Camden propose to introduce two-way cycling on Adeline Place (south of Bedford Avenue) and Bedford Square (west side). Currently these streets are one-way for all vehicles. They are shown in blue on the map while other roads where two-way cycling was introduced in the past are shown in green (Adeline Place between Bedford Square and Bedford Avenue is two-way for all traffic). The No Entry signs are shown as markers. The proposal to introduce two-way cycling on these streets is very welcome.
Adeline Place is also part of an important walking route in the area, including Great Russell Street which provides a crucial link between the British Museum/Russell Square and Tottenham Court Road.
Camden Council makes the following proposals:
- To introduce two-way cycling on Adeline Place (south of Bedford Avenue) – blue on the map
- The new contraflow cycle lane on Adeline Place will be protected by an extended footway with a tree at each end and a new cycle hire docking station in the middle. The cycle entry (by the blue marker) will be protected by a kerb.
- A new tree and bikehangar will be placed by the existing one on the SE corner build out.
- Also some additional cycle stands
- The Adeline Place drawing is here on Camden’s website
- To introduce two-way cycling on Bedford Square (west side) – blue on the map
- a lightweight treatment with logos and signs (No Entry Except Cycles at the blue marker and a Two Way cycling sign at the other end).
- The Bedford Square drawing is here
We think that an entry treatment at both ends as provided for the south side of Bedford Square would be more appropriate (see photo)
- Continuous footways across Bedford Avenue at Adeline Place and across Great Russell Street at Adeline Place.
The consultation is on Camden’s website