Camden is consulting on the following proposals
Chetwynd Road and Grove Terrace
Gaisford Street and Patshull Road
These consultations are not on Camden’s website but I have loaded the corresponding PDFs to CycleScape.
Laystall Street between Mount Pleasant and Rosebery Avenue
It is currently one way southbound. Camden proposes to restrict through access to motor traffic and to into introduce two-way cycling.
Access to the school and other local destinations will be maintained by permitting two-way motor traffic between the entrance to the school and Rosebery Avenue.
In addition, an HGV weight restriction will be applied at the junction of this branch of Mount Pleasant and Elm Street
This is our one outstanding permeability request in the Farringdon area will complement the recently introduced two-way cycling in the southern section of Laystall Street.
Two way cycling on Mornington Terrace between Mornington Street and Mornington Place
Mornington Terrace is one way northbound from Mornington Place to Mornington Street and onwards as far as Delancey Street. Our request was for two-way cycling through the entire length of Mornington Terrace. But Camden has decided not to take forward the northern section at this stage as there are higher flows and the street is narrower. But there will be benefits in having this section two-way for cycling.
The proposed implementation is standard with signage at both ends and road markings. Pleased to note that they have realised the need to change the markings on the speed humps!
Chetwynd Road, Grove End and Grove Terrace
The proposed measures were requested via our ‘Quick Wins’ list and will make it possible to cycle e.g. from Chetwynd Road parallel to Highgate Road along Grove End and Grove Terrace across Dartmouth Park Road without the need to hop up and down footways. It will also make it easier to turn into Dartmouth Park Road by going via Chetwynd Road rather than taking a right turn off Highgate Road.
The measures include a cycle access point between Chetwynd Road and Grove End, and a similar measure between Grove Terrace and Grove End. In both cases, a short section of the footway will be converted to a shared cycle and pedestrian space.
At Chetwynd Road, a dropped kerb will be created, existing bollards will be retained and 4m of residents parking space removed together with signage: ‘No Entry Except Cycles’ and a right turn pocket on Chetwynd Road.
At the entry to Grove Terrace, dropped kerbs will be created on both sides of the footway, retaining existing bollards and removing 7m of residents parking space removed together with signage: ‘No Entry Except Cycles’.
Gaisford Street and Patshull Road
Five streets intersect with Kentish Town Road (KTR) south of Leighton Road, all of them having a short stub of one-way adjacent to Kentish Town Road. It has been a long battle to get two way cycling through these stubs. The first was Islip Street, the second Bartholomew Road in 2004 with more recent improvements (replacement of gate with bollards) and then Caversham Road in 2018. Meanwhile two-way cycling was introduced through Wolseley Mews (the neat cut through parallel to KTR) in 2014.
At long last, the last two (Gaisford Street and Patshull Road) are to allow cyclists to be exempted to the No Entry from Kentish Town Road.
Both Gaisford Road and Patshull Road are rather narrow, so each junction will be widened to make room for a contraflow cycle lane and a separating island. Some parking will be relocated and one bay sacrificed in each street.
The details are in drawing
Cyclescape discussion and consultation documents
Camden decided not to proceed with the following for safety reasons
South Grove – allow right turn at Highgate High Street
South Grove is a two-way street linking Highgate High Street and Highgate West Hill. It is on a signed cycle route (labelled as 6a on OSM and effectively an extension of C6) See https://osm.org/go/euu5Ncgv?layers=C
Currently no vehicle is allowed to turn right from Highgate High Street into South Grove. This consultation proposes to provide cycle exceptions to this right turn.