Camden Council proposes to build pop-up cycle lanes on Chalk Farm Road between the junctions of Castlehaven Road and Prince of Wales Road and to improve the junction at Ferdinand Street.
The consultation on this scheme is now open. Please add your comments to Camden’s CommonPlace site.
Chalk Farm Road is a primary cycle route in the borough-wide cycle network in the Cycling Action Plan
- 1.5 metre – 2 metre wide mandatory cycle lanes, on both sides of Chalk Farm Road, protected by flexible wands. The width of these cycle lanes will vary along the corridor due to restricted road width.
- Main carriageway width mainly 3.25m (but some places 3m).
- The southbound cycle lane will stop at Hartland Road where people can use Hartland Road, then Hawley Road to head east to continue their journeys (southbound via Camden High Street not being permissible).
- On the approach to Harmood Street, the southbound cycle lane stops short, due to a tree. Should the scheme be made permanent, the Council would look to remove and replace the tree, in order to allow continuity of the cycle lane.
- Timed loading bay (10.00-12.00 and 14.00 -16.00) and taxi rank (8pm to 4am weekdays and 10am-4pm & 9pm-4am Saturday to Sunday) inside the northbound lane opposite the junction with Hartland Road.
- Bus Stop CD on Haverstock Hill, outside Haverstock School: break in the southbound cycle lane.
- Islands removed at two zebras (9m and 11m wide)
- Three new signal crossings
- Bus Stop bypasses with raised tracks and mini zebras at all stops except CD outside Haverstock School
- Juniper Crescent approach two-way
- Cycles cross between Juniper Crescent and Ferdinand Street
- Early release all arms
- New pedestrian crossing on the southern arm and countdowns on all arms
- Footway parking removed
Adelaide Road Junction
- No improvements until the permanent scheme
The scheme will be introduced under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO), over an 18 month trial period.
Construction starts late July.
This scheme is being funded through a Section 106 contribution made under S106 agreement obligations towards Pedestrian, Cycling and Environment.
See the 14th July decision on Camden’s website where you can download the officer’s report and detailed drawings:
Work Started 14th August
Line marking between Prince of Wales Road and Adelaide Road, The first pair of bollards installed 4th September
See photos of progress in Flickr