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:

  • Head-on crash highlights problem with Genome (DNA) Trail

    Created by Mark Troll // 1 thread

      A friend of mine had a head-on collision with an invisible , un-lit cyclist on the DNA trail about 2 months ago.  The end of his handlebar went through his face, breaking his jaw and many facial bones, and he also had serious damage to his hip and leg.  He was in hospital for about 2 months, and was very nearly paralyzed.  As many of you know, the trail is narrow and very dark at night, when many people are coming home from the Adenbrookes campus.  I am trying to persuade the County Council to make the path wider (there is a total of 17 feet on either side) and have it lighted with overhead lighting (solar powered ones are commercially available).  Please let your County Council person know, and also please consider signing the petition at:

    https://cambridgeshire.cmis.uk.com/ccc_live/ePetitions/tabid/115/ID/38/DNA-path-improvements-needed.aspx

    I really want to reduce the chances that others will be injured on this heavily used path

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  • Six new permeability improvements in Camden

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden is consulting on proposals to increase permeability for cycling in the following locations

    Laystall Street

    Mornington Terrace

    South Grove

    Chetwynd Road and Grove Terrace

    Gaisford Street and Patshull Road

    These consultations are not on Camden’s website but I will attached PDFs for each one.

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  • Camden Park Road, St. Augustine’s Road and Cliff Villas walking and cycling impr

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    This consultation proposes a cycling and walking link between St  Augustine’s Road and Cliff Villas, the location of Brecknock Primary School.

    They mention connection to the proposed cycle route between Camden and Tottenham Hale that Transport for London will be consulting on in 2020 which is a very valid point even if we’re not sure of its alignment.

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  • Baring Street Road Safety Improvements

    Created by David Lincoln // 1 thread

    Islington Council is proposing to make road safety improvements to reduce traffic speeds on Baring Street to tackle speeding issue for the safety of the community.

    We are seeking your views on the council’s proposals to implement the following:

    • Installing speed cushions along the road. These are ‘bus friendly’ and should reduce general traffic speeds, but not hinder the journey for buses.
    • Installing a raised Zebra pedestrian crossing with associated yellow flashing beacons and tactile paving located between the eastbound and westbound bus stops. This is to help people cross the road to access either of the bus stops. The removal of some parking spaces to make space for the crossing would be necessary However it was noted that parking bays are not fully occupied during the traffic survey.
    • Building out sections of footway with planters to guide traffic around parked cars.
    • Providing electric vehicle charging bays to the western end of Baring Street in line with the Council’s sustainable transport goals.

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  • Pudsey cycling and walking improvements

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    West Yorkshire combined authority are consulting on improvements to cycling and walking links in Pudsey with the aim of improving access to New Pudsey station

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  • Borough Road

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Borough Road - Healthy Streets

    Closes 4 Nov 2019

    Opened 8 Oct 2019

    Contact

    Joanna Lesak

    (Project Manager)

    highways@southwark.gov.uk

    Overview

    We would like to know your views on proposals for Borough Road. We are proposing improvements to the environment to encourage cycling and walking in line with the Healthy Streets approach. Borough Road is part of London's wider strategic cycle network as well as the council's Southwark Spine route, and together with Harper Road links Cycleway 6 at St George's Circus to Cycleway 17 at Falmouth Road creating a strategic east-west route.

    The key measures proposed are

    • segregated cycle lanes along each side of the road,
    • early release for cyclists at the Southwark Bridge Road junction, and
    • separate cycle signal at the Harper Road junction.

    Please respond to the online questionnaire below by 4 November 2019.

    Background

    In 2014 over 1400 people in Southwark were consulted by the council on cycling, and the proposed Southwark Spine cycle route was a key feature of the proposals, linking the north and south of the borough. The 2015 cycle strategy subsequently identified the Southwark Spine as a key deliverable to offer a direct, safe, attractive, comfortable and easy cycle route, for all ages and abilities.

    Borough Road and Harper Road comprise the northern section of the Southwark Spine. Street improvements in Harper Road between the junction with Borough Road and Falmouth Road have been consulted on separately to link in with the proposed refurbishment of Dickens Square Park; a link to the informal consultation and updates on timescales of projects in the area are provided in www.southwark.gov.uk/harperroad

    Why We Are Consulting

    We have identified a number of issues with the current road layouts that make Borough Road and Harper Road feel unsafe and intimidating for vulnerable road users, particularly cyclists, and that affect bus journey times. 

