Report on audit carried out at 1PM on 11th July by committee members: John Chamberlain, Paul Allen, Steve Prowse, Elena Moynihan
Audit of Chalk Farm Road cycle tracks
Write up of walk through on 24th June 2021
Audit of Prince of Wales Road eastbound cycle track
An additional 850 m high-quality link added to the cycle network; Bus stop bypasses; Junction improvements at Malden Road and Haverstock Hill; Good integration with side roads; Blended junctions at every side road on both sides of PoW.
Closure of Frederick St greening?;tiger crossing over Calthropre st; Gough St cobbles; contraflows in Eyre St Hill and Saffron St; queries and snagging issues
We walked and cycled the route in both directions between the junction with Pancras Road and the top of Judd Street. We feet that the implementation of the scheme is of a very high standard: The surface of the cycle tracks is beautifully smooth; The stepped tracks provide appropriate segregation for this road (although we have some concerns where it is adjacent to the taxi rank, explained below) and their width allows overtaking; The junction at Euston Road functions very well, allowing people to make all the available turns without interaction with motor vehicles.
The junction with Pancras Road functions very well for people on the N-S alignment, but as we have noted before, it has a single critical failure out of the six possible movements, i.e. the commonly-used right-turn movement out of the the rail overbridge, the other five movements being fully protected from interaction with motor vehicles.
The inspection was carried out by John Chamberlain, James Brander and Jean Dollimore.
In this report we note the points that we observed during a walk down the southbound side between Kentish Town Road and Baynes Street followed by a walk up the northbound side.
On the whole, we are very impressed by the high quality of the implementation. The surface of the cycle tracks is very smooth and well- finished.However we do have recommendations for many changes that are essential for making the experience safer and more attractive for people cycling the route
St Pancras bollards; Judd-Hunter junction
November 1st 2012: An illustrated review of the new implementation of two-way cycling in several one-way streets in South Hampstead/Kilburn.