Camley Street Santander Cycle Hire Docking Station Consultation

Closed 15 Dec 2023

Opened 24 Nov 2023

Overview

We want our streets to have more safe space for everyone to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to flourish, to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles and for you to be breathing cleaner air.

We want our streets to provide a lasting legacy of greener, safer, healthier travel.

As 69% of households in Camden do not own a car and public transport use remains much lower than before the pandemic, we know that safe and easy walking, cycling and scooting routes are more important than ever. Supporting and encouraging those who are able to walk and cycle, by creating safer streets will ensure that there is more space available on public transport and on our roads for those who need it the most.

In line with our Camden Transport Strategy, Climate Action Plan, and Clean Air Strategy and Clean Air Action Plan, and to continue supporting safe, healthy, and active travel following the pandemic, we have been making changes across Camden as part of our Safe and Healthy Streets Programme.

Many of our residents are excluded from cycling due to lack of access to a bike. To help ease those problems, we are continuing to work with Transport for London (TfL) to expand the existing network of Santander cycle hire docking stations in the Borough.

Policy 2c of our Transport Strategy demonstrates our commitment to “develop and implement a range of initiatives that promote and provide attractive, convenient, and safe alternatives to private cars and other forms of motor traffic.”

What are we consulting on?

We have secured funding towards a Santander cycle hire docking station from various developments in the Camley Street area. We are now consulting on our proposal to add a docking station with 18 docking points on Camley Street. The docking station would be located on the pavement circa 15 metres south of the Co-op at 103a Camley Street (directly opposite 102 Camley Street).

You can view drawings of the scheme proposals in the Related section at the bottom of this page. Further details on Santander cycle hire docking stations are also provided below.

About the proposed Santander cycle hire docking station

Our Transport Strategy and Cycling Action Plan outline measures to support cycle hire options in the Borough to increase availability and access to bikes for residents and visitors. We continue to work together with TfL to expand TfL’s network of Santander cycle hire docking stations across the borough.

The proposed cycle hire docking station with 18 docking points would provide a sustainable and healthy alternative to motor vehicles and would assist in enabling more journeys to be undertaken by residents and visitors to the Borough by bike, contributing to the Cycling Action Plan cycle mode share targets to increase cycling.

Santander bike docking station with bikes parked on an area of widened pavement

Photo of a cycle hire docking station on a pavement buildout/ extension on Great Russell Street

Why your views matter

Your views are important in providing feedback our proposals, we want to make sure our streets work for everyone so we welcome your responses to the consultation questionnaire.

As 69% of households in Camden do not own a car, we know that providing infrastructure and improvements that enable safe and easy cycling on key routes within the borough, such as the Camley Street area, are more important than ever. Supporting and encouraging people who cycle, will also ensure that there is more space available on public transport and on our roads for those who need it the most.

To view the plans click on the links in the Related Section at the bottom of this page.

After the consultation, a decision report will be produced and published online, via our website. Local residents and stakeholders will be notified of the outcome. The report will consider a broad range of information including consultation responses, relevant policies and other data/information including surveys and any relevant monitoring information.

All of this information will be considered in making a recommendation in the report about whether or not to implement the scheme. Should a decision be made to proceed, we would arrange for TfL to install the Santander cycle hire docking station in Summer 2024, subject to TfL’s contractor availability. TfL would then carefully monitor the docking station following construction to make sure it operates effectively.

For information on how we will use data collected from this consultation read our privacy statement: Data protection, privacy and cookies - Camden Council

What happens next

After the consultation, a decision report will be produced and published online, via our website. Local residents and stakeholders will be notified of the outcome. The report will consider a broad range of information including consultation responses, relevant policies and other data/information including surveys and any relevant monitoring information.

Areas

  • King's Cross

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Transport and streets