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.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first:

  • Draft Air Quality Action Plan Consultation

    Created by Charles Martin // 1 thread

    The London Borough of Sutton's revised Air Quality Action Plan, draft for consultation (6 December 2018 to 6 February 2019). https://sutton.citizenspace.com/environment/draft-air-quality-action-plan-consultation/

    Get Sutton Cycling produced a short film in 2017 "Air Pollution in Sutton: how it affects you and how cycling can help" https://getsuttoncycling.org.uk/2017/10/05/the-video-you-cant-afford-to-miss/ 

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  • Chesterton Road Tree Lining - Project Consultation

    Cambridge City Council through the Environmental Improvement Programme (EIP) have allocated funding to improve the streetscape by increasing the number of trees along on Chesterton Road. We have identified a number of potential locations for new trees as shown on the 2 maps below.  

    Currently we have funding available for a smaller number of trees then shown on the plans below.  We wish to prioritise a number of these trees for the first phase of works.  We would hope to be able to plant further trees when and if we get additional funding.  

    This consultation gives local residents and stakeholders an opportunity to comment on and rate the potential tree location options put forward.

    All the potential locations will need to take into account highways infrastructure and underground utilities services, which may affect the locations currently being considered. 

    This consultation will end at noon on Friday the 15th of February 2018. 

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ChestRdTrees

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  • Wrythe Lane / Tweeddale Road / Thornton Road - proposed changes to junction

    Created by Charles Martin // 1 thread

    • Removing the existing access into Tweeddale Road from Wrythe Lane. It is proposed to create new access from Thornton Road across the green space. This will help to reduce vehicle conflicts and provide better pedestrian routes.
    • Converting the closed section of Tweeddale Road to grassed area as shown on the plan in green hatch lines.
    • A raised table is proposed at the new entry into Tweeddale Road to provide a level crossing for pedestrians and to help with slowing down traffic speeds.

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  • Roadworks: Park Village East

    Created by John Chamberlain // 0 threads

    From January 17th until early 2020 Park Village East will be closed to motor traffic at the northern end for Thames Water to install a new 42 main. This is due to HS2 construction. It is currently possible to cycle through and the good news is that the road is temporarily two-way with effectively a modal filter at the north end! I wonder if we can persuade Camden to make the arrangement permanent.

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  • 18/2062/FUL just east of Clerk Maxwell - 35 new dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Need to measure the cycle parking sheds

    May be a good one to test policy 80 and continuous footways as this will cut a new access driveway into the existing footway on the east side of Clerk Maxwell.

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    Erection of 35 dwellings (12 x 1bed, 4 x 2bed, 10 x 3bed and 9 x 4+bed) and re-position of existing access onto Clerk Maxwell Road. Provision of new spine road, parking, cycle provision, landscaping and associated infrastructure. Clerk Maxwell Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PKP81SDX0CE00 Cambridge Application reference : 18/2062/FUL

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  • 19/0004/FUL Romsey Labour Club

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Transport Assessment

    4.16 Cycle parking for residents will be provided on the proposed basement level. Access will be
    provided via the main lobby, leading to a cycle wheel ramp. This will descend into a cycle
    store room with capacity for 38 cycles. The main staircase and lift will descend into the
    basement for direct access to the main residential block.

    4.17 As part of the development proposals, an on-site bike / ebike loan scheme will be implemented
    for the future residents of the services apartments to provide a readily available opportunity
    for travel by cycle.


    4.18 Visitor cycle parking will be provided at ground level, with capacity for 24 cycles. These will
    be provided adjacent to the western front of the site and can be accessed directly from
    Coleridge Road.

    Dimensions look OK. Main issue is basement. I think it's unavoidable, so the questions are:

    What is the gradient of the ramp?

    Is there enough turning space at the bottom?

    What provision is being made for people who cannot use the stairs/ramp to reach the basement? (none currently, but the courtyard looks reasonable) Alternatively can the lift be used for cycles? (it's 2m by 2m)

    Where are the mentioned e-bike hire bikes being parked?

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    Serviced apartment (sui generis use class) scheme containing 38no self-contained 1xbed room units along with Cafe, gym and community space at ground floor with a vehicle drop-off zone, disabled car parking space, cycle parking and associated landscaping and retention of existing BLI frontage. Romsey Labour Club Mill Road Cambridge CB1 3NL https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PKPLWXDXIQ900 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0004/FUL

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  • East Dulwich parking zone and healthier streets

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Southwark Council is conducting a parking and healthier streets study in the East Dulwich area, shown in pink (on cyclescape pic).

    We have received many requests for permit parking from residents in East Dulwich since 2015 and we expect parking pressure to increase with the adjacent Dog Kennel Hill parking zone recently implemented and should the 'Peckham West' zone to the North be implemented (also in consultation). We are therefore carrying out a study on the potential introduction of a parking zone in East Dulwich, to improve parking for residents and support businesses while creating more healthy streets for people from all walks of life.

