Camden Council proposes to build a southbound pop-up cycle lane on St Pancras Way from Wilmot Place to Pancras Road. This is to be a mandatory 1.5m-2m wide cycle lane with wand segregation and logos.
All single yellow lines removed on the east side. Parking retained on the west side.
Existing ASLs lengthened to 7.5m at Camden Road and Pancras Road.
Between Camden Road and Agar Grove the lane would be 1.5 m wide. The existing bus-stop (which is infrequently used) would be a Shared Use Bus Boarder (SUBB).
Northbound contraflow maintained from Baynes Street to Agar Grove (signal kept?). But kerb separation would be replaced by wands.
Two-way track on westbound side between Baynes and Georgiana Street reduced to a 2m northbound-only contraflow. Kerb separation would be replaced by wands. 1.5 m southbound with-flow lane on east side.
2m wide pop-up lane all the way from Georgiana Street to junction with Pancras Road.
Although the part south of Camden Road is shown as a primary proposed route on the borough-wide cycle network we feel that with its proximity to C6, people will ask why it has been prioritised over other roads such as those in the north of the Borough.
In addition, the existing primary route through Camden Square links to C6 via the section of St Pancras Way between Agar Grove and Georgiana Street. Most cyclists arriving from Agar Grove turn into either Baynes Street or Georgiana Street. We believe that the proposed changes for the St Pancras Way Pop-up Cycle Lane Scheme in this section will compromise the safety of cyclists on that route and are we are therefore unable to accept them.
The part north of Camden Road is unnecessary as the Royal College Street route is more direct and has a safe crossing over Camden Road.
Finally, we are disappointed to see that the approach used in the York Way scheme in which motor lanes are kept at a fixed minimum width and the rest of the road space allocated to the cycle lanes has not been followed here.
See the 6th August decision on Camden’s website where you can download the officer’s report and detailed drawings: