Phase 1, requested November 2013
|No.||Location||Description - Completed items are in italics||Category||Proposer||Map link||Status||Photo|
|1||Northington St.||Drop kerb at Western end of Northington St. WC1, leading to Rugby Street.There is already a dropped kerb at Rugby Street.||Dropped kerb needed||Andrea Casalotti||Street View||Completed 2/9/2014||Completed Photo|
|2||Menelik Road||Dropped kerb from into the path beside the UCS Sports Ground.||Dropped kerb needed||Jean Dollimore||Street View||Work in hand 2017|
|3||Kelly Street||What about dropped kerbs between Kelly St. and Castlehaven Road? Helps avoid Hawley Road and the 393 bus at Castle Road.||Dropped kerb needed||Susan Seymour||Completed 10/07/2014||Photo|
|4||Gough Street||Junction of Gough Street and Calthorpe Street needs a cycle gap across footway, or at least two dropped kerbs.||Dropped kerb needed||Jean Dollimore||Street View||Completed 03/09/2014||Photo|
|5||Dartmouth Park Road||Dartmouth Park Road at Highgate Road: ‘Except cycles’ sign on No Entry both sides. Loads of people cycle through anyway, so this fits into the “feeling more cared for” category.||Signage||Susan Seymour||Street View||Completed July 2017||Photo|
|6||Regent’s Square||Since the western side of Regent’s Square was made two way for cycling this sign on south side of Regent’s Square indicating the route to Kings Cross is in the wrong place. It needs to be moved westwards onto Tavistock Place before the south west corner of Regents Square.||Signage||Jean Dollimore||Street View||Completed 20/2/2014||Photo|
|7||Borough-wide||The blue bike routes signs attached to posts often get turned. Only people who already know the route, would know that the sign is pointing the wrong way. Surely there is some way of attaching these signs so they can’t be turned? Screw the attaching band to the post – that would do it!||Signage||Richenda||For consideration in 2017-18 LIP|
|8||Haverstock Hill||The feeder lane southbound into the ASL at the junction of Haverstock Hill and Prince of Wales Road is often blocked by vehicles intending to turn into PoW Rd, even though the traffic lane is wide enough to accommodate vehicles while leaving the feeder lane clear.||ASL improvement||George Coulouris||For consideration in 2017-18 LIP|
|9||Lissenden Gardens||Improve cycle access through the very awkward barriers on Lissenden Gardens at the junction with Glenhurst Ave.||Barrier improvement||Susan Seymour||Street View||Completed 3/3/2014||Photo|
|10||To allow easy cycle access between Montpelier Grove and Leighton Road via Willingham Terrace, cut through the railing across the road so as to allow cyclists to go straight while pedestrians have the footpath to themselves.||Barrier improvement||Jean Dollimore||Street View||Work in hand 2017|
|11||Camden Square||Please could the bicycle signs painted on the road in Camden Square & Stratford Villas be repainted? They are so faint they are barely visible! I would especially like a BIG one at the bottom junction with Rochester Sq, where cars often come round very wide, well over into the cyclists’ space.||Missing roadmarking||Angela Hobsbaum||14/1/2014 (North Villas remaining to do). For consideration in 2017-18 LIP.||Photo|
|12||Oval Road||I received the following email “I was wondering if anything was being done about the cycle path over the canal on Oval Road near Camden Market. I use it daily to get to work and am a little fed up with the flooding and parking in it. I regularly see cars parked in it and vans possibly delivering something or picking up rubbish. It also seems to get pretty flooded after rainfall".||Poor road marking + Road surface + parking enforcement||Jean Dollimore||Street View||For consideration in 2017-18 LIP|
|13||Camley Street||Poor road surface in Camley Street near Granary Rd and the rail bridge.||Poor road surface||George Coulouris||Completed 18/3/2014|
|14||York Way||York Way has a terrible road surface.||Poor road surface||Jean Dollimore|
|15||Guilford Street||Not a cycling issue as such but one which will help pedestrians. At junction of Guilford Street and Russell Square, pedestrian lights to cross Guilford Street are held at red when Guilford Street exit is also red and no traffic is moving out of Guilford Street. These ped lights need re-phasing to allow pedestrians to cross.||Traffic flow/signal change||John Hartley||Street View||AECOM have advised that the signalling has likely been set up like this so that all pedestrian crossings start and end at the same time for safety reason, otherwise pedestrians waiting at Russell Square may think they can cross as well. Also say if you install pedestrian countdowns, then ideally all the crossings should finish at the same time to avoid giving conflicting timings. With some rearrangement of the staging, it’s possible to run the pedestrian across Guildford Street at the same time as the Russell Square traffic movement, however there are concerns around safety.|
|16||Lamb’s Conduit Street||Change priority at the Lamb’s Conduit Street junction with Great Ormond Street to allow smooth North/south flow and make east west flow subject to “give way” controls. This might encourage motorised vehicles take more care when turning from & into Great Ormond Street.||Priority change||John Hartley||Street View|| Camden has an approved design for the junction that would make the layout more considerate of cyclists. Although it does not involve a change of priority - such a change would be challenging as it's a T junction with two access points so the layout of give way lines would be complex/confusing if possible at all.|
The approved design cannot be constructed at the moment due to construction of the large scale GOSH redevelopment, but Camden have secured an agreement that the developer would fund the changes once the site becomes available.
