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:

  • Arlington Road Area Low Traffic Neighbourhood

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    A set of temporary measures was implemented in September 2020 with a view to reducing through traffic in Arlington Road and the surrounding streets. Further measures were added later to make the scheme more effective.

    Camden reports the following changes in the local area:

    - a 15% increase in cycle volumes

    - 43% decrease in motor traffic

    - 15% decrease in traffic-related collisions

    Camden is consulting on making all of these measures permanent with the following enhancements:

    Jamestown Road: restriction on eastbound motor vehicles. Replace the planter with a traffic island

    Inverness Street: no access for motor vehicles to Arlington Road. Replace the planters with traffic islands and widen the footway outside Cavendish School. NOTE: At our meeting on Monday’ 15th Nov, it was suggested we should ask for a School Street for Cavendish School.

    Buck Street: no way in and out for motor vehicles from Kentish Town Road

    Arlington Road (south of junction of Delancey Street):  restriction on northbound motor vehicles. Add a traffic island and greening, raise carriageway. 

    Mornington Street: no way in and out for motor vehicles  at the junction with Albert Street

    Albert Street: no way in and out for motor vehicles at the junction with Mornington Place.  Replace planters with removable bollards

    Mornington Place: no way in and out for motor vehicles at the junction with Clarkson Row/Mornington Terrace. Replace planters with removable bollards. New tree and planting on Mornington Street. New Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) on Clarkson Row

    New junction designs and other changes

    Delancey Street @ Albert Street - remove the right turn lane (from Albert Street) and build out the footway. NOTE: the original Delancey-Pratt scheme indicated the entry to a new contraflow cycle here. We should aim to keep that.

    Delancey Street @Arlington Road  Raise the junction.

    Parkway Cycle Hire Station: move to the southern corner of Albert Street.

    Parkway junction with Arlington Road: lengthen the feeder lane on Parkway. NOTE (as suggested at our meeting on 15th) this cycle lane should extend over the space occupied by the cycle hire station.

    Parkway junction with Albert Street: double yellow lines

    Parkway junction with Arlington Road: widen eastern footway to north of junction and remove two parking spaces.

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  • Southampton Row and Theobalds Road Safe and Healthy Streets

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Following a fatality at this junction in August Camden Council installed a number of temporary changes to the junction in October.

    This consultation concerns some more radical permanent changes

    The proposals include:

    • A cycle gate on the Southampton Row (N) approach
    • A new segregated cycle track northbound and southbound on Southampton Row
    • ASL boxes with early release on the Vernon Place and Southampton Row (S) arms
    • Early release for cycles and buses on Theobalds Road
    • Full-time bus lanes on Southampton Row (S) and on Theobalds Road
    • Widened pedestrian crossing on Vernon Place with cyclists to be allowed to turn left from Southampton Row into Vernon Place
    • Removing the pedestrian guardrail around the junction to reduce potential harm to cyclists
    • New ‘buff’ coloured surfacing at crossing points

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  • Highgate Road Safe and Healthy Streets

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden is consulting on making permanent the trial scheme put in during summer 2020:

    • Extension of hours of operation to 24/7 – “at all times” for the following bus lanes on Highgate Road:
      • the southbound bus lane CMO15 which runs from St Albans Road to Dartmouth Park Road,
      • the northbound bus lane CMO16 which runs from Carrol Close (97 Highgate Road) to Wesleyan Place,
      • and the southbound bus lane CMO17 which runs from Burghley Road to Fortess Road .
    • Waiting and loading restrictions extended to ‘at any time’ in all bus lanes.
    • Addition of two loading bays outside 109-111 Highgate Road in CMO16 and outside 12 Highgate Road in CMO17 with hours of operation of 7pm-7am for loading for commercial properties.

    They also propose the following new measures

    • the extension of the existing southbound bus lane “CMO15” to the north, up to the roundabout with Swains Lane
    • the removal of paid-for/permit parking bays along Highgate Road to remove existing pinch points and facilitate the extension of the bus lane (10 outside the tennis courts and 18 opposite Grove Terrace).
    • the introduction of ‘at any time’ waiting and loading restrictions at the junction of Highgate Road and Carrol Close, to improve road user and pedestrian safety

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  • Millfield Lane Safe and Healthy Streets

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    In June 2020, a No Entry (with cycle exception) was placed on Millfield Lane just south of the junction of Merton Lane, making the southern section one way northbound for motor vehicles. In addition, several parking spaces were removed at the bend to provide more space for walking.  This was done with an experimental traffic order and Camden is now consulting on making the changes permanent and building a proper footway at the widened section.