    • Traffic volumes are very high in both Borough Road and Harper Road and average traffic speeds are high (at least 26 mph in Borough Road and 24 mph in Harper Road) creating an intimidating environment for people walking and cycling 
    • The existing route falls short of cycle route quality standards, with cycle lanes being unsegregated and stopping abruptly at bus stands, forcing cyclists to merge with intimidating traffic.
    • Bus journey times through Borough High Street and Newington Causeway are negatively impacted by the absence of a continuous bus lane through the Borough Road/Harper Road junction.

    Our proposals  

    We would like your views on the following proposals which aim to reduce these issues.  

    • Protected cycle lanes segregated from traffic on both sides of the road
    • Relocation of parking bays to the outside of cycle lanes to create a buffer from traffic and emissions, for people walking and cycling along the road.
    • Narrowing of carriageway to reduce traffic speeds
    • Early release traffic signal for cyclists at Southwark Bridge Road to ensure safety for cyclists
    • Segregated cycle lane and separate traffic light signal phase for cyclists in Borough Road and Harper Road to ensure safety for cyclists
    • Stones End Street to become one-way southbound and right turn only to prevent collisions with cyclists
    • Bypass cycle lane for left turn from Borough Road into Borough High Street to prevent left hook danger for cyclists (subject to further surveys)
    • A new southbound bus lane in Borough High Street operating 7am to 7pm
    • Banned left turn from Borough High Street into Harper Road (cycles excepted) to accommodate bus lane and improve bus journey times
    • Yellow box junction at junction of Borough High Street and Trinity Street to prevent queuing in junction.
    • Segregated cycle lane in Harper Road in north-west bound lane to avoid left hook danger for cyclists and a separate cycle signal
    • Widened footway at Harper Road entrance to slow down traffic.
    • A raised table at Harper Road to slow traffic.

    The proposals improve Healthy Street indicators including making it easier to cross the road, improving the environment for pedestrians from all walks of life, helping people feel relaxed and safe, and encouraging people to walk, cycle and use public transport. The results of the draft Healthy Streets check (subject to change) are shown in the spider graph below

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  • Paths on Lammerlaws

    Created by chdot // 1 thread

    Before the railway came the Lammerlaws (Lamberlaws on some maps) stretched inland almost as far as the Parish Church.

    Now it’s mostly thought of as the name for the ‘wild’ bit of the peninsula at the of Lammerlaws Road.

    The Community Council produced an improvement plan for the area in 2018.

    http://www.burntislandcc.org.uk/Index.asp?MainID=25915

    The ambition has since been scaled back.

    https://burgh.buzz/2019/09/17/burntisland-small-improvements-planned-for-the-lammerlaws/

    The area is part of an SSSI so any work requires permission from SNH. It is expected to be given.

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  • Dangerous Snakey Trail

    Created by DB // 1 thread

    New to the area. 

    I am cycling on the snakey trail every day, and there is a high risk that somebody falls into the Cherry Hinton Brook one day. The path and bridge is really  too narrow and many people are taking it both ways. 

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  • Croxted Road Bus Lane

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    Give us your views on proposals to introduce a new section of bus lane on Croxted Road.

    We want to improve bus journey times along Croxted Road, as it has been identified that buses experience delays along this section, in particular just south of the junction with the A205 South Circular Road - northbound buses are sometimes unable to access the bus stop due to a combination of queuing traffic and parked vehicles upstream of the bus.

    In order to support this, we are proposing to introduce a short length of northbound peak only bus lane installed between the junction of Ling’s Coppice and the bus stop south of the A205 South Circular Road (Stop WS). The bus lane will operate from 7am-7pm Monday to Saturday and would require introduction of new kerbside restrictions of no waiting and no loading to match the operational hours of the bus lane i.e 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday.  To support these changes on the western kerbline, it is also proposed to introduce no waiting/no loading restrictions on the eastern kerbline during bus lane hours.

    These proposals should improve journey times for passengers using the route 3, which is a high frequency service between Crystal Palace and Trafalgar Square. By making bus travel more reliable, this supports Transport for London's Healthy Streets indicator: 'People choose to walk, cycle and use public transport'.

