Camden Council has obtained funding for improvements in the Bucknall Street area from the developers of a new building (called Earnshaw) on New Oxford Street west of Dyott Street.
To make room for a pocket park as part of the development, a cycle hire station will be moved a short distance from Earnshaw Street to Bucknall Street.
Camden Council makes the following proposals:
To introduce two-way cycling :
- on Dyott Street south (Bucknall Street to Shaftesbury Avenue);
- on Bucknall Street east (Dyott Street to Shaftesbury Avenue).
To make a one-way street but retain two-way cycling:
- on Bucknall Street west (Dyott Street to Earnshaw Street), one-way eastbound for all traffic with a westbound cycle contraflow
To close a road to motor vehicles:
- Dyott Street north (Bucknall Street to New Oxford Street) pedestrian and cycle only (keeping footways)
- a raised table at junction of Earnshaw Street and Bucknall Street (W)
- a zebra crossing on raised table across Earnshaw Street near the junction with St Giles High Street
- Pavement buildouts on north side of Bucknall Street
- St Giles High Street footway widenings and rain garden
To relocate of the parking bay for dockless rental e-bikes and e-scooters from Bucknall Street to Dyott Street,
Consultation on Camden’s website
The junction where Bucknall Street crosses Dyott Street needs careful consideration: northbound motors on Dyott Street and eastbound motors on Bucknall Street will be heading for Bucknall Street (east) while cycles can make all manoeuvres through the junction.
Implementation of contraflows
- Bucknall St (east) needs to have island-separated exit treatment for protection against motor vehicles turning in.
- Bucknall St (west) needs to have island-separated entry treatment for protection against motor vehicles cutting the corner while turning right.
- Bucknall St (west) has island-separated exit treatment (only 1.5m)