EIA screening opinion for up to 4,801 sqm of operational police accommodation and ancillary functions
Land at Milton
Application reference : S/3011/19/E1
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EIA screening opinion for up to 4,801 sqm of operational police accommodation and ancillary functions
Land at Milton
Application reference : S/3011/19/E1
We're moving forward on our policy project. This thread is to discuss the various policies and move them towards publication.
Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread
Dog Kennel Hill Bus Lane Widening
Closes 29 Sep 2019
Opened 23 Aug 2019
We want to improve bus journey times along Dog Kennel Hill, as it has been identified that the bus lane is on a steep hill in this section and cyclists can hold up buses significantly as the lane is currently too narrow for buses to safely overtake cyclists travelling up the hill.
In order to support this, we are proposing to widen the northbound bus lane on Dog Kennel Hill, either side of the junction with Albrighton Road. We are also considering changing the bus lane hours of operation to 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This will reduce conflict with other vehicle types and help buses keep to timetable.
These proposals should improve journey times for passengers using the 40, 176, 185 and 484 bus routes. By making bus travel more reliable, this supports Transport for London's Healthy Streets indicator: 'People choose to walk, cycle and use public transport'.
To do this and maintain the carriageway width for other vehicles, we plan to reduce the width of the central reservation. This will involve the transplanting of one tree, but we plan to plant an additional new tree, so the net impact would be additional tree cover.
Please see the plan for these works here:
If the project goes ahead, works will be undertaken in early 2020. We would try to minimise any disruption, and no full road closure should be required.
Why We Are Consulting
As there may be some disruption for local residents during construction, we want to make sure you have the opportunity to review the proposals and let us know if you have any concerns.
Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread
Traffic order has been raised for the Southwark Spine North section we need to gather feedback for any objections and urgent suggestions.
Focus only on issues that are serious as its going to go in most as is.
Tom McKeown // 3 threads
Events to promote cycling within Histon and Impington. Raise awareness for groups other activities.
Wandsworth Council would like to hear your views on proposed improvements for pedestrians and cyclists along Thessaly Road, enhancing access and the local environment.
As motorised vehicle movements are relatively low on Thessaly Road, the proposals aim to provide safer infrastructure for more vulnerable road users.
The proposed introduction of raised, controlled crossing points would benefit pedestrians, particularly school children visiting local community facilities and St George’s Primary School, whilst also slowing traffic speeds along Thessaly Road.
Within the scope of the scheme, Thessaly Road would also have new raised ‘Copenhagen style’ junctions with side roads, to create an improved pedestrian and cycle user experience and slow down traffic joining Thessaly Road. ‘Copenhagen style’ junctions allow cyclists and pedestrians to have priority over vehicles exiting the side roads. The scheme will also include installation of new high-quality paving materials and new cycle parking.
A segregated cycle track would provide a safe route for cyclists between Battersea Park Road at the north end (which is the subject of proposed improvements being developed in partnership with Transport for London) and Wandsworth Road and Lambeth to the south. It would also provide a safe route to the two new Northern Line Extension stations opening in 2021.
The proposals include improvements to the public realm at the junction of Condell Road, Deeley Road and Battersea Park Road, featuring new seating areas and new planting.
The scheme is part of a package of infrastructure improvements in the area which include proposals for a Controlled Parking Zone and a colourful ‘Happy Street’ redesign for the Thessaly Road rail bridge, all funded by contributions from developers in the area.
In line with strategic masterplans for the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area, Thessaly Road has been identified as a key strategic link for cycle and pedestrian movements from north to south through the opportunity area, and so the proposed improvements reflect the need to meet changing demands of this growing central London area.
It is important for the Council to know the views of local residents and businesses before progressing with any improvements.
TfL are consulting on changes to the junction of Camden Street with Camden Road. These include a new pedestrian crossing on Camden Road, cycle ASLs on all three approaches and a left-turn ban plus cycle feeder lane on Camden Street.
The consultation is at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/camden-street-camden-road/ This includes a plan of the proposed layout and a Healthy Streets checklist (which shows minor improvements).
You can respond direct to TfL via the website or by email to email@example.com. We will put in our formal response before the 29th September deadline, incorporating responses gathered here.
We are conducting a parking study in the South East (SE) Bermondsey area, shown outlined in blue below, with a view to introducing a parking zone.
We have received numerous requests from residents and businesses, including a petition, requesting parking controls from a number of streets within the area shown below.
A parking 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 to be introduced.
A parking zone is a network of streets covered by parking controls. Each street is marked out with either parking bays or double yellow lines.
The council will analyse responses on a road by road basis and make recommendations to the decision maker on zone boundary and operation days and times based on the street by street analysis.
Any parking controls 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 proposal.
Please read the consultation booklet and consider the proposed layout design, both attached below, before completing the questionnaire online or by post via the freepost address, by Sunday 22 September 2019.
Why We Are Consulting
Since the neighbouring Thorburn Square parking zone was implemented in October 2018 (results of which are summarised here), we have received numerous requests from residents, including a petition, requesting parking controls to be extended into the area to the east of St James Road to address the issue of increased parking pressure.
The study area includes a section of streets in the north of the study area surrounding the Blue where businesses have voiced concern about parking pressure from commuters.
We have had discussions with residents, and met with businesses before launching this consultation to discuss parking issues so that our consulation and design best fits the needs of both residents and local businesses and which complements the Good Growth Fund project at The Blue, currently underway.
Free parking for traders and customers is currently offered at the The Blue car park and improvements to these parking arrangements are being managed separately by the housing parking team alongside the Good Growth Fund project.
19/1101/FUL | Change of use from a dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to a large scale 11x bedroom House of Multiple Occupation (Sui Generis) | 140 Queen Ediths Way Cambridge CB1 8NL
Approval of matters reserved for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S0388/12/OL for 130 dwellings
Construction of a 168 bedroom hotel with ancillary facilities, associated access, gates, car parking (including reconfigured conference centre car parking), cycle parking and landscaping.
Created by Richard Moss // 1 thread
For discussing swept path analysis matters
There is a dangerous group of cavities developing around the ironworks at the 'T junction' which cyclists have to negotiate every morning, while the new cyclepath to the SciencePark is unavailable.
Richard G // 1 thread
There is a lot of non-slip surface, that red colour stuff, that has rubbed off and collected just on the bend as the path goes under the bridge, as you leave the P&R
Last week, I came past just as someone was being helped back up again, after their bike slipped on the loose surface.. It feels quite treacherous as you cycle over it.
I cant see anywhere, who to contact about removing all the loose material.
Anyone know a good point of contact to report to?
Non-material amendment on application 17/1527/FUL to include changes to Dutch's Corner, townhouses, Mews houses and landscape. Dutch's Corner changes are as follows: raised height of dormer, omission of 3 rooflights, fenestration changes and removal of recess on Ross Street elevation. Townhouse changes are as follows: reconfiguration of rooflights, reduction in bay window depth, 175mm increase to wall and internal changes. Mew houses changes are as follows: fenestration changes, amended position of house, step in roof height relocated, reduced green roof area, amendments to size of basement and front courtyards, relocated cycle store. 5 new trees omitted.
213 Mill Road Cambridge CB1 3BE
Application reference : 17/1527/NMA1
The Four Lamps roundabout at the junction of Victoria Avenue, Jesus Lane, Maid's Causeway, Short Street and King Street was built when traffic flows were anticipated to be much higher than they actually are today.
Created by Alex Raha // 1 thread
East Sydenham is changing
A key target of both the Mayor of London and the London Borough of Lewisham’s Transport Strategy is for 80% of all journeys in London to be made by sustainable means of transport (walking, cycling and public transport) by 2041. To achieve this, we have to create street environments where traffic is reduced, and where vulnerable road users, including children and the elderly, feel more comfortable making journeys on foot or by bike.
What are the issues are most important for us to address?
How would you like to change East Sydenham to make your area healthier, greener and more pleasant to live in?
