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Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Hackney Cycling Campaign:

  • Whiston Road

    Natalie G // 1 thread

    The proposals for this route along Whiston Road include:

    Removing some of the existing speed cushions and replacing them with raised carriageway
    tables. These speed tables will be raised to footway level to provide a traffic calming feature
    to assist in reducing the speed of traffic along Whiston Road, making it a safer environment for
    pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

    Please let us have your comments before 17 October 2016 so that we can draft a group response.

    thanks
    Natalie

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  • QW2: Morning Lane cycle crossing

    Created by Harry Fletcher-Wood // 1 thread

    As part of the Quietway 2 route, Hackney Council propose a cycle crossing, raised table and motor vehicle restrictions at the crossing of Morning Lane.

    Looks good at first sight, if you have any thoughts about the scheme please could you add them by Friday, 5th August, so that Harry and Natalie can draft a group response.

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  • QW2: Lower Clapton Road & Clarence Place Consultation

    Created by Harry Fletcher-Wood // 1 thread

    As part of the Quietway 2 proposals, Hackney Council are proposing to remove through traffic from Clapton Square through the use of two modal filters. They are also proposing a new cycle crossing of Lower Clapton Road, with a raised table and a parallel zebra crossing alongside it.

    The proposals look good at first glance, but any detailed comments would be helpful.

    Please respond by Friday 5th August so that Natalie and Harry can draft a response representing Hackney Cycling Campaign's position.

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  • Consultation - Chatsworth Road and Brooksby's Walk

    Created by Harry Fletcher-Wood // 1 thread

    Hackney Council are consulting on a series of proposed improvements to this area. The key features of this proposal are:
    - Raised pedestrian crossings (one new)
    - Widened pavements
    - Raised table entry treatments
    - Four new cycle contraflows on existing one-way streets.

    The council is also considering area-wide modal filtering, and canvassing views, subject to further consultation later.

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  • Islington section of Central London Cycling Grid

    Created by John Ackers // 1 thread

    Lever Street - Two-way cycling, providing a westbound cycle lane

    Junction Bath Street/Lever Street - Kerbside build-out to protect cyclists turning into contraflow cycle lane. Loss of one car parking space and the provision of parking facilities for six bicycles.

    Bath Street through to Bunhill Row - Refreshing existing road markings to better define the cycle route

    Bunhill Row - Clearly marked contra-flow cycle lane which will help cycle safety by making it clearer that cyclists are using this route

    Bunhill Row junction Chiswell Street - Protection for cyclists with footway build-outs and traffic islands. A signalised junction could be considered in future, depending on the outcome of a consultation carried out by the City of London in November 2015.

    Chiswell Street - Introduction of segregated cycling facilities resulting in the loss of some parking bays

    Chiswell Street/Finsbury Square junction - separate traffic light phases for cyclists

    Finsbury Square - Two-way segregated cycle lanes

    Sun Street/Wilson Street junction - Two-way segregated cycle lane

    Featherstone Street/City Road junction - Featherstone Street at the Junction of City Road will be closed to motor traffic

    Leonard Street - Inset parking bays and widened cycle lane to improve contraflow cycling

    All the drawings are linked to the Islington cycling page at http://www.islington.gov.uk/involved/consultation-engagement/consultations/Pages/cycling-consultations.aspx

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  • A10 Stamford Hill and Clapton Common junction consultation

    Created by Harry Fletcher-Wood // 1 thread

    TfL note that this junction has "one of the highest collision rates in all of Hackney" and so have "come up with some proposals that aim to make this junction safer for all road users".

    The substantive changes include Advanced Stop Lanes for people cycling, continuous footways across some side roads, realignments to traffic islands and the provision of more/longer parking.

    Please make share your thoughts Tuesday 23rd February so Natalie and I can collate them.

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  • Lower Clapton Road / Urswick Road Junction Consultation

    Created by Harry Fletcher-Wood // 1 thread

    Hackney Council "are proposing to alter the layout of the junction to remove existing traffic and pedestrian signals. They would be replaced by an ‘informal’ roundabout and distinctive informal pedestrian crossings. The road surface would be raised to help encourage lower vehicle speeds. However, there would still be a detectable kerb height between the road and the footway."

