We have made a spreadsheet listing the junctions on Camden Cycle Network, classifying each one as Node, Crossing or Terminus
Node: where two or more cycle routes meet at the junction e.g. at Royal College Street / Randolph Street the routes C6 and C50 meet
Crossing: where a single cycle route passes through a junction e.g. at Midland Road / Euston Road the route C6 crosses Euston Road
Terminus: where the end of a cycle route meets a major road without any cycling infrastructure e.g. Grays Inn Road route at High Holborn – only four of these so far
The cycle routes are named with their official names if they have them: C6, C50, C27, LCN6 and Q1; otherwise they are named by the road they are associated with e.g. YorkWay, PoW (Prince of Wales Road), GoodsWay, Gower, GIR (Grays Inn Road), HHill (Chalk Farm Road and Haverstock Hill) etc.
Some very minor side road junctions in LTNs have been omitted. I have also included the Theobalds Road/Southampton Row junction although it’s not on a cycle route.
Each junction is represented by a pin on the map (blue for nodes (light blue when they have signals and dark blue for priority junctions), green for crossings (light green when they have signals and dark greenfor priority junctions) and red for a terminus) where
- the roll-over box contains the names of the roads at the junction – for crossings, the road containing the cycle route comes first, followed by the type of junction (node or crossing) and the route(s) passing through it e.g. C6 and C50 and then whether it has a signal or is a priority junction [the JAT diagram will clarify the layout]
- the pop-up box contains in addition,
- a link to a JPG file containing a JAT for the junction (available for most of the signalised junctions on C6 e.g. Pancras Road/Midland Road; Judd-Tavi Place, Sidmouth-Ampton, Agar Grove-Randolph-St Pancras Way and on C27 Tavistock Place/Marchmont Street); still working on the others;
- a JAT or other score for the junction (we have allocated simple scores for the good crossings e.g. C6 over Camden Road and over Euston Road). Also a warning of ‘critical failures’ which are normally safety issues (e.g. turning right from Pancras Road at the Midland Road junction which has left hook risk); but this warning also applies to junctions where it isn’t legally possible to make a turning from one route into another (e.g. where C27 on Tavistock Place meets C6 on Judd Street where two right turns are forbidden);
- and the date when work was last completed.
The legend box currently lists most of the routes on the map, saying for each one, the number of junctions with signals and priority junctions. It might eventually contain an aggregate score.
See a larger view of the map. The details are in a Google Sheet which is here. For people who can’t access Google Sheets PDF here.
Table showing the number of junctions where work was carried out each year
Note: some side roads where a continuous footway has been built have not been included in the study. The category ‘pre2012’ refers to work done on LCN routes from about 2007/
Number of junctions assessed so far = 23
(copied from the Sheet) see details by clicking the pin on the map (C.F. = critical failure(s))
|Roads at the junction||Routes at the junction||JAT score|
|Castlehaven Road- Grafton Road / Prince of Wales Road||node :C6, PoW||20 / 24|
|Castle Road – Royal College Street / Kentish Town Road||crossing:C6||6 / 10|
|Royal College Street / St Pancras Way||node :C6, StPWay||13 / 18|
|Royal College Street / Camden Road||crossing:C6||4 / 4|
|Royal College Street-Pancras Road / Crowndale Road||node :C6, LCN6||17 / 20|
|Pancras Road / St Pancras Way||node :C6, StPWay||7 / 8|
|Pancras Road-Midland Road / Pancras Road||node :C6, GoodsWay||10 / 12– C.F.|
|Midland Road / Euston Road||crossing:C6||4 / 4|
|Judd Street / Tavistock Place||node :C6, C27||18 / 20– C.F.|
|Sidmouth Street / Gray’s Inn Road||node :C6, GIR||23 / 24|
|Ray Street / Farringdon Road||crossing:C6||10 / 12|