Reserved Matters application for second housing phase (known as BDW2) including 330 dwellings with associated internal roads, car parking, landscaping, amenity and public open space. The Reserved Matters include access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale and related partial discharge of conditions 8, 10, 14, 18, 26, 27, 29, 35, 40, 49, 52, 58, 62, 63, and 66 pursuant to outline approval 07/0003/OUT and use of the Pavilion building for Use Classes A1 (shops), A3 (restaurants and cafes), A4 (drinking establishments), A5 (hot food takeaways).
Land Between Huntingdon Road And Histon Road, Cambridge Known As "Darwin Green One"
Application reference : 19/1056/REM
sound+fury // 1 thread
Application reference : 19/1022/FUL
Corn links delayed until 2020.
Link from Uni to Foresterhill not et wit a lot of support in discussions
Grampian Cycle Partnership
Created by Debra Storr // 1 thread
Sustrans sought suggestions for improvements
Plans in progress for cycleroute from Ellon to Aberdeen. Parts of route exist. Grampian Cycle Partnership involved with both Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Councils.
sound+fury // 1 thread
Application reference : 19/1048/FUL
King St/Ellon Road is a main artery into Aberdeen. We are advised that the traffic volumes due tot he AWPR have reduced and in order to lock in this benefit there need to be some urgency to utilise freed up road space to more sustainable forms of transport.
And no - the parallel NCR1 isn't suitable. It's hilly with cobbles and have weird diverts. as a tourist route through the university and Old Aberdeen, its fine.
This map shows all issues, whether points, routes, or areas:
The most popular issues, based on the number of votes:
The current layout of the pedestrian crossing at the junction of Winchester road and Vermont close forces cyclists out of the cycle lane and into the flow of traffic. This is a risky maneuver and relies on the patience of the car driver behind the cyclist. A possible solution would be to be extend the cycle lane through the chicane, with give way markings so that pedestrians have right of way.
Southampton Cycling Campaign has received many reports of local cyclists having accidents on the cycle path outside the Dominos Pizza outlet at the southern end of The Avenue.
A recent incident was reported in the Southampton Echo, http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10475081.Cyclist_hurt_in_road_crash/
There is a loading bay in the cycle contraflow cycle lane, which means that the cycle lane is blocked for cyclists as soon as a vehicle is parked there. This means that cyclists have to pull out into the path of oncoming buses, thus making the NCN route unsuitable to young children or inexperienced cyclists.
We have a tandem which fits in all the spaces on trains in Scotland (as far as I know), but we are prohibited from taking it on any except the East Coast line trains. I've been writing to various officials - elected and otherwise - and contributed to the recent review of the Scotrail franchise, but am not getting much joy. No one seems to think it is a big deal. But, for my family, with 2 kids aged 5 and 1, and no car, if we don't go by tandem and train, we can't go anywhere much. The tandem is not a luxury but a practical transport solution. Does anyone else want to join in and make this more than a one-woman issue?
(another related issue: even once the kids can ride their own bikes, we won't be able to use trains much since most only allow 2 reservations).
Redesign of Grey Street to remove the danger of cars reversing (blind) out parking bays into middle of the road.
Disused railway tracks on St Peters Dock provide short section of road surface that is dangerous to traverse from East to West by bike.
If you are avoiding crossing the tracks then you are forced into oncoming traffic.
If you cross the tracks, you are then potentially trapped between parked cars and the railway tracks, which can be dangerous.
The tracks are very slippery when wet or icy, and sections are often hidden underwater because there is poor drainage after heavy rain.
Ideally the tracks are totally removed, or the surface covered with concrete or tarmac.
Created by Gregory Williams // 1 thread
The A2 is a hostile environment for cycling. Cyclists should be directed away from using the A2 towards existing safe alternatives (e.g. RCR16) and the current A2 cycle signs should be removed.
Here is an ambitious plan for a Bicycle Boulevard from Shoreditch to Fitzrovia, along Old Street, Clerkenwell Road and Theobalds Road, open only to bicycles, buses and motor traffic for local access only.
a. It is now the most cycled route in London, showing that it is the desired EW route.
b. It is of variable width, therefore trying to accommodate bikes, buses, and through traffic in a consistent and safe way is impossible. In other words, a compromise will be a botch job.
c. There will not be mixing of buses and bicycles: bicycles will have a dedicated two way cycle lane on the South side of the street.
d. The Boulevard stops being a mega- EW-rat-run. Motor traffic will have to use Pentonville/City Road.
