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:

  • Station Road Histon - close to through traffic?

    Created by Joe Adam // 1 thread

    Station Road in Histon seems to have a large, and in my view inappropriate amount of through traffic.
    I assume the majority of the traffic is attempting to avoid the traffic lights and the Green and shave some time of their drive through Histon.
    There is a large amount of foot and cycle traffic along this road, as the direct route between two schools with many parents having children at both (infant and junior).
    The foot paths are very narrow and the amount of traffic makes cycling (espcially with children) intimidating.
    I think the situation (for people on bikes and foot at least) could very cheaply be massively improved by blocking Station road to through traffic, restoring thee road to what it should be, a quiet residential street.
    I suppose this would lead to some traffic jams, at least at first until people get used to it.

    I've recently spoken to several people, mostly other parents, who have similar opinions. Does anyone have a view on a good way forward in terms of campaigning on this?
    I wondered about trying to set up a petition, which I could circulate amount parents to try and show that there could be significant support for this. Or course there may also be significant backlash.... Or should I try and talk to the parish council first. Any thoughts welcome.
    I've suggested this to the parish council several times (as have other parents I discover) but nothing has yet happened (I've not even had a reply...)

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  • Inappropriately timed council activities

    Created by Heather Coleman // 1 thread

    Is there a way of persuading the council that they should not be having bin collections or road sweeping on major roads around the city, which also act as major bike routes, bus routes, car commuter routes so are deeply congested during "rush hour" at silly times, ie during the same "rush hour"?

    Yesterday, it was a bin lorry wending its way down Hills Road at 8.45am; a danger to cyclists and the bin men themselves as well as causing a big queue. Today it was a road sweeper doing Maids Causeway which is a bus route at 8.30am, also causing a big queue. Both these roads will be significantly less busy come 9am.

    It's not just bad for cyclists but everyone. There are plenty of quieter roads in the city that can be attended to between about 8 and 9am, so why choose to do stuff on what I'd call the trunk roads of the city, holding up all the buses and making it horrible for cyclists. It's a lack of joined up thinking in my opinion.

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  • Balls Pond Road Cycle Superhighway 1

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Hackney council says:

    Hackney Council is working with Islington
    Council and Transport for London (TfL) to make
    improvements to the Cycle Superhighway Route
    1 (CS1) on Balls Pond Road.

    In February 2015 TfL in partnership with
    Hackney Council consulted on the CS1 route
    which included two options for Balls Pond Road:
    an option for advisory cycle lanes on each
    side of the road and an option for a two-way
    segregated cycle track. A positive response to
    the consultation was received showing overall
    support for the segregated two-way cycle track
    along Balls Pond Road.

    In autumn 2015 a second consultation was
    held by TfL in partnership with Hackney Council
    on a motor traffic reduction scheme in the De
    Beauvoir area to assist users of the CS1 route.
    We are now seeking your views on measures
    required to implement the segregated two-way
    cycle track along Balls Pond Road between the
    junctions of Culford Road and Kingsbury Road.
    These measures would complete the route, safely
    connecting the two halves of the CS1.

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  • Red Hall Bridleway

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    From Leeds City Council

    RE: Declaration of a Public Bridleway at Red Hall at the south western end of the ELOR

    Leeds City Council is considering making a declaration to record the currently permissive bridleway between the Ring Road, Shadwell and Winn Moor Lane (around the perimeter of Leeds City Council’s Red Hall Site) as a Definitive Bridleway and record it on the Definitive Map and Statement.

    I have enclosed a map of the proposed bridleway shown with a solid pink line with cross bars. The section to be dedicated would be between A and B and it will have a recorded width of three metres. The ends of this existing permissive bridleway are to be diverted and improved by the East Leeds Orbital Road and have been included in the Side Roads Order which will enable them to also be recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement. I have attached a map showing the East Leeds Orbital Road, the existing permissive bridleway and the alteration that have been included in the Side Roads Order.

