Camden Council aims to improve the pedestrian environment in the vicinity of the Holy Trinity Church Gyratory which runs clockwise from Euston Road via Albany Street, Osnaburgh Terrace and (the southern end of) Osnaburgh Street back to Euston Road. The main proposals are:
• Installation of a three-way zebra crossing at the junction of Albany Street with Osnaburgh
• Raise the height of the southern end of Osnaburgh Street.
• Widening of the footways round 3 sides of Holy Trinity Church.
• Kerb build outs at the junction of Albany Street with Euston Road, the
junctions of Osnaburgh Terrace with Albany Street, the junction of Osnaburgh Terrace with
Osnaburgh Street and the junction of Osnaburgh Street with Longford Street.
• Reforming the kerbs on the western footway of Osnaburgh Street with build outs for tree planting.
• A raised table at the junction of Osnaburgh Street with Longford Street.
• Relocation of some resident parking bays to clear Osnaburgh Street north of Longford Street.
The introduction says: “The objective of this scheme is to enhance the pedestrian and cycle connections in the vicinity of the Holy Trinity Church Gyratory” . I can see that the proposed new zebra should improve pedestrian connections, but can’t see anything to help with
cycle connections. Surely a traffic scheme that makes such a claim should state clearly what it is based on.
The reduction in lane count southbound on Osnaburgh St at Euston Road is good, as is clear separation of left-turn lane. Please would you let us see detailed design drawings showing that both the ASLs have proper feeder lanes. The straight ahead AASL requires a feeder lane between the left-turn gain lane and the nearside ahead lane. For the left turn ASL the feeder lane should be in the usual nearside position.
We understand that the gaps at the three new zebras are to be 3.2 m. This would generally be regarded as below standard in a road with buses. See LCDS Figure 3.1 which implies that 3 m would be acceptable provided that there are traffic calming measures on the approach. Is this the case?