Elstree Way, creating 4m wide shared use footways on both
sides of Shenley Road and around Elstree Way roundabout
and a 5m wide segregated facility (3m two-way cycle track,
2m footway) on both sides of Elstree.
−− The removal of Tesco (Shenley Road/ Eldon Avenue)
roundabout and signalisation of the junction including
controlled crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
−− Shenley Road(W) - removal of uncontrolled crossings and
installation of one toucan crossing in their place.
−− Elstree Way/ Shenley Road roundabout – uncontrolled
crossing on Brook Road modified with a zebra crossing and a
central refuge provided.
−− Bus Lane from Elstree Way to Shenley Road, bypassing the
roundabout to introduce bus priority associated relocation of
the Elstree Studios access away from roundabout.
−− Potential closure of four private accesses on Elstree Way
(subject to developer proposals).
−− Installation of raised entry treatments at all retained private
accesses on Elstree Way.
−− Removal of one pelican crossing and one uncontrolled
crossing, crossing over Elstree Way and the installation of
three toucan crossings (in total) in their place.
−− Removal of one bus stop on Shenley Road (W) and possible
relocation of one stop to maintain spacing.
−− Improvements to bus stop accessibility throughout, and
investigation of removing all bus lay-bys.
−− Relocation of the westbound bus stop on Elstree Way just
west of its junction with Studio Way.
The proposed design will introduce significant improvements
for pedestrians and cyclists by removing a number of existing
barriers and disincentives to using these modes. Additionally,
measures to offer more reliable, faster journey times for buses
through the corridor. The design accommodates the traffic
growth associated with the planned developments on Elstree
Way. There is greater scope for management of through-traffic
with the signalisation of the Tesco roundabout. To maximise
the benefits of this signalisation of Shenley Road/Station Road
would also be required, HCC have been developing a scheme for
this junction as part of a separate study.
The proposed scheme has a number of key elements that form
part of the overall layout.
−− Removal of Shenley Road / Eldon Avenue roundabout
replacement with a traffic signal controlled junction.
−− Improvement of all crossing points linking roads on approach
to Elstree Way/ Shenley Road roundabout.
−− Minimum 3.2m lane widths in each direction on Elstree Way
−− Improved pedestrian and two-way segregated off-road cycle
facilities including Toucan crossings
−− Shared use facility where it is not feasible to install
−− Removal and infilling of subway at Bullhead Road.
7.1 Pedestrian and Cycle Facilities and Urban
−− Shared use footways proposed at 4m wide and predominantly
3m wide two-way cycle tracks on segregated paths.
−− Three new stand alone Toucan crossings on Elstree Way as
well two along Shenley Road (W) and one at the Tesco access
−− Minimum 2m wide footways and widening to up to 4m within
the proposed shared use areas.
7.2 Tesco / Shenley Road junction
−− Converted from a roundabout to a four arm signalised
−− Toucan crossings provided across the south and east of the
junction, there is also a controlled crossing proposed to the
west, centred between the junction and the Elstree Way
−− Shared use facilities on all corners of the junction.
−− Dropped kerbs to allow cyclists to access/exit the off-road
−− Improved alignment for pedestrians on east-west route with
better visibility of shopping destinations.
−− Proposed surface treatment along Eldon Avenue.
−− Landscaping / streetscape improvements.
7.3 Shenley Road (W) Upgrade
−− Land gain to the north and south.
−− Proposed toucan crossing positioned in a central location
between the junctions.
−− Wider footways on desire line (4m shared use facilities on
−− Westbound bus lane provided on Shenley Road westbound
approach from Elstree Way.
7.4 Elstree Way / Shenley Road / Brook Road
(Shenley Road Roundabout)
−− Improved crossing facility at Brook Road with a zebra
crossing and widened central refuge.
−− Improved safer uncontrolled location on Shenley Road (E).
−− Proposed toucan crossing on Elstree Way.
−− Elstree studios entrance to be relocated approximately 25
metres to west (away from the roundabout).
−− 3m two-way cycle track on both sides of Elstree Way and 4m
shared use facility where this isn’t possible due to crossings
and bus stops.
−− Westbound bus lane provided on approach so buses can
avoid giving way at the roundabout.
7.5 Maxwell Road Junction
−− Raised crossing over the bell mouth of Maxwell Road.
−− New access point to Fire Station site on Maxwell Road (part
of future development).
−− Two existing accesses (Fire Station, Housing Association) on
southern side of Elstree Way to be closed and regraded (part
of future development)