Camden Council proposes to build pop-up cycle lanes on York Way between Hungerford Road / Cliff Road and Freight Lane, known as “Section 2”; and is a continuation of Section 1 which is currently under construction between Freight Lane and Wharfdale Road.
Between Market Road and Freight Lane, Camden is the highway authority, while Islington manages parking and other services on the east side of the road. North of Market Road, Islington is the highways authority with Camden managing just the parking and other services on the west side of the road.
- mandatory cycle lanes both sides side of the road,
- protected by flexible ‘wand and kerb’ sets.
- motor lane widths (3.25m) will be maintained wherever possible, reducing to 3.0m where necessary to ensure minimum cycle lane widths and minimum residential parking bay widths are retained. The cycle lanes would occupy the remaining width of the road, thus varying in width between 1.5m and 2.5m.
- Between Brewery Road and just north of Freight Lane, where the road width does not allow for cycle lanes to be implemented in both directions, the northbound cycle journey has been prioritised for protection owing to the increased difficulty in cycling uphill.
- The northern end of the scheme links to the recently constructed segregated cycle facility at Camden Park Road/St. Augustine’s Road and to the existing LCN+ route (Hungerford Road) southbound
- parking: removing several bays on Camden and Islington sides and floating the remainder
- SUBBS (shared use bus boarders) on Camden side
- The section north of North Road delayed by cladding removal at Bridge Primary. (until March 2021. If delayed, funding at risk).
- The scheme will be introduced under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO), over an 18 month trial period.
Construction starts late September.
See the 27th August decision on Camden’s website where you can download the officer’s report and detailed drawings: