Camden Council proposes to introduce traffic calming by constructing a new raised table. This would need minor parking amendments to accommodate the raised table, but there would not be any overall loss of parking space. The proposed measures include:
- A raised table in Whitfield Street at its junction with Howland Street.
- Removal of existing motorcycle parking bay and extending the existing resident’s bay on Whitfield Street.
- Conversion of existing resident’s parking bay in Howland Street to a motorcycle only parking bay.
This response to the consultation from Camden on the proposed traffic calming measures at the junction of Whitfield Street and Howland Street is from Camden Cycling Campaign, the local borough group of London Cycling Campaign (LCC). We have approximately 650 members and represent the interests of cyclists living or working in the borough of Camden.
We welcome the introduction of the raised table and have no problem with the associated minor changes to parking arrangements. We note that there are often cycles locked to street furniture in the vicinity and ask that while you are reorganising the parking for motorised vehicles you take the opportunity to install cycle parking facilities (Sheffield Stands) as part of the works.
October 30 2009