Re: Euston Road cycle tracks #space4cycling

David Filer

I am a bit confused about this thread. Wasn't the cycle track always supposed to be temporary given that at some point HS2 world require the space for construction? Given that it would never have become permanent cycle infrastructure perhaps it is worth advocating for different routes rather that protecting Euston Road for a little longer?

Either way, I will be sad to see it go and will have to change my route accordingly.


On Tue, 13 Oct 2020, 13:44 Paul Gannon, <paultbgannon@...> wrote:
I agree with what you & Mustafa say, however I'd recommend trying not to find it dispiriting. The cycle lobby in London has made tremendous strides in the past 5 years and these relatively minor setbacks should be seen in that context. It certainly is a shame to see such backward steps, but a continuous move forward is unlikely in a place as diverse as London with multiple power centres in govt, mayor, boroughs, political parties. I see it as you win some, you lose some. As long as we win more than we lose, progress is being made,

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Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Euston Road cycle tracks #space4cycling
In agreement there.

It might be said that even now, many schemes can still suffer from the same piecemeal approach
that has been to the detriment of several schemes for years.

Will Norman should really be on the case here for extending & expanding and making links.

A general rule of thumb ought to be NEVER to remove any  existing infra for cycling - just to improve it
by connecting it as Mustafa suggests, to exiting stuff elsewhere..

(ok..I know there are consultations for ETOs…but...).

We really have to keep up the pressure against single-occupancy/2 mile trips too.

Any removal of major schemes undermines the case for infra elsewhere & is hugely dis-spiriting.



On 12 Oct 2020, at 22:59, Mustafa Arif <mustafa@...> wrote:

they haven’t seen “the same high increases” is because it’s just an isolated stretch of cycle lane. They should have been bolder and continually extended it to cover a decent route – either an E-W corridor, linking up with ex

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