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March 26th 2019. Cycle signals across Euston Road
The photo shows the top end of Judd Street on approach to Euston Road. The footways have been widened but leave room for a two-way cycle route.
The signal head provides cycle-only signals allowing a safe crossing between Midland Road and Judd Street. Currently only southbound cycles can use this but it is already in time for the opening of the contaflow track on Midland Road.
February 25th 2019. Progress on Midland Road
Brill Place northbound stepped contraflow cycle track
The stepped contraflow cycle track from Brill Place up to the junction with Pancras Road is now complete.
In one photo, the kerb for the southbound track can be seen on the other side of Midland Road.
In the other photo the signal ahead shows a green cycle. It would be safe to cycle ahead at any stage of the signals, but as some people may be planning to turn right under the railway bridge, everyone is held while traffic is emerging from the bridge. See details of Pancras Road – Midland Road junction
Southbound kerb-segregated cycle track – from Pancras Road to Brill Place
A taxi rank runs from Pancras Road as far as the taxi pick up point by the Eurostar station exit. A 2m-wide cycle track has been constructed outside the taxi rank with a kerb segregating it from the motor traffic.
The photo shows that this track and the contraflow track together leave just enough room for a single lane of motor vehicles.
This track will extend as far as the Crick Building but with a break to allow access to and from Brill Place.
Raised area outside the Crick Institute
A fairly long area between the Crick Institute and the national rail station entrance will be raised to footway level with a zebra crossing between them. The surface will be of a different texture. With-flow and contraflow cycle tracks will be marked. Currently, all that is visible is digging, blue barriers, red cones and broken paving.
Midland Road approach to Euston Road – this last 20m is TfL’s work
The southbound cycle track on the approach to Euston Road is being built as a stepped track in the sense that it is below footway level. But it is protected by a kerb with a chamfered edge.
We expect that both with-flow and contraflow cycle tracks between the Crick Institute and Euston Road will be constructed as stepped tracks.
An outline of the work in progress
The new work described here consists mainly of
- new with-flow and contraflow protected 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.
TfL’s work at the junction of Miadland Road/Judd Street/Euston Road
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.
February 25th 2019
Work at the northern end of Judd Street
The footway build outs are almost finished. These will reduce the road width to what’s needed for two-way cycling. The drawing shows the intended layout.
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.
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.