Westminster City Council and the London Borough of Camden are working together to deliver a Neighbourhood Traffic Management (NTM) scheme in Covent Garden including the Seven Dials area.
The bike lanes across Marble Arch have long been chaotic and poorly marked. Confusion has been increased by the hurried COVID additions. I have found taking my 14 year old to practice learning to ride on North Carriage Drive scary.
I have heard our Chair despair on the subject before.
Specifically there are no clearly marked lanes on the Marble Arch island, through an area mobbed in Summer with visitors, and with a table tennis table on the intuitive route. But a chance has emerged - see below. Link via Westminster web-site to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Observations on the recently opened Cycleway 4 in South London indicate that 25% of cyclists choose NOT to use it in the contraflow direction. This is consistent with the view of many cyclists that it is better to be on the "correct" side of the road. A short report of the counts on CW4 is at
I would be interested if anyone else has similar findings. and in general how people feel about 2-way tracks. TfL seem to like them (use a bit less space, a little cheaper). But if they are significantly less likely to be used than two 1-way tracks, this information might get us better designs.
Southwark is committed to quickly rolling out schemes to make travel safe and healthy as lockdown eases, in line with government guidance on the Covid-19 response. Walworth has been identified as a priority area.
We are installing experimental measures below to create a low-traffic neighbourhood and re-purpose the street space for the pedestrians, cyclists, the local community and businesses:
- Permeable closures (these are streets closed to motor vehicles but open to pedestrians and cyclists) on: Larcom Street, Browning Street, Merrow Street, Amelia Street, Alberta Street, Iliffe Street, Penton Place, Chapter Road, Cooks Road, Blackwood Street and Walworth Place.
- Introducing a bus gate on Carter Street and Manor Place.
- Footway widening on Braganza Street and Carter Street.
- Introducing a one-way system on Braganza Street Westbound only, and reversing the one-way system on Chapter Road to Northbound only.
We want to hear from you about the effects of these measures.
Southwark is committed to quickly rolling out schemes to make travel safe and healthy as lockdown eases. Dulwich has been identified as a priority.
We have now installed the experimental measures below to re-purpose the street space for pedestrians, cyclists, the local community and businesses:
- a closure of Calton Avenue south of Gilkes Crescent
- a closure on Court Lane at the Calton Avenue junction
- a closure of Calton Avenue at the Dulwich Village junction
We want to hear from you about the effects of these closures.
none of the apps that use OpenStreetMap as a base - Citymapper, Cyclestreets and Cycle.Travel amongst them - offer a great user experience and they all tend to prioritise complex back street rat run routes over Londons main road infrastructure. There's a real need to tweak these app routing algorithms so that new cyclists can benefit from the high quality infrastructure thats being built.
In future theres also the potential to do more with OSM - we would love to see “accessibility graded” routing as a future capability using information about path surfaces, gradients or things like width restrictions that are a problem for some types of cycle or rider
Goverment Review of HWC
A discussion about the Dept for Transport's new Call for Evidence about changing the law regarding e-scooters and other similar vehicles. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/873363/future-of-transport-regulatory-review-call-for-evidence.pdf
Brixton Liveable Neighbourhood
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Our proposals at a glance
Transport for London (TfL), together with Lambeth Council would like to know your views on proposals for improvements which will include:
- High quality segregated cycle lanes and bus stop bypasses throughout the extent of the scheme
- Straight-across pedestrian crossings relocated to be where people want to walk and cross the road
- Zebra crossings proposed to cross the cycle lane to signalised pedestrian crossings across the main carriageway
- 2 additional pedestrian crossings
- Bus lanes maintained or implemented and operational hours extended to between 07:00 - 19:00 Monday to Saturday throughout the scheme
- 20mph speed limit throughout
- Changes to side road access including restrictions and closures, redesign and resurfacing
- New traffic signals at the Telford Avenue junction
- Improvements to public realm throughout the route, unlocking areas by removing central brick build planters and planting of new trees and landscaping
- Changes to some parking and loading provision
To complement this scheme we have been working with Lambeth Council to develop a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in the nearby residential areas to the east of the A23. This will complement the A23 scheme by protecting local streets from through traffic and will help deliver wider objectives such as creating Healthy Routes on local roads. Visit the consultation page of Lambeth’s website from the 22 February 2020 to find out more.