Euston Circus proposals
TfL have recently posted details of a consultation on their proposals for Euston Circus. They are here:
This page contains a form for the public to send feedback and also links to the consultation leaflet.
This is what Camden Cyclists coordinator Jean Dollimore had to say:
The proposed scheme appears to do nothing at all for cyclists.
TfL claim that it provides simpler and safer journey options for cyclists (meaning?) and that they have enhanced the contraflow cycle lane for cyclists travelling from East to West on Euston Road (it is a bit less complicated...)
I was concerned that it doesn't show anything to indicate that LB Camden will soon have southbound buses and cycles on TCR (Tottenham Court Road). I asked on of them about this and he replied:
We have been working closely with TfL on the Euston Circus scheme and I can confirm that Euston Circus has been designed to be compatible with the TCR 2-way scheme and the wider West End improvements – the consultation only relates to the Euston Circus scheme as the projects are on different timescales and Euston Circus will be built prior to the TCR scheme.
All the same, that aspect worries me.
The other point to understand is although LB Camden intends to make TCR two-way, they have been unable to unpick the gyratory north of Grafton Way. This is because TfL have failed to make the road between TCR and Gower Street two-way (they claim that it's not wide enough, since the underpass is going to stay in place...not sure if it's worth challenging them there).
After being shown a preview of the plans a few weeks ago, Camden Cyclists have worked with people in the LCC cycle planning and engineering group to propose a safe way for cyclists to cross north-south across the junction. A copy of this proposal can be seen on our website.
I hope that everyone will go on TfL's website and say something to make an impression that this proposal has absolutely nothing to do with cyclists safety.
This post was edited by gegi at 12:26pm 7 September 2013.