Camden Council proposes measures which include the following:
– Widen the footway and install a dropped kerb on Drury Lane at the junction with Shelton Street alleyway.
– Provide a junction table at the Endell Street junction.
– Changes to parking in Endell Street to both improve visibility for pedestrians when crossing and to provide more room for turning vehicles to manoeuvre.
– Provide granite paved raised carriageway at the junction with Neal Street and reduce at eastern end
– Provide a junction table at the Langley Street junction
This response to the consultation from Camden on the proposed Pedestrian
and Streetscape Improvements at Shelton Street (Scheme Reference ES
TS1216) 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 note that most of the measures are designed to help pedestrians and
there is little for cyclists but we support the measures as
they should have the effect of calming traffic in the area. We have two
concerns and one suggestion:
- A number of our members are worried about the ‘granite paved
raised carriageway’ in Shelton Street. Some of the areas where granite
setts have been used around Camden are slippery and also rugose and
destabilising for cyclists. We would rather that tarmac was used, but
if it is to be granite, please would you ensure that this is built of
high quality large granite pavers with a textured surface and well laid.
- Cyclists proceeding north on Endell Street and making the
compulsory right turn into Betterton Street are often confronted by
vehicles proceeding south out of the one-way part of Endell Street who
do not give way as they should. We realise that this is on the fringe
of the area but please would you consider an exit treatment here
including better signage.
- The area is very lacking in cycle parking. Please would you
consider installing additional parking. A suitable place would be in
the area where Neal Street crosses Shelton Street.
23rd January 2013