    We expect for the zone to result in freeing up roughly 40% of the kerbside space and are therefore proposing ‘healthy streets’ proposals to encourage walking and cycling for people from all walks of life: ‘parklets’ (planting and communal seating in the place of a parking space), seating along walking routes for places to stop and rest, and cycle parking with reserved spaces for cargo bikes and disability adapted cycles. The Southwark Spine cycle route soon to be implemented along Crystal Palace Road is expected to further encourage cycling in the area.

    To improve bus journey times we are proposing to amend the bus lane operation to include an afternoon/evening peak operating time in the existing bus lane north of Blackwater Road, and to remove parking at the junction with Ashbourne Grove which is a pinchpoint for buses.

    We aim to support the high street by encouraging walking and cycling: research has shown that improving the environment for walking and cycling has positive effects on the high street economy: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/economic-benefits-of-walking-and-cycling  with people walking, cycling and using public transport spending spending 40% more each month than car drivers . In addition, to enable more flexibility and higher turnover, we are proposing to extend the operating time of half hour bays so that after the initial free half hour visitors could extend their stay for a fee. Visitors will also be able to use shared used bays in surrounding side streets.

    Why We Are Consulting

    A parking and healthier streets study is an opportunity for the council to assess the parking issues in a certain area by asking the local residents and businesses how they view parking on their street and whether they would like a parking zone and street improvements to be introduced.

    The council will analyse all responses on a road by road basis and make a recommendation to the decision maker.

    Any parking controls or street improvements that we introduce will take into account the results of the consultation as well as existing highway safety issues in the proposed zone, feedback from emergency services, and our wider transport policies reflecting our responsibilities to air quality and active travel.

    We would like to hear your views on the proposals. Please read the background documents below and consider the proposed layout and preliminary healthy street imrpovements before completing the questionnaire online or by post via the freepost address, by 31 January 2019.

    For the background information see the documents below and for more information about parking and the decision making process in Southwark visit www.southwark.gov.uk/parkingprojects

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  • 'Peckham West' parking zone and healthier streets

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Southwark Council is conducting a parking and healthier streets study in the 'Peckham West' area, shown in orange in cyclescape picture.

    We have received many requests for permit parking from residents in this area since 2015 and parking pressure has increased since the adjacent Dog Kennel Hill parking zone was implemented in December 2018, as evidenced by photos of double parking below sent by a resident and reports of parking on kerbs and in front of drop kerbs. In addition, should the East Dulwich zone to the South be implemented (also in consultation) parking stress will increase further.

    We are therefore carrying out a study on the potential introduction of a parking zone in 'Peckham West', to improve parking for residents and support businesses while creating more healthy streets for people from all walks of life.

    We expect for the zone to result in freeing up roughly 40% of the kerbside space and are therefore proposing ‘healthy streets’ proposals to encourage walking and cycling for people from all walks of life: ‘parklets’ (planting and communal seating in the place of a parking space), seating along walking routes for places to stop and rest, and cycle parking with reserved spaces for cargo bikes and disability adapted cycles. The Southwark Spine cycle route soon to be implemented along Maxted and Adys Road is expected to further encourage cycling in the area.

    Why We Are Consulting

    A parking and healthier streets study is an opportunity for the council to assess the parking issues in a certain area by asking the local residents and businesses how they view parking on their street and whether they would like a parking zone and street improvements to be introduced.

    The council will analyse all responses on a road by road basis and make a recommendation to the decision maker.

    Any parking controls or street improvements that we introduce will take into account the results of the consultation as well as existing highway safety issues in the proposed zone, feedback from emergency services, and our wider transport policies reflecting our responsibilities to air quality and active travel.

    We would like to hear your views on the proposals. Please read the background documents below and consider the proposed layout and preliminary healthy street imrpovements before completing the questionnaire online or by post via the freepost address, by 31 January 2019.

    For the background information see the documents below and for more information about parking and the decision making process in Southwark visit www.southwark.gov.uk/parkingprojects

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  • Uneven tarmac at bus stop

    Created by Paul D.Smith // 1 thread

    2019/01/20 - This has been resurfaced and is all nice and flat now.

    Going east at this point there is a bus stop where buses stopping have caused the tarmac to ripple badly.  Could cause you a nasty surprise if you don't spot it.

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  • Run of potholes

    Created by Paul D.Smith // 1 thread

    2019/01/20 - Fixed and nicely flat now.

    Western direction, about parallel with the obelisk in Trent Park is a series of three deepish long potholes close to the gutter.  Be careful because if your tyre catches the edge of one of these, you'll be weaving around.  Best to avoid them and steer wide so you don't find yourself weaving as a car close passes.

