17 DE ENE. DE 2018 — The junction of Thornhill Road and Lofting Road is notorious for pedestrians and cyclists. There have been nine reported collisions involving cars there in just the last three years—and who knows how many unreported ones.
The problem is simple and obvious: there’s too much traffic here. Islington knows about the collisions, but their proposed changes leave nearly all that traffic in place. Instead, they want to force cycles into conflict with cars and put a raised table at the Lofting Road/Thornhill Road junction. They also plan to close Lofting Road eastbound at the junction, the least-used exit during the morning peak. This closure may increase the number of vehicle turns.
This just isn’t good enough. Not on a “Quietway” route. Not outside of a primary school. Please read the Cycle Islington consultation response below and then *respond by Friday at midnight,* rejecting both options. Say ‘I want less traffic on the Quietway! Please make Thornhill Road a school street.’
Thornhill Road consultation: No better place to reduce traffic
Islington is currently running a consultation on small changes to the junction of Thornhill Road and…