Space for Cycling suggestions and responses - 06-05-14
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WardLCC / ICAG proposed cycle improvement
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Islington Labour responseYes/No/Maybe
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BarnsburyEnable safe two way cycling from Angel to Kings Cross along Collier, Donegal and White Lion Street.This should be a cycle route between Camden/King's Cross and Angel which avoids using Pentonville Road. Preventing motorised traffic 'rat-running' along Collier and Donegal by using bollards or planters, and preventing through traffic on White Lion St will enable two way cycling and make it safer for cyclists and encourage people to start cycling to these key destinations.As part of the development of the central London Cycling Grid the Council is working with TfL to develop a series of high quality cycle routes across the south of Islington. A potential route has been identified from King's Cross towards Angel that includes Wharfdale Road, Killick Street, Collier Street and Donegal Street. Feasibility and design studies are proposed for this route, however any proposals will be subject to public consultation. TfL are opposed to the use of White Lion Street for two reasons: part of the street accomodates bus routes and therefore does not fit the criteria for a quieter road suitable for less confident cyclists, and TfL are not proposing any new cycle facilities on Upper Street to safely move cyclists across Angel Town Centre. Instead the route is proposed to bypass Angel Town Centre.M
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BunhillNo through motorised traffic on Bath Street, Bunhill Row, and Central StThese two north south routes are vital quiet arteries serving Bunhill residents, Silicon Roundabout and the City. It should allow cyclists to avoid the dangerous Old Street roundabout and Goswell Rd. However Bath St is seriously compromised by the inability of southbound cyclists to enter Bath Street from the north from Sheperdess Walk and both suffer from intimidating rat running. Preventing through traffic means that the junctions with City Rd can be redesigned to allow cyclists safely through both ways and provide an attractive route which forms an essential part of the Mayor's Vision for Cycling through the Central London Grid.Potential routes have been identified as part of the Grid that include Bath Street, Bunhill Row and Central Street. These are busy routes already popular with cyclists and, subject to feasibility and design studies, and public consultation, the Council is proposing to create high quality routes along these streets that will enable us to safely retain through motorised traffic.N
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CaledonianProvide protected space for cyclists on York WayThis busy main north-south route needs a segregated cycle lane. The mayor has promised a north south route from Elephant and Castle to Kings Cross York Way is a necessary continuation of this.The Council is working with TfL to explore the potential route for the North South cycle superhighway that is proposed to link Elephant & Castle to King's Cross, including a longer term objective to extend the superhighway north from King's Cross along York Way. This is being considered as part of the King's Cross gyratory feasibility study. It is important that any proposals are consistent with plans to remove the traffic gyratory at King's Cross, and provide a safe and direct route for cyclists.M
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CanonburyEnable cyclists to cross Essex Road from Canonbury Street to Rotherfield Street.Cyclists are discouraged from using this route from Highbury/ St Paul's Road to Pitfield Street by the difficulty in crossing Essex Road from Canonbury Street to Rotherfield Street. A cycle crossing should be installed and the kerb on Rotherfield St/Essex Rd should be adjusted to enable access for bicycles.The Council's recent bid to TfL for funding to take proposals forward for improvements along this route was unsuccessful. The Council will continue to lobby TfL to provide funding to allow us to deliver these improvements. Y
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ClerkenwellRedesign Clerkenwell Road in line with "Clerkenwell Boulevard" plansClerkenwell Road is part of the main East-West Cycling Corridor, recognised by TfL as one of the most important sections of Central London's Grid. Protected cycle tracks are needed to enable attractive cycling safe from traffic and buses.The Council has received ICAG's proposals for the Clerkenwell Boulevard and will consider these proposals as part of a full feasibility and design study of the route that is currently being carried out. The Council will develop proposals for public consultation and has requested TfL fund this route for delivery by March 2016. M
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Finsbury ParkImprove cycle facilities and routes around Nag's Head to make it safe for people on bikesNag's Head is a vital town centre for Islington but the gyratory prevents it flourishing and inhibits cycling in the area. Seven Sisters Road and Holloway Road need two way protected cycle tracks with major junctions being brought to safe, "Dutch" standards.The Council is working with TfL to study the potential for the removal of the Nag's Head gyratory. This will include the section of Holloway Road between Seven Sisters Road and Camden Road.Y
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Highbury EastProtected space for cycling on Highbury RoundaboutTfl and Islington Council are considering much needed improvements to the Highbury Roundabout which is currently terrible and sometimes terrifying for cyclists and pedestrians. Vehicles move quickly and slide between lanes. There are parked cars on the north side of the roundabout. The roundabout is often busy or completely congested. We need to ensure the proposed improvements do go ahead and deliver sufficient provision for safe cycling, including separation from motor traffic.TfL is leading on the design and modelling work for Highbury Corner, which aims to improve the public realm, and make the junctions safer for cyclists and pedestrians. The design is subject to on-going discussions between TfL and Islington officers.Y
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Highbury WestSegregated cycle provision, road narrowing and lower traffic levels around Drayton Park SchoolsAbout 25,000 vehicles per day are counted on Drayton Park by the primary school; it is a residential rat-run that carries as much traffic as an A road but it is a key route for thousands of cyclists each day. Four primary schools and two secondary schools are attended by 2888 children in the area around Drayton Park and 1585 children aged 3-15 live in Highbury West. A safer cycling environment would encourage parents to let their children cycle to school. Traffic counts and recent casualty data shows that HGVs are only a small part of the problem compared to the volume and speed of rat-running cars and vans. Islington should set targets to reduce motor traffic on Drayton Park and provide segregated facilities all along to protect cyclists from remaining traffic.The Council's recent bid to TfL for funding to take proposals forward for improvements along this route was unsuccessful in the initial round of bidding. The Council will continue to lobby TfL to provide funding to study and deliver improvements on Drayton Park. M
