Camden Council proposes to improve cycle permeability at seven locations.
All of these schemes propose to mark double yellow lines within 10 m of junctions.
Bedford Avenue links Bloomsbury Street to Tottenham Court Road. It is one way westbound between Bloomsbury Street and Adeline Place. The section west of Morwell Street has recently closed to motor vehicles. The proposal is to provide two-way cycling right through Bedford Avenue by means of an entry treatment at Adeline Place and an exit treatment at Bloomsbury Street
College Place is one way southbound between Plender Street and Royal College Street. The cycle contraflow will start from a very narrow entrance off RCS, with a marked lane round the first corner and an exit treatment into Plender Street. For the first time in the history of permeability, the drawings show that the road hump triangles should face the other way!
Grafton Way runs between Gower Street, across Tottenham Court Road to Fitzroy Street. It is one way westbound all the way. The proposal is to provide two-way cycling between Fitzroy Street and Whitfield Street with a marked advisory contraflow lane round the corner of Fitzroy Street into Grafton Way and logos for the remainder. Double yellow lines will be marked on the southern side of the road and within 10m of every junction. The report states that contraflow cycling cannot continue to Tottenham Court Road as that would involve signal changes.
Richbell Place runs one-way westbound between Emerald Street and Lambs Conduit Street. The proposal is to provide contraflow cycling. This will be supported by an entry treatment at Lambs Conduit Street and exit treatment at Emerald Street and the marking of double yellow lines on the south side of the road.
Tottenham Street runs between Cleveland Street and Tottenham Court Road. The part west of Charlotte Street is one way westbound while the part east of Charlotte Street is one way eastbound.
The proposal is for two-way cycling between Whitfield Street and Cleveland Street. Contraflow cycling in the western section will be supported by entry treatment at Cleveland Street and exit treatment at Charlotte Street as well as double yellow lines on the northern side of the road.
Contraflow cycling in the eastern section will be supported by entry treatment at Whitfield Street and exit treatment at Charlotte Street as well as double yellow lines on the northern side of the road.
The section west of Whitfield Street is considered too narrow for safe contraflow cycling in the presence of HGVs. But officers advise revisiting this section after the WEP improvements at Whitfield Gardens are complete and a more detailed analysis of options can be undertaken.
Warren Street runs between Tottenham Court Road and Cleveland Street. It is one way westbound with a point (bollards) closure west of the junction with Grafton Mews.
The recently installed Streatery in the eastern end of Warren Street is supported by a planter closure at Fitzroy Street which cycles are permitted to go through. Cycles can continue eastbound through the bollards as far as Whitfield Street but not to Tottenham Court Road.
The proposal is to enable two-way cycling between Cleveland Street and Fitzroy Street, with logos and double yellow lines on the north side and exit treatment and entry treatment where it crosses Conway Street.
Windmill Street runs between Tottenham Court Road and Charlotte Street with a cycle-only link across Whitfield Street. The section west of Whitfield Street is one way westbound. The proposal is to provide contraflow cycling in this section by means of an entry treatment at Charlotte Street and a marked lane round the corner into Whitfield Street.
It is proposed that all 7 schemes proceed under Experimental Traffic Orders (ETOs) for a trial period of up to 18 months
Construction of all schemes is scheduled to commence on 30th November 2020
See the 13th November decision on Camden’s website where you can download the officer’s report and detailed drawings: