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Talk by Phil Jones
Report on talk by Andrew Gilligan
See the report on our meeting with Andrew Gilligan, the Mayor's Cycling Commissioner by following this link.
Kentish Town Bike Workshop, 3rd June 7-9 pm
These regular workshops are a joint effort between Transition Kentish Town and Camden Cyclists. At Kentish Town Health Centre, Bartholomew Road. See the details.
Bike Week 2013
Royal College Street
Work on the new southbound cycle track on Royal College Street has started. Until the end of June northbound cyclists will be directed to use the main carriageway and southbound cyclists between Pratt Street and Crowndale road will be diverted down College Place. Please look out for the signs. More details here.
Camden Cyclists' Policy on Segregated Cycle Tracks
Agar Grove - Camley Street link
This walking and cycle route between east Camden and St Pancras Station shortens the route to the City. Click here to see a map of the location.
Danger at Crogsland Crossing
A warning to anyone who uses the cycle crossing over Chalk Farm Rd at the junction with Crogsland Road. Northbound vehicles continue to move across the cycle track in conflict with cyclists using the green signal. In spite of signal changes in 2009, this crossing is still hazardous; will we ever have a sensible solution to make this simple and useful crossing safe? Click the thumbnail to see an enlargement.
|See the previous problematic road signs, idiotic cycle lanes etc|
Go Dutch Campaign
Camden Cyclists want to encourage the council to follow up on the Go Dutch campaign. Some ideas were generated at the August 2011 meeting. We then asked Camden Council to use Go Dutch principles in their plans for a two-way Tottenham Court Road. See our notes on discussions with Camden officers in November, February and May. Meeting 11th January to discuss radical new approach in context of West End Project. Difficulty with buses and Camden's latest plans 1st May 2013.
While Boris so far fails to "Go Dutch", Camden quietly gets on with it: Vole O'Speed with reference to the proposed changes to Royal College Street.
Campaign for canal freight
At our January meeting we agreed to support Friends of Regents Canal in their campaign for using barges instead of HGVs on construction sites. See their website.
For cyclists, permeability is about being able to ride through a network of streets in the most direct manner. Unfortunately, routes are often made longer by one way streets and forbidden turns. The No Entry sign left, with an cycle exception sub-plate was eventually approved by DfT. This one in Princess Road was the first to be spotted in Camden (April 2011).
June 2011: Consultation on permeability measures Camden Town. Plender Street implemented March 2012.
Feb 2013: Prioritisation of permeability requests so as to support important routes. Read report.
Current Consultationsemail to Jean Dollimore
Veloteer Inspection Rides
We have carried out six of these rides:
Minutes and Reports