Cycling & Walking Improvements on Red Lion Street & Lambs Conduit Street

Closed 10 Nov 2017

Opened 9 Oct 2017

Overview

Proposed Walking & Cycling Improvements on Red Lion Street & Lambs Conduit Street

We are writing to seek you views on our proposal to introduce a ‘Quietway’ cycle route in Red Lion Street and Lambs Conduit Street.  ‘Quietways’ are one of a number of initiatives being developed by Transport for London (TfL) to improve cycling provision across London.

Quietways are signed cycling routes aimed at encouraging less confident or non-cyclists to take up cycling on streets with low traffic volumes, at the same time providing for existing cyclists who want to travel in a safer environment. In order to implement the quietway route on these streets successfully, some loading/waiting restrictions would need to be introduced along with additional street signs.

Currently the above streets are used for cycling however, the Council believes by introducing proposed measures set out in this leaflet it would encourage a greater number of cyclists to use these streets. Camden’s Transport Strategy’s objective is to promote the use of sustainable forms of transport by implementing infrastructure on the public highway that encourages people to cycle and walk.

The proposed measures have been outlined below and drawings have been included with the leaflet that illustrate the proposals in further detail . Although there is not a loss in marked parking bays there will be a reduction in loading opportunities particular during peak periods and there will be a reduction in parking opportunities outside of the controlled parking zone hours due to the loss in single yellow to facilitate the new cycle route. The loading amendments are required in order for the route to be kept free of vehicular obstruction and improve visibility at key junctions, the latter will help pedestrians crossing at the junctions.

Proposals – Parking Amendments

  1. Introduce no loading/waiting restriction to allow loading during off-peak periods (10:00hrs – 16:00hrs, Mon – Sat) Lambs Conduit Street (south side outside 83) between Guildford Place and Great Ormond Street.
  2. Convert existing single yellow line restriction outside 34-32 Lambs Conduit Street to allow loading and waiting during off – peak periods only (10:00hrs – 16:00hrs, Mon – Sat ).
  3. Convert existing single yellow line restriction between 21 – 27 Lambs Conduit Street and Theobald’s Road to allow loading and waiting during off – peak periods only (10:00hrs – 16:00hrs, Mon – Sat )
  4. Introduce double yellow line with no loading/waiting at any time restriction at Lambs Conduit Street junctions with Great Ormond Street, Red Lion Street, Theobald’s Road and High Holborn. This should clear the junctions of parked vehicles allowing better visibility for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.
  5. Remove the existing inset granite sett-loading bay outside 68-70 Red Lion Street – This would allow for the creation of much needed wider footway space here whilst retaining loading space on the carriageway.

The proposed measures are being funded by Transport for London, if approved these changes will be implemented in December 2017.

All associated documents with this consultation can viewed by clicking on the links at the bottom of this webpage in the related documents section.

Why We Are Consulting

This is your opportunity to comment

The Council will be pleased to hear your views on the proposals we are consulting on as well as any alternative suggestions or objections you may have to any aspect of this scheme. Please kindly respond to the consultation by completing the enclosed questionnaire and send to us by 10 NOVEMBER 2017.

While it will not be possible to reply to you individually, all comments will be taken into account. The Director of Regeneration and Planning (Supporting Communities Directorate) c  will make a decision in November 2017 on whether or not to proceed with the changes and you will be informed via the council’s website of the outcome of this consultation within three months, where possible.

Under the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, your response is available for public inspection; however your personal details will remain confidential. Please only write to us about the consultation issue. If you want to comment on any other matter, please use a separate letter.

RESPONSE SUBMISSION:

You can respond to this consultation via the following methods:

Option 1 Online – submit your response by answering a series of consultation questions and providing your comments on an online form

Option 2 Email – submit your response via email by sending to tabrez.hussain@camden.gov.uk

Option 3 Post – submit your response using the following free post address (no stamp required) to the London Borough of Camden, Supporting Communities Directorate, Transport Strategy Service, FREEPOST RLZH-UEYC-ACZZ, London, WC1H 8EQ.

Please Note: if you are responding on behalf of an organisation, only ONE reply will be accepted. You must give your full postal address when responding to the consultation if you want us to consider your views.

An Equality and Diversity form has been included that is voluntary for you to complete and send to us with your response via the email or using free post address as outlined above. Any information you provide on this form will help us in making an informed decision on the scheme.

What Happens Next

While it will not be possible to reply to you individually, all comments will be taken into account. The Director of Regeneration and Planning (Supporting Communities Directorate) c  will make a decision in November 2017 on whether or not to proceed with the changes and you will be informed via the council’s website of the outcome of this consultation within three months, where possible.

Under the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, your response is available for public inspection; however your personal details will remain confidential. Please only write to us about the consultation issue. If you want to comment on any other matter, please use a separate letter.

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