    The East Leeds Orbital Road will also extend the existing permissive bridleway east by providing a public bridleway along its north/ eastern boundary all the way to Barnbow Lane where it will connect to the existing bridleway network and the new/ diverted bridleways within The Springs retail and leisure development. A shared use footway/ bridleway will continue from the western end of the permissive bridleway along the side of the Ring Road/ A6120 to Leeds Bridleway No. 104.

    The claimed footpath across Red Hall Fields from the permissive bridleway to Red Hall Lane has been partially diverted by the Side Roads Order for the East Leeds Orbital Road with a bridge provided over the road. A decision will be taken to divert or dedicate the footpath on the south side of East Leeds Orbital Road will be made when future proposals for this land are decided.

    A Definitive Map Modification Order Application has been made for the claimed footpath that connects between the permissive bridleway and Winn Moor Lane and this is currently being investigated although a decision has not been made.

    I would be grateful to receive any comments that you may have regarding the declaration of the permissive bridleway as a public bridleway within four weeks of the date of this letter, so that they may be taken into consideration. If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

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  • Colindale Station Redevelopment (TfL)

    Created by JonC // 0 threads

    TfL are consulting on significant improvements to Colindale station, including an entirely new ticket hall, a new lift providing step free access to the platforms and new homes around the station. We are seeking views on our proposals ahead of submitting a planning application for the site to Barnet Council.

    Includes: Improve pedestrian and cyclist journeys to and from the station.

    Public exhibition in Sunderland Hall at the RAF Museum (Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL) on:

    Thursday 6 December 2018 (14:00 - 20:00)
    Saturday 8 December 2018 (10:00 - 16:00)

    see also Barnet Council consultation for the same site at https://barnetcyclists.cyclescape.org/issues/3553-draft-colindale-underground-station-spd

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  • Stanley Park Road Area - Proposed Highway Improvements

    Created by Charles Martin // 1 thread

    The Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee has agreed to consult residents in the Beeches Avenue / Stanley Park Road / Warnham Court Road area on proposals to reduce the speed of traffic and improve the environment for residents, pedestrians and cyclists. The aim of the scheme is to encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport and reduce the number of local car trips. Funding for this scheme is available from Transport for London.

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  • Butter Hill 20mph zone (TMO, LB of Sutton)

    Created by Charles Martin // 1 thread

    Notified of the following TMO on 28 November 2018

    The London Borough of Sutton are proposing to make Traffic Management Orders as detailed in the attached public notice reference SL1058.

    If you wish to view all the statutory documents and make any representations on the proposals please select the link below. Your representations will need to be with us by Thursday 20 December 2018.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1ux1NTMbdgEZVAyMqtZ4F_KPR6zeFS6Lr

    The principal objective of the Order The Sutton (Speed Limit) (20mph) (Butter Hill Area) (No.*) Order 201* is to improve the environment for both pedestrians and cyclists by introducing a 20mph speed limit.

    The general effect of the Order will be to introduce a 20mph zone in Arcadia Close; Burleigh Avenue; Butter Hill; Caledon Road; Curran Avenue; Devonshire Road; Elm Grove Parade; Leechcroft Road; Lyndon Avenue; Parkfields Close; St Mary Avenue; Vellum Drive; Victoria Avenue; and Westcroft Road between No. 54 and Manor Road North.

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  • Draft Colindale Underground Station SPD

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    The council has prepared a draft Colindale Underground Station Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for public consultation.

    The document sets out an approach for delivering a new station, with step-free access and increased capacity as part of a residential led mixed use proposal. The new station will be equipped to serve anticipated growth and development in the area.

    Full details and online questionnaire at the following link:

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  • 18/1826/FUL 43-47 Water St - 9 new flats & cycle parking

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    From D&A:
    • The scheme is to be provided with an integral covered, secure cycle store designed
    in accordance with current standards (Cycle Parking Guide For New Residential
    Developments). The store is located along the rear boundary and is to be fitted with
    Sheffield cycle stands at 1m centers to accommodate up to 12 cycles. Access would
    be gained via secure gates (min. 1m in width) located from the front and rear of the
    site.
    • The proposal benefits from 4 additional visitors’ cycle spaces.
    • A covered bike storage area is also proposed for Waterhouse flats to replace the
    existing external cycle parking spaces.

