Tavistock Place - is separate space for cyclists a mistake?
It seems a bit unrealistic to ask for separate space for cyclists on relatively narrow streets like the Tavistock Place route, and the Camden cyclists video clearly shows the problems of narrow cycle lanes. Why not make the whole street shared space with a 25mph speed limit and traffic calming measures? Reducing the top speed of car traffic would not increase drivers' journey times significantly as most driving time is spent sitting in jams at junctions and traffic lights.
I suggest 25mph speed limit rather than 20mph because my usual cycling speed is 21mph, and there are still plenty of cyclists overtaking me!
As a cyclist in London I often need to cycle on the roads where I have the same rights as motorised traffic, and I worry that the increasing separation of cyclists into dedicated lanes encourages drivers to think that bicycles should not be on the road.