Cartwright Gardens is the middle section of the road that runs south from Euston Road, the top section being called Mabledon Place and the bottom section Marchmont Street.
It is well known to people who cycle (or used to do so before Midland Road opened) into Bloomsbury via the Somerstown route and cross Euston Road from Ossulston Street.
For as long as I remember, there has been no footway on the side adjacent to the green space on the west side. And when you cycle up there, you often pass forlorn pedestrians keeping close to the fence.
Camden’s Main Proposals
– to install a new 2-m wide footway on the west side of Cartwright Gardens adjacent to the green space. As now, there will be no parking on this side of the road.
– a new informal raised crossing point between the entrance to the Hall of Residence and the gate to the green space
– an overall loss of 5 paid for parking bays and a reduction in motorcycle parking
– two new EV charging bays.
– the carriageway width is reduced to about 5m
= where it passes the existing cycle hire station at the southern end of the east side
= by the two EV charging bays
Does it do anything to alter conditions for cycling?
Even though many people have defected to Judd Street, this is still a cycle route which is acknowledged by the marking of logos on the plan.
– e.g. the narrow sections prevent oncoming motor vehicles passing one another but there is room for a cycle in one direction and a motor vehicle in the other.
– The Mabledon-Cartwright– Marchmont alignment is one-way northbound at the top and one-way southbound at the bottom so not a through road
– but it is fed by the side streets linking it to Judd Street (Hasting Street at the top and Leigh Street at the bottom
Consultation of Camden’s website