This is a very important consultation.
It concerns the first stage of the much-needed east – west cycle route along Theobalds Road – Clerkenwell Road – Old Street which we have been calling ‘Clerkenwell Boulevard’ since this campaign started 10 years ago. It proposes 400m of stepped cycle lanes along each side of Clerkenwell Road between Gray’s Inn Road and Farringdon Road.
It also proposes an excellent new design for the junction of Theobalds Road/Gray’s Inn Road/Clerkenwell Road and the very nearby junction at Rosebery Avenue /Clerkenwell Road. At these junctions, cyclists travelling on the alignment of the route will be provided with a dedicated stage in the signals allowing them to make all manoeuvres through the junction without interaction with motor vehicles. Cyclists crossing or joining the route will be provided with ‘cycle gates (or reservoirs)’ (see the recent example on Southampton Row).
For a full description of the details, see Camden’s video presentation:
The locations of the main elements are shown on the map below.
The scheme will also introduce two new bus stop bypasses, one in each direction, with the westbound bus stop located by Leather Lane and the eastbound bus stop located by Back Hill (at the site of the two adjacent road closures on the map).
Consultation on Camden’s website
This consultation closes on 11th March. We encourage you to send a personal response (via the online survey at the bottom of the consultation page):
To be written