    We would appreciate your views on these plans, and whether there are any issues that we should take note of.

    Why We Are Consulting

    We would be grateful if you could take the time to review the proposal attached below and let us know what you think using the online questionnaire.

    Your views are really important to help us make sure the final design meets the needs of the local community.

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  • Palais Steps request for barrier

    Created by chdot // 1 thread

    Concern at September Community Council about need for barrier to discourage young people from running into the road on way to Music Hall.

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  • 19/0212/FUL St Chads - student accommodation and cycle parking

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    19/1212/FUL | Demolition of the existing octagonal building and erection of two new student accommodation buildings comprising 23 rooms. Replacement of existing gardeners accommodation with free-standing gardeners' building, replacement of cycle storage, new boundary and entrance treatment. | St Chads 48 Grange Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 9DH

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  • Ayot Greenway Greenspace Action Plan 2020-2025

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    The Countryside Management Service is currently developing a Greenspace Action Plan for the Ayot Greenway. Attached (see thread) is the briefing document which explains more about the community engagement and plan production process. This briefing document is being sent to relevant local stakeholders. There will be further engagement on a draft plan during January and February 2020.

    We would welcome any comments you may have on the objectives proposed, or your thoughts on the future management of the Ayot Greenway. Should you have any questions, or if you would like to meet to discuss the plan, please get in touch with me using the contact details below.

    Rhiannon Barton, Trainee Land Management Projects Officer

    Countryside and Rights of Way, Environment and Infrastructure Department

    Hertfordshire County Council  I  County Hall  I  Pegs Lane, Hertford  I  SG13 8DN  I  Postal Point: CHN101

    ( 01992 555173 (Comnet 25173)  Email: Rhiannon.Barton@hertfordshire.gov.uk

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  • Coldhams Lane

    Created by Paula Downes // 2 threads

    The road is unloved, has very few trees, has a lot of traffic, moving fast or jammed. Air quality is poor. Cyclists cycle along the pavement very fast which is dangerous for pedestrians. The cycle lanes on the road are not safe. It is difficult for cyclists to cross the road since there are not enough crossings. A lot of people park near Coldhams Common on Saturdays. Many people have created driveways to avoid people parking in front of their houses in the parking bays. Crossing the little roads (Brampton, Vinery Road, Vinery Way) is difficult because the cars block the path as they wait to get onto Coldhams Lane and greenery prevents pedestrians from going behind those cars.

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  • 19/1168/OUT Land between Wort's Causeway and Babraham Road

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Outline application (all matters reserved except for means of access in respect of junction arrangements onto Worts' Causeway and Babraham Road) for erection of up to 230 residential dwellings (including affordable housing), community facilities within Use Classes A1/A2/A3/A4/B1/D1/D2, new landscaping and public realm, car and cycle parking, infrastructure, other associated works following the demolition of all existing buildings on the site. 

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PWLDTYDXGHA00

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  • Oaklands Road Liveable Street Scheme

    Created by Sylvia Gauthereau // 1 thread

    Brent Council:

    Overview

    We are proposing to pedestrianise part of Oaklands Road (between Oaklands Passage and Cricklewood Broadway) and create a Liveable Street by removing general traffic and improving the urban realm.  

    Why We Are Consulting

    The proposed scheme aims to create a new, high quality, calm and interactive community space in the heart of Cricklewood. This supports the Council’s commitment to improving our town centre environments, encouraging walking and cycling and improving air quality.  It will also establish a less congested environment for the long-standing fruit and vegetable stall and an accessible and safe route for pedestrians, cyclists and people with mobility difficulties.

     

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  • South Chiswick Liveable Neighbourhood

    Created by Hounslow Cycling Campaign // 1 thread

    The Liveable Neighbourhoods project in south Chiswick combines a range of schemes across the Grove Park and Dukes Meadows area that focus on increasing the number of trips made by foot, bike and public transport while improving local public space.

    Hounslow Council has secured funding through Transport for London’s Liveable Neighbourhood programme to progress this project. Certain elements of the project are well defined, such as the proposed pedestrian bridge under Barnes Bridge and a new public square in Grove Park near to Chiswick Station. Alongside this there are also broader aims to provide improved walking and cycling links across the area while also looking to address well known issues of excessive traffic volumes and speeds in residential areas, which are often used as cut-through to access major roads.

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