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:

  • Safer Junctions - Clapham Road and Union Road and Clapham Road and Stirling Road

    Created by Simon Still // 1 thread

    In the last three years, there were 23 collisions at this junction, 18 of which were people cycling. (Data available up to 30 September 2018).  

    A number of issues have been identified with the current junction layout:  

    • Difficult for road users to turn right from A3 Clapham Road into Union Road. People making this turn are allowed to proceed at the same time as the A3 northbound traffic is moving, leading to right-turning drivers seeking short gaps in the traffic and turning impatiently or without enough care.  People cycling northbound nearer the kerb may be hidden by other vehicles, increasing the risk of them being struck.
    • Northbound cyclists vulnerable to left-turning traffic. There are a lot of cyclists heading north into central London in the morning peak. Drivers turning left into Union Road have to cross this flow of cyclists.
    • Advanced stop lines (ASL) for cyclists at the junction are too small. The number of cyclists using the junction at peak times means the ASL boxes can not safely protect everyone cycling, particularly people cycling northbound along Clapham Road in the morning peak.
    • Poor junction alignment with Stirling Road. Many vehicles turn right from Stirling Road onto the A3 and then turn left into Union Road, cutting across two lanes of traffic including cyclists. 

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  • New Police Station, Milton

    Tom McKeown // 1 thread

    New South Cambridgeshire Police station proposed for land adjacent to Milton Park & Ride.

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  • Safe speeds for central London – introducing 20mph speed limits

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We want your views on our proposals to make the streets we manage in central London 20mph by 2020 and the associated measures.

    Last year, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), we published the Vision Zero Action Plan. The Action Plan sets out our ambition to eliminate death and serious injury from London’s transport network by 2041.

    It details our plans to reduce road danger, including proposals to implement a 20mph speed limit on the roads we operate and manage in central London. 

    We’ve been working to determine the most effective way of implementing the new speed limits and are now ready to share our plans with you.

    We’ve provided more information about our proposals on this page and would like your feedback before we progress this important safety programme.

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  • 19/0718/REM behind 307 Histon Road - 27 residential units / DG access

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    19/0718/REM | Reserved matters (layout, scale, appearance and landscaping) for the erection of 27 residential units including affordable dwellings following demolition of existing buildings together with associated infrastructure pursuant to application 15/0519/OUT. | 295 - 301 Histon Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 3NF

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  • S/1896/19/RM Middle Watch, Swavesey - up to 70 dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Approval of matters reserved for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/1605/16/OL for up to 70 dwellings comprising of 42 market and 28 affordable units, public open space, children's play area, associated landscaping and new access.

    Land to the rear of 130, Middle Watch, Swavesey, Cambs, CB24 4RP

    South Cambridgeshire

    Application reference : S/1896/19/RM

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  • 19/0720/FUL - New pub just outside main railway station

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    19/0720/FUL | Change of use to A4 (Drinking establishment), use of external space for outdoor seating and installation of lighting and signage to front and side elevation. | Unit 2 Cambridge Railway Station Station Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 2JH

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  • Camberwell Traffic Management

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    Our aim for the Camberwell area is to reclaim the streets from motor traffic congestion and to transform them into the most attractive and liveable neighbourhoods possible.

    We think the best way to achieve this is by keeping through traffic on surrounding major roads whilst maintaining local access for residents and businesses and making it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to travel through the neighbourhood.

    To achieve these objectives, we will need to make fundamental changes to the street infrastructure. These will have impacts for the travel behaviour of residents, businesses and visitors to the area – the journeys you take, the routes you use and the places you stop. We need your help to make the right changes, so please fill in the survey below to tell us what you would like to see improved and how we can make it easier for you to travel actively.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/camberwell/

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  • Barnet - King George Playing Fields consultation

    Created by Ash G // 1 thread

    Barnet Council have launched a consultation on their Masterplan for the Playing Fields 

    The proposal offers a significant improvement in the facilities on the playing fields with several new facilities. 

