several pedestrians; or (b) recreating a central
substantial office and other buildings are crossroads, with the public realm space
being planned for Blackfriars Road. These provided by the freed-up space on the four
are at various stages of development. To quadrants of the Circus. In the absence of
the south, major redevelopment of the such an appraisal one can pick out a few
Elephant and Castle area is in hand, possible measures from the issues
incorporating new housing, a new leisure highlighted during our visit. These
complex, rejuvenation of the shopping measures might include: Reducing
centre and some changes to the road carriageway widths, to restrain traffic
layout. New hotel development. Historic speeds and help pedestrians crossing to
buildings being brought back into use by the central space. Reducing the number of
LSBU. Erlang House & adjacent lanes on the eastern side, with overrun
development site. 5. areas borrowed from the central space to
6St Georges Circus as a public space. provide resilience for emergencies.
The vision of the original designers of St Measures to satisfy the apparent desire
Georges Circus was for a fitting line for pedestrians (SE/NW) such as a
Gateway, situated by reference to other zebra crossing outside McLaren House.
London landmarks, including the river Tightening the splays and narrowing the
Thames, a short distance to the north. mouths of Borough Road and other roads to
This vision has been lost in the reduce vehicle speeds and help pedestrians
concentration on the function of the cross. Limiting speeds to 20 mph to make
junction as primarily serving motor cycling safer and bring more calm to the
traffic. The result is a public space location. Simple measures such as
almost devoid of people and an obelisk wayfinding, seating and repair of the
lacking function and context. Because of obelisk. 10.
the traffic and the ramped edges all 11Conclusion. The TfL junction review is
round, the only access for pedestrians is welcome. The special historic and location
from London Road in the south. Ramped characteristics of St Georges Circus call
edges. Short walk to Southwark Tube for its review to be widened to include
Station, the Palestra building, The Cut place making. We hope that the following
& the river. 6. bodies can collaborate on a widened
7Walking and Cycling. Both these modes review: Transport for London. London
suffer from the all-pervasive effects of Borough of Southwark. London South Bank
domination by motor traffic, including University. English Heritage.
noise, air pollution, danger and Organisations participating in this visit.
intimidation. A better ambience for Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and
walking and cycling would improve the Exhibition Road are outstanding examples
commercial as well as civic quality of the of other places in London which were
area, encouraging local journeys on foot previously dominated by traffic where the
and by cycle instead of clogging up public public realm has in recent years been
transport for short journeys. The transformed for the better. This report is
redevelopment of Blackfriars railway being sent to senior officials in each of
station, with now a third of passengers these bodies. 11.
using the entrance/exit on the south bank,
St. Georges Circus Recreating The Gateway To London.ppt

St. Georges Circus Recreating The Gateway To London

St. Georges Circus Recreating The Gateway To London

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