Camden Council proposes to improve pedestrian accessibility at the junction of Charlotte Street and Percy Street and create a south to north cycle link along Charlotte Street.
Proposal 1 (improved pedestrian crossing points): Widen the footways on the southern end of Charlotte Street to create more space for pedestrians and introduce new non signalised pedestrian crossing points, with dropped kerbs and tactile paving.
Proposal 2 (conversion of Charlotte Street to two way working south of Goodge Street): Remove no entry signs on the southern end of Charlotte Street to allow two way cycling. General traffic will operate in a similar way to the existing situation as the no entry signs on Rathbone Place and Percy Street will prohibit vehicles from accessing Charlotte Street from its southern end..
We have discussed this consultation on our mailing list and everybody is very pleased that the current status (of being able to enter Charlotte Street from the southern end) is to be made permanent.
This is a natural extension of the route made available by provision of two-way cycling in Percy Street last year. It will open up access to routes within Fitzrovia and other destinations cyclists to the west.
We look forward to further extensions that should arise when the Fitzrovia permeability exercise is implemented. In relation to the route along Charlotte Street, it would be greatly enhanced by the ability to access Fitzroy Square via the northern end of Fitzoy Street.
We also ask that the scheme for two-way cycling in Bedford Square can be implemented without any further delay, so as to complete the SSL relief route.
Regarding Proposal 1: we are in favour of the improvements for pedestrians.