- a Toucan crossing over Pentonville Road (currently pedestrians have a staggered crossing):
- to be sited between Northdown Street and Kings Cross Road,
- it will run at the same time as the right-turning motors from Pentonville Road into Kings Cross Road,
- it requires shared space on the footways on both sides of the road and for some distance along Kings Cross Road;
- to close Northdown Street to motorised traffic at the junction with Pentonville Road; cyclists on Northdown Street can turn left or use the Toucan crossing;
- to provide more space for pedestrians;
- early release signals for cyclists on Pentonville Road) and a segregated feeder lane in the eastbound direction;
- a new section of bus lane between Killick Street and Kings Cross Road.
The Toucan crossing involves a massive amount of shared space.
- people cycling from Northdown Street to Kings Cross Road are likely to conflict with pedestrians crossing straight over;
- the left turn into Kings Cross Road is very awkward and involves choosing between using the road or staying on the footway.
The provision for cycling on Pentonville Road is inadequate:
- eastbound cycles are at risk of being squeezed as buses move into the bus lane beyond Northdown Street;
- and the westbound cycle lane is very narrow.
Provision is needed for people to cycle safely on Kings Cross Road from this junction down to Ferdinand Street where they may join the C6 cycle route or the route on Gray’s Inn Road.
Joint response with Action Vision Zero, London Cycling Campaign, Cycle islington, London Living Streets and Sustrans