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.

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Listed issues, most recent first:

  • Brunswick Square Roundabout improvements

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden Council is planning to remove the Brunswick Square roundabout and replace it with a cross roads. They have support from Marchmont Street residents association. The space reclaimed from the roundabout will be added to Brunswick Square

    This roundabout is on a north-south cycle route along Judd Street, Hunter Street, Lambs Conduit Street and Red Lion Street which is currently being improved by LB Camden and will soon be signed.

    Some manoeuvres on the roundabout can be hazardous for cyclists and we have already told LB Camden that we support this scheme.

    They have suggested various enhancements:

    - raised table at the junction

    - zebra crossings over all four arms

    - raise the road north of the junction to footway level (a 'shared space')

    - close Lansdowne Road to motors and make Grenville Street two way

    We have been asked to tell them what would be the best scheme for cyclists, to suggest what to put in the space reclaimed (e.g trees, bike stands) and to provide a drawing.

    See Camden's web page:

    https://www.wearecamden.org/brunswicksquare/assets/documents/brunswick-square-roundabout-im-2

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  • Parkway approach to Britannia Junction too narrow

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    email received (30/6/12): I thought I'd get in contact about the new Parkway junction with Camden High Street. I'm sure you have to use this route while riding through Camden at times and are therefore probably aware of the changes that have been made recently. Both motorists (in particular) and cyclists have suffered huge inconvenience over the last few months as the number of lanes have been halved at the bottom of Parkway where it meets Camden High Street. However, now it appears to be completed and I just cannot believe how poor the finished result is. Not only do the changes appear to have turned Parkway into a giant car park making it difficult and dangerous to navigate on a bike but the junction at the bottom has absolutely no room for cyclists to move at the side of the traffic and is an accident waiting to happen.

    I cannot believe that such an important route has completely ignored the plight of cyclists at this time when cycling in the Capital is at an all time high. If you could shed any light on what is going on here and perhaps advise who I could write to at TFL or Camden Council about this, I would be most grateful.

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  • Parkway approach to Britannia Junction too narrow

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 0 threads

    email receivedr: I thought I'd get in contact about the new Parkway junction with Camden High Street. I'm sure you have to use this route while riding through Camden at times and are therefore probably aware of the changes that have been made recently. Both motorists (in particular) and cyclists have suffered huge inconvenience over the last few months as the number of lanes have been halved at the bottom of Parkway where it meets Camden High Street. However, now it appears to be completed and I just cannot believe how poor the finished result is. Not only do the changes appear to have turned Parkway into a giant car park making it difficult and dangerous to navigate on a bike but the junction at the bottom has absolutely no room for cyclists to move at the side of the traffic and is an accident waiting to happen.

    I cannot believe that such an important route has completely ignored the plight of cyclists at this time when cycling in the Capital is at an all time high. If you could shed any light on what is going on here and perhaps advise who I could write to at TFL or Camden Council about this, I would be most grateful.

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  • Parkway approach to Britannia Junction too narrow

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 0 threads

    email from Nick Miller: I thought I'd get in contact about the new Parkway junction with Camden High Street. I'm sure you have to use this route while riding through Camden at times and are therefore probably aware of the changes that have been made recently. Both motorists (in particular) and cyclists have suffered huge inconvenience over the last few months as the number of lanes have been halved at the bottom of Parkway where it meets Camden High Street. However, now it appears to be completed and I just cannot believe how poor the finished result is. Not only do the changes appear to have turned Parkway into a giant car park making it difficult and dangerous to navigate on a bike but the junction at the bottom has absolutely no room for cyclists to move at the side of the traffic and is an accident waiting to happen.

    I cannot believe that such an important route has completely ignored the plight of cyclists at this time when cycling in the Capital is at an all time high. If you could shed any light on what is going on here and perhaps advise who I could write to at TFL or Camden Council about this, I would be most grateful.

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  • Cambridge City Cycling Map

    Created by Simon Nuttall // 2 threads

    Every few years the City or County publish and refresh their give-away map.

    This issue is to capture discussion about the map, including the details included on it, the style of the map and any inaccuracies or other changes that are needed.

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  • Severn Sisters to Hornsey Rd. right turn problem

    Created by Harry Wood // 1 thread

    I cycle southwards down Sussex Way each morning, and the logical thing to do is continue down Hornsey Road. Even better would be if this could somehow join onto the nicely cycle provisioned route down Arnette Road. Would make a logical route southwards, but short of bulldozing some shops, I'm not sure how it could be made to join up better.

    So anyway I go down Hornsey Road, but the weird thing is I'm not allowed to turn right from Severn Sisters Rd to Horsey Road. It's weird because there's a little strip of cycle lane on Severn Sisters Road leading into this junction, which would very much imply that the highway planners are expecting cyclists to do this. Maybe there should be a blue 'except cyclists' sign there.... except that cyclists need to avoid running over the pedestrians who are crossing at that time in the traffic light sequence.

    I'm actually not sure what can be done to improve this. Maybe someone else can think of something.

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  • Lammas Land car park route

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    The Coe Fen to Granchester route suffers from a few problems:

    - Lack of left turn filter at the lights
    - Poor surfacing
    - Interface with cars along the access road to the car park

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  • General promotion of cycling in Cambridge

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 74 threads

    What general measures (publicity, fairs, web activity, leaflets, brochures, campaign manifestos) can we undertake to promote cycling in Cambridge in the most general sense?

    This issue is a discussion area for proposals and discussion on creating general-purpose material and the approach that can be taken to promote cycling, and the difficult question of how this is balanced against difficulties that cyclists face in practice.

    This issue is not for discussion of specific problematic infrastructure or helmet issues, or anything like that.

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  • Cycle racks at Newnham Croft/Derby Street

    Created by cobweb // 1 thread

    This is a proposal, as part of the Environmental Improvements Programme, to install cycle racks on the highway near the Derby Store deli and post office. Cycle parking is almost non-existent here but there is not much support for taking away on road car parking apparently.

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