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HillriseDirect protected cycling through the re-engineered Archway gyratoryArchway is the first of the gyratories that TfL is planning to remove and the plans are still being developed. We want to make sure that cyclists have protected space on the new junction without having to cycle on pavements or other spaces shared with pedestrians.The Council is working with TfL to develop proposals to remove the gyratory at Archway, support future regeneration of the Town Centre, create safe routes for cyclists and improve public spaces. The Council would like to see an ambitious and transformational scheme at Archway that achieves all these objectives. Public consultation on these proposals is expected to take place later in 2014. Y
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HollowayProtected cycling on Hillmarton Rd, Caledonian Rd, Parkhurst RdTfL and Islington Council have recognised the area from Finsbury Park to Hilmarton Rd, including the Nags Head gyratory, is currently inaccessible for cyclists. As part of the re-designs, two way protected cycling should be introduced on Hillmarton Road , the northern end of Caledonian Road and Parkhurst Rd to enable people to cycle along these key routes safely.As mentioned above the Council is working with TfL to explore the potential for changes to the Nag's Head gyratory. Hilmarton Road, the northern end of Caledonian Road and Parkhurst Road are being considered as part of the gyratory study. Y
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JunctionDevelop a safe network of routes between local schoolsThe Tufnell Park Cycles to School loop will link six local schools in Tufnell Park and provide safe routes to each school, providing a focus for the allocation of resources and building confidence among children and parents so that they can get to school safely. The six schools are Tufnell Park Primary School, The Bridge Secondary School, Holloway School, Eleanor Palmer Primary School, Acland Burghley School, Yerbury Primary School. By creating a signed and safe route to school for children in Tufnell Park, we aim to integrate active travel into children’s daily routine. We aim to increase levels of children cycling and to reduce levels of childhood obesity. The route will also connect six local playgrounds and parks and will link to route 14 of the London Cycle Network.The Council has prepared and submitted an initial feasibility proposal to TfL for the Tufnell Park Cycle to School loop. TfL is considering this proposal and is expected to announce its decision in Summer 2014.Y
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MildmayReduce rat-running from Mildmay Grove and King Henry's Walk to make it a more liveable, attractive area.Mildmay Grove and King Henry's Walk suffer from substantial rat-running. Despite the schools, playgrounds, cafes, and pubs people are prevented from enjoying the streets because of the through traffic, so walking and cycling suffer. Closing King Henry's Walk to through traffic either side of Mildmay Grove (outside the Railway Tavern and the old Earl of Radnor would significantly improve walking and cycling in all directions.This proposal does not form part of the Council's current proposals for improvements to cycle routes, however the Council will consider this proposal in further detail. Proposals that result in the closure of roads to through traffic must be carefully analysed as they can have an unintended and significant traffic displacement effect on other neighbouring roads.M
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St George'sDevelop a safe network of routes between local schoolsThe Tufnell Park Cycles to School loop will link six local schools in Tufnell Park and provide safe routes to each school, providing a focus for the allocation of resources and building confidence among children and parents so that they can get to school safely. The six schools are Tufnell Park Primary School, The Bridge Secondary School, Holloway School, Eleanor Palmer Primary School, Acland Burghley School, Yerbury Primary School. By creating a signed and safe route to school for children in Tufnell Park, we aim to integrate active travel into children’s daily routine. We aim to increase levels of children cycling and to reduce levels of childhood obesity. The route will also connect six local playgrounds and parks and will link to route 14 of the London Cycle Network.As mentioned above the Council has prepared and submitted an initial feasibility proposal to TfL for the Tufnell Park Cycle to School loop. TfL is considering this proposal and is expected to announce its decision in Summer 2014.Y
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St Mary's Protected space for cycling on Highbury RoundaboutTfl and Islington Council are considering much needed improvements to the Highbury Roundabout which is currently terrible and sometimes terrifying for cyclists and pedestrians. Vehicles move quickly and slide between lanes. There are parked cars on the north side of the roundabout. The roundabout is often busy or completely congested. We need to ensure the proposed improvements do go ahead and deliver sufficient provision for safe cycling, including separation from motor traffic.As mentioned above the Council is working with TfL to develop proposals for Highbury Corner that delivers an improved environment for local residents, businesses, pedestrians and cyclists.Y
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St Peter'sEliminate 'rat-running' through St Peters ward, from Essex Road, New North Road and City RoadSt Peters suffers from heavy rat-running at all times of the day. It would benefit from modal filtering to reduce the cut throughs along St Peters Street, Wharf Road, Graham Road, Danbury Street, Prebend Street and Colebrooke Road. This would improve conditions for local residents, and allow safe cycling for all ages, including to the four local primary schools and two secondary schools.These comments will be considered as part of the development of the Quietway route that is proposed for St Peter's Ward.M
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TollingtonPrevent 'rat-running' between Hornsey Road and Stroud Green RoadTollington Park, Marriott, Evershot, Regina, Thorpedale, Corbyn Street all suffer from rat-running between Hornsey Rd and Stroud Green Rd. Judicious use of filtering would shift motorised vehicles onto some roads and leave other roads for local traffic and cyclists of all ages.This proposal does not form part of the Council's current proposals for improvements to cycle routes. The Council will consider this proposal in further detail; as mentioned above, proposals that result in the restrictions or filtering of through traffic must be carefully analysed as they can have an unintended and significant traffic displacement effect on other neighbouring roads.N
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