|17||Bernard Street,||Bernard Street, running along the south of the Brunswick from Marchmont St to Grenville St. .Suggestion: paint bike icons on the road, in the middle. Thus indicating to drivers that bikes are to be expected in the middle of the road. It won’t stop all the aggression but it should reduce it.||Additional cycle logos||Richenda||Street View||Completed 04/09/2014||Photo|
Phase 2, requested 2014-15
|No.||Location||Description||Category||Proposer||Photo or map link||Status||Photo|
|1||Lorenzo Street||Could we have a contraflow? For some journeys that would enable the KX horror to be avoided altogether. Might require some "Cyclists only" signage at the eastern end of Britiannia Street.||Contraflow||Richenda||http://goo.gl/maps/29R7f||This is in Islington, so cannnot be dealt with by Camden|
|2||Ampton Street||As you come out of Ampton Street westbound across Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross station is signed right (up Grays Inn Road) whereas Euston etc are straight on. There's a much safer route signed through Regents Square. Could the sign be changed to send all cyclists ahead (just remove the arrow).||Signage||John Chamberlain||http://goo.gl/maps/CcXvj||For consideration in 2017-18 LIP|
|3||Prince Albert Road||The section between Gloucester Gate and Albert Terrace has very narrow cycle lanes on both sides of the road for most of the way. The lane on the south side is mostly mandatory. |
These lanes should be made continuous all the way along both sides of the road and mandatory wherever possible. The current habit of parking in these lanes must be prevented.
As the lanes are well below the minimum width they should be increased to 2 m. The consequent narrowing of the road could help with speed reduction.
|Cycle track upgrade||Jean Dollimore|| |
Under consideration as part of Prince Albert coach parking scheme.
|4||Healey Street @ Prince of Wales Road||A metal fence prevents anybody from cycling between Healey Street and Prince of Wales Road. The only way through is on the footway at either end of the gate.|
We need dropped kerbs in both roads and the fence to be replaced by bollards.
|Barrier improvement||Jean Dollimore||http://www.cyclestreets.net/location/60979/||2017: Work in hand|
|5||Mabledon Place northbound and southbound at Euston Road||Remove one of the two general traffic lanes; use the space gained to provide a wider southbound contraflow lane (should help reduce the conflicts with pedestrians) and a proper 2m wide feeder northbound into the ASL. Parking bay on the inside could remain, or maybe be moved outside the lane. |
Change the signage and/or signal on Euston Road to make the left turn into Mabledon Place for cycles legal even when traffic on Euston Road is held on red.
|Cycle track upgrade||John Chamberlain||2017: Cannot be considered as a Quick Win|
|6a||Oval Road at Gilbeys Yard||On route between Oval Road and Morrison's superstore in Chalk Farm. Narrow cycle track(e.g. about 1.5m) sometimes obstructed by motors or flooded forcing people to cycle on cobbles. Reported as Quick Win 12 in Stage 1 but still badly needs sorting.||Cycle track upgrade||Jean Dollimore||http://www.cyclestreets.net/location/60981/||For consideration in 2017-18 LIP|
|6b||Further west: The cycle track is very narrow and it would be hard for bikes going in different directions to pass one another. Maybe raise track to footway level to widen it?||Cycle track upgrade||http://www.cyclestreets.net/location/60982/||2017: This is private land. Will be carried forward to the Morrisons site development project.|
|7||Kenton Street/ Handel Street||The dog-leg just north of the Brunswick Waitrose: Kenton Street in the south-bound section and Handel Street in the west-bound section. This is all one-way. Could we please have a contraflow? This would enable cyclists starting somewhere south of the Brunswick to reach the Waitrose back entrance in Handel Street.||Contraflow||Richenda||http://goo.gl/maps/Agmv2||2017: To be included in Camden's proposed borough-wide cycle contraflows review.|
|8||Road between Morrisons superstore and Chalk Farm Road||Starting from Morrisons, this road runs 2- way down the hill but after passing under the railway bridge, the downhill route turns left (north) and joins Chalk Farm Road much further on. The photo shows that the natural route down towards the junction of Ferdinand Street is blocked by an extra northbound right turn lane labelled 'petrol'. I suggest that this lane could be temporarily blocked off e.g. with water filled plastic barriers to show that it isn't needed.|
The next stage would be to put in a contraflow cycle lane down to Chalk Farm road.
The final stage (probably too big for a Quick Win, but not to be forgotten) would allow two-way cycling between this road (superstore approach) and Ferdinand Road . We'd need a cut through the central reservation and cycle signal.
|Cycle track upgrade||Jean Dollimore||http://goo.gl/maps/EYfsK||2017: Under consideration as part of the Chalm Farm Area scheme.|
|9||Entry to Morrisons Car Park from Gilbey's Yard||This may be beyond Camden's control but I'm just asking... The actual access via the bike track is too narrow. I saw a woman with large bike trailer use the metal anti-trolley track which could be slippery on wet days. Is there any other solution?||Cycle track upgrade||Jean Dollimore||http://www.cyclestreets.net/location/60984/||2017: This is private land. Will be carried forward to the Morrisons site development project.|
|10||Northington Street WC1||Following the successful Quick Win 1 Ask (dropped kerb at Western corner), can we now have a contraflow lane between John's Mews and Great James Street? It is a vital link between Mount Pleasant and Queen Square.||Contraflow||Andrea Casalotti||2017: Considered by Camden, ruled too narrow for a cycle contraflow.|
|11||Great James St.||A contraflow there is a great idea; it links to Bedford Row and would offer a very nice route Holborn-Angel avoiding Guildford St, which I suspect will take time to civilise.||Contraflow||Andrea Casalotti||2017: Considered by Camden, ruled too narrow for a cycle contraflow.|
|12||Brunswick Centre||There is still then the obstacle of a flight of steps to reach the bike racks so I wonder if we can ask Camden to provide a bike channel on the steps so that we can wheel bikes up and down the steps? Some years ago I asked the Brunswick management and got nowhere but perhaps if Camden is involved….?||Stairway cycle ramp||Richenda||2017.This is on Camden Housing Department land.|
|13||Argyle Square / St Chad's Street||This gate is difficult for wide or loaded cycles to pass through and it’s also ugly so bollards here would be good. I was asked to report this on behalf of a cyclist in the Argyle Square area.||Barrier improvement||Jean Dollimore||https://goo.gl/maps/adTv6RQig5L2||Completed 2015||http://goo.gl/maps/0p5xR|
|14||Pancras Road/ Goodsway/ Camley St||Change this sign on Pancras Road (facing north) at the junction with Goodsway to 'No Entry Except Taxis and Cycles'. Current 'Flying Motorcycle' may be legally correct but it is obscure that many people.||Signage||George Coulouris||http://www.cyclescape.org/threads/1509/photos/422||For consideration in 2017-18 LIP|
Phase 3 requested 2017 onwards
|No.||Location||Description||Category||Proposer||Photo or map link||Status||Photo|
|1||Southampton Row north bound||Northbound - Buses only allowed to turn right into Theobalds Road from Southampton Way/Kingsway. Request to permit cyclists to turn||Added by JS||For consideration in 2017-18 LIP|
|2||Prince Albert Road||Dropped kerb by entrance to new Regents Canal access ramp.||Dropped kerb||Sean Howes||https://goo.gl/maps/X3uqtwywFy92||For consideration in 2017-18 LIP|
|3||Access road behind O2 Centre NW3||Dropped kerb enabling access to/from car park (between the 2 stands in the image)||Dropped kerb||Sean Howes||https://goo.gl/maps/gGUxBkkYyDq||This is on private land|
|4||Mornington Crescent||Add an Except Cyclists plate to the Left Turn Only sign at the northern exit to Hampstead Road, permitting cyclists to pass through the gap in the central reservation and join Hampstead Road soutbound.||Except Cycles plate needed||Sean Howes||https://goo.gl/maps/3zn7ZHf8SD12||Not yet discussed|
|5||Sandall Road||When work was done earlier this year outside Camden School for Girls, the car club bays were moved. The ones on the northern side of the carriageway are now dangerously and unreasonably close to the cycle cut-through. This means that even a cyclist who wishes to use the cut through is forced right into the centre of the road at the pinch point. It should be possible simply to move the final car club bay back - even 3 metres would make a difference||Move parking bays||Rachel Wrangham||https://goo.gl/maps/AZJ26csATis||Not yet discussed|
|6||Langtry Road/Kilburn Priory junction||The right turn for cycles from Langtry Road to the bridge should be allowed and the countraflow access made easier for cyclists turning from Langtry.||Except Cycles plate needed||Stefano Bertolotto||https://goo.gl/maps/e3Xsd9ygLiH2||Not yet discussed|
|7||Kilburn Priory railway bridge||The road surface on the bridge is very poor making it very difficult / uncomfortable to cycle on.||Cobbles||Stefano Bertolotto||https://goo.gl/maps/8Ktzqqpnxm92||Not yet discussed|
|8||Camley Street northern end||Double yellows to prevent obstructive/dangeerous parking between the bottom of the Agar/Camley cycle and pedestrian ramp and Cedar Way. Motors approaching the garages travel at speed in the gloomy area under the rail bridge, endangering cycles coming the other way. Some cyclists feel forced to use the footway to avoid this danger.||Rachel Wrangham||https://goo.gl/maps/QD8pvmjZxUp|