TfL’s maps below show Quietway 1 on the left and CS6 on the right. These two combined provide a continuous protected cycle route from Kentish Town to Elephant and Castle with a connection to the Embankment cycle route (CS3) on the approach to Blackfriars Bridge.
The new two-way cycle tracks on Midland Road and the safe crossing over Euston Road has completed Quietway 1 (north) which runs down Royal College Street and Pancras Road and now connects to Tavistock Place and the route to Westminster bridge.
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This has been implemented with with-flow and contraflow stepped tracks. These are plenty wide enough to allow overtaking.
Photo 1 shows the northbound contraflow cycle track as it passes Brill Place. A single southbound lane is all that is left for motor traffic. The with-flow southbound track runs outside the taxi rank.
Photo 2 is taken from outside the Crick Institute and opposite the entrance to St Pancras Station. This section of the road has special paving and very wide pedestrian crossing
Crossing over Euston Road
People on bikes get a separate green stage in the signals which allows them to cross safely over Euston Road between Judd Street and Midland Road while all of the motor traffic is held on red.
Photo 3 shows the low-level signals that are provided here and in other recent schemes. They can be seen from a bike even when right at the front of the queue.
This separate signal stage allows people on bikes to turn left or right into Euston Road while people cycling on Euston Road are provided with two-stage right turns. Photo 4 illustrates the place where a cyclist will wait before making the second stage of a right turn.
The top of Judd Street has been closed to motor traffic as shown in Photo 5. Since only cycles will use this section of road, the footways have been widened.
In order to make the safe crossing of Euston Road work, it was essential to ban the left turn into Euston Road because Judd Street is too narrow to separate the left turning motors from the cyclists.
However, this scheme also bans any motor traffic from entering Judd Street from Midland Road or Euston Road with the effect that traffic levels are very low, making it suitable for people of all ages to cycle without providing them with segregated lanes.