Proposed route along the rail corridor through Cambridge, part of which is in the Cambridge Local Plan.
There is a campaign for a cycle route between Bar Hill and Cambridge, also connecting Dry Drayton, Madingley and Coton to North-West Cambridge.
Currently cycle provision for these villages is poor. Bar Hill has lower rates of cycling than other villages that are closer to Cambridge.
The campaign site is: http://www.bhddmadcycle.com/
Six inch high ridge near left side of north bound lane on the south side of the bridge forces cyclists too close to the kerb or into the path of motor vehicles. Issue reported via CTC pothole reporting site. Resurfacing required.
Surface, drainage and width issues.
Planned for upgrade as part of CEC 'family network'
Was an issue 5 years ago (and before)
I've visited Riverside to Waterbeach with William Rayner of county cycling team. He's revising signage here and providing it along the St Ives corridor, with the old NCN 51 being renamed Regional Route 24 (blue patch). We've decided finally to continue to sign NCN 11 from Riverside Bridge to Waterbeach Station, and he's looking at suitable (hopefully temporary) wording to advise to follow NCN 51 to Bottisham for destinations beyond Waterbeach, which will hopefully eliminate misrouting those from outside the area.
Our inspection of existing signs showed that only one new signboard was provided on completion 5 years ago of Riverside Bridge. Signboards still send people via Green Dragon. Sustrans considers signage is an important part of any route project.
The intention is to sign Milton Country Park as a destination, not as part of the route, removing route signs within the park, and probably retaining Coles Road as the signed route through the village, though it would be much preferable to have improvements past the shops and the village green, pubs etc.
Retaining the route to Waterbeach as NCN will help keep the gap in people's awareness.
I am planning to contact again the landowner of the missing link between Bottisham Lock and Fen Road, Lode with a suggestion for a low-level route, southeast side of the Bottisham Lode floodbank which is the route of the public footpath, where signs forbid cycling. It might be considered more visually acceptable. All parish councils are for the route, including the one of which he is a member.
Garratt Lane at Earlsfield station sucks massively for cyclists, and is a jarring interruption to the Wandle Trail (Sustrans route 20). It would be great to extend the riverside path underneath the railway to avoid this dangerous stretch of road.
While some painted "cycle lane" does exist northbound, there is woefully little provision for cyclists considering the huge number that use this section of road each day, a large number of whom are those who work at the General Hospital and other nearby health centres. Southbound cyclists have no real provision of space at all, save a graduated stopline, where cars turning right often try to pass right-turning cycles on the inside. Dale road itself is extremely narrow by winchester road, with almost no pavement space for pedestrians.
Cyclists heading northbound on Winchester road must beat traffic off the line at Dale road to get to the painted centre of Winchester road. North of the traffic light at The Range, the cycle lane is almost non-existent, placing cyclists between 2 lanes of heavy traffic, and cyclists have to stop and wait in this dangerous area in order to turn right onto Wilton road. Furthermore, the road surface, especially at this part of Winchester road, is currently deplorable.
My employer is planning to relocate from central cambridge to the Cambridge Business Park (near Waterbeach). There is currently no decent cycle (or footpath!) access to this business park which avoids riding along the A10. I am a confident cyclist but I am not looking forward to riding to work along sections of the A10.
Are there any plans for cycle route construction which the campaign can, perhaps, help accelerate?
Motorised vehicles currently use the rat run through Milner Street to avoid the fraffic lights at Grove Lane/ St Helens St.
This is part of NCN 41 , any extra traffic passing through here detracts from the cycling experience and is negative for residents.
Cyclist comments are needed now !
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
The permeability gate between Hooper Street and Kingston Street is obstructive as it only allows passage in one direction at a time.
Given the ever-increasing amount of cycling in areas like this, it's time to get this replaced with a simple bollard arrangement that would allow two-way passage whilst still enable the emergency services to unlock for access in an emergency.
The A14 is a very hostile, dangerous road for cycling.