    Extras

    Camden also proposes:

    • to convert 11 extra parking bays on Millfield Lane to double yellow lines and double kerb blips to improve visibility, reduce conflict between drivers and cyclists and to minimise vehicle movements which are hazardous to pedestrians.
    • and to remove parking on Merton Lane close to the junction with West Hill
    • and to remove parking at the junction of Merton Lane and Millfield Lane and widen the footway

    They also ask whether we would like to have Merton Lane one-way for motor vehicles (eastbound only)

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  • Proposed Pedestrian and Cycle Improvements on Abbey Road Junction With Belsize R

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden is consulting on some proposed improvements for walking and cycling through the junction of  Abbey Road and Belsize Road

    •  New diagonal pedestrian crossing points .
    • Advanced stop lines (ASL) for cyclists to be increased to 5m -
    • Existing refuge islands to be removed from the junction .
    • All guard railing around the junction to be removed. Bus cage on Abbey Road to be shortened and relocated 4m closer to the junction.
    • Footways to be widening around the junction .
    • 5 Seconds early release for cyclists on both Abbey Road approaches to the junction.

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  • Chalk Farm Road Walking, Cycling and Road Safety Improvements

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden Council installed Pop-up cycle lanes on Chalk Farm Road and the lower end of Haverstock Hill last summer. They are now consulting on proposals to make these and associated changes permanent.

    The proposals include:

    • Replacing the temporary ‘kerb and wand’ segregation with a new raised stepped cycle track
    • Improved junction layout at Haverstock Hill/ Chalk Farm Road/ Adelaide Road/ Regents Park Road/ Crogsland Road, including a new signalised pedestrian crossing across the middle and a cycle gate for norttbound cycles and bypass for southbound cycles.
    • Retaining the improvements at the Ferdinand Street- Juniper Way junction
    • Retaining the four bus stop bypasses and replacing the ride round bus stop outside Haverstock School with a new bus stop bypass east of Crogsland Road and adding a new bus stop bypass between the junctions of Harmood Street and Hartland Road. Putting the bus shelters on the island.
    • Taxi parking facility outside Camden Market to be relocated to east of Crogsland Road and to be shared with a new timed loading bay
    • New blended junctions at Belmont Street, Harmood Street and Hartland Road
    • Blue surfacing across junctions and side roads to provide an increased awareness of cyclists.
    • Installing new double yellow lines with double blip markings (no parking/waiting at any time) along the scheme route to prevent vehicles from parking and loading on the cycle lane.

    Drop In Sessions

    23 September 2021 (Thursday) from 16:00 to 19:00

    30 September 2021 (Thursday) from 16:00 to 19:00

    Location: Castlehaven Community Centre, 23 Castlehaven Rd, London NW1 8RU

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  • Prowse Place and Wilmot Place Healthy Streets

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden proposes to make permanent the trial closures that were installed in Prowse Place and Wilmot Place in June 2020.

    The Prowse Place closure was originally by means of bollards but has been replaced by ANPR and signage while the Wilmot Place closure is by means of bollards.

    Camden also proposes to:

    • Improve connections for cycling on Wilmot Place between Royal College Street and St Pancras Way:
      • for eastbound cyclists a Tiger crossing into the contraflow on Wilmot Place west
      • for westbound cyclists, a bollard protected lane and a place to wait before turning right into the St Pancras Way cycle lane
      • But they have not proposed a solution of making the right turn into Wilmot Place west from the northbound cycle track on Royal College Street.
    • A blended junction on Wilmot Place at Pancras Way
    • strong blue paint markings where the cycle lanes on Royal College Street pass the junction with Wilmot Place.
    • Make Jeffreys St/ Wilmot Place, between Prowse Place and St Pancras Way, two-way for motor vehicles (introduces left hook risk - blue paint enough?)

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  • Red Lion and Dane Street Healthy Streets

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden proposes to make permanent the trial closures that were installed in Red Lion Street and Dane Street in June 2020.

    They also propose to:

    - create a pedestrian and cycle only zone on Red Lion Street south of the junction with Princeton Street with new trees and cycle parking

    - stop southbound motor traffic on Bedford Row from accessing Sandland Street, introducing a wide build-out with new trees, seating and cycle parking

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  • Camden Road Toucan crossings TfL consultation

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    TfL is planning to upgrade two of the existing signalised pedestrian crossings on Camden Road to Toucans.

