Re: Call in on Haverstock Hill cycling plans


John Chamberlain
 

Yes - we are definitely planning to ask for a deputation on the 26th and will also be taking action to draw media attention to the issue and to the Conservative councillors opposition to the plans. Linus summarises the benefits very well - the plans would replace car parking with cycle lanes on a route that has been in Camden's Transport strategy since 2019. The 'alternatives' suggested by the councillors are circuitous, on busy one-way roads with little space for cycle lanes, involving steeper hills and totally ignore anyone living or with a destination to the west of Haverstock Hill.

Linus - we'll take you up on your offer! If anyone else would like to help, please email me direct (john@...)

 

John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

W: camdencyclists.org.uk

E: john@...

 

On 18/08/21 11:44, Linus wrote:
Next week's C and E scrutiny committee has a call-in on the decision for cycling proposals on Haverstock Hill.
Culture and Environment Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 26th August, 2021 6.30 pm  
https://democracy.camden.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=10029

Cllr Steve Adams, Cllr Oliver Cooper, Cllr Andrew Parkinson, and Cllr Gio Spinella want the scheme halted and an alternative to be considered.

This is an important direct route for cyclists from Hampstead to Camden Town, and if implemented would provide a link to the already established Prince of Wales Road, Royal College Street, Midland Road and Judd Street LTN. This route with the addition of Haverstock Hill and Rosslyn Hill would provide a direct safe route from Hampstead to Bloomsbury; and then also connect to the C6 route to Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle.

Is CC making a deputation against the call-in? Can I help?

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