Centralised discussion space for TfL plans and cycling in London

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  • I was looking for signs on the left lane

    That's where one should be, but for some reason they seem to have been reluctant to erect one there.

  • What did you say was problematic with the Brooke Road junction design again (Downs LTN)? I forgot your opinion.

  • It's not that easy to summarise. That one's not as bad as the above example, but with Hackney Downs it's more a problem of methodology first. They haven't defined the cells to start with, and there is a question of how large the cells should be. You don't want to make them too large, because then you'll get people driving faster inside the cell to get somewhere inside it. For the size of the cell that's supposedly been filtered under the current scheme, there are far too few filters, and it also leaves plenty of rat-running routes open (ones that engineers probably disregarded because measured through motor traffic levels there were low at the time of investigation). At the moment, because of COVID-19, you don't see the effect of that so strongly just yet, but were 'normal' motor traffic levels to resume, it would soon become noticeable. There is the question whether that location is the right one. I don't think it is (debatable; it goes back to the above question of how big a cell should be), but if it were, it shouldn't be a diagonal filter, but a (camera-enforced) 'Culford filter'. There's still plenty of rat-running along Brooke Road and Evering Road to avoid Upper Clapton Road, as well as along Evering Road and Brooke Road. Again, all a bit muted at the moment, but we'll see how it develops with the prospective Reopenings of Everything.

  • I've been up and down Tottenham Court Road a few times since they redid it. It's better, but I didn't realise that it was only half of the road that they were banning cars on. It improves that junction onto Howland St where you always used to get cut up but the big junction with Euston Road is still pretty crappy.

  • That's normal. You need a line (real or imaginary) in the middle of every LTN that cars can't cross. The St Peter's (Angel) LTN in Islington was created mostly by bollarding the canal bridges.

    Missed this at the time. The line also blocks pedestrians, there's only one route through on foot which is why they feel like quite different zones.

    New developments in Haringey aren't car free? They need to change that if they're serious about this

    I think they're no street parking but the big development being built at the moment (Clarendon Yard) still seems to have car parks for residents.

  • We've just published our #ClimateSafeStreets video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_vSWIxQ­hGM

    If it seems like a sensible video and you'd like the next Mayor of London to commit to our plan for a zero carbon road network by 2030, write to the candidates here https://www.lcc.org.uk/campaigns/email-t­he-candidates/

  • Thanks Amey <3

  • Not sure if there is a better thread?

    Southwark Council have opened a consultation on the Dulwich streetspace scheme, so if you've been through there then please share your opinions


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Centralised discussion space for TfL plans and cycling in London

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