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:

  • 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) // 2 threads

    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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  • Our Healthy Streets: Dulwich Phase 3

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Our Healthy Streets: Dulwich                                         

    Recent projects and engagement with residents in the Dulwich area have shown a common theme - there's too much traffic in the area - and this is having an adverse effect on local life.

    We want to work with residents to address these concerns about traffic volume and its impact on the community.

    • streets in the Dulwich Village area carry much higher than the average traffic on similar residential streets in the borough
    • in the peak hours some residential streets are carrying more traffic than major A-roads.
    • the peak hours are between 7am to 10am and 3pm to 8pm. This unusual traffic pattern shows that traffic using the area includes significant volumes of commuter traffic
    • the pollution profile shows that air pollution is worse between 7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm
    • there are very high numbers of pupils crossing the roads during the peak hours
    • over 7000 through journeys are made in the area in a typical day. They enter and exit the neighbourhood within less than 10 to 15 minutes

    Phase 3

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  • A202 Peckham HighStreet

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We would like to know your views on our proposals along the A202 (Peckham High Street) between the junctions with Basing Court and Mission Place. The proposals aim to address identified safety issues, while providing a safer and more pleasant environment for those walking, cycling and using public transport in the area.  

    Tragically, along Peckham High Street there have been three fatal collisions since 2015, most recently in January 2020. TfL is seeking to eradicate deaths and serious injuries from our roads, in line with the Mayor’s Vision Zero policy for London. We believe that when people leave their homes each day, they should feel safe and confident about the journey ahead. By taking the following steps along Peckham High Street, we hope to create a safer road layout for everyone travelling in Peckham.   

    Our proposals also form part of the Mayor’s plan for Healthy Streets, a long-term vision to enable more people to walk, cycle and use public transport by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.  

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  • Barnet Draft Local Plan

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    The Local Plan is the key planning document for Barnet. This is your chance to influence its content.

    • sets out a vision for how Barnet will change as a place over the next 15 years
    • will replace the existing 2012 Local Plan
    • Chapter 11 covers transport and communication
    • You can also invite us to attend a meeting to present the Local Plan and feedback your views.

    Public Events:

    Date Time Location
    5th February 2020 6.30-8.00pm St Paul's, 50 Long Ln, Finchley, N3 2PU
    10th February 2020 6.30-8.00pm Barnet Council, 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW
    11th February 2020 6.30-8.00pm Barnet House, 1255 High Rd, N20 0EJ
    4th March 2020 7.00-10.00pm 3 Resident's Area Forums at:
    • Chipping Barnet Library, 3 Stapylton Rd, EN5 4QT
    • Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BG
    • Finchley Church End Library, 318-320, Gateway House, Regents Park Rd, Finchley, N3 2LN

    More info. and feedback options are availabvle on the link given in the issue.

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  • 19/1734/FUL Clerk Maxwell Road - 35 dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=Q2NWIDDXJBX00

    19/1734/FUL | Erection of 35 dwellings involving the re-positioning of existing access onto Clerk Maxwell Road, provision of new spine road, parking, cycle provision, landscaping and associated infrastructure. | Clerk Maxwell Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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