The new work described here consists mainly of
- new with-flow and contraflow stepped cycle tracks in Midland Road together with a wide zebra crossing opposite the Crick building;
- a cycle crossing over Euston Road which uses signals to allow people to cycle safely in both directions between Judd Street and Midland Road;
- the closure of Judd Street at Euston Road.
The work is expected to finish by the beginning of April. When it is finished, this link will complete a long-distance cycle route between Kentish Town and Elephant and Castle, which consists of:
- the route on Royal College Street and Pancras Road
- the CS6 route
The map here shows these routes.
We will report in this post as the construction progresses.
This will consist of setting up the new signals (which not only provide a safe cycle crossing over Euston Road but also provide a new pedestrian crossing over the west side of the junction); and construction of about 20m of the route on each side of the junction.
January 12th 2019
TfL closed the north end of Judd Street at Euston Road leaving access to cycles and pedestrians
These two photos show the temporary set of barriers put in place to enforce the closure.
We expect TfL to build out the footways to create a road narrowing at the top of Judd Street with two-way cycle access through it. The entry and access to this section will be protected with bollards.
Here are two photos taken on a weekday by a Judd Street resident to show how peaceful the street is with the closure in place.
This will consist of all the work in Midland Road and started in January 2019 with the construction of the northbound stepped track from Brill Place to Pancras Way.
Pancras Road – Midland Road junction
The southbound approach to this junction was rebuilt recently. This is illustrated in the photo on the right. It is an example of “Hold the left” design which uses the following signal stages:
Stage 1: left-turning motors are held on red while cycles and straight-ahead motors are given a green signal
Stage2: cycles are held on a red signal while motor traffic turns left and to emerge, turning right and left from the tunnel under the rail tracks
Stage 3: Pedestrians cross over all arms during an “all-green” signal.