Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

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Listed issues, most recent first:

  • A23 Streatham Hill Cycleway

    Created by Simon Still // 2 threads

    Our proposals at a glance  

    Transport for London (TfL), together with Lambeth Council would like to know your views on proposals for improvements which will include:

    • High quality segregated cycle lanes and bus stop bypasses throughout the extent of the scheme
    • Straight-across pedestrian crossings relocated to be where people want to walk and cross the road
    • Zebra crossings proposed to cross the cycle lane to signalised pedestrian crossings across the main carriageway
    • 2 additional pedestrian crossings
    • Bus lanes maintained or implemented and operational hours extended to between 07:00 - 19:00 Monday to Saturday throughout the scheme
    • 20mph speed limit throughout
    • Changes to side road access including restrictions and closures, redesign and resurfacing
    • New traffic signals at the Telford Avenue junction
    • Improvements to public realm throughout the route, unlocking areas by removing central brick build planters and planting of new trees and landscaping
    • Changes to some parking and loading provision  

    To complement this scheme we have been working with Lambeth Council to develop a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in the nearby residential areas to the east of the A23. This will complement the A23 scheme by protecting local streets from through traffic and will help deliver wider objectives such as creating Healthy Routes on local roads. Visit the consultation page of Lambeth’s website from the 22 February 2020 to find out more.  

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  • Wembley to Willesden Junction Cycleway

    Created by Stefano B // 1 thread

    New TFL survey on the proposed Wembley to Willesden Junction CS.

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v2W9H-9d6k6mkqCJwlU0a35ByHfacylFlHPjGjqULUpUQ1owSkdMQTFSMUhGOTE3RUpINDI3Wk1DOS4u

    Have your say - Healthy Streets improvements between Wembley and Willesden Junction

    Transport for London (TfL) and the London Borough of Brent are working together to develop Healthy Streets improvements between Wembley and Willesden Junction. These changes would make it easier and safer to walk, cycle, and use public transport in the area. Making the area safer, greener and reducing car travel. In this area, every year, people are seriously injured, some fatally. This cannot go on, and the Mayor has set a target to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads to zero by 2041. Toxic air quality and high levels of physical inactivity are also contributing to premature deaths and poor health, especially in children. Together we want to improve this, particularly around schools. We know to achieve this some compromises will have to be made especially how much we use cars to travel. We want to create a better environment for everyone who wants to travel to and around the borough. So we are inviting local people to tell us how they currently travel around the area and what changes they would like us to make that would help and encourage more people to choose active travel options in the community.

    Have your say - Your feedback at this early stage of planning will be used to help design future proposals which would be consulted on in late 2020/early 2021.

    Please complete the following survey by 22 March 2020 to help us better understand how you travel and any travel issues or priorities in the areas of Wembley Central, Tokyngton, Stonebridge, Harlesden, and Kensal Green. Please email wembleywillesdenjct@tfl.gov.uk if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

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  • Sumner Street

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We are improving walking and cycling facilities on Sumner Street including the junction with Southwark Street. These changes will:

    • Provide a more pleasant environment for people visiting Tate Modern and local businesses;
    • Improve cycle facilities and the connection to Cycle Superhighway 7; and 
    • Create a healthier, safer street in line with the Healthy Streets approach.

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  • Dog Kennel Hill Junction and Champion Hill 'No Entry'

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Summary

    We would like to know your view on our proposals for:

    1. Improvements to pedestrian and cycle facilities at the Dog Kennel Hill junction with Grove Hill Road and Champion Hill; and
    2. Making permanent the ‘No Entry' on Champion Hill.

    These changes will improve safety, encourage cycling and walking in line with the Healthy Streets approach, and will enable the junction to form part of Cycleway 17. These changes represent the first stage of wider area changes as part of the Camberwell area-wide study.

