This consultation proposes a cycling and walking link between St Augustine’s Road and Cliff Villas, the location of Brecknock Primary School.
They mention the connection to the proposed cycle route between Camden and Tottenham Hale that Transport for London will be consulting on in 2020 which is a very valid point even if we’re not sure of its alignment.
St Augustine’s Road junction
The proposal to replace the pair of fire gates and cobbled surface at the junction of St. Augustine’s Road with Camden Park Road is anyway very welcome.
Linking Cliff Villas and St Augustine’s Road with a crossing over Camden Park Road
Camden proposes a raised Tiger crossing to replace an existing zebra crossing over Camden Park Road together with a two-way cycle track on the south side of Camden Park Road between St Augustine’s Road and Cliff Villas.
Cliff Villas junction
Camden proposes a ‘blended junction’ – i.e. continuous footway across the junction.
The proposals for contraflow cycling are overdue from a 2017 consultation
I am a little uneasy about how cycles using the Tiger crossing will enter and leave Cliff Villas: there are some (unspecified) markings on the drawing showing a route that crosses over the footway. Maybe the number of cycles will be small and this could work?
Cycling along Camden Park Road
Camden proposes a short length of westbound cycle track between York Way and St Augustine’s Road which this should start nearer to York Way. The drawing shows a short length of segregation strip (unspecified).
This is followed by the above-mentioned two-way cycle track and then the entry to the Tiger crossing where there is a point of conflict between cycles heading up Camden Park Road and pedestrians crossing over the road. Currently there’s a zebra crossing and priorities are clear but the proposed design obscures this: should the zebra markings extend across the cycle track?
Camden proposes that after passing Cliff Villas, cycles will be provided with a bus stop bypass followed by an advisory cycle lane as far as South Villas.
In addition, the much-loathed speed cushions will be replaced by a sinusoidal hump.