Camden is consulting on some proposed improvements on Prince of Wales Road. They note that the majority of the collisions in the last 36 months have taken place at the Prince of Wales Road/ Haverstock Hill junction and the Malden Road/ Prince of Wales junction and have involved vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists and powered two-wheelers).
Camden notes that TfL’s Strategic Cycling Analysis (SCA) identifies Prince of Wales Road as in the top 5-10% of roads in the London with the highest cycle flows. Also, the SCA identifies Prince of Wales Road as having high potential to contribute towards addressing London’s greatest cycling needs, through forming part of a wider cycling network.
The proposed measures include:
- improvements at the junctions with Malden Road and Haverstock Hill
- a westbound segregated cycle track
Camden states that there is not sufficient road width for a cycle track in both directions without removing a substantial amount of residents’ parking. They propose a design for a westbound cycle track with stepped tracks, floating bus stops and with parking bays outside the track.
The design drawing consists of seven pages showing details of:
- the junction with Haverstock Hill
- the junctions with Queen’s Crescent and with Craddock Street
- the stretch between Queen’s Crescent and Malden Road
- the junction with Malden Road
- the stretch between Malden Road and Talacre Road
- the stretch between Harmood and Hadley streets past Kentish Town West station and under the railway bridge.
- the stretch between Hadley Street and the Grafton Road/Castelhaven Road junction
See the consultation on Camden’s website: