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98 issues found for 'Camden':

  • Permanent Timed Road Close on Macklin Street (St Joseph’s Primary School)

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    This consultation proposes to make permanent the first Healthy Streets scheme in Camden, which is at St Joseph’s School in Macklin Street, Covent Garden.

    An experimental timed closure was implemented in July 2016 through the use of street signage reinforced by a retractable bollard managed by school staff.  

    Camden notes that since the trial was introduced, the number of parents driving their children to school has reduced; and the school and some of its parents have also reported that they feel safer walking with their children to and from school.

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  • Consultation: Euston Station Area Planning Principles

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    Camden are consulting on the long-term future of the area around Euston station area:
    "Euston station is changing, with HS2 Ltd preparing for construction, and Network Rail, Crossrail 2 and Transport for London also thinking about how to design the station.
    We are preparing a plan for development in the Euston station and tracks area with the Greater London Authority and Transport for London, which will both inform, and be informed by, emerging designs for the stations at Euston."

    The perspective is long-term, but the timeline (http://www.eustonareaplan.info/timeline/) calls for the finalisation of a Planning Brief by Spring 2018. This initial consultation is on the design principles. It will inform a detailed brief that will be the subject of further consultation in early 2018 and finalised in summer 2018.

    We (Camden Cycling Campaign) intend to submit a response to this initial consultation. Please take a look at the Key Principles - Euston Station Area Planning Brief 220517.pdf document and make your suggestions for ensuring that the area will become a much better cycling environment.

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  • Fortune Green suggested improvements

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden Council has funding for a scheme in the Fortune Green area to address rat-running through residential streets, particularly Westbere Road where there is a large secondary school (Hampstead School) to avoid using the the parallel A5 corridor on Shoot Up Hill.

    They scheme will also address pedestrian, cycling and road safety improvements, particularly for the school.

    Camden Cyclists have offered to send suggestions for improvements in the area.

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  • Hatton Garden Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    This Hatton Garden Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Strategy contains a fascinating study of the buildings and streetscapes in the Hatton Garden area.

    It contains a brief section on "Movement" in Sections 5.29-5.32 on page 58 and a figure on page 59. Deals with motor vehicles, pedestrians and buses but it forgets cycles.

    "Opportunities for enhancement". P 81 briefly outlines "Traffic and movement: strengths, weaknesses and opportunities."
    This should recognise the potential contribution of cycling

    New and improved cycle routes are shown on a map on page 83 (reproduced in this issue's image).They recognise the following:
    - Theobalds- Clerkenwell Road alignment
    - Rosebery Avenue
    - Hatton Garden

    Also should include at least:
    -The CS6 alignments (being built this year)
    - Grays Inn Road as a GRID link
    - permeability links e.g. through Back Hill/Eyre Street Hill to Hatton Garden and via Laystall Street

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  • Chalk Farm Goods Yard Planning Framework

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    From Camden Council's website:

    "Significant redevelopment may take place in the Camden Goods Yard area in the coming years. If this occurs, the London Borough of Camden wants to ensure a strategic and coordinated approach is taken to deliver the best outcomes for our communities. This framework sets out the Council’s vision and key objectives for this part of the borough."

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  • Consultation on Tavistock/Torrington Place Cycle Route

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    For the last year Torrington Place and Tavistock Place have had segregated cycle tracks on both sides of the street. This consultation is about making the current trial arrangement permanent. The current lightly segregated tracks would mostly become stepped tracks and there would be other improvements to junctions as well as increased space for pedestrians. There is a lot of local support but also significant opposition, mostly from residents of Judd and other streets where motor traffic volumes have increased. We think this can be corrected by the (separate) proposed changes to Judd Street and at Brunswick Square.

    It's important that all cyclists and others in favour respond using the website below. Otherwise we are in danger of losing this flagship facility. You don't have to live in Camden but you do need to provide an address and postcode.

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  • Two consultations essential for Delancey-Pratt

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden consultation: Proposed walking & cycling improvements on Bayham Street and Greenland Street

    TfL consultation: Proposed changes to bus route 31

    Way back in 2015, after consultation, Camden approved a proposal for an east-west segregated cycle route across Camden Town along Delancey Street and Pratt Street (generally referred to as ‘Delancey-Pratt’). See the original discussion on CycleScape.

    https://www.cyclescape.org/issues/1863-consultation-on-delancey-pratt-august-2015

    The proposals include the banning of the right turn from Pratt Street into Camden High Street in order to provide a safe two-way cycle crossing over Camden High Street. Unfortunately this turn is part of the route for buses 31, N31 and N28.

    The current consultations deal with a minor modification to the Bus Route so that it uses Greenland Street instead of Pratt Street.

    Camden’s consultation deals with the details of modifications to the roads, signals and relocation of bus stops:

    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/bayham-greenland/

    TfL’s consultation is concerned with the re-routing and the exact locations of the bus stops:

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/route-31/

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  • Consultation on Delancey–Pratt , August 2015

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Official title: "CENTRAL LONDON CYCLE GRID - PRATT ST AND DELANCEY ST PROPOSED WALKING AND CYCLING IMPROVEMENTS"

    This consultation proposes the construction of an important two-way east-west cycle route across Camden Town.

    It will run from St Pancras Way along Pratt Street, across Royal College Street to Camden High Street, where a two-way cycle crossing will be provided.

    It will then run two-way along Delancey Street as far as Mornington Terrace.

    A later consultation on the continuation of this route to Regents Park is promised.

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  • North-South Cycle Superhighway (extension to Kings Cross)

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 3 threads

    The North-South Cycle Superhighway is already under construction between Stonecutter Street and Elephant & Castle.

    TfL, together with Camden and Islington Councils, is now consulting on proposals to extend it north up to King’s Cross.

    The proposal is that it should continue north on Farringdon Road to Greville Street where northbound cyclists would turn onto a quiet back-street route to King’s Cross.

    Southbound cyclists from King’s Cross would turn off the back-street route onto Farringdon Road at Ray Street via a new signalised junction and continue south on a stepped cycle track.
    Detailed proposals

    Section 1 - Farringdon Street (between Stonecutter Street and Holborn Viaduct)
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/afgdegdg8t9

    Section 2 - Farringdon Street (between Holborn Viaduct and Charterhouse Street)
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/afgdasrcgrm2908

    Section 3 - Farringdon Road and Saffron Hill (between Charterhouse Street and St. Cross Street)
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/rcgrthth5w6

    Section 4 - Farringdon Road and Saffron Hill (between St. Cross Street and Ray Street)
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cg25ty5cy

    Section 5 - Farringdon Road, Ray Street, Herbal Hill and Warner Street
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cg5eh4h

    Section 6 - Warner Street and Phoenix Place
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cv45h646

    Section 7 - Pakenham Street, Calthorpe Street and Cubitt Street
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/c5hv365j753j

    Section 8 - Ampton Street, Sidmouth Street and Tavistock Place
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/vch34yv3u

    Section 9 - Tavistock Place and Judd Street
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/qgc245y

    See also this related scheme for the treatment of the Euston Road junction and continuation northwards: http://camdencyclists.cyclescape.org/issues/2057-midland-road-and-euston-road-judd-street-junction-north-south-cs-link

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  • 'Quick Wins' - minor cycling infrastructure improvements in Camden

    Created by George Coulouris // 2 threads

    Camden officers have indicated that they would like to receive prioritised list of suggestions for (very) minor improvements throughout the borough that will make cyclists feel better catered for. Examples of changes that will be considered:
    - dropped kerbs
    - obstructive barriers (i.e. anti-motor cycle barriers)
    - stretches of poor road surface (such that you have slow down on a Brompton or weave around holes)
    - Feeders into ASLs that are too short or non-mandatory

    Changes that shouldn't be suggested for this initiative include:
    - anything that would require a local consultation
    - anything that involves changes to parking provision
    - individual pot-holes

    To compile a list, we want suggestions from members. The Council's deadline is Monday November 25th. So can we have members' suggestions by Wednesday November 20th please. That will allow time for us to compile a list and circulate it here for comment.

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  • Recent changes in Oakley Square west

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    A few months ago, TfL introduced an 18 month trial of measures in Oakley Square that are intended to reduce motor vehicle speeds to go with a new 20 mph limit.

    They have narrowed the traffic lanes to 3m by applying a strip of fake paving on each side of the road as shown in the photo. These strips are not intended to be cycle lanes. People are expected to 'take the lane' as indicated by the Cycle logos in the traffic lane.

    Camden Cyclists have had complaints on Twitter and by email about the new layout:

    - although there are cycle logos in the traffic lane, drivers tell cyclists that 'take the lane' that they should use the cycle lane.

    - the nearside strip is much too narrow to be an adequate cycle lane.

    Today we met with TfL officers to discuss the problem. The possible short term measures would be either
    1. remove the dashed lines that separate the kerbside strip from the nearside lane so that motors and bikes share a wider kerbside lane (only up to 4m)
    or
    2. make the kerbside strip part of the footway

    We rejected (2) because many cyclists are using the kerbside strip and would find it very unpleasant to share a 3m wide motor lane.

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  • Consultation on St Mark’s Square Proposed Pedestrian and Cycling Improvements

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    This consultation offers very-long-campaigned for two-way cycling in St Marks Square to complete the 6-year old scheme in Princess Road.

    Camden proposes to take out one of the three motor traffic lanes and replace it with a northbound contraflow cycle lane. The parking will be moved from the west side of the road and replaced as a floating parking bay outside the contraflow cycle lane – with a buffer to separate the cars from the cycle lane.

    They also propose a right turn pocket on Prince Albert Road to facilitate right turns into the contraflow cycle lane.

    For pedestrians, Camden proposes an extra green-man crossing so that there will be one on each of the three arms.

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  • Earlham Street West – proposed public realm improvements

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Earlham Street runs one way westbound between Seven Dials and Shaftesbury Avenue.

    In 2014, Earlham Street was closed to motor vehicles at the junction with Shaftesbury Avenue.

    The stated objective include the following:

    - create a safer and more attractive connection for pedestrians and cyclists to neighbouring areas, especially Soho and St Giles

    The proposed changes include the following:

    - between Shaftesbury Avenue and Tower Street, the entire road width at footway level with dropped kerbs to allow a cycle connection to Shaftesbury. They don’t say whether the existing bollards will remain in place.

    - between Tower Street and Seven Dials, narrow the road from 6.5 to 3m, move parking to other side of Seven Dials, widen footways.
    - market stalls on south side of street with loading before and after trading times

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  • Consultation on proposed changes to Briardale Gardens, NW3

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Camden Council proposes measures to reduce eastbound rat running (up to 450 motor vehicles per hour in the morning rush hour) in Briardale Gardens and Ferncroft Avenue.

    The proposal is a No Entry except for cyclists into Briardale Gardens from Finchley Road. Briardale Gardens itself will remain two way.

    Dates: consultation May 2016; reply due 13th May 2016
    Officers: Hasher Mahnavi, Simi Shah. CCC member dealing with it Jean Dollimore.

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  • Proposed changes to Miller Street NW1

    Created by Mixhael // 1 thread

    Camden are consulting with residents of, and neighbouring residents to, The Three Fields Estate on Arlington Road.

    Part of their proposal is to remove the awkward dog-leg on Miller Street. Hurray.

    I know Miller Street is a popular east-west desire line and (sort of) connects up with Pratt Street.

    The proposal doesn't mention cycles. Boo. I'd hate to see it being pedestrians only. Although it's difficult to tell what is meant by the pink colouring on the proposed plan, it does look like their will be vehicular access in this area. Let's hope the existing filtered permeability will be maintained.

    More details here http://camden.gov.uk/ccm/cms-service/stream/asset/?asset_id=3418488&

    and here http://camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/housing/council-tenants-and-leaseholders/housing-repairs/major-repair-work/estate-regeneration/three-fields-estate/

    There will be a consultation meeting at Fairfield Play Centre 18:30 to 20:30, Thursday 25th February 2016. I'll pop along and see if I can find out more.

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  • Pedestrian Crossing, BusConsultation: Reliability and Pavement Improvements on Gray’s Inn Road

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    The preamble describes a "Vision" for Grays Inn Road as part of a larger scheme for the Farringdon Area:

    - improved streets for walking & cycling
    - clearer and easier access to move through the area on foot, cycle or public transport
    - safe, attractive and less cluttered streets
    - a better place to live, work and do business.

    The current set of proposals are related to bus reliability and pedestrian safety. They include the following:
    ==============================

    - Raised zebra crossings at five sites with a standard layout that involves build outs to leave a 9m wide crossing. (some of these replace informal crossings with islands, some are new).

    - Long stretches of double yellow lines with loading restrictions (see Appendix 1 of the consultation).

    - footway widening on the east side between Ampton Street and Calthorpe Street

    - Carriageway cycle parking in Wren Street and several other side streets

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  • Gospel Oak area consultation

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    This issue so is for collecting ideas on the area bounded by Mansfield Road, Grafton Road, Queens Crescent and Malden Road.

    Camden says: we are interested to know what residents, businesses, community groups, service users and all other stakeholders in the Gospel Oak area think about the ideas and what ideas you might have.

    Some of Camden's priorities:

    - Improve public spaces
    - Getting about
    - Queen’s Crescent

    Dates: consultation 19th November 2015
    Officer: George McKenzie (Community Liaison Officer)
    . CC member dealing with it Angela Hobsbaum.

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  • Consultation on: HS2 Phase 1 environmental statement | Camden Town and HS1 Link

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    HS2 are consulting on a report on the environmental impact caused by the link following the Overground route between HS1 (on York Way near St Pancras station) and where it joins the mainline near to Adelaide Road.
    They will be working for a period of seven years, starting in 2017, altering or rebuilding all the bridges and adding track to the viaducts
    The main depot is on Camley Street at the foot of the Agar-Camley Link, another depot is at junction of Royal College Street and Camden Road.

    See http://assets.dft.gov.uk/hs2-environmental-statement/volume-2/Volume_2_CFA2_Camden_Town_HS1_Link.pdf

    I will put a draft response in a thread related to this issue. Feedback will be welcome. You could also consider replying to:

    HS2PhaseOneBillES@dialoguebydesign.com

    FREEPOST RTEC-AJUT-GGHH
    HS2 Phase One Bill Environmental Statement
    PO Box 70178
    London
    WC1A 9HS.

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  • A400 Hampstead Road bus reliability and road safety improvements

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    TfL propose changes on A400 Hampstead Road between Harrington Square and Drummond Street "to improve bus journey time reliability and pedestrian safety in the area".

    Where is the promised scheme for safe cycling?
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    In February, TfL officer Michael Collella circulated by email a draft scheme for 'bus and cycle improvements' on Hampstead Road asking for our feedback. These include segregated cycle tracks on both side of the road:

    between Mornington Crescent and Varndell Street on the west side

    and between Lidlington Place and a point north of Cardington Street where it merged into a bus lane on the east side.

    See PDF file attached in the discussion thread for this issue.

    This had been preceded by meetings with TfL officer Timothy MacKay in Feb 2015 and April 2014 where similar schemes were proposed.

    What does the current scheme propose ?
    ================================

    This amounts mainly to the removal of all opportunities for loading and parking on the southbound bus lane. i.e. bus improvement.

    They also propose:

    ASLs on all approaches to the junction with Drummond Street. However they say: “ this is to ensure that turning vehicles do not come into conflict with vehicles stopped at the junction”… nothing about benefit to cyclists!

    Pedestrian count down signals on all four arms of the junction with Drummond Street.

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  • Bartholomew Road Area Proposals consultation

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    In this consultation, Camden proposes some turn restrictions with a view to eliminating rat running through the residential streets in an area north bounded by Leighton Road, Torriano Avenue, Camden Road, Rochester Road and Kentish Town Road.

    The consultation leaflet includes a map showing the main rat runs identified from traffic surveys in 2013 (see image). These included the following:

    A: southbound along Bartholomew Road and out via Patshull Road or Sandall Road (AM peak).

    B: northbound on Bartholomew Road and out at Sandall Road or Leighton Road (PM peak).

    The proposals include the following:
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    Junction of Leighton Road and Bartholomew Road
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    - "No Right Turn (Except Cyclists) " from Leighton Road into Bartholomew Road

    - "No Left Turn (Except Cyclists)" from Bartholomew Road into Leighton Road

    The AM counts show 316 motors SB between 8 and 9 am (with 152 NB). This is far above LCC's criterion of less than 200 per hour for safe and comfortable sharing of the road by cycles and motors. In the AM peak, 241 motors turned right from Leighton Road into Bartholomew Road - so the "No Right Turn" from Leighton Road into Bartholomew Road is potentially very effective in reducing rat runs.

    The PM peak figures show 159 motors making the left turn from Bartholomew Road into Leighton Road.

    Junction of Sandall Road and Camden Road
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    - "No right turn (Except Cyclists" from Camden Road into Sandall Road.

    - " No right turn (Except Cyclists)" from Sandall Road into Camden Road.

    - Extend the central traffic island on Camden Road at the junction with Sandall Road to stop the above manoeuvres. There will be a gap in the island to allow cyclists to make these turns.

    The Sandall Road changes will make the junction with Camden Road a lot safer for pedestrians and people who cycle and will also reduce rat running on lines B1 and C.

    Kentish Town Road/ Patshull Road
    ---------------------------------------------------

    - Convert to two way traffic on Patshull Road between Kentish Town Road and Bartholomew Villas. Widen the carriageway at Patshull Road junction with Kentish Town Road to accommodate two way.

    - Relocate the ‘No Entry’ signs at Patshull Road/ Kentish Town Road junction to Patshull Road at the junction with Bartholomew Villas.

    The change is to enable traders e.g. Earth to use a storage place accessible via a little access road running behind the shop. That's why the proposal is to move the No Entry.

    But I think it would be better to place the No Entry just east of the little access road to avoid rat-running via Bartholomew Villas.

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  • Arlington Road

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    We have been asked to tell Camden Council what changes might be helpful to make Arlington Road more comfortable to cycle on.

    The intention is to deliver it as part of the Cycle Grid by the end of April 2017. 

    We have asked for more details on traffic flows but an initial look seems to show that vehicle movements are significantly below 2000 per day on Arlington Road itself.

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  • Royal College Street Southern Extension (Pancras Road)

    Created by John Chamberlain // 3 threads

    Camden are consulting on their plans to extend the Royal College Street cycle tracks to the south, down Pancras Road towards Kings Cross. Unfortunately, the plans for the junctions at St Pancras and contra-flow up Midland Road are not ready yet, so it will remain difficult to get to and from the south and east until these are finalised, but this is another link in the planned North-South route through the borough as part of the London Cycle Grid.

    Details of the proposals can be found on Camden’s website at:
    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/culture-environment/pancrasroad

    For cyclists, the main proposals are as follows:
    - Protected cycle lanes from Royal College Street to just south of Chenies Place.
    - Removal of two bus-stops to make the cycle lanes continuous
    - North-bound bus-stop converted to 'island' style.
    - Southbound bus-stop uses Royal College Street style due to lack of road width.
    - Additional protection for cyclists crossing Crowndale Road from Royal College Street.

    You can reply to the consultation via Camden's website. Please also add your comments to the threads on this issue, or by email to john AT camdencyclists.org.uk . We have already had suggestions for improvements to the lane behind the bus-stop at Chenies Place. We will be saying that cyclists heading north to Royal College Street should use Goldington Crescent to avoid one set of traffic lights and the need to cross lanes. What else?

    Our response needs to be in by 14th November so we'll take comments on board until the 7th.

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  • TfL Consultation on Finchley Road - Boundary Road

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    TfL proposes some changes related to the QuietWay "Gladstone Park to Regents Park, see map

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zWlxfK2Ffon4.kSz3KHcSLaXQ

    Their proposals

    Finchley Road
    ============

    1. Ban the left turn for all northbound traffic (motor vehicles and cycles) from Finchley Road into Boundary Road. (Note "And Cycles"!)

    2. Extend the northbound bus lane on Finchley Road

    3. Changes to traffic islands to provide extra space and protection for cyclists travelling east-west along Boundary Road and crossing Finchley Road, as well as providing an improved waiting area for southbound cyclists turning right into Boundary Road from Finchley Road

    4. A new 5-metre part-width Advanced Stop Line (ASL) with early release (a few seconds) on Finchley Road for cyclists travelling southbound.

    5. Widen the existing pedestrian crossing to 3.2 metres on the southern arm of the Finchley Road junction

    6. Enlarge the footway on the south-west corner of the junction,

    Boundary Road
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    7. A new 3.2 metre wide signal controlled pedestrian crossing on the western arm of Boundary Road

    8. Relocate and resize traffic islands to improve cyclists’ comfort

    9. Widen the existing pedestrian crossing to 3.2 metres on the eastern arm of Boundary Road

    10. Widen the central cycle feeder lane on the western arm of Boundary Road

    11. Replace speed cushions with a ‘sinusoidal’ speed hump across the full width of the carriageway on the west arm of Boundary Road

    12. New cyclist detection system on Boundary Road, meaning cyclists no longer have to use a push button to activate the traffic signals to cross or access Finchley Road

    See the consultation at:

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/finchley-road-boundary-road
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    Reply by 27th September 2015.
    To consultations@tfl.gov.uk

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  • Royal College Street Northern Extension

    Created by John Chamberlain // 3 threads

    Camden are consulting residents, cyclists and others on their plans to extend the Royal College Street cycle facilities to the north, across Camden Road and up to Kentish Town Road. If it is approved, we think this will be a great improvement as it will provide protected two-way cycling all the way. Later there are plans to extend it south to Kings Cross.

    We hope you will respond to Camden in support as there may be objections from residents, especially as it results in some loss/relocation of parking.

    Details of the proposals can be found on Camden’s website at:
    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/culture-environment/royal-college-street-walking-and-cycling-improveme

    For cyclists, the main proposals are as follows:
    - Two way cycling all the way up and down Royal College Street with no need to use St Pancras Way or Camden Street.
    - Protected northbound and southbound cycle lanes with no loading or parking within the cycle lanes.
    - A separate green phase for N-S and S-N bound cyclists at Camden Road.

    The difficult areas are the Camden Road crossing, which we think Camden have handled in an effective and innovative way, and the southbound split at College Gardens, where motor traffic has to bear left but cyclists go straight. This is not easy to handle without the danger of left hooks, but we think that the suggested solution, which involves road narrowing and a raised junction to slow motor vehicles, is the best option.

    Please feed your comments to us via the threads on this issue, or by email to john@camdencyclists.org.uk

    Our response needs to be in by 3rd October so we'll take comments on board until the 28th.

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  • Changes to the King's Cross gyratory

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    TfL are consulting on a major scheme aimed at improving the roads in the Kings Cross area. The consultation proposes the conversion of several key roads from one-way to two-way working (York Way, Pentonville Road, Gray's Inn Road and Caledonian Road). New cycle facilities proposed include cycle contraflow lanes on Wharfedale Road, King's Cross Road, Penton Rise and Acton Street. New signalised crossings for cycles are suggested at Lorenzo Street and Pentonville Road and Penton Rise and Pentonville Road.

    There is no discussion of the engineering details. Those are promised for early 2017 following the results of this consultation.

    An important issue for cycle campaigners will be the feasibility of achieving protected space on the main alignments through the area.

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  • Highbury Corner - improvements for pedestrians & cyclists

    Created by Angela Hobsbaum // 1 thread

    TfL/Islington are proposing improvements to Highbury Corner. This is a major scheme - removing one-way traffic system on the roundabout and introducing fully-segregated cycle tracks and dedicated crossings for cyclists.

    Here's the TfL page https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/highbury-corner-roundabout and the council landing page is at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/highbury-corner-roundabout

    TfL/Islington drop-in sessions at:
    Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN

    Wednesday, 24 February 15:00 - 19:00
    Saturday, 27 February 09:30 - 13:30
    Monday, 29 February 10:00 - 14:00

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  • Kilburn High Road Liveable Neighbourhood

    Info from survey:
    "The London Borough of Brent and Sustrans are working together to explore ways in which the Kilburn High Road and surrounding area shown could be improved. Together we want to better meet the needs of the community to make it a more desireable place to walk, cycle and enjoy being in.
    ...
    London Borough of Brent and London Borough of Camden will submit a joint application to Transport for London's Liveable Neighbourhood programme in November 2018, which will incorporate suggestions made by the community."

    Brent Cyclists are forming our own response, to be sent by end of October 2018.

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  • TfL consultation on junction Farringdon Road/Calthorpe Street/Margery Street

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 2 threads

    N-S Cycle Superhighway consultation
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    TfL proposed that the N-S Cycle Superhighway should stop at Greville Street but LCC's response to the consultation stated that the route should continue on Farringdon Road to at least the junction with Calthorpe and Margery Street (under discussion here).

    After the consultation TfL replied that they would explore options north of Stonecutter Street(which is actually south of Greville Street!). The N-S Cycle Superhighway may be completed by Spring 2016 but we have no date for it being extended any further north.

    Link to our discussion on CycleScape
    http://camdencyclists.cyclescape.org/issues/1407-the-tfl-north-south-cycle-superhighway-consultation

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    Junction Kings Cross Road/Farringdon Road/Calthorpe Street/Margery Street
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    See consultation on TfL's website at:

    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/kings-cross-road

    which has a link to their junction plan

    Plan to build September 2015

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    TfL's proposals include the following:

    On Farringdon Road - Grays Inn Road

    - right turn pocket for northbound cyclists turning into Margery Street

    -1.5 m advisory cycle lane on Kings Cross Road for cyclists travelling southbound with one instead of two motor lanes and on northbound carriageway north of the junction

    - footway build outs

    Calthorpe Street

    - longer ASL and low-level early release signals

    - footway build out

    Margery Street
    - widen contraflow
    - longer ASL box and low-level early release signals

    Immediate issues:

    - no space for cycling on Farringdon Road south of the junction

    - northbound approach on Farringdon Road left hook issue

    - no attempt to provide protection for cyclists crossing the junction; Farringdon Road is wide enough to put in the infrastructure needed for a separate signal stage for northbound cyclists or for "hold the left turn".

    - the early release signals are only as effective as a longer ASl box, not protecting cycles that arrive during the green stage.

    Dates: consultation 20 February 2015; reply due 6 April 2015.

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  • Kentish Town Planning Framework Consultation

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    Camden have started consultation on a planning framework for Kentish Town, with specific focus on the Regis Road and Murphy's sites. We'll need to respond, though a cynical view might be that it is a waste of time, given that a similar exercise for the Morrison's site in Chalk Farm had no perceptible effect on the final grant of planning permission. There is a very short consultation period.

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  • The TfL North-South cycle superhighway consultation

    Full details of the consultation are at:
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/northsouth
    closing date for comments is 19 October 2014.

    Camden Cyclists we propose to send a response to this consultation on behalf of our members. This will focus only on the part within Camden (the section between Charterhouse Street and Euston Road - as detailed on the map attached). But note that the alignment of the route north of Greville Street is not agreed between Camden and TfL and is not formally considered a part of the consultation.

    So it makes sense to have two discussion threads for the sections in Camden south and north of Greville Street.

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  • Gloucester Gate to be closed to all traffic, Jan to Jun 2019

    Created by Mixhael // 1 thread

    I read on the Regent's Park Cyclists Facebook page that Thames Water will be closing Gloucester Gate for water mains replacement, starting January 2019, ending June 2019.

    They are requiring cyclists to dismount and use the footway.

    The Friends of Regents Park have expressed fears of cyclists unwilling to dismount, and the attendant danger to footway users.

    Justin Mckie will be asking Thames to provide a way for cyclists.

    If it is anything like the works on Park Village East this autumn, there was plenty of space to provide a small passage for cyclists it was just a lack of cooperation from Thames Water than prevented it. I contacted them directly, they replied but refused to help.

    If anyone has any influence at Thames Water/HS2/Camden it might be worth following this up.

    This is a massive desire line for daily cycling and will be a large inconvenience for six months. On the plus side, it will be interesting to monitor motor traffic levels in the park with Gloucester Gate closed.

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  • King Cross Gyratory Redesign

    Issue now superseded by this issue discussing TfL's consultation: http://www.cyclescape.org/issues/2040-changes-to-the-king-s-cross-gyratory

    TfL, Camden Council, and Islington Council are currently developing plans to redesign the Kings Cross Gyratory and address some of the failures of the current gyratory layout.

    The current environment is very poor, and a real barrier to cycling. Fast, and congested one way traffic with 10-20,000 PCUs per day, and no cycle provision currently. Accessing the station from the east is almost impossible.

    The area has seen a number of cycle collisions including at least one fatality.

    To pre-empt the consultation due late 2015, we wanted to discuss what would be the best outcome for people on bikes.

    More information will be added when we know more, but for now, ideas please.

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  • Consultation on junction of Farringdon Street and West Smithfield / Snow Hill on

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    CS6 currently runs from Elephant and Castle to Stonecutter Street.

    Early in 2016, TfL with Camden and Islington Councils consulted on their proposal to extend CS6 northwards to Kings Cross. Our discussion and response are here:
    http://www.cyclescape.org/issues/2045-north-south-cycle-superhighway-extension-to-kings-cross

    One of our main concerns was about the non-signalised junction of Farringdon Street with Snow Hill/West Smithfield.

    Therefore this proposal for a signal-controlled cycle crossing over Farringdon Street is welcome.

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  • Hawley Crescent vs Hawley Road

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    This issue is about our priorities for two way cycling in a pair of one way streets, the first north and the second south of the canal at Camden Lock:

    - Hawley Road runs one way eastbound between Chalk farm Road and Kentish Town road.

    - Hawley Crescent runs one way westbound from Kentish Town Road to Camden High Street

    Both of these roads are on our list of permeability issues but we are being asked to say which we would like to see tackled first.

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  • Consultation on Cobden Junction

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 5 threads

    Camden Council proposes major improvements to Cobden junction – the junction of Camden High Street with Crowndale Road and Hampstead Road at its southern end.

    They propose the following measures:

    - eliminate the unnecessary northbound road on the east side of the island

    - gain extra footway space on the east side of the road (uses to include cycle parking, trees, seating)

    - widen the footway outside Mornington Crescent Station

    - safer, quicker and simpler pedestrian crossings

    - improved link for cyclists to the Mornington Crescent quiet route (from Arlington Road).

    - new ASL boxes with lead-in lanes on the approach to the junction from Eversholt Street, Crowndale Road and Hampstead Road.

    - re-site the statue of Richard Cobden and the war memorial

    Proposal for contraflow cycling on Crowndale Road:

    A few months ago, we were shown designs for a contraflow on Crowndale Road between Hampstead Road and Bayham Street with some junction changes at the latter to accommodate it. Unfortunately, this was rejected by TfL on the grounds that it would delay buses. This consultation notes that the layout has been designed to accommodate the contraflow at a future date.

    This consultation also says that in addition, alternative options for providing a west to east link are being explored at both Delancey Street / Pratt Street and Oakley Square. We need to encourage Camden to pursue these essential links. In the case of the latter, there is an urgent need to allow cyclists to make right turn right into Hampstead road from the southern end of Mornington Crescent.

    See consultation on Camden Council website:

    https://consultations.wearecamden.org/culture-environment/cobdenjunction

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17 planning applications found for 'Camden':

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2019/2085/TC 2 Tables and 4 Chairs on Underhill Passage 2 Tables and 4 Chairs on Camden High Street Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:30 Renewal Application

Camden

2 Tables and 4 Chairs on Underhill Passage 2 Tables and 4 Chairs on Camden High Street Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:30 Renewal Application

2019/2085/TC

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19/00937/COND Discharge of condition 6 of application 14/04195/EREG03 (Flood risk mitigation works enabling the development of the Bath Quays to...

Bath

Discharge of condition 6 of application 14/04195/EREG03 (Flood risk mitigation works enabling the development of the Bath Quays to include: Realignment of Green Park Road; Changing Corn Street to be two-way traffic and Ambury to dual-lane; Relocating access points to Avon Street Car Park; Changin...

19/00937/COND

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P2019/0607/TRE Front garden (354-356 Camden Road) (T1) Ash - Sever Ivy, remove where possible, thin by 20%, remove deadwood, retain basic size and...

Islington

Front garden (354-356 Camden Road) (T1) Ash - Sever Ivy, remove where possible, thin by 20%, remove deadwood, retain basic size and shape Rear garden (354-356 Camden Road) (T2) Ash sapling (affecting wall) - Fell and insert Eco plugs (T3) Sycamore (saplings affecting wall) - Fell and insert Eco p...

P2019/0607/TRE

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19/01559/TREE T1 Holly (green in photo) behind 10 Camden Grove - Fell to ground level.T2 Ash (red in photo) behind 10 Camden Grove - Fell to ground...

Bromley

T1 Holly (green in photo) behind 10 Camden Grove - Fell to ground level.T2 Ash (red in photo) behind 10 Camden Grove - Fell to ground level.T3/T4 2 x Ash - Reduce by 3m , leaving 3m.T5 Yew - Reduce global reduction by 2.5m, leaving 3.5m.T6 Silver Maple - Reduce by 3.5m , leaving 4m. T7 Ash - Redu...

19/01559/TREE

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2018/4375/NEW Phased installation of 172 commemorative pavement stones over a 20 year period to comprise the 'Camden Music Walk of Fame'.

Camden

Phased installation of 172 commemorative pavement stones over a 20 year period to comprise the 'Camden Music Walk of Fame'.

2018/4375/NEW

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2018/4668/P Application for the refurbishment and extension of Camden Lock Hotel to provide additional storey at fourth floor level, alterations ot...

Camden

Application for the refurbishment and extension of Camden Lock Hotel to provide additional storey at fourth floor level, alterations ot the facade, new lift shaft to rear and associated works.

2018/4668/P

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P2018/3273/PRA Application for Prior Approval for the installation of a free-standing telecommunications structure on the pavement Buckmaster House...

Islington

Application for Prior Approval for the installation of a free-standing telecommunications structure on the pavement Buckmaster House on Camden Road.

P2018/3273/PRA

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2018/4641 - Proposed Roof Finishes : amended from zinc metal roofing system to Euroclad steel roof with Colorcoat Prisma finish (colour: RAL7000)....

Wandsworth

- Proposed Roof Finishes : amended from zinc metal roofing system to Euroclad steel roof with Colorcoat Prisma finish (colour: RAL7000). - Facing Brickwork : facing bricks were not specified on the approved planning drawings. Proposed facing bricks are Smeed Dean London Stock bricks with Stafford...

2018/4641

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2019/0221/P Request for observations to the adjoining borough of Islington for the revised reserved matters in relation to landscaping and public...

Camden

Request for observations to the adjoining borough of Islington for the revised reserved matters in relation to landscaping and public realm pursuant to outline planning permission granted on appeal for mixed use development of part of the former railway lands within the Camden Kings Cross Opportu...

2019/0221/P

19/00234/TPO Mature Lime (T2449) located to west of Camden Close, to north of Watts Lane width restriction - Reduce decayed stem back to strong...

Bromley

Mature Lime (T2449) located to west of Camden Close, to north of Watts Lane width restriction - Reduce decayed stem back to strong side branch and reduce remaining crown by 4-5m in height.SUBJECT TO TPO 2293 (T4)

19/00234/TPO

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DC/18/110110 Demolition of car port, single storey rear extension and pool house and the construction of single storey rear extension and detached...

Lewisham

Demolition of car port, single storey rear extension and pool house and the construction of single storey rear extension and detached single storey outbuilding at Camden Lodge, Radlet Avenue SE26

DC/18/110110

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P2019/0009/OBS Observation to Camden Council for ' Amendments to reserved matters application reference 2016/5195/P dated 09/12/2016, relating to...

Islington

Observation to Camden Council for ' Amendments to reserved matters application reference 2016/5195/P dated 09/12/2016, relating to the public realm within and around Development Zone W (also known as the 'Triangle Site') of the King's Cross Central (KXC) development, comprising landscape details ...

P2019/0009/OBS

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P2019/0069/OBS Observation to Camden Council for ' Amendments to reserved matters application reference 2016/5195/P dated 09/12/2016, relating to...

Islington

Observation to Camden Council for ' Amendments to reserved matters application reference 2016/5195/P dated 09/12/2016, relating to the public realm within and around Development Zone W (also known as the 'Triangle Site') of the King's Cross Central (KXC) development, comprising landscape details ...

P2019/0069/OBS

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P2019/0293/NMA Non-Material Amendment to planning permission ref: P041261 for a mixed use development of part of the former railway lands within...

Islington

Non-Material Amendment to planning permission ref: P041261 for a mixed use development of part of the former railway lands within the Camden Kings Cross Opportunity Area and an Islington Area of Opportunity. The development comprises residential; shopping, food and drink and professional services...

P2019/0293/NMA

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PA/19/00207/NC Replacement of the rear staircase enclosure material from Kingspan insulated panels to reclaimed camden yellow stocks brick,...

Tower Hamlets

Replacement of the rear staircase enclosure material from Kingspan insulated panels to reclaimed camden yellow stocks brick, matching to existing building. The relocation of existing air conditioning units from the rear to side elevation.

PA/19/00207/NC

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2019/0387/P Application for approval of reserved matters in relation to Building W3 pursuant to outline planning permission granted on appeal for...

Camden

Application for approval of reserved matters in relation to Building W3 pursuant to outline planning permission granted on appeal for mixed use development of part of the former railway lands within the Camden Kings Cross Opportunity Area and an Islington Area of opportunity approved under outlin...

2019/0387/P

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2019/2024/P Submission of compliance with Building Regulations Part M4(2) and evidence of implementation of sustainability measures as required by...

Camden

Submission of compliance with Building Regulations Part M4(2) and evidence of implementation of sustainability measures as required by conditions 8 and 9 (part 2) of planning permission 2015/6764/P (dated 02/08/16) as amended under variation of conditions application 2017/3036/P (dated 19/09/17) ...

2019/2024/P

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