    These crossings are:

    Rochester Road to Rochester Square

    The crossing lines up with Rochester Square (south side of Camden Road) so TfL is proposing a section of shared-use footway on the north side of Camden Road from Rochester Road to the crossing.

    Cantelowes Gardens to Cantelowes Road

    The crossing almost lines up with the footway exit from Cantelowes Road (past the planter known locally as the ‘billiard table’). TfL is proposing a section of shared-use footway on the north side of Camden Road between the western exit from the Gardens and the crossing.

    Details

    Camden is being left to make the connections at both ends of the two crossings. These are tricky e.g. cycling isn’t even allowed in Cantelowes Gardens at the moment. But those issues are outside the scope of this consultation. 

    Toucans are signalised crossings where cycles and pedestrian share the surface of the crossing as well as an area of footway on both sides of the road. They are supposed to be at least 4m wide. (LTN 2/95).

    The Rochester Road crossing width will be increased to 4m. The crossing at Cantelowes Road is already over 3.5m wide. In both case the island width will be increased to 2.5m

    Drawing of the proposals for the two crossings

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  • Three sets of road closures to be made permanent Sandall Road, Savernake Road, C

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Sandall Road Safe and Healthy Streets scheme

    In May 2020, as a trial, bollards were placed across Sandall Road by the width restriction to prevent motor traffic from cutting through residential streets between Camden Road and Kentish Town Road or Leighton Road.

    Camden is now consulting on whether the trail scheme should be made permanent. Drawing here.

    The consultation and the Online Survey are here

    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/sandall-road/

    Savernake and Cressy Road Safe and Healthy Streets scheme

    In May 2020, as a trial, bollards were placed across Savenake Road by the entry to Saverrnake Bridge to prevent motor traffic from cutting through Constantine Road and Savernake Road to avoid the signals at the junction of Agincourt Road and Mansfield Road.

    Camden is now consulting on whether the trail scheme should be made permanent with some enhancements - three separate water absorbing planting areas to include three new trees. Plans.

    They are also proposing two-way cycling on Cressy Road between Agincourt Road and Constantine Road – a very welcome extension of the recently implemented two-way cycling on Cressy Road south of Agincourt Road.

    And an electric vehicle charging point.

    The consultation and the Online Survey are here

    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/savernake-safe-and-healthy-streets-consultation/

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  • Electric Scooter Trial in Camden

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    On the 7th June 2021 Transport for London launched a trial on the use of rental electric scooters across some parts of London.

    E.g. in Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Richmond, Kensington and Chelsea and Tower Hamlets (ride through only) and Canary Wharf.

    The City of London and Westminster plan to join the trial on the 5th July 2021.

    Camden Council is now consulting on taking part in this trial.

    Service operators Dott, Lime and Tier.

    The e-scooters would be unlocked through the operator’s app on the user’s mobile phone and would be required to be parked within a designated parking bay at the end of a journey.

    They would be permitted on public highways in Camden and cycle lanes and will share cycle contraflow facilities.

    They would not be permitted on pavements or any public pedestrian space.

    Riders would need to be 18 years of age or over and have a full or provisional driving licence to rent an e-scooter

    Speed would be limited to 12.5mph. GPS managed speeds..

    They would be parked on street in assigned dockless hire parking bays, GPS enforcement of using bays

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  • Goods Way Scheme

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Goods Way has been one way westbound for motor vehicles for most of its length during recent construction works. The section between the Kings Cross Station service road and York Way is two-way to allow service and construction vehicles to access York Way directly.  Two-way cycling has been maintained right along Goodsway. 

    Camden proposes to make the current arrangements permanent

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  • Proposed Zebra Crossing / Temporary Parking Relocation - Ferdinand Street NW1

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    The main proposal is for  a new Zebra crossing outside the Harmood Children’s Centre

    The new zebra will be 6.5m wide and replaces a 12+ m wide crossing with a pedestrian island. The consultation says: “Reducing the carriageway width can also have a traffic calming effect.

    Space will also be provided for rain gardens (SUDs) and cycle parking for 6 to 8 bikes

    The other proposal is to provide a temporary bus stand for the 27 bus during the Morrisons development and to relocate the affected parking bays. The new bus stand will be beside the Denton residential block at the northern end of Ferdinand Street.