    "The proposed changes have been designed to help the junction operate more efficiently and are expected to result in improved journey times for all users, particularly bus services. We also expect that pedestrian crossing times would improve. The proposals have also been designed to reduce vehicle speeds and create a more pleasant environment."

    "In designing our scheme we drew inspiration from several successful applications of the concept. For example, schemes in Bexleyheath (London Borough of Bexley), and Poynton (Cheshire), have resulted in significant improvements to the junctions, transforming the urban realm in areas that were previously blighted by traffic congestion and pollution."

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  • Seven Sisters Road Consultation

    Created by Harry Fletcher-Wood // 1 thread

    The Woodberry Down Development Team (Hackney Council, Berkeley Homes and supported by Transport for London) are consulting on "changes to Seven Sisters Road, from Green Lanes to the west and Amhurst Park to the east, as part of the on‑going regeneration of the area".

    They have offered six 'ideas':
    1) Reduce road to two lanes in either direction (one general traffic lane, one bus lane)
    2) Reduce road to two lanes (one general traffic, one bus) in either direction, but widen to three lanes at junctions
    3) Increase the number of pedestrian crossings
    4a) Add a 'pedestrian island slip' between the two carriageways
    4b) Add a wide 'pedestrian island slip' with planting and trees
    5) Segregated cycle lanes
    6) Widen bus lanes

    Different combinations are possible. For example, 1 (change traffic lanes) would be necessary for 4 (pedestrian island slip) and 5 (segregated cycle lanes). 1 (change traffic lanes), 4a (pedestrian island slip) and 5 (segregated cycle lanes) would work together, whereas 2 (change traffic lanes but keep three lanes at junction) would make pavement widening and segregated cycle lanes impossible.

    Please respond by Sunday 15th February so that Natalie and Harry can draft a response representing Hackney Cycling Campaign's position.

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  • The Narrow Way proposals

    Created by Harry Fletcher-Wood // 0 threads

    Hackney Council removed southbound buses from the Narrow Way recently. Having made these changes permanent, they are now proposing to redesign and improve the streets.

    They propose 'removing the existing conventional road layout and replace it with a new, accessible pedestrian friendly street.

    'Simplifying the street by removing the current clutter and providing new seating and cycle parking.

    'Creating a new public spaces that are flexible and adaptable, and will allow for events and other activities to be hosted.'

    The proposals shown here do not address difficulties people cycling have accessing the Narrow Way from the south.

    Please let us know your thoughts - all contributions will help us formulate Hackney Cycling Campaign's formal response to the council on the issue.

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  • Triangle Road rat running

    Created by Tom2 // 1 thread

    Since the changes to Mare St at Westgate St some vehicles travel past the children's centre in Triangle Road, at excessive speeds, to avoid the traffic light at Mare St . Can Hackney Council add a restriction in Triangle Road.

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  • Progressing the LCC 2014 election campaign 'asks'

    Created by George Coulouris // 7 threads

    This issue is intended to act a repository for material that can be used to back-up the LCC's 2014 Local Election Campaign 'Asks'. There are 6 'asks' that were finalised and agreed at the LCC's AGM on 19 October 2013:

    1. Safe routes to schools
    2. Areas without through motor traffic (AWTTs)
    3. Protected space on main roads/major junctions
    4. Safe cycle routes via parks and canals (Greenways)
    5. 20mph speed limits
    6. Liveable town centres

    so we'll have 6 threads under this Cyclescape issue where we can collect explanations, discussions and most importantly concrete illustrations of what is meant by each ask.

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  • Clerkenwell Boulevard

    Created by Andrea Casalotti // 1 thread

    Here is an ambitious plan for a Bicycle Boulevard from Shoreditch to Fitzrovia, along Old Street, Clerkenwell Road and Theobalds Road, open only to bicycles, buses and motor traffic for local access only.
    a. It is now the most cycled route in London, showing that it is the desired EW route.
    b. It is of variable width, therefore trying to accommodate bikes, buses, and through traffic in a consistent and safe way is impossible. In other words, a compromise will be a botch job.
    c. There will not be mixing of buses and bicycles: bicycles will have a dedicated two way cycle lane on the South side of the street.
    d. The Boulevard stops being a mega- EW-rat-run. Motor traffic will have to use Pentonville/City Road.

    More details here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1yw9mkHhGZaVBKYJs6FxyhC1Z4nNYVl-IFH-aR1ScK9U/pub?start=false#slide=id.p

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