Consultation Feb – March 2016
This runs through the Swiss Cottage gyratory, down Avenue Road and into Regents Park. It uses either side of the Outer Circle to reach Portland Place where it should link to Central London Grid routes.
See the consultation, our discussion on CycleScape and our response here.
The planned route runs from Brent Cross, via Hendon Way and Finchley Road, through the Swiss Cottage gyratory, down Avenue Road and into Regents Park. It uses either side of the Outer Circle to reach Portland Place where it should link to Central London Grid routes.
So far TfL has not made adequate proposals for infrastructure on Finchley Road between the Camden-Barnet border and the O2 centre. (in October 2014) The TfL officer asked whether LCC would support 4.5m shared bus and cycle lanes together with no unmitigated left hooks. was unable to tell me whether coaches as well as the three regular bus services (13, 82 and 113) would be allowed to use the bus lanes.
This was discussed on the lcc-issues yahoo group and also in a small discussion group at the LCC AGM.
The following points were made (and reported back to TfL):
– to contemplate this possibility no taxis, coaches or motor cycles should be allowed to share the bus lane and there should be no interruption by parking or loading at any time.
– but with a high volume of traffic travelling at 30 mph or more in the adjacent lane, cyclists would need to be segregated
– yet most people were very uncomfortable with the idea of being overtaken by a bus within a 4.5m lane but might be Ok with a 5m lane.
– most people maintained that TfL could remove a traffic lane from both carriageways to provide space for proper protected cycle lanes
Swiss Cottage gyratory
A decision has been reached that the CS11 route will run in both directions on on Avenue Road with a small number of buses – general motor traffic will be kept out. We are expecting a consultation in Spring 2015….See the Swiss Cottage page for details.