    The key measures proposed are:

    • Segregated westbound cycle lane in Grove Hill Road;
    • Separate cycle signal at the Grove Hill Road junction;
    • Early release for cyclists at Champion Hill;
    • Footway widening in Grove Hill Road; and
    • ‘No entry' to be made permanent in Champion Hill.

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  • Vandalism of Riverside Bridge cables - 2019-12-12

    Created by ClareM // 1 thread

    Back on 12th December 2019, I cycled over Riverside Bridge and noticed that one of the bridge cables had been cut.

    I've just uploaded 2 photos to CycleStreets:

    I would like to know if it is since been repaired -so if anyone here cycles over Riverside Bridge, please could you take a look.

    And if it has not been fixed, who/how show I report it, please?

    Or has anyone else reported it already?

    Thanks

    Clare

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  • Hendon Central - Heathy Streets

    Created by JonC // 2 threads

    TfL and boroughs are also working with local communities in each area to give the high streets local branding and identity. This includes welcome signage, wayfinding to local points of interest such as markets and artwork championing subjects of local significance.

    The first six locations to receive Healthy High Streets funding include:

    • Hendon Central (Barnet) - New decorative 'Welcome to Hendon' signage will be installed along with additional cycling parking, new trees and refreshed planters around Hendon Central Tube station

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  • Could Ancaster Road become a bus gate?

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    Could Ancaster Road become a bus gate allowing walking, cycling, buses, and taxis only to encourage active travel and public transport use over the private cars for short journeys to the station and town. This would help to make Birkfield Drive quieter for walking and cycling, as the hill currently makes it a particularly poor experience for cycling up.

    This is a more radical idea, however is the sort of thing that's required for resolving the climate emergency and encouraging active travel. This sort of thing is very common in places like The Netherlands.

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  • Hounslow Climate Emergency Action Plan

    Created by Hounslow Cycling Campaign // 1 thread

    London Borough of Hounslow says that "In June 2019, Hounslow Council declared a climate emergency. In recognition of the urgent threat posed by climate change, we have committed to reducing council emissions to net zero by 2030, as well as working with residents and businesses to help reduce their own carbon emissions.[...]  The draft Action Plan outlines seven key programmes for reducing Council direct carbon emissions, and in acknowledging the Council’s community leadership role, we have developed a further six programmes to address borough-wide emissions."

    The document setting out the proposed Action Plan is long and somewhat long-winded, as is the way of these things.  The seven internal programmes and six external ones are outlined in easy-to-read graphics on pp40-41 and pp51-52 respectively.

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  • E-scooters and micromobility

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    The government has announced it will hold a consultation on the introduction of the battery-powered scooters to British roads.

    What are the implications for people cycling, walking and scooting?

    What is Camcycle's position/policy about e-scooters? 

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  • S/2784/19/OL: Mixed use including children's nursery and offices. Waterbeach

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    Hybrid application - (i) Full application for the erection of a mixed use building including a children's nursery (Class D1) and offices (Class B1); (ii) Outline application (Matters of access, landscaping, layout and scale to be considered) for approximately 7500 sqm of office (Class B1) and ancillary space; (iii) Asociated works, including hard standing and landscaping

    Cambridge Innovation Park North, Stirling House, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, CB25 9PB

    South Cambridgeshire

    Application reference : S/2784/19/OL

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  • Told to use the road by PCSO

    Created by Patrick Pawsey-Vale // 1 thread

    I was cycling along the two-way cycle path, segregated, next to the road on Donnington Bridge in Oxford, on my cargo bike, with the two kids in the front carrier.

    This was Monday 27/01/20.

    It was raining like mad, so it took me a moment to realise the cyclist coming the other way who was waving their finger at me and saying 'You should be on the road, sir' was a Police Community Support Officer.

    It's confused and disturbed me - as I don't believe there is any access restriction to the two-way cycle path, my bike is no wider than any other dutch bike (it's no wider than its handlebars) and I certainly don't want to be forced onto a very nasty stretch of road on one of the key river crossings of Oxford with my baby and 4 year old on board.

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