Camden: Proposed walking & cycling improvements on Bayham Street and Greenland Street
TfL: Proposed changes to bus route 31
Way back in 2015, after consultation, Camden approved a proposal for an east-west segregated cycle route across Camden Town along Delancey Street and Pratt Street (generally referred to as ‘Delancey-Pratt’). See Consultation on Delancey – Pratt, Aug 2015 The proposals include the banning of the right turn from Pratt Street into Camden High Street in order to provide a safe two-way cycle crossing over Camden High Street. Unfortunately this turn is part of the route for buses 31, N31 and N28.
The current consultations deal with a minor modification to the Bus Route so that it will use Greenland Street instead of Pratt Street.
Camden’s consultation deals with the details of modifications to the roads, signals and relocation of bus stops:
TfL’s consultation is concerned with the re-routing and the exact locations of the bus stops:
Quick link to Camden’s online survey
Quick link to TfL’s online survey
Proposed walking and cycling improvements on Bayham Street and Greenland Street
This response to the consultation on the proposed walking & cycling improvements on Bayham Street and Greenland Street is from Camden Cycling Campaign, the local borough group of London Cycling Campaign (LCC). We represent the interests of cyclists living or working in the borough of Camden. We have discussed the consultation by email and on CycleScape and all responses there have been in favour.
We are very impatient to see some progress with the implementation of the ‘Delancey–Pratt’ cycle route which was consulted on in August 2015 and approved in December 2015. This proposed protected east-west and west-east cycle link across Camden Town is an essential component of the GRID, connecting the Royal College Street route to Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park and beyond.
We therefore support all of the proposals for Bayham Street and Greenland Street that will enable the adjustment of the return route for the number 31 and other buses.
We have been very disappointed that it has taken almost two years to see this consultation on adjusting the return route for the number 31 bus. We therefore urge Camden to process this consultation as rapidly as possible and then to proceed to implementation of the ‘Delancey–Pratt’ cycle route
Please would you acknowledge receipt of this response. We would be very happy to discuss any aspect of our comments; contact details are below.