    ...

    Erection of block containing 9 flats following demolition of existing building.

    43 - 47 Water Street Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 1NZ

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PIJTQ9DXHS900

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 18/1826/FUL

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  • Contraflow on Rae St

    Created by Cycling Dumfries // 1 thread

    Allow contraflow cycling on Rae Street - the sightlines for crossing Lovers Walk to the station are better than Newall Terrace so this would allow a consistent cycle route into town

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  • Brooms Road

    Created by Cycling Dumfries // 1 thread

    There is a breakdown in cycle paths through the town. One that springs to mind is Brooms Road. After coming past Lidl going towards St. Michael’s Church you lose the cycle lane that was there at the fire station

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  • Cargenbridge Roundabout Crossing

    Created by Steve Jefkins // 1 thread

    Dangerous road crossing with no central island, and not possible to see fast traffic coming from 3 different roads. Especially dangerous coming from Dalbeattie turning left towards the Garrock and the hospital & trying to get to the cycle path the other side of the road.
    Issue added to the map at the 2018 bike breakfast.

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  • Maidenbower cycle path

    Created by Cycling Dumfries // 1 thread

    Path never gets sweeper over it unlike other cycle tracks. Horse s**t covers path in parts from Calside farm. No lighting on path makes winter travel ‘challenging’. Path has not yet been adopted by the council – why not? Grass cutting is absolutely horrendous when it is done twice a year, glass clippings all over path and not blown up making pavement very slippy. Too long between cuts, path down to two foot in the middle

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  • Georgetown to High School, Crossing the Annan Road

    Created by John and Rosie // 0 threads

    It is not pleasant crossing the roundabout from the Georgetown Road onto the Annan Road to head towards Dumfries High School. Millburn Avenue runs parallel to the Annan Road, and could be used to create a crossing further down the road straight into Noblehill Park and then Greenbrae Loaning. This would need a cycle connection from Georgetown Road, next to the roundabout.

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  • Forest Hill Road Speed Reduction

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Southwark became a 20mph borough in March 2015. However, we have identified a number of sites where speeds regularly exceed 20mph, sometimes by a significant amount. This can increase the risk of accidents, as well as the risk that, when accidents occur, injuries may be more serious or even fatal.

    We have conducted a detailed review of the sites where traffic most regularly exceeds the 20mph limit, and we have identified measures to encourage reduced vehicles speeds and keep them to the posted limit.

    Average speeds more than 6mph above the limit, with many vehicles regularly exceeding 31mph, were observed in traffic heading northbound on Forest Hill Road, particularly around the junction with Canonbie Road. We have a duty to make any adjustments necessary to ensure that the law is being upheld, and to look after our residents’ safety.

    Please see below for the plan showing the location of the changes that are planned for Forest Hill Road. These include:

    Crossings on either side of the Brenchley Gardens/Canonbie Road junction to be widened and raised, providing a vertical deflection that will encourage drivers to slow down.
    Proposed bench for seating at the corner of Brenchley Gardens.
    New raised table between Canonbie Road and Honor Oak Rise for vertical deflection to slow traffic.
    Crossing points at Honor Oak Rise and Netherby Road junctions for easier movement by pedestrians.
    New cycle stands near to Netherby Road junction.
    Pedestrian crossing east of Netherby Road to be widened, raised and upgraded to a zebra crossing to provide a safer crossing for schoolchildren.
    We have drawn up these plans in consultation with our partners in Lewisham Council. Together, we think these works will successfully reduce speeds on Forest Hill Road and provide a much better and safer experience for pedestrians and other road users. However, we would appreciate your views on these plans, and whether there are any additional approaches we could take.

    Due to cost considerations, and Forest Hill Road not meeting the current criteria for average and fixed speed camera installation, as set out by the Metropolitan Police, speed cameras will not be considered as part of this scheme. Post monitoring will be undertaken after 6 months from scheme implementation to assess the impact of the proposed measure on the effectiveness in reducing speeds.

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