Cycle route in Camden

MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for your answer to my Transport for London question  30/2013 where you state that "The design for Cobden Junction not to preclude a west to east route (the project leaves this space clear to make any future implementation as easy and cost effective as possible)." Rather than implement another second rate cycling safety scheme that can be fixed at a later date, why don't you do it right first time?


Answer for Cycle route in Camden

Answer for Cycle route in Camden

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of this project the joint Camden/TfL board have looked to make Cobden Junction as safe and attractive as possible for pedestrians and cyclists, while maintaining the effective operation of the road network at this location. The proposed east - west cycle facility is not currently viable at this location, based on the severe negative journey time impacts for the very large numbers of bus passengers travelling through this location. I have provided the assessment criteria and option scores for the junction development in MQ 4053/2013.

Alternative east-west routes for cyclists, including significantly higher levels of provision, are under active consideration on Pratt Street and Delancey Street and via Oakley Square. This will not be a second-rate scheme.