    Transport & Cycling provision worth noting: 

    - new 66 space carpark in the centre of the park near the new Sports Hub building 

    - no cycle storage indicated on the plan

    - No North-South cycle route marked [the fields link to the Dollis Valley Way, one of Barnets few signed off-road cycle paths

    + cycling routes E/W

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  • Roadworks: Calthorpe Street

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    From June 1st for several weeks, Calthorpe Street will be one-way westbound for motor traffic to allow replacement of a gas main. We have negotiated with the contractor and Camden to allow contraflow eastbound cycling through the works, but please take care; this may be rescinded if there are any issues. At a later stage, Kings Cross Road will be closed southbound at the junction with Calthorpe Street.

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  • The Royal Parks' draft Movement Strategy

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    The Royal Park says:
    "The Royal Parks is embarking on an exciting and ambitious journey to develop a Movement Strategy that will influence movement and transportation throughout our parks and London.

    What is the Movement Strategy?

    The Movement Strategy will set a long-term vision for how park visitors will move within, access and subsequently experience the parks.

    The strategy will include a comprehensive exploration of all movement and access related issues and opportunities that are relevant to the parks both now and into the foreseeable future.

    This will include (but is not limited to) increasing safety for all park users, reducing the impact of vehicle-based traffic and reducing conflict between different modes.

    How will it be developed?

    To develop the strategy, we will utilise an evidence-based approach to explore all current and future movement opportunities. Input from key stakeholders, including the general public, will be a critical component in exploring possibilities, conflicts and issues that will inform the creation of the strategy.

    Engagement Phase One – Now Open.

    We are seeking input from key partners including the general public, Transport for London, neighbouring boroughs and all interested parties. This input is a critical component in exploring possibilities, conflicts and issues that will inform the creation of the strategy.This discussion paper sets out the draft aim and principles for our Movement Strategy. These summarise our aspirations and provide the basis for developing a series of bold projects and proposals across all eight parks."

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  • Holborn Vision and Urban Strategy Consultation

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    Camden Council has prepared a draft Vision and Urban Strategy for Holborn and they are running a public consultation open to local residents, businesses, workers, community groups, and everyone else who has an interest in the area.  Their primary aim is to produce a Planning Strategy document to guide Camden's Planning Committee's decisions on construction projects in the area.

    We intend to submit a response by the Cycling Campaign because it clearly interacts with and should complement the Holborn Liveable Neighbourhood Scheme for which funding of around £12m has been announced by TFL and Camden.  The draft for the Vision and Urban Strategy references the Liveable Neighbourhood Scheme and outlines its main proposed actions including the proposed segregated cycle tracks on New Oxford Street and Theobolds Road, so there is no reason to fear a conflict. But the responses to this consultation may have some implications for the LN, so we should respond stating our priorities. 

    Both schemes propose the removal of the Holborn gyratory and the closure of its Procter Street arm creating a traffic free space there instead.

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  • 19/0687/FUL behind 56 Cherry Hinton Road - 9 new dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Erection of 9 x 1-bed apartments, including bin and cycle storage facilities together with reconfiguring the pedestrian access to 56A and 58A Cherry Hinton Road and installation of a new ground floor rear wall to the retained retail unit at 56-58 Cherry Hinton Road, following demolition of existing warehouse building.

    Land Rear Of 56 - 58 Cherry Hinton Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 7AQ

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 19/0687/FUL

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  • Harrington Square Pedestrian and Cycling Scheme

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    TfL are consulting on changes to Harrington Square and Lidlington Place. These include new pedestrian and cycle crossings and a two-way segregated cycle track on the north side of the road.

    The consultation is at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/harrington-square/ and you can respond via the website or by email to consultations@tfl.gov.uk

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  • Kensington High Street to Notting Hill Gate

    Created by Simon Still // 1 thread

    Cycleway: Kensington High Street to Notting HillPublic consultation

    Encouraging cycling is one of the Council’s borough transport objectives. We want to make sure cycling is safe, easy, attractive and inclusive for all. We are also concerned about the impacts of poor air quality on our residents, and believe making cycle trips safer is part of the solution to providing alternatives to motor vehicle trips. We hope that new and existing cyclists alike will appreciate being able to use clear, direct routes along quiet side streets.

