Camden Council, Brent Council and Westminster Council are consulting making permanent the changes consulted on in January 2021 and implemented under an ETO in the section of Kilburn High Road from West End Lane to Greville Place.
Considering the needs of cyclists:
Southbound cycle lane: the new consultation drawing shows that they have installed a southbound cycle lane between a little north of Greville Road and Kilburn Priory. And they do propose that it should be ‘any time’ – one of the few improvements on the original proposal. But the width is probably well below 2m (needs measuring) and it has no protection.
Bus lanes: these (approx 3m wide) have been extended and hours standardised (am and pm peaks) ; ignoring our request that their hours of operation should be 24/7. They effectively extend the southbound cycle lane from Kilburn Priory to Greville Place.
The northbound bus lane runs from opposite Greville Place to Oxford Road.
To quote from our response to the first consultation:
Reallocation of the road width: we have measured the width of Kilburn High Road at various points between West End Lane and Greville Place. At the narrowest point (by the Marriott Hotel), KHR is about 11m wide. The remainder is 12m wide or more.
Two 3.15m motor traffic lanes, a 3m bus lane and a 2m cycle lane would require about 11.3m, therefore there is room for a southbound cycle lane right through this section of KHR and more widening of the footways e.g. south of Belsize Road.
It is shocking that this has been ignored
Links across KHR:
We mentioned the following:
- Crossing between Kilburn Priory and Kilburn Park Road – where the zebra is to be converted to a signalled crossing.This is a useful link between the signed route on Boundary Road and Carlton Vale which has protected cycle lanes
- On the Cambridge Avenue approach, to enable crossing into Springfield Lane and turning right into KHR.
- Provide a right turn for cycles out of Belsize Road.
Not one of these has been implemented.
Consultation on Camden’s website
Details of the original consultation and our response to it and the officer’s report are here