As you will see below, cycle campaigning is not just about getting a new cycle lane somewhere.
This name refers to the cycle route along Old Street, Clerkenwell Road, Theobalds Road and Bloomsbury Way. The alignment follows roads on the Central London Cycling Grid in Camden and Islington. Andrea Casalotti coined the name Clerkenwell Boulevard as a unifying concept for the entire alignment. We hope for progress as part of the post-2016 GRID. Read about our vision for Clerkenwell Boulevard.
We have campaigned for routes inside the park and for improvements on the Outer Circle for over ten years. Angela Hobsbaum now represents us at the regular meetings of the Royal Parks Cycling Group. In 2010, the Broadwalk north of Chester Road became a permanent cycleway. The campaign to remove through traffic on the Outer Circle was re-launched in September 2013. The consultation on CS11 in spring 2016 proposed the closure of four gates except between 11 am and 3 pm. The majority of responses were in favour, but TfL is delaying until summer 2017 to decide. More about the Regents Park campaign.
Tavistock Place Cycle Route upgrade
The Tavistock Place cycle track is part of the main east-west artery through the heart of London. Read more about this new campaign launched in August 2013. In November 2015, the Tavistock Trial started: the narrow two-way tracks were replaced by a pair of wide tracks one on each side of the road. A consultation on making it permanent took place September 2016. Go to this page to read about the results.
The earlier history of this route is described in Seven Stations Link History.
In autumn 2013, Camden officers said that they would like to receive prioritised list of suggestions for (very) minor improvements throughout the borough that will make cyclists feel better catered for. The list went in to Camden at the end of November. A second batch was made a year late. After initial good progress, the scheme was put on hold in 2016. See the list and progress report.
For cyclists, permeability is about being able to ride through a network of streets in the most direct manner. Unfortunately, routes are often made longer by one way streets, forbidden turns and road closures. Road changes to increase permeability might include: making an exception for cycle traffic in a traffic order, e.g. ‘no right turn except cycles’; contraflow cycle lanes; a dropped kerb opposite an entrance to a park as well as cycle gaps through road closures and two-way cycling in one-way streets. Read more about the campaign.
Swiss Cottage Gyratory
A campaign started in July 2007. A bypass route was signed via Winchester Road following a CRISP study in 2007.We want the gyratory to revert to two-way working. Opportunities appeared from inspections for LCN+ and CSH routes that pass that way. In February 2014 there were hints of a possibility of change because the junction is one of those under review by TfL. CCC position on CS11 and Swiss Cottage, January 2014; CCC evaluation of five options July 2014. Consultation published as part of CS 11 Spring 2016 and in Autumn 2016, TfL decided to go ahead with a major change….Read more about the details of this campaign