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  • Oxford Street plans: Chance to fix Marble Arch bike lanes

    Created by nix // 1 thread

    The bike lanes across Marble Arch have long been chaotic and poorly marked. Confusion has been increased by the hurried COVID additions. I have found taking my 14 year old to practice learning to ride on North Carriage Drive scary.

    I have heard our Chair  despair on the subject before.

    Specifically there are no clearly marked lanes on the Marble Arch island, through an area mobbed in Summer with visitors, and with a table tennis table on the intuitive route. But a chance has emerged - see below. Link via Westminster web-site to oxfordst@westminster.gov.uk.

    Views are sought to "stakeholderteam@murphycareyjv.co.uk by Friday 19 February 

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  • Proposed Trial Changes to Haverstock Hill and Rosslyn Hill

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden proposes the following measures:

    • New cycle lanes, protected by flexible wands, will be installed on both sides of Haverstock Hill and Rosslyn Hill (between Prince of Wales Road and Belsize Lane).
      • On the northbound side, cyclists will have to use the existing bus lane from Belsize Avenue on – the bus lane times will be made 24/7.
    • All parking and loading spaces are to be removed from this section of Haverstock and Rosslyn Hill to make space for the cycle lanes. Some will be replaced in side roads.
    • All pedestrian refuges at informal crossings are being removed to make room for the cycle lanes. Five of the existing ‘uncontrolled’ crossing points on Haverstock Hill will be replaced with four new zebra crossings and one new signalised crossing .
    • Shared use bus boarders will be deployed at the eight bus stops – bus stops will be moved into the carriageway to allow for the cycle lane to continue next to the kerb.
    • At the junctions with England’s Lane and Pond Street ‘pedestrian countdown’ facilities, ‘early release’ for bikes and extended ‘Advanced Stop Lines’  will be provided subject to approval from TfL
    • Timed loading bays (Mon-Sat 10 am - 2pm) along (on southbound side opposite Steeles Road Haverstock Hill  and full time loading bay opposite Belsize Lane.
    • If the consultation is agreed, cycle parking will be added at the shopping parades.

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  • Camden Square Area Safe and Healthy Streets

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    The Camden Square area is bounded by Camden Road, Camden Park Road-York Way, Agar Grove and St Pancras Way. Most of this area already benefits from some road closures made in the 1970s at junctions with Agar Grove (St Augustines Road, St Paul’s Crescent and Stratford Villas) and at junctions with Camden Road (Rochester Square and Cantelowes Road). But Murray Street is still used as a rat-run between Camden Road and Agar Grove.

    This consultation focuses on

    • The removal of the rat-run on Murray Street and of another potential rat-run via North Villas
    • Improvements to the cycle route that runs from Cliff Road, through Camden Square and on to Royal College Street.

    The rat-run reduction scheme proposes two filters:

    • A diagonal filter on Murray Street at the junction with Stratford Villas enforced by ANPR camera. (right turns into Camden Road from Murray Street will be permitted)
    • A filter with a removable bollard at the top of Camden Square west side which will become two-way for all vehicles.
    • Mandatory left turn signs where Camden Mews meets Camden Park Road.

    The proposals for improving the cycle route are:

    • Randolph Street with flow and contraflow cycle lanes protected by wands
    • Marked cycle crossings over Royal College Street at the junction with Randolph Street (with relocation of the bus stop to the south of this junction).
    • A radical improvement of the junction of Agar Grove, St Pancras Way and Randolph Street;
      • on each of the four arms of the junction, cycles will get a green at a stage in the signals where they can cross safely without conflict with motor vehicles.
      • pedestrians can obtain an all green stage on demand
      • the approach from Agar Grove will be in a lane protected by wands
    • A Tiger Crossing over Agar Grove at the southern end of Stratford Villas
    • Cliff Road: the contraflow lane will be moved behind the parked cars while the with flow lane runs with general traffic but all parking will be removed on this (the south) side.

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  • Six new School Streets - Feb 2021

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    All of the schemes operate timed road closures on Mondays to Fridays e.g. from 8.15am-9.15am and 3pm-4pm in term time.

    In all but one of the schemes, it is stated that the restrictions will be enforced using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras.

    Each scheme would be introduced as a trial for a maximum of 18 months with  a further consultation After 12 months.

    Exemptions: properties and businesses in the closed section of the affected road, emergency services, bin lorries, blue badge and pupils of the school that have a disability that prevents them from using active travel.