Improvements to it, as well as broader changes to the national framework for cyclist crossings of major roads, are needed.
The A41 ring road cuts across a useful quiet route north-west out of Chester, which is an alternative to the traffic-free Greenway (which is unlit, and slippery in icy conditions). Crossing the A41 during busy periods - e.g. when commuting at rush-hour - can be a slow and potentially very dangerous process, especially after dark. A better crossing for cyclists and pedestrians, or a lower speed limit on the A41 (or both), would be very helpful here.
[Original version of map was wrong; I've now updated it.]
The cycle path crosses the soutbound exit from the M53 at Cheshire Oaks. The exit is light controlled for traffic as they enter the roundabout. This provides a safe time for cyclists to ride across the sliproad. However the lights are not visible to cyclist on the path and there is no light provided to advise cyclists when they can cross.
This makes it very difficult and dangerous for cyclists to know when they can safely cross. This would require no physical change to the road layout simply a new light to show cyclists when to cross.
The Reach Fair ride takes place on the early Bank Holiday Monday (May Day) in May.
The web page for it is:
The planning overview is summarised:
I've created this issue to help plan this event.
Prince St bridge is an anarchic pigs ear. I like pigs and fond of a bit of anarchy but it's getting beyond a joke. Of course it will all be sorted out properly in due course but we could live with this for years. Here's a quick fix:
1. Move south vehicle stop line back 10m behind tramlines
2. Remove all bollards unless one or two kept in line with centre of bridge with arrows right for cars
3. Widen cycle lane from bridge to Festival way turn so suitable for 2-way cycling.
4. Put in Give Way painted line at an angle running from enlarged cycle lane to centre line so southbound cyclists alerted to need to filter across traffic.
1. Remove all bollards
2. Widen cycle lane for 2 way cycling all the way up to the traffic lights with The Grove.
3. Remove 5 bollards on each side of north bound traffic light along with the two set back
4. Paint cycle lane passing behind light and then back onto carriageway making it nice and clear that it's an option for cyclists when lights red or they can carry on (as most will, no worse than now but at least it will be clear that they can treat these as 'give way')
5. There will need to be 'give way' paint to make clear that pedestrians have right of way on the by-pass.
Yes it's muddled but less so than now and makes the desire lines easier. It's also a cheap paint based fix pending the proper job.
Our campaign for safer walking and cycling to/from NWCambridge now has a petition and a first video (of five) summarising our position.
See our new video summarising our petition:
I’d be delighted if you could promote this to your networks. Time is of the essence because a Senate House discussion is coming up [3 Nov 2015], and I will report the number of signatures on our petition there. (But signatures after the date will still be useful.)
Anyone is welcome to sign the petition; we ask people to use the Comment field to let us know if they are University Member / University employee / City resident / SouthCambs resident / etc.
For twitter purposes the recommended hashtag is #EddingtonSafety and there is an @EddingtonSafety account too.
Thanks very much
David J C MacKay FRS
Regius Professor of Engineering,
Cambridge University Engineering Department
Girton resident and parent.
Cambridge Cycling Campaign Member
Brook Hill roundabout is a major barrier for cyclists in West Sheffield. The traffic is fast and as it is a three-lane spiral roundabout with the exit roads (except Bolsover St) having two lanes there is a lot of lane-switching by motorists. This makes the risk of a collision very high, and for less experienced cyclists it is simply a no-go area.
Many of the buildings adjacent to the roundabout belong to the University, and have been built up to the curtilage, so there is no space to expand the pavements and make them shared use.
One alternative for cyclists coming from the Walkley/Crookes area via Bolsover St is to use Tower Court, but this area can be very congested when the University is in session, with several thousand students using the Arts Tower and Library.
The council has signed an alternative route via Weston St and the Netherthorpe Rd tram subway, but this involves a drop in height of about 100 metres and subsequent climb up again, plus the negotiation of access barriers in the subway, so is not really sensible.
Meanwhile on Upper Hanover Way, a cycle crossing was severed when the tramway was installed, although cyclists still use the crossing. A proposed alternative crossing is stalled as it is too expensive.
What can be done about this knotty problem?