    We are consulting on a new cycle route, linking Kensington High Street to the cycle route known as Quietway 2 in Notting Hill. It begins at Melbury Road, passes along Abbotsbury Road and Holland Park, crosses Holland Park Avenue into Norland Square, then travels along Queensdale Road, Princedale Road, Walmer Road/Portland Road, Clarendon Road and Blenheim Crescent where the route joins Quietway 2. In general, the measures that we are proposing are designed to reduce the speed and volume of traffic, reduce the risk of conflict at junctions and where cycle facilities already exist, upgrade them.

    We are asking what you think of our proposals regarding the new Cycleway. Please read the following information carefully before filling in the below questionnaire no later than 12 June 2019. For further information, please email us at: cycling@rbkc.gov.uk or call: 020 7361 3766.

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  • Inaccessible gate on new path to Clifton Backies

    Anon // 1 thread

    This is very odd: what was previously a dirt track access to Clifton Backies from Minchin Close now newly paved, which is obviously welcome. Less wonderful is the gate between the Backies and Minchin Close which seems to provide enough width to allow certain motorised vehicles through while giving insufficient width to trikes, trailers, cargo bikes/trikes and buggies. Also unfortunate is the placing of the dropped kerb from the Minchin Close side which is in the wrong place, away from the gap. Is it finished? Who is it supposed to be for? It really isn't clear at all.

    Another, secondary, issue is the lack of any signage, either the usual blue 'Share, Respect, Enjoy' sign at the gate itself or a blue cycle route sign pointing to the gate from the entrance of Minchin Close. I've emailed the Council officers responsible about this, so hopefully some clarity will be provided and ideally action taken.

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  • Pears Road, Hounslow

    Created by Hounslow Cycling Campaign // 1 thread

    LBH says:

    As part of the redevelopment of Hounslow Town Primary School, we are proposing public realm improvements on Pears Road. We would like to get your views on a number of proposals, including:

    • Permanently closing the emergency access outside the school on Pears Road by constructing a raised shared pedestrian and cycle area 
    • Installing dropped kerbs and bollards at both ends of the new raised area to provide cycle access and prevent vehicle access
    • Implementing “School Keep Clear” markings and parking restrictions at the school entrance at the western end of the closure to prevent obstructive parking.
    • Re-paving some sections of footway and removing pedestrian guardrail to reduce clutter and improve the public realm
    • Installing cycle stands to provide parking for cyclists

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  • Goodwill junction redesign, Harrow

    Created by Anoop // 1 thread

    Harrow council is proposing to redevelop the Headstone Gardens / Harrow View / Headstone Drive traffic light junction to provide a pedestrian phase. All right turns will be banned at the junction to enable this to happen, and all pedestrians will cross at the same time (single-stage crossings). However, this route is a desire line for cycling (especially east-west) but cycling is not accommodated in this design - there are no segregated cycling facilities.

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  • Lewisham & Lee Green Healthy Neighbourhood (Streetbuilder first stage consult)

    Lewisham & Lee Green 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 that you would like us to address?

    How would you like to change Lewisham & Lee Green to make the area healthier, greener and more pleasant to live in?

    The Healthy Neighbourhoods Programme will help make Lewisham’s diverse communities greener, healthier and more attractive places to live, work, play and do business. By restricting the through traffic that uses residential streets to avoid main roads, we will reduce congestion in your neighbourhood, improve air quality and make the local area more pleasant to walk and cycle through.

    During the first stage of the programme, local residents will be able to access local traffic data, share their views on traffic issues and help identify schemes to address them, on this website and at a series of public events and workshops.

    During the second stage, proposed traffic management measures will be trialled for 6-18 months, so that we can monitor their impact, gather local opinion and assess whether to make any changes permanent

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  • New development at Newbury Farm

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    The site at Newbury Farm has been allocated for housing development by Cambridge City Council in the Cambridge Local Plan 2018 (known as site ‘GB2’).

    This Land is drawing up outline plans for the development of c. 230 new homes at Newbury Farm, located to the south of Worts’ Causeway and to the north of Babraham Road in Cambridge. The site has been allocated for housing development by Cambridge City Council in the Cambridge Local Plan 2018 (known as site ‘GB2’).

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