Camden Council installed eastbound Pop-up cycle lanes on Prince of Wales Road last summer and is now consulting on making them permanent with improvements including:
- Replacing the temporary ‘wand’ segregation with new raised cycle tracks
- Adding new stepped cycle track in the missing sections: east of Haverstock Hill and between Talacre Gardens and the east side of the railway bridge
- Improvements to the Prince of Wales Road/Grafton Road/Castlehaven Road junction. Dedicated cycle signal westbound and eastbound on Prince of Wales Road and on Castlehaven Road.
- Retaining the shared-use bus boarders at the bus stops between Queens Crescent and Malden Road and the bus stop bypass at Talacre Gardens.
- Retaining the two Tiger crossings and adding a new one at the junction with Healey Street/Ryland Road.
- Adding blue cycle lane surfacing across side roads and junctions (including Malden Road).
This scheme may attract hostile responses from the motor lobby and we want to make sure that there is a majority in favour of the consultation. We therefore ask you to fill in the On-line survey. The deadline for responses is 11th October but why not do it now, it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.
We suggest that you reply along the following lines:
Q8 and Q9: “Strongly Agree” – to all of the proposals
Q10: “Agree” – to any of the points that are appropriate
Q11 can be omitted
Q12: Give a reason why you like it, e.g.: “Riding a bike along Prince of Wales Road is much safer” If you can think of something orginal, then officers will be able to quote it in their report.
Q13 answer as appropriate
You can read about the consultation on Camden’s website.