This proposal is part of the new Bartholomew 20 mph zone and comprises an additional width restriction at the junction of Bartholomew Villas and Bartholomew Road
existing double yellow line extended from Kentish Town Road eastwards.
Existing “One way” sign posts relocated approx 6m eastwards, to allow commercial vehicles to manoeuvre.
existing pay and display bay relocated to Rochester Road.
Camden Cycling Campaign (CCC) is in favour of the aim of this measure: that is, to reduce the number of large commercial vehicles that use the Bartholomew Road area.
However, we are disappointed that the opportunity has not been taken to introduce a cycling facility that we requested in response to the consultation on the Bartholomew Road 20 mph zone in autumn 2002.
The cycle casualty statistics for Kentish Town Road demonstrate that it is the borough’s most dangerous road for cyclists. For this reason, CCC wants to enable cyclists to avoid Kentish Town Road as far as possible. An important aspect of this is be the ability to use Bartholomew Road in both directions wherever possible. Currently cyclists cannot access Kentish Town Road from the southern end of Bartholomew Road due to the no-entry sign and plug at its junction with Bartholomew Villas.
CCC therefore requests the following measures:
- a cycle contraflow lane through the plug
- a cycle contraflow lane along the 1-way section of Bartholomew Villas
- a cycle path past the proposed gate
- a short cycle contraflow lane along the remaining 1-way section of Bartholomew Road
These measures will enable cyclists coming from the north and east to completely bypass a long section of Kentish Town Road.