Gray’s Inn Road Cycling, Walking & Road Safety Proposals

Closes 6 Dec 2019

Opened 25 Oct 2019

Overview

SUMMARY OF PROPOSALS

  • We are consulting on measures to improve conditions for people cycling and walking along Gray’s Inn Road, and to provide wider road safety and public realm benefits.
  • Gray’s Inn Road is already a popular cycle route and the numbers of people cycling along this road are expected to grow. It is proposed to implement protected cycle lanes in both directions on Gray’s Inn Road, from Harrison Street in the north to High Holborn in the south, to ensure high levels of comfort and safety for anyone cycling along this corridor.
  • Camden’s Citizens’ Assembly on the Climate Crisis contains 17 key recommendations. One of those is installing more segregated cycle lanes, which this scheme contributes towards.
  • The Council is proposing to improve the junctions of Gray’s Inn Road with (a) Sidmouth Street/Ampton Street and (b) Guilford Street/Calthorpe Street to provide both safer cycling and pedestrian facilities.
  • Additional improvements for people walking along Gray’s Inn Road are also proposed by introducing ‘continuous’ footways at side road junctions to highlight pedestrian priority.
  • We have aimed to minimise the impact on bus journey times by consolidating bus stops, whilst retaining high levels of accessibility to buses on the corridor and relocating bus stops into the carriageway. Traffic modelling of the proposed improvements on Gray’s Inn Road indicates the proposed changes would result in bus journey time improvements.
  • To facilitate these measures, parking and loading facilities will be rationalised along the corridor, with additional amendments on side roads leading into Gray’s Inn Road.

Further detail on the proposed changes is provided in the following documents, attached below:

- Consultation Leaflet

- Consultation Drawing

- Parking and Loading Plan

- Table of Parking and Loading Changes

- Market Traders' Bays Plan

- Bus Stop Plan

- Visualisations of the Proposed Changes

Videos showing an illustrative representation of the predicted network performance and junction operation in the AM and PM Peaks, which is based on detailed survey data and modelling, are also attached, below.

The Council will be pleased to hear your views on the proposals we are consulting upon as well as any alternative suggestions or objections you may have to any aspect of the scheme.

Please respond to this consultation by completing the questionnaire, below, by  06 December 2019. Please note, the consultation has been extended by a week and will now be ending on 06 December 2019, not 29 November 2019.

Areas

  • Holborn and Covent Garden
  • King's Cross

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Transport and streets