Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Camden Cyclists:

  • Highway Code changes

    sound+fury // 1 thread

    A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.

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  • Travel in London Report

    Created by Simon Parker // 1 thread

    A lack of a clearly defined, well planned cycling network is hindering the growth of cycling in London.

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  • Roadworks: Royal College Street

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    From 20th November until 18th December contractors Sf Stefan will be laying broadband fibre on Royal College Street. This will affect the northbound with-flow cycle lane. As far as possible, a segregated cycle lane will be maintained by closing parking bays and using barriers to make a cycle lane in the main carriageway but there may be a few locations where cyclists temporarily have to use the main carrigeway.

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  • Roadworks: Gower Street

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    From Monday 25th November to Monday 2nd December Gower Street will be closed from Grafton Way to between Torrington Place and Chenies Street for resurfacing. There will be no access for motor vehicles nor cyclists and both University Street and Torrington Place will be closed with diversions in operation. This will obvously have a major impact on the E-W cycle route on Tavistock Place/Torrington Place. Details of diversion routes are shown in the attached thread.

    Then from December 2nd until Monday 9th the works move south and Gower Street will be closed from north of Chenies Street to mid-way down Bedford Square. The E-W cycle route on Tavistock Place/Torrington Place will re-open. This should have less impact but there will still be local diversions.

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  • Roadworks: Eversholt Street

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    From 25th November to 23rd December one lane of Eversholt Street will be closed between Phoenix Road and Drummond Crescent for work on a 16" water main. Traffic will be two-way but controlled by signals and therefore is likely to be even more congested than usual. In addition, Phoenix Road will be closed so cyclists will need to use Polygon Road to access Somers Town and Ossulston Street.

    Update 27/11/19 - now deferred till 2020

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  • Public Realm & Road Safety Improvements on Cartwright Gardens

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Cartwright Gardens is the middle section of the road that runs south from Euston Road;  the top section being called Mabledon Place and the bottom section  Marchmont Street.

    It is well known to people who cycle (or used to do so before Midland Road opened) into Bloomsbury via the Somerstown route and cross Euston Road from Ossulston Street.

    For as long as I remember, there has been no footway on the side adjacent to the green space on the west side. And when you cycle up there, you often pass forlorn pedestrians keeping close to the fence.

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  • Gray’s Inn Road Cycling, Walking & Road Safety Proposals

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden's Main Proposals

    • protected cycle lanes in both directions on Gray’s Inn Road, from Harrison Street in the north to High Holborn in the south
    • improve the junctions of Gray’s Inn Road with (a) Sidmouth Street/Ampton Street and (b) Guilford Street/Calthorpe Street
    • continuous footways at all side road junctions

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  • Six new permeability improvements in Camden

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden is consulting on proposals to increase permeability for cycling in the following locations

    Laystall Street

    Mornington Terrace

    South Grove

    Chetwynd Road and Grove Terrace

    Gaisford Street and Patshull Road

    These consultations are not on Camden’s website but I will attached PDFs for each one.

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  • Camden Park Road, St. Augustine’s Road and Cliff Villas walking and cycling impr

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    This consultation proposes a cycling and walking link between St  Augustine’s Road and Cliff Villas, the location of Brecknock Primary School.

    They mention connection to the proposed cycle route between Camden and Tottenham Hale that Transport for London will be consulting on in 2020 which is a very valid point even if we’re not sure of its alignment.

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  • Proposed New Healthy School Street Zone

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden is consulting on a proposed Healthy School Street zone around the following schools:

    • South Hampstead High School (both junior and senior sites),
    • North Bridge House Pre-Preparatory School,
    • Southbank International School
    • Holy Trinity Primary School.

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  • Camden Street/Camden Road Safety Improvements

    Created by John Chamberlain // 2 threads

    TfL are consulting on changes to the junction of Camden Street with Camden Road. These include a new pedestrian crossing on Camden Road, cycle ASLs on all three approaches and a left-turn ban plus cycle feeder lane on Camden Street.

    The consultation is at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/camden-street-camden-road/  This includes a plan of the proposed layout and a Healthy Streets checklist (which shows minor improvements).

    You can respond direct to TfL via the website or by email to consultations@tfl.gov.uk. We will put in our formal response before the 29th September deadline, incorporating responses gathered here.

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  • Roadworks: Royal College Street - replacement of planters with kerbs

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    Royal College Street works 8th July -16th August

    The planters will be replaced by granite kerbs – affecting RCS south of Baynes Street.

    The works will start on 8th July and are expected to be completed by 16th August 2019. During the works, northbound cyclists will be diverted to use the with-flow traffic lane whilst southbound cyclists will be diverted to use St Pancras Way.

    • the northbound side will be done first, starting at Crowndale Road
      • northbound cyclists will be diverted to ride in the road past the section under construction, e.g. during the first week, from Crowndale Road to Plender Street
    • the work on the southbound side will also start from Crowndale Road
      •  southbound cyclists will be diverted via Georgiana Street to St Pancras Way.

