Proposed Trial Changes to Haverstock Hill and Rosslyn Hill

Closed 14 Mar 2021

Opened 15 Feb 2021

Overview

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how communities in Camden live, travel and work. More people are walking and cycling as a result of social distancing requirements and there has been a decrease in use of public transport, making improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure more important than ever. We want our streets to have more space for everyone to walk and cycle easily and safely, for you to be breathing cleaner air and for children to get to and from school safely. Whether making an essential journey, like taking your children to school, getting to work, visiting your local high street, or just popping out to enjoy your local park, we want you to have the choice of being able to make this journey easily and safely on foot or by bicycle.

We are consulting on trialling cycle lanes and improved pedestrian crossing facilities on Haverstock Hill and Rosslyn Hill (between the junctions with Prince of Wales Road and Pond Street), to support more walking and cycling in this area and across Camden.

Introducing these changes as a trial would enable us to study closely how these changes work in practice and to make adjustments where these are needed. If approved, a full public consultation on whether or not to make these changes permanent would be carried out after 12 months of the trial.

Why we are consulting

We are currently carrying out a joint consultation on two separate sets of proposals: 1) trial walking, cycling and road safety improvements on Haverstock Hill/ Rosslyn Hill and 2) a permanent bike hangar on Glenloch Road. 

Haverstock Hill/ Rosslyn Hill Trial Walking, Cycling and Road Safety Improvements

The proposed changes include:

  • Provision of protected cycle lanes in both directions on Haverstock Hill/ Rosslyn Hill (Prince of Wales Road to Pond Street),
  • Adding 4 new zebra crossings and one new signalised crossing,
  • Removing traffic islands at formal and informal crossings,
  • Extending the hours of operation of the existing bus lane from Monday – Friday 3pm – 7pm (current) to Monday – Sunday 24/7 (proposed),
  • Adding shared use bus boarders at most bus stops,
  • Subject to approval from TfL, introducing pedestrian countdown timers, wider advanced stop lines and “early release” facilities for cyclists at the junctions of Pond Street and England’s Lane,
  • Removing the majority of parking provision on Haverstock Hill/ Rosslyn Hill and relocating some of this provision to adjacent side roads. Some disabled parking and some loading provision will be retained on Haverstock Hill/ Rosslyn Hill.

 Further detail on the proposed changes is available in the following documents, attached at the bottom of this page:

  • Consultation Leaflet -includes a more detailed description of the proposed changes
  • Consultation Drawing - provides a visual illustration of the proposals
  • Parking Changes Summary - provides more detail on the proposed parking changes

 Permanent Bike Hangar on Glenloch Road

It is proposed to introduce a permanent “bike hangar” (providing secure storage for 6 bicycles) outside number 8 Glenloch Road. To accommodate this, one residents’ parking bay would be removed and replaced with a bike hangar and a traffic island with a tree on it (subject to ground investigations). A drawing illustrating the proposed changes and a leaflet containing more details about the proposed changes are attached to the bottom of this webpage.

What happens next

 As the consultation is now closed,your views, and those of everyone who contributes to this consultation, will be analysed and considered, alongside relevant data available on the scheme and in light of how the scheme aligns with our current policy objectives, in order to put forward recommendations on whether to proceed with the proposals. A summary of this analysis will be provided in the decision report, and will be made available on the Camden Council website in due course.

If you have any other ideas for improvements to make travel safer and healthier in this area, please go to Safe Travel Camden Map  to make some suggestions.

Areas

  • Belsize
  • Gospel Oak
  • Hampstead Town
  • Haverstock

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Transport and streets