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As part of Camden’s policy to reduce accidents involving personal injury and to provide a safer walking environment, the Council is starting a programme of measures to reduce the number and severity of accidents within the borough.
The zebra crossing proposes to minimise the risk of accidents involving children crossing the road.
The aims of this proposal are as follows:
- To provide a safer environment for children and parents, to encourage more walking and cycling to, during and from school.
- To improve pedestrian safety in the immediate area.
The attached drawing shows the location and layout of the proposed zebra crossing. Please note that the attached proposals could be subject to changes following public consultation at detail design stage
The Council would be pleased to hear your views on the proposed measures and details on how to respond to this consultation are given on the back page of this letter.
The proposal claims in its aims
to encourage more walking and cycling to, during and from school. However it does not include anything that would, as far as I can see, encourage cycling.
As far as cyclists are concerned, there is a basic safety problem at this junction that is not being addressed. If you emerge from Fordwych Road (south arm) you find that you cannot see what traffic is coming from your left because of the shape of the
hill and leftward curve of the road combined with cars parked to the left,
beyond the build-out. It is highly dangerous. It only became a problem when
the build-out with parking bays behind it was created on the SW corner, and
we are convinced it is the cause of the casualties that have occurred here
since. Casualty statistics at this junction increased when they were falling
elsewhere in Camden. These parking bays need to be removed, or at least the
first two or three of them, to improve visibility.
The two cycle logos on Mill Lane at this junction are partially covered by the raised entry treatments on Fordwych Road. These should be repainted in the centre of the clear width of the carriageway.
Do you agree with the proposal in the attached drawing?YES
CCC asked to remove parking bays in Mill Lane in order to improve the the visibility for left-turning cyclists. james and Jean discussed this with Dave Stewart and Ugo Ihsiene but were told this was beyond the scope of the consultation. We were advised to respond via the relevant CPZ consultation. Unfortunately we were sent the consultation documents for the wrong zone and then time ran out. This problem is not resolved.