    We will keep you informed here as to which segment of the cycle track is currently unavailable.

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  • Roadworks: Robert Street

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    From late July till end November, Robert Street will be closed between Stanhope Street and Hampstead Road for HS2 related water main replacement. All traffic including cycles will be diverted.

    Update October 2019: Works extended to end of year.

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  • Gospel Oak – Fleet Road area Safety scheme

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Fleet Road is a one-way street with heavy motor traffic and no protected cycle infrastructure.  This means that people cycling through the area face unpleasant interactions with motor vehicles as well as needing to make diversions to reach destinations in the area,

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  • Safe speeds for central London – introducing 20mph speed limits

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We want your views on our proposals to make the streets we manage in central London 20mph by 2020 and the associated measures.

    Last year, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), we published the Vision Zero Action Plan. The Action Plan sets out our ambition to eliminate death and serious injury from London’s transport network by 2041.

    It details our plans to reduce road danger, including proposals to implement a 20mph speed limit on the roads we operate and manage in central London. 

    We’ve been working to determine the most effective way of implementing the new speed limits and are now ready to share our plans with you.

    We’ve provided more information about our proposals on this page and would like your feedback before we progress this important safety programme.

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  • Roadworks: Calthorpe Street

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    From June 1st for several weeks, Calthorpe Street will be one-way westbound for motor traffic to allow replacement of a gas main. We have negotiated with the contractor and Camden to allow contraflow eastbound cycling through the works, but please take care; this may be rescinded if there are any issues. At a later stage, Kings Cross Road will be closed southbound at the junction with Calthorpe Street.

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  • The Royal Parks' draft Movement Strategy

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    The Royal Park says:
    "The Royal Parks is embarking on an exciting and ambitious journey to develop a Movement Strategy that will influence movement and transportation throughout our parks and London.

    What is the Movement Strategy?

    The Movement Strategy will set a long-term vision for how park visitors will move within, access and subsequently experience the parks.

    The strategy will include a comprehensive exploration of all movement and access related issues and opportunities that are relevant to the parks both now and into the foreseeable future.

    This will include (but is not limited to) increasing safety for all park users, reducing the impact of vehicle-based traffic and reducing conflict between different modes.

    How will it be developed?

    To develop the strategy, we will utilise an evidence-based approach to explore all current and future movement opportunities. Input from key stakeholders, including the general public, will be a critical component in exploring possibilities, conflicts and issues that will inform the creation of the strategy.

    Engagement Phase One – Now Open.

    We are seeking input from key partners including the general public, Transport for London, neighbouring boroughs and all interested parties. This input is a critical component in exploring possibilities, conflicts and issues that will inform the creation of the strategy.This discussion paper sets out the draft aim and principles for our Movement Strategy. These summarise our aspirations and provide the basis for developing a series of bold projects and proposals across all eight parks."

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  • Holborn Vision and Urban Strategy Consultation

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    Camden Council has prepared a draft Vision and Urban Strategy for Holborn and they are running a public consultation open to local residents, businesses, workers, community groups, and everyone else who has an interest in the area.  Their primary aim is to produce a Planning Strategy document to guide Camden's Planning Committee's decisions on construction projects in the area.

    We intend to submit a response by the Cycling Campaign because it clearly interacts with and should complement the Holborn Liveable Neighbourhood Scheme for which funding of around £12m has been announced by TFL and Camden.  The draft for the Vision and Urban Strategy references the Liveable Neighbourhood Scheme and outlines its main proposed actions including the proposed segregated cycle tracks on New Oxford Street and Theobolds Road, so there is no reason to fear a conflict. But the responses to this consultation may have some implications for the LN, so we should respond stating our priorities. 

    Both schemes propose the removal of the Holborn gyratory and the closure of its Procter Street arm creating a traffic free space there instead.

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  • Harrington Square Pedestrian and Cycling Scheme

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    TfL are consulting on changes to Harrington Square and Lidlington Place. These include new pedestrian and cycle crossings and a two-way segregated cycle track on the north side of the road.

    The consultation is at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/harrington-square/ and you can respond via the website or by email to consultations@tfl.gov.uk

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  • Roadworks: Kentish Town Road / St Pancras Way

    Created by Paul Allen // 1 thread

    There are currently temporary traffic lights around this junction. Work is expected to be finished on the 15th June 2019.

    These roadworks are now for the junction improvements that will provide a cycling route to/from the cycle lanes of Royal College Street (North) to/from Prince of Wales Road via castle Street.

    Here are links to the proposed infrastructure improvements scheme:

    https://camdencyclists.cyclescape.org/issues/3151-kentish-town-road-royal-college-street-castle-road-junction

    CCC response and Officer's report: http://camdencyclists.org.uk/2018/03/kentish-town-road-rcs-castle-road/

    Status info from Camden Council: http://find.camden.gov.uk/streetworks.aspx?area=kentish%20town%20road

    The initial works were for Virgin Media presumably preparing for the main changes.

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