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:

  • Blackdog - distributor road pavement not cycleway

    Created by Debra Storr // 1 thread

    This is a 40mph distributor road which is currently fairly quiet.  But many houses are planned in this location.  It would have been helpful if the pavement has been built a bit wider and designated as a shared path/cycleway.  Even better would be an actual cycleway but we can press for that with the development.  

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  • Blackdog roundabout - not offically cycleway

    Created by Debra Storr // 1 thread

    The pavement around the Blackdog roundabout is the logical route for cyclist to transit from Blackdog towards Potterton and until the Blackdog-Murcar cycleway is built, those brave enough to venture onto the dual carriageway will use the pavements to get onto and off more suitable roads

    It would be helpful if the designation would change and the surface revisited. Pity is wasn't built wider to shared path standards.

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  • Proposed cyclepath : Murcar to Blackdog

    Created by Debra Storr // 1 thread

    Consultation open until 18th August 2019 on cycleway as shown.
    Unresolved issue of connections into Blackdog from bus stop on dual carriageway and connection at Murcar onto existing shared cyclepath on west side of dual carriageway.  

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  • Hounslow Opportunity Areas

    Created by Hounslow Cycling Campaign // 1 thread

    The London Borough of Hounslow is consulting on the Local Plan Reviews for the Great West Corridor and West of Borough opportunity areas.  The Local Plans set out planning guidelines for major developments in the respective areas.  Each Plan includes a section on "Connecting People and Places" that covers transport aspects of developments.

    Steve Curran, the Leader of Hounslow Council, refers to the negative impacts of major roads crossing the Great West Corridor area in his foreword.  "Attractive alternatives to the private car" described in pp74-83 of the consultation document include improved walking and cycling infrastructure.  Proposals for two new rail links will be rather more expensive.

    Councillor Curran expresses concern about the environmental impact of a Third Runway at Heathrow Airport on the West of Borough area but also points out the regeneration opportunities.  "Attractive alternatives to the private car" described in pp78-85 of the consultation document include improved cycling and walking infrastructure. 

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  • 19/1070/REM AstraZeneca New Cambridge Site Phase 1B

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Reserved matters application pursuant to outline approval 06/0796/OUT (amended by Section 73 approval 17/2258/S73) for: an R and D Enabling Building of 13,197 sqm; an Amenities Hub of 3,261 sqm; associated car, motorbike and cycle parking including a Multi Storey Car Park; a temporary Multi Use Games Area; hard and soft landscaping; and internal roads, supporting facilities and ancillary infrastructure.

    Astrazeneca Uk Ltd Cambridge Biomedical Campus Francis Crick Avenue Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 0AA

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 19/1070/REM

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  • 19/1010/FUL 1 Godestone Road - Ground floor retail & 12 1-BR dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    19/1010/FUL | Conversion and extensions to the existing buildings including demolition of the existing block to the rear of 1 Godesdone Road to deliver a mixed use development comprising a ground floor retail space and 12 1xbed residential units (net increase 9) to the rear and above along with cycle parking and associated infrastructure. | 185-189 Newmarket Road And 1 Godesdone Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8HA

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PUSKF9DXFNL00

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  • A14 Roundabout J32 Works

    Created by Joe Adam // 1 thread

    The A14 works have closed the east side pavement/cyclepath for some amount of time.

    This either forces people to cross the rode via 4 toucan crossings (and cycle or walk up a very narrow stretch) which is technically not a cycle path I believe.  Alternatively people have to cycle on road across a busy 2 lane 60mph limit roundabout.

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  • Northway Square, Rickmansworth

    Create an unsegregated cyclist/walker area in the paved area that was produced when the northern arm of Northway, Rickmansworth became traffic-free. Call it Northway Square. This would become the centre of Rickmansworth's cycling/walking network, with Bikeability level 2  routes leading:

    * To National Cycle Network Route 61 (The Colne Valley Trail at the Aquadrome), to Mill End, and to Maple Cross.

    * To Rickmansworth Station, to Chorleywood, and to The Cedars Estate,

    * To Croxley Green, via Three Rivers District Council's car park.

    Upgrade the existing public footpath to a bridleway so the route remains on the definitive map.

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  • Tower Hamlets Transport Strategy 2019-2041

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 2 threads

    The draft Tower Hamlets Transport Strategy aims to improve the way we move around our borough.

    Tower Hamlets is one of the country's fastest growing boroughs. Our roads are the busiest in the UK.

    77 per cent of our residents are exposed to unsafe pollution levels, children in the borough have on average up to ten per cent less lung capacity and 43 per cent of Year 6 school children are overweight or obese.

    According to Public Health England, pollution is linked to increasing rates of asthma, heart disease, dementia, lung cancer and low birth weight.

    The new strategy aims to address these concerns and look at what the council and residents can do to make travel cleaner, safer and accessible for everyone. 

    Promoting walking and cycling is at the heart of plans to help meet the Mayor of London’s target that 90 per cent of all trips in the borough should be made on foot, by cycle or by using public transport by 2041.

    Over the next two months, the council will be asking all those who live and work in the borough to get involved, share their ideas and help shape the future of travel in Tower Hamlets.

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  • S/2549/19/RM Cottenham - 200 houses off Rampton Road

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Approval of matters reserved for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/2413/17/OL as varied by Section 73 application S/4116/18/VC for the erection of up to 200 residential dwellings (including 40% affordable housing), demolition of no. 117 Rampton Road, introduction of structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space and children's play area, surface water flood mitigation and attenuation, vehicular access points from Rampton Road and associated ancillary works.

