In September 2020, Camden Council put in a segregated southbound cycle track on St Pancras Way under Covid-19 Safe Travel regulations. It was done under an Experimental Traffic Order and they are now consulting on making it permanent or removing it. The proposals include:
- Replacing the temporary ‘wand’ cycle lane segregation on St. Pancras Way with new raised stepped cycle tracks. These are mostly 2m wide but in places are as narrow as 1.6m where road width is restricted such as under the railway bridge.
- Retaining the shared-use bus stop border between Camden Road and Agar Grove.
- Upgrading three existing zebra crossings near Georgiana Street, College Grove and Granary Street to ‘raised’ zebra crossings. Two of these zebra crossings (near Georgiana Street and Pratt Street) would be converted to raised ‘parallel zebra’ (cycle and pedestrian) crossings to facilitate right turns into these streets. The majority of cyclists turning right into Baynes, Georgiana and Pratt Streets come from Agar Grove so we expect numbers making these turns to drop significantly once Randolph Street becomes two-way for cycles.
- Creating a new shared space (cycle and pedestrian) area on the footway on the north western side of the junction of St Pancras Way and Georgiana Street to help southbound cyclists on St Pancras Way access Georgiana Street when using the new parallel crossing.
- Adding blue cycle lane surfacing across side roads and junctions with cycle symbols.
- Installing ‘blended crossings’ across side roads of Wrotham Road, Barker Drive and College Grove. This is to provide pedestrian priority and reduce vehicle speeds at side roads.
- Installing approximately 9 new trees and 6 new benches.
- Installing 8 new cycle parking stands and two cycle hangars.
- Creating a new segregated westbound contraflow cycle lane on Pratt Street, connecting St Pancras Way with Royal College Street (this has been planned for several years as part of the Pratt-Delancey cycle route).
Scheme drawings here