Section 7 - Pakenham Street, Calthorpe Street and Cubitt Street

Closed 20 Mar 2016

Opened 8 Feb 2016

Overview

At Ray Street, the North-South Cycle Superhighway continues on quiet back-streets to King’s Cross.

Quiet back-street route on Packenham Street and Cubitt Street; Packenham Street closed to motor traffic between Calthorpe Street and Wren Street

  • Quiet back-street route for northbound and southbound cyclists along Packenham Street and Cubitt Street
  • Packenham Street closed to motor traffic between Calthorpe Street and Wren Street to provide new two way cycle only lane. Access is retained by using alternatives routes on Frederick Street, Cubitt Street, Wren Street, Roseberry Avenue and Mount Pleasant
  • Existing width restriction on Calthorpe Street would be reconstructed
  • Round top road humps would be removed to improve comfort for cyclists
  • Calthorpe Street / Phoenix Place junction and Cubitt Street / Ampton Street would be raised to footway level to reduce vehicle speeds
  • New mandatory cycle lane provided on north side of Calthorpe Street connecting cyclists to Farringdon Road
  • Priorities changes at Packenham Street / Cubitt Street in favour of the North-South Cycle Superhighway route.
     

An artist's impression of North-South Cycle Superhighway on Phoenix Place and Calthorpe Street

Changes to parking and loading restrictions

  • Single yellow line converted to double yellow line on Calthorpe Street, Phoenix Place and at the junction of Packenham Street / Cubitt Street to prevent parking on corners
  • Existing coach bay on north side of Calthorpe Street raised to footway level to create more space for pedestrians when vacant.
     

Pedestrian and urban realm improvements

  • Footways widened at junction of Packenham Street / Phoenix Place and Calthorpe Street and at Cubitt Street to create more space for pedestrians. Camden Council are seeking suggestions for further public realm improvements at this location
  • Existing informal pedestrian crossing to be converted to a new zebra crossing
  • Junction raised to footway level to provide level crossing surfaces and to slow vehicles speeds
  • New cycle parking.
     

Click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)

Please click here for a table showing predicted changes to journey times on routes through the proposed scheme area.

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