• It's not clear where the location/direction is from the ES article.

    I agree, heading southbound it's sketchy as it goes from wide to narrower. Heading north, it's a bit sketchy after the lights as there's usually a lane of parked cars, so again, two lanes of traffic merging into one.

  • You're right it's not clear, but 'opposite Camden Road Overground station' suggests that the rider was going southbound. I think that's the most likely scenario.