Camden Council proposes to improve cycle permeability at six locations.
Agar – Camley Link
- Replace the barriers at the bottom end with bollards and extend the dropped kerb 1m to the north
- Reorganise track use so that cycles use the outside while pedestrians use the side by the wall.
- Re-allocate space with a line down the centre (in the original scheme, cycles have more than half the width). See photo
- Barriers at the top to remain – could be considered in a new scheme to investigate the junction of Agar Grove, Murray Street and the Camley Street link.
No TO’s required.
From our Quick Win list
This proposal remedies some signage issues left over from the building of the northern extension of Royal College Street. These are related to Jeffrey’s Street and Wilmot Place allowing two-way cycling:
- add an ‘except cycles’ subplate to the ‘No Right Turn’ at the junction with Jeffrey’s Street- Wilmot Place as requested ion the Quick Win
- change the one-way sign on the entry to Wilmot Place to a two-way cycling sign on the entry to Wilmot Place
We note that there is a ‘No Left Turn’ sign on the right hand side of Royal College Street that needs an extra ‘Except Cycles’ subplate. StreetView
From our Quick Win list
There is a continuous kerb with cycle stands and trees at the junction with Netherwood Street.
- dropped kerb between two trees on the Netherwood Street side
- asphalt ramp on the other side.
- remove 8m parking on Netherwood Street
Use ETO. DONE Nov 3rd 2020. Made permanent Dec 2021 consultation. Decision https://democracy.camden.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=3582
South End Road – extension of Willow Road
- provide a cycle gap through the road closure at the junction with East Heath Road (with dropped kerbs on both sides)
- retain bollards
No TO required.
From Quick Wins
St Paul’s Crescent
There is a cycle track through the 30m long road closure of the northern section of St Paul’s Crescent at the junction with Agar Grove. It reaches the footway in Agar Grove but is stopped by railings. https://goo.gl/maps/MVzdZeTSjmK222AP8
The proposal is to remove the long stretch of guard rail and to provide a dropped kerb.
The scheme will require an ETO to convert single yellow lines to double yellow lines. DONE Nov 2020. Note June 2022. The cul-de-sac sign at Cantelowes has not been upgraded. Made permanent Dec 2021 consultation. Decision https://democracy.camden.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=3582
The existing fire gate has a cycle bypass but the gate is often left open.
The gate will be replaced by bollards.
The proposal would require a TMO to convert single yellow lines to double yellow lines around the bollards and west to the junction with Talacre Road to prevent parking and ensure sufficient carriageway width for emergency service vehicles to pass through
Additional signage will also be required at the junctions with Grafton Road and Talacre Road to exempt cyclists from the ‘no through route’ signs already in place.
From Quick Wins. DONE Nov 3rd 2020.
All schemes is scheduled to commence the week starting 21st September 2020.
See the 3rd September decision on Camden’s website where you can download the officer’s report and detailed drawings: