November 8 2016
Camden Councilhas received an overwhelmingly positive response to its consultation on the recent Torrington Place/Tavistock Place bike lane trial. 78 per cent of respondents were in favour of making the road one-way for motor vehicles and doubling the space allocated to cyclists.
The 15,000 responses – including 1,387 from residents – constituted the largest ever response to a Camden consultation.
Only 21 per cent were not in favour while 1 per cent had no opinion. Of residents, 61 per cent were in favour, 38 per cent were not in favour and 1 per cent had no opinion.
The council has however made it clear that no decisions will be made until a full analysis of the consultation comments and alternative proposals has been made.
Councillor Phil Jones, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning, said:
“I would like to thank everyone who took the opportunity to have their say during the consultation. The impressive number of responses received demonstrates the importance that many people, of differing viewpoints, hold with regards to the street layout in this location.
“We are now in the process of fully collating and analysing the responses. Due to the high number it will take officers some time to fully collate and analyse all the views and comments received before we can share the detailed results more widely and use them to inform our final decision.”