|Farringdon Road / Clerkenwell Road||node :C6, Blvd||18 / 18|
|Farringdon Road / Charterhouse Street||crossing:C6||3 / 4|
|Saffron Hill / Clerkenwell Road||node :C6, Blvd||14 / 14|
|Tavistock Place / Marchmont Street||node :C27, LCN6||13 / 18|
|Tavistock Place / Woburn Place||crossing:C27||14 / 16|
|Tavistock Place / Bedford Way||crossing:C27||15 / 18– C.F.|
|Torrington Place / Gower Street||node :C27, Gower||16 / 24– C.F.|
|Torrington Place / Tottenham Court Road||crossing:C27||6 / 12|
|Tottenham Court Road / Howland Street||crossing:C27||5 / 8|
|Maple Street – University Street / Tottenham Court Road||crossing:C27||4 / 8|
|Randolph Road – Agar Grove / St Pancras Way||node :C50, StPWay||15 / 18|
|St Pancras Way / Camden Road||crossing:StPWay||0 / 2– C.F.|
List of junctions with critical failures
– copied from the Sheet (learn more by clicking the pin on the map)*
|Roads at the junction||Cycle routes at the junction|
|Pancras Road-Midland Road / Pancras Road||node :C6, GoodsWay|
|Judd Street / Tavistock Place||node :C6, C27|
|Tavistock Place / Bedford Way||crossing:C27|
|Torrington Place / Gower Street||node :C27, Gower|
|St Pancras Way / Camden Road||crossing:StPWay|
- Judd Street/Tavistock Place isn’t technically a critical failure which is about safety but cycles can’t make the turns between the routes that meet there
Assessment of safety for cycling through a junction
This will be based on the JAT (junction assessment tool) but modified to restrict the assessment to the effects on the cycle route at a crossing. e.g.
- at Midland Road / Euston Road, a signalised crossing, we will assess the safety of the two directions on the cycle route and a score out of 2+2 = 4 will be awarded (this evades thinking about moves between the C6 and Euston Road). A similar approach is used where C6 crosses Camden Road.
- But on more minor junctions which are crossings, we will simply assess all of the movements so as to allow for ease in joining a cycle route, e.g. at the Tavistock Place/Marchmont Street junction.
- at Royal College Street / Randolph Street (a priority T-junction node) each of the three arms is on a cycle route so a score out of 3 x (2 + 2) = 12 will be awarded
- at Tavistock Place / Judd Street – Hunter Street (a signalised crossroads node) each of the four arms is on a cycle route so a score out of 4 x (2+2+2) = 24 should be able to be awarded. But sadly, two right turns are banned so the score is out of 20.
Some initial Ideas on scores
A movement out from a signalised junction that
- is protected by a cycle stage in the signals with adequate following inter-green time to reach the destination arm scores 2. e.g.
- offers early release from a deep >= 5m ASL could get a score of 1 (orange) but if there are heavy left turn counts red (0) would be more appropriate, similarly zero would be awarded where there are heavy right turns from the opposite arm. Note: develop the criteria as junctions are analysed.
Where a cycle route (running mainly through LTNs) crosses a major road that separates a pair of LTNs:
- a Tiger crossing may be acceptable where traffic flows are below some level (to be decided) e.g.
- where C6 crosses Mansfield Road. Traffic flows on Mansfield Road: 12,000 average 7-day daily (QC consultation report)
- where Kings Boulevard crosses Goodsway.
- But providing only ‘Give Ways’ isn’t acceptable except over very minor roads (which are unlikely to be LTN boundaries) e.g
- C6 crosses Calthorpe Street where the traffic flows are [Screenline C in 2016 7am – 7pm for Guilford Street (E Guilford Place) 11,103]
Where a cycle route (on a protected link) crosses minor side roads
- Blended junction e.g.
- where PoW passes Harmood Street (blue paint) and Crogsland Road
- Route marked across the junction in various ways
- where C6 passes Baynes Street the latter has ‘STOP’ but only zig-zag lines across the side road
- where C6 passes Pratt Street there are logos and C6 across the side roads but rather weak lines