    Land Off, Rampton Road, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire

    South Cambridgeshire

    Application reference : S/2549/19/RM

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  • Cottenham road

    Tom McKeown // 1 thread

    The mouth of Cotteham Road is wide and fast. How do we get this improved? Especially in the context of the new school.

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  • Ealing Broadway station public realm improvements

    Ealing Council is consulting on a new scheme for the area outside Ealing Broadway station. 
    Reduction in Cycle Parking
    As part of the scheme, Ealing Council plans to remove 59 cycle stands on and near Haven Green and replace them with 29 stands along the Broadway. This will remove parking for 60 bicycles. As Haven Green is common land, the cycle stands on the grass are only temporary. At some point they will need to be removed. Ealing Cycling Campaign has repeatedly urged the council to earmark a site near Ealing Broadway station for permanent cycle parking. A good location would be the car park along the south side of Haven Green. Unfortunately the council has still not been successful in acquiring the required land, and has not yet decided to instigate compulsory acquisition procedures, or otherwise escalate the process.
    At times of peak demand, the cycle stands near Ealing Broadway fill up, and people lock bicycles to trees and other objects. With the arrival of the Elizabeth Line and the new cycleway to Greenford, the demand for cycle parking at the station will grow. 

    Where’s the Cycle Lane?
    The new plans don’t include the contraflow cycle lane (below) the council promised six years ago.

    For over 20 years Ealing Cycling Campaign has lobbied the council to build a contraflow cycle path to run along the east side of Haven Green (but not on the common) to link the Mall with the roundabout at Madeley Road. This will provide a direct route to and from Ealing Broadway station so people don’t have to cycle around the Arcadia Centre and Haven Green. In 2013, the council included the cycle path in its mini Holland plans. However, it has disappeared from the latest proposals. This goes against the council’s transport policy for its cycle network, which states: “Where one-way streets are implemented, the default position will be that contra-flow cycle lanes will be provided.” 

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  • 19/0983/LBC alterations to 6 Malcolm Street

    sound+fury // 1 thread

    The changes themselves are not controversial. (College doing some refurbishment of property for student use.) However, for a 7 bed house, they propose only 6 bike rack spaces.

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  • CPZ 'G' Review (Bermondsey)

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    We would like your views on suggested changes to the controlled parking zone on your road

    In 2018 we asked you if would like us to make any changes to the Bermondsey CPZ 'G'

    As part of this survey we sent out a total of 9,517 surveys and received a 4% response rate. 65% of those who responded wanted the current parking restrictions to be amended with 61% stating that they struggle to park on a Saturday. We would now like to know in detail the changes that you would like us to make.

    We know, from the original survey and changes in the area such as residential developments and an increase in bars and restaurants, that parking stress has increased and we would like to know what changes you would make.  

    If we receive a majority in favour of amending the operating times and hours of Zone ‘G’ we will put forward a recommended amendment to the Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and the Climate Emergency to make a final decision.

    In addition to potential changes to the operating hours of the controlled parking zone we would also like to know if residents and businesses in the Shad Thames area would like their own separate zone. This would mean that permit holders in this area would have their own permits and would only be able to park in that area.

    This decision would then be subject to statutory consultation.

    What are the pros and cons of extending the operating hours of my parking zone?

    Pros

    • Parking on your street will be prioritised for residents, their visitors and businesses for longer and at the weekend;
    • The removal of parking in the evening and at the weekend would leave space available for street improvements such as places to rest and cycle parking.

    Cons

    • Increased operational hours would decrease the amount of time you can park without permits which may mean you would need to purchase more visitors’ permits.
    • There may be some parking displacement to nearby parking zones from those who would normally use Zone ‘G’ for evening and weekend parking.

    If we were able to reduce the amount of vehicles parked in the area, we could consider introducing a variety of street improvements as detailed below:

    • More and varied cycle parking
    • Places to rest (single chairs with arm rests) for the elderly, children and people with disabilities.
    • Planted screen (e.g. Ivy) to capture particulate matter pollution.
    • ‘Parklets’ – communal seating and planting in car parking spaces, provided on a trial basis. 

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  • Roadworks: Royal College Street - replacement of planters with kerbs

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    Royal College Street works 8th July -16th August

    The planters will be replaced by granite kerbs – affecting RCS south of Baynes Street.

    The works will start on 8th July and are expected to be completed by 16th August 2019. During the works, northbound cyclists will be diverted to use the with-flow traffic lane whilst southbound cyclists will be diverted to use St Pancras Way.

    • the northbound side will be done first, starting at Crowndale Road
      • northbound cyclists will be diverted to ride in the road past the section under construction, e.g. during the first week, from Crowndale Road to Plender Street
    • the work on the southbound side will also start from Crowndale Road
      •  southbound cyclists will be diverted via Georgiana Street to St Pancras Way.

    We will keep you informed here as to which segment of the cycle track is currently unavailable.

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  • Nightingale Avenue cycle route

    Created by wookey // 1 thread

    Nightingale Avenue should be a major cycle route between the biomedical campus (via Red Cross Lane) and Queen Ediths in general and places beyond. It is the natural route for many people, for example between Trumpington/Shelford/Sawston and numerous schools, Cherry Hinton/Arm etc. It is already quite well-used but could be much better with some dedicated infrastructure.

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