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  • 18/2013/FUL 78 Arbury Road - change to 10 person HMO

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Cycle shelter in back garden appears to be 5m by 2m (crudely drawn) while application claims there are 12 cycle parking spaces.

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    Change of use to 9-bed HMO for 10 persons (sui generis) 78 Arbury Road Cambridge CB4 2JE https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PJZLO0DXIF000 Cambridge Application reference : 18/2013/FUL

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  • Roadworks: Gloucester Gate

    Created by John Chamberlain // 0 threads

    From January through June 2019, Gloucester Gate will be closed to all traffic including cycles. It is possible to get through on the footway (by dismounting). We are trying to get a better solution in place but in the meantime the only other options are to use Albany Street and Chester Gate (southbound) or Prince Albert Road and Macclesfield Bridge (westbound).

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  • Meymott St: continuing Quietway 7 Southwark/Lambeth border

    Created by SallyEva // 1 thread

    The proposals include:

    • Permitting cyclists to travel from Hatfields to Blackfriars Road along the whole of Meymott Street including the section east of Colombo Street.
    • Widening of footways, including the removal of three parking spaces, to create a better environment for pedestrians.
    • Introduction of raised features on Colombo Street and Hatfields to further slow vehicular traffic and improve pedestrian accessibility.
    • Removal of redundant street clutter such as bollards and non-essential signage and the introduction of additional cycle stands.
    • The removal of the island at the junction of Meymott Street and Hatfields allowing us to build out the footway.
    • Reduction in the number of residents’ bays from six to four and increase in the number of Pay by Phone bays from three to five.

     

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  • S/4542/18/FL 56 High Green - change of use into wine shop / bar

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Claims to only require 9 cycle spaces under SCambs policy (probably correct). Transport Statement proposes 5 Sheffield stands. Site plan shows 4 Sheffield stands, positioned outside the red line. Application form claims only '5' cycle parking spaces to be provided.

    County Highways is objecting to danger on the public highway potentially caused by deliveries and customers stopping in the mandatory cycle lane, as well as the positioning of the Sheffield stands on what appears to be public highway land.

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    Change of use from furniture shop to mixed A1 (retail) and A4 (drinking establishment) De Freville House, 6 , 56 High Green, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5EG http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/4542/18/FL South Cambridgeshire Application reference : S/4542/18/FL

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  • NICE consultation on active travel

    Created by TJ // 1 thread

    NICE - (national institute for Health and care excellence) are running a consultation on active travel for encouraging the general population to travel actively.

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  • Proposed changes to the road layout on A21 Tweedy Road, Bromley North

    Created by John H Wood // 1 thread

    TfL are planning changes to the road layout on the A21 Tweedy Road at the junctions of Sherman Road, East Street and Mitchell Way in Bromley North, and are consulting.

    Their plans form part of the Mayor of London’s long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

    By making these changes TfL aim to:

    • Create a safer and more pleasant environment for cyclists and pedestrians with new, direct crossings and new traffic signals for cyclists
    • Provide more space for buses leaving the bus stands at Bromley North so they can access bus stops more safely and easily, which would improve their reliability
    • Update the street environment with resurfacing, new signage and refreshed road markings, to complement the public realm style of Bromley North village

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  • Trumpington / Chaucer Road Junction

    Created by Robert Sansom // 1 thread

    Proposed new signallng for Trumpington Road / Chaucer Road junction.

    Issues with this:

    1. There is no details as to whether there are toucan crossing signals for the shared use path across the Chaucer Road Arm.

    2. It does not improve safety for city-bound cyclists/pedestrians who still have to avoid vehicles turning left into Chaucer Road.

    2. There remains a major problem with the on road cycle lane on the outbound side where the rear ends of large vehicles, especially coaches and busses, enter into the cycle lane as the vehicles make the slight right turn after the existing island.

    Work is meant to be starting 14th January! Can I write a letter on behalf of the cycling campaign pointing out these issues?

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  • 18/1934/OUT 249 Newmarket Road - 8 studio flats.

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Claims more than 7 cycle parking spaces to be provided in courtyard but I can't find any real details.

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    Outline application (appearance reserved) for the erection of 8 studio flats. The Seven Stars Public House 249 Newmarket Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8JE https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PJDRKCDXI5K00 Cambridge Application reference : 18/1934/OUT

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  • 18/1953/FUL Hudson Close - 7 flats and cycle parking

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Well spaced Sheffield stands except that poles are blocking the aisles, making them unusable.

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    Development of seven apartments in a barn style building with associated cycle parking, car parking, refuse store, access, landscaping and all other works necessary to facilitate the proposed development. Land At Hudson Close Hudson Close Cambridge CB2 8HD https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PJMC26DXI8D00 Cambridge Application reference : 18/1953/FUL

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