Last September Camden Council put in a segregated southbound cycle track on St Pancras Way. 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.
- 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 new trees, benches, cycle parking stands and 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 E-W cycle route).
There is likely to be opposition to the scheme 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 13th January but why not do it now, it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.
We suggest that you “Strongly Agree” to all of the proposals and pick some reasons.
You can read about the consultation on Camden’s website.