These three changes consist mainly of the application of “Except Cycles” plates to “No Entry” signs at three different locations. This very simple measure provides good value for people who cycle by increasing their route choices.
Entry to Inkerman Road from Grafton Road
Inkerman Road is one way westbound from Willes Road to Grafton Road. Photo 1 shows the new exception for cycles which provides a more convenient route into Inkerman Road for anyone using the cycle route on Grafton Road.
The map uses a green pin to show the No Entry exception and a green line to show the new stretch of street available for cycling.
Photo 2 shows the two blue “two-way cycling sign” that warns car drivers coming from ‘behind’ (i.e. from the other end of Inkerman Road or Willes Road) to expect contraflow cycles.
Entry to Caversham Road from Kentish Town Road
Caversham Road is what’s sometimes called a “False One Way Street” because it is two-way except for a short stretch on the approach to Kentish Town Road.
Photo 3 shows that people are now allowed to cycle into Caversham Road, providing a useful escape from the very heavily trafficked Kentish Town Road.
This also provides access to Wolsey Mews that runs parallel to Kentish Town Road and was provided with two-way cycling in 2014.
The map extract shows the new and previous permeability gains and also indicates that we still need an exception to the “No Entry” at Gaisford Street.
A close look Photo 4 shows that people on bikes are excepted from the right turn ban at Kentish Town Road. A very useful extra that we didn’t think to ask for.
Camden Square west
Photo 5 shows that people are now allowed to cycle into Camden Square west. This provides an alternative for anyone wanting to head straight down to Murray Street without using the other side of the square.
Photo 6 shows the road which is two-way as it passes Camden Square gardens. There’s no need for a “two-way cycling sign” as car drivers have been coming up a two-way road right past the gardens.
Progress with Permeability in Camden
The map below shows progress with simple permeability gains in Camden over a period of ten years. Our suggestions are mainly those that can be implemented simply with a few signs, lines and logos