Camden Council is now consulting on the future of Tavistock Place. The 12-month trial of the new layout has already improved the area hugely. The final scheme could be much better. It could look like this.
The proposed scheme is similar to the picture and offers benefits for cyclists, pedestrians, wheelchair users, everyone. It features:
• Stepped 2.2m cycle tracks with lower kerbs and no other separators – easier to cross the tracks, but good protection for those cycling
• wider pavements – more space for pedestrians and the mobility-impaired
• Continuous pavement at side roads – reinforces pedestrian and cycling priority over turning vehicles
• Raised junctions to calm traffic – slow down turning traffic, reduce collision risk and severity
Please tell Camden to make the new layout permanent by filling the consultation questionnaire at http://bit.ly/2cUZO5d
We’ll need as much support as possible to ensure that the wider lanes can become a permanent feature. There is much opposition to this, particularly from taxi drivers and the Imperial Hotels group. More recently a group called BRAG (Bloomsbury Residents Action Group) has been formed to oppose the Tavistock Place scheme.
If you would be willing to spend a few hours helping us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 26 September, 7.30 – 9.00pm
Primrose Hill Community Centre, NW1 8TN
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!!! Our monthly meetings are usually held on the third Monday of the month but September meeting has been postponed by a week.
The committee meeting is at 6.45 just before our main meeting. All are welcome!
Monday 17 October 7.30-9.30pm Sidings Community Centre, 150 Brassey Road NW6 2BA
STOP CS 11!
Opposition to CS11, which would route a superhighway through Swiss Cottage and eliminate the hostile gyratory there is very active and vocal. There’s a meeting organised by CS11 opponents at St Stephen’s Church NW3 2PP, just in front of the Royal Free on Tuesday 27 September at 8pm. We’d love to see as many supporters as possible here!
Kentish Town Health Centre, NW5 2BX Monday 3 October, 6.30pm
Monday 7 November, 6.30pm Learn to fix your bike with the help of our expert mechanics. Workshops are held in associattion with Transition Kentish Town
Workshops are free but donations are welcome
Our committee relies on volunteers, and we need a few more to ensure our vital work continues. If you are passionate about cycling and improving the cycling experience in Camden, and can spare 3-4 hours a month, we would love to hear from you. If you’re interested, contact Angela.
We’ll really need all hands on deck to defend Tavistock Place soon so please try to help us!