    A few nice surprises here, marked with asterisks ***

    Brookfield School

    A Healthy School Street on Croftdown Road, between the junction with Chester Road and the east side of the junction with St. Albans Road.

    And close with planters and bollards the west side of the junction Croftdown Road/ St Albans Road

    Consultation on Camden’s website:

    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/healthy-school-streets-brookfield/

    Kentish Town Church of England Primary School

    A Healthy School Street on Islip Street, from Frideswide Place to the junction with Hammond Street.

    *** Create a permanent restriction on Hammond Street by placing planters halfway between Islip Street and Caversham Road.

    Temporary widening of footway outside school. Why temporary?

    Removal of some guard rails

    Consultation on Camden’s website:

    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/healthy-school-streets-kentish-town/

    Christopher Hatton Primary School

    1. A Healthy School Street On Mount Pleasant, between the junction with Grays Inn Road and the junction with Elm Street.

    No mention of the use of ANPR cameras.

    *** 2. Make permanent the trial scheme in Laystall Street north of Rosebery Avenue which implemented a mid-point closure and allowed two-way cycling.

    Consultation on Camden’s website

    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/healthy-school-streets-christopher-hatton/

    Argyle Primary School

    A Healthy School Street road on Bidborough Street, Hastings Street and Tonbridge Street.

    *** The one-way systems on all three streets would remain in place, with the addition of a contraflow for cycles.

    Consultation on Camden’s website

    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/healthy-school-streets-argyle/

    St Mary and St Pancras School

    A Healthy School Street on Polygon Road between Chalton Street and Werrington Street.

    Consultation on Camden’s website:

    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/healthy-school-streets-st-mary-st-pancras/

    Ecole Jeanine Manuel

    A Healthy School Street on the south side of Bedford Square which is one-way westbound.

    from the junction with Bloomsbury Street to Adeline Place

    *** Add a contraflow cycle lane to the southern side of Bedford Square

    Consultation on Camden’s website:

    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/healthy-school-streets-consultations-ejm/

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  • Mansfield Road and Estelle Road Safe and Healthy Streets consultation

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    The proposal is to made a Tiger crossing over Mansfield Road between Estelle Roads and the cut-through to Elaine Grove. This will replace the existing zebra crossing. The following supporting measures are also proposed: 

    • No Entry to Estelle Road from Mansfield Road
    • Introducing small sections of shared space (pedestrians and cycles) areas around the proposed crossing
    • removal of 9m parking bays on Estelle Road close to this junction

    The improvement of this crossing is in preparation for the extension of C6 from Kentish Town via Castle Road, Castelehaven Road and Grafton Road to reach Hampstead Heath at Savernake bridge.

    Implement on 18 month ETO,

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  • King Henry's Road area Safe and Healthy Streets

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    This scheme is intended to reduce through traffic on King Henry’s Road and Elsworthy Road, both of which have ~ 2000 motor vehicle movements per day in each direction, 74% of which is through traffic. In addition, average speeds are well in excess of 20 mph.

    To stop the rat-running and to reduce the traffic volumes and speeds on King Henry’s Road and Elsworthy Road, Camden proposes the following point closures:

    • Elsworthy Road at the junction with Avenue Road
    • Elsworthy Road to the east of the junction with Elsworthy Rise
    • King Henry’s Road to the east of the junction with Elsworthy Rise

    In addition, Camden proposes:

    • A Healthy School Street for St Paul’s School (in the eastern end of Elsworthy Road) operating 8am to 9am and 3pm to 4pm with exemptions for people who live in that section of road
    • Footway widening on Primrose Hill Road near to St Paul’s School
    • and a new Zebra crossing near Oppidans Road

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  • Queen's Crescent Motor Traffic Free Environment Trial

    The proposals will trial a motor traffic-free environment that reduces traffic volumes and speeds, supports the existing market and local businesses, and allows more space for social distancing, walking, and cycling. The proposals also include measures at the junction of Queen’s Crescent and Grafton Road to prevent rat running traffic from using Grafton Road and Vicar’s Road and create a safer and quieter environment for residents in that area.

    Camden have announced a consultation trial closures of Queen's Crescent (the market area) and Grafton Road. The resulting reduction in motor traffic will improve cycling conditions massively on Grafton Road in particular and in adjacent streets to a lesser extent. This, in conjunction with this scheme including the closure of Anglers Lane (decision to go ahead) should result in a sizeable LTN in all but name.

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