Map of the route provided by Sustrans August 2014
John Chamberlain took part in a route inspection ride organised by Sustrans together with members of LCC in Waltham Forest, Hackney and Islington.
The route in Camden is on a Grid link (Guilford Street-Calthorpe Street). The design will be carried out by Camden who have already provided us with traffic counts at the junction of Guilford Street-/Calthorpe Street/Grays Inn Road.
These indicate that some filtering will be required to reduce motor traffic numbers to below 2000 pcus per day so that no segregation is needed.
Meeting with Camden officers to discuss section through Camden 23 October 2014
Officers advised us that QWs are intended to be routed through quite back streets where minimum interventions and signage. Unfortunately neither Calthorpe Street nor Guildford Street can be described as ‘quiet’ with 6k and 9k motors per day. But Camden officers say they do not plan to filter these roads. We made the point that the last they could do would be to provide a protected link from Phoenix Roadand Cubitt Street to Farringdon Road to provide a suitable eastern extension to the Tavistock- Torrington route.
Consultations on QW 2 in Camden
The route into Camden has been realigned. It will leave Islington via Wharton Street, crossing Kings Cross Road into Frederick Street then turn left and right across Grays Inn Road into Sidmouth Street and Tavistock Place.