Section 8 - Ampton Street, Sidmouth Street and Tavistock Place

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 Sidmouth Street and Tavistock Place

  • Cycle hire docking points modified to accommodate widening of cycle only facility at western end of Ampton Street
  • Existing width restriction between Seaford Street and Regent Square reconstructed to include informal pedestrian crossing point and new cycle bypasses either side. Priority for eastbound traffic and access retained for emergency vehicles with droppable bollards.
     

Changes to parking and loading restrictions

  • Parking bay on Ampton Street reduced by 3m with no net loss to the number of parking bays
  • Existing parking bays on Regent Square would be built-up to footway level to provide more space for pedestrians when they are not in use
  • Single yellow line replaced with double yellow lines with double blips (no waiting / loading at any time) at eastern end of Sidmouth Street on approach to the junction with Gray’s Inn Road to keep junction clear for cyclists
  • Double yellow line replaced with double yellow lines with double blips (no waiting / loading at any time) on Sidmouth Street between Seaford Street and Regent Square to prevent vehicles blocking width restriction
  • Single yellow lines replaced with double yellow lines (no parking / waiting at any time) on Tavistock Place between Regent Square and Wakefield Street.
     

Gray’s Inn Road junction with Sidmouth Street

  • Early release for cyclists on Sidmouth Street to allow cyclists to progress through the junction ahead of motor traffic
  • Existing cycle only facility on Ampton Street widened to accommodate increase in cycle flows
  • Future improvements on Gray’s Inn Road to be proposed by Camden Council – not part of this consultation.
     

Early release for cyclists

  • Early release signals would be provided for cyclists on Sidmouth Street. A video showing how an early release operates is available here.
     

Pedestrian and urban realm improvements

  • Footways de-cluttered by removing bollards and pedestrian guard rail at width restriction
  • Existing pedestrian refuge islands removed and footways widened on Tavistock Place
  • New cycle parking at western end of Ampton Street
  • Existing parking bays on Regent Square raised to footway level to increase space for pedestrians when bays are vacant
  • Footway widening on Tavistock Place.
     

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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