Cleveland Street is on the Camden/Westminster border and the proposed cycle way is to run between Maple Street and Mortimer Street-Goodge Street. This section of Cleveland Street is currently one-way northbound.
The alignment of this route was approved by Westminster Council in December 2021.
This consultation is on the details of the design for the route and is being managed by Westminster Council in partnership with Camden Council.
The design consists mainly of a southbound contraflow cycle lane:
- kerb protection is specified between Maple Street and Howland Street
- but is to be investigated from there to Foley Street
- and for the remainder the kerb protection has many gaps, due mainly to the presence of the zig-zag tails at zebra crossings
And of modifications to the junctions to accommodate two-way cycling:
- at Maple Street – Clipstone Street the design looks the same as that consulted on in Feb 2021
- at Howland Street the signalised junction will have low-level signals and early release and a new ASL northbound; southbound cycles right turn into New Cavendish Street (C27) will be very difficult, but no risk of left-hook continuing on C27 from Howland St to New Cavendish Street
- Riding House Street: Tiger crossing to provide southbound cycles with right turns (new contraflow to be consulted on later); inappropriate use of shared space on the Camden side (should be able to use the crossing from the cycle lane).
- Tottenham Street to have continuous footway; how about blue paint on the cycle lane?
- Mortimer Street/Goodge Street junction: signal improvements (low-level signals and early release) and changes to allow southbound cycles to continue to Newman St. – they will require a dedicated signal stage
Northbound cycles share the road with all other vehicles. Double yellow lines and no loading to provide width.