LB Camden proposes to set a 20 mph limit in all streets between Euston Road, Woburn Place / Southampton Row, Theobalds Road and Grays Inn Road.
Many of the roads in the area already have traffic calming and average speeds below 25 mph allowing a signs-only solution. However it is proposed incorporate new traffic calming measures in:
Cartwright Gardens at the junction of Leigh Street: a speed table across all four arms (good for N-S route)
Millman Street outside St George the Martyr Primary School: a speed table, road narrowing and wider footways outside the school. Check width for pinchpoints?
Great Ormond Street: raised entry at junction of Millman Street
This response to the consultation from Camden on the proposed Bloomsbury 20 mph limit is from Camden Cycling Campaign, the local borough group of London Cycling Campaign (LCC). We have approximately 650 members and represent the interests of cyclists living or working in the borough of Camden. We consulted our members by email on this issue and this response reflects the views of the membership.
We are very supportive of the proposal to apply a 20 mph limit in all of the streets bounded Euston Road, Woburn Place / Southampton Row, Theobalds Road and Grays Inn Road. It will be a useful complement to the new and much appreciated permeability scheme in the Argyle Area. In addition, the calming on Cartwright Gardens at the junction with Leigh Street should be of benefit for our N-S route.
Guilford Street is already heavily used by cyclists and we have for a long time hoped for a 20 mph limit there. In addition, it forms part of the ‘SSL Relief route’ planned during the Route 0 CRIM. As a part of the proposal from Simi Shah to carry out actions remaining from CRIM Data Sheets it would be worth while studying whether any further traffic calming measures may be appropriate (see Data Sheet Spur 2-b).
Please would you acknowledge receipt of this response; if you prefer a written submission please let me know. We would be very happy to discuss any aspect of our response.