Alex Smith’s introduction notes that the main stakeholders are the Camley Street residents and the people who work in the area, while there are many others including Camden Council.
CCC needs to state its case as a stakeholder which I believe would be based mainly on our campaigning having resulted in the building of the cycling and walking link between Agar Grove and the top end of Camley Street in 2009, which makes real the note in Para 2.14 that “Camley Street is the main route through the Neighbourhood Forum area, linking Goods Way in the south to Agar Grove in the north”.
Camley Street as a cycle route between Agar Grove and Goodsway
Core objective 4: p21 refers to promotion of walking and cycling but it fails to identify the need to provide ideal conditions for cycling on Camley Street itself.
P 41. Attempts to address the fact that there will be industrial traffic (see Policy CS TR1) in which point (e) refer to segregating industrial traffic from pedestrian and cycle route where possible.
This isn’t good enough:
- Camley Street is shown as a secondary link in Camden’s cycle network: it provides a direct link via Murray Street from the Camden Square area to the stations and with the new Somers Town bridge to the Kings Cross development.
- Families in Camden New Town and the Camden Square area should be able to walk and cycle to the Frank Barnes School and the new Kings Cross Academy primary school.
We need to make some suggestions e.g.:
- remove all parking under the overground bridge
- -restrict through motor traffic to a restricted part of the street e.g. between Granary Street and Cedar Way and in this section provide segregated cycle infrastructure
P44. Policy CS TR2 refers to connecting and improving the network.
Figure 45 shows ambitions for new connections
Do we have any ideas about these?
To be written