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moderated Re: Cargo Bike news

Mick Farrant
 

 

 

As  a cyclist in London for 45 years I do not think the approach of “demanding” below is likely to win us much support. I am in total agreement that we must reduce vehicle pollution but not everybody can use a bicycle and some need a car, especially those with disabilities and cares . Our family are on.There are plenty of open, derelict places in the Borough for bike racks. Surely the “policy” should be to persuade vehicle owners of the errors of their ways not to antagonize them

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of moyelbushra via groups.io
Sent: 11 September 2021 13:16
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Cargo Bike news

 

I'm not sure those metal shelter things are the answer - from what I've read bikes get nicked from them all the time. And they'd have to be way bigger than what they are, to be able to get cargo bikes in them. I'd be happy with a normal upside down "U" shaped thing that you have in your typical bike parking places. But on a designated parking spot, actually on my street - i.e. take out 1 car parking space, & replace it with a cargo bike parking space. In fact, I think that should be the policy - as soon as someone buys a cargo bike, they are entitled to demand that 1 car parking space, right outside their home, is turned into a cargo bike parking space.... :-)


Tottenham Court Road Closure

John Chamberlain
 

Just a warning that Tottenham Court Road will be closed in sections throughout next week for art work installation, being the painting of "colourful crossings". There will be diversions - best avoid it and use Gower Street if you can.

More info at https://www.camden.gov.uk/art-projects-and-programmes#fxfl and https://bit.ly/3z88rOe

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Regards

John


John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

W: camdencyclists.org.uk

E: john@...

 


Covent Garden Consultation - Short Deadline

John Chamberlain
 

Camden and Westminster are consulting on a Traffic Management scheme in Covent Garden including the Seven Dials area.  The deadline for responses is Monday 13th; apologies for the short notice.

Many of you will know that through traffic has been excluded from the Seven Dials area in Camden during the day since July 2020. If implemented, this new proposal would keep most of those changes and add restrictions on the Westminster side of the boundary. Details are here https://coventgarden.commonplace.is/about

You can respond here https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CGEngagement/ . We understand that there is fairly significant opposition so please take a few minutes to do so and say you support the proposals. In our formal response we said:

  • We support the proposals but they don't go far enough
  • The whole area should be made into a proper low traffic neighbourhood by closing other rat-runs especially Great Queen Street
  • Monmouth Street should be closed to all traffic to retain its pedestrian nature.
  • All streets should be open to two-way cycling

Thanks and I hope you have a good weekend.

PS - We'll be at the Camden New Town Festival in Camden Square on Sunday. Maybe see some of you there! Details are on our website.

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Regards

John


John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

W: camdencyclists.org.uk

E: john@...

T: +44 20 7485 2685

M: +44 788 755 2391

 


moderated Re: Cargo Bike news

Ema Arvati
 

If you want to compare I use ETA


https://www.eta.co.uk/


Ema




------ Original Message ------
From: "moyelbushra via groups.io" <moyelbushra@...>
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, 9 Sep, 21 At 16:27
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Cargo Bike news

I use Laka.

If you use my referral code (9FNCV), we both get £25 credit.

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moderated Re: Cargo Bike news

moyelbushra@...
 

I use Laka.

If you use my referral code (9FNCV), we both get £25 credit.

Moy


moderated Re: Cargo Bike news

Stefano Bertolotto
 

May I ask what theft insurance folks recommend for a cargo bike?
Thanks


moderated Re: Cargo Bike news

richendawalford
 


moderated Re: Cargo Bike news

Elena Moynihan
 

Yes, the parking is a big issue even on normal bikes. 

You might remember at our meeting a couple of months ago I mentioned the lack of metal-shelter parking in my ward - BTW the suggestion was to email the Hampstead Forum and Andrew which I did, with zero response.  Both our bikes are still in our bathroom, luckily we have two of those too :-)

I note what you say that those would be no good for e-bikes so maybe what we should request is shelters that include ground anchors so they can be used for both normal and e-bikes ?

Just as a note, up until 5 years ago I had a scooter ( Vespa ) and I tried for years to get Camden to put ground anchors for scooters and motorbikes outside the Wells - no luck whatsoever, so at least they are consistent :-)

Elena


On Wed, 8 Sept 2021 at 23:55, moyelbushra via groups.io <moyelbushra=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Well I do have an e-cargo bike, & I don't feel the charging points thing is a big issue for me, personally. But parking is one. I live in a 3rd floor flat, & the bike weighs 50 odd kilos, so bringing it in is not an option. These things are expensive, so insurance is a must. But it is always a stipulation to be locked to something solid & immovable. I was told by one insurer that they have refused claims where people have locked to ordinary street sign posts, & the sign on top was unscrewed & the bike lifted over, as that could have been foreseen. My street is tree-lined, but they are mature trees & too wide for any chain lock to get around So basically, I need a lamppost. Of which there is only 1 practicable one ever available near me as there is a yellow line by it (for others nearby the pavement is too narrow, or they have vehicles permanently parked by them). And because it's a narrow street with the kind of half on the pavement type of parking, if anyone parks by "MY" lamppost, there isn't anything else suitable close by, & I like to be able to keep an eye on it (in fact, one insurer I spoke to actually stipulated that it would have to be kept within eyesight of my flat, if kept outside). Those air raid shelter type bike lockups don't actually have a very good record for stopping thefts, are expensive, & my bike wouldn't fit in anyway, even if there was one near me, which there isn't. So if Camden would like to support the uptake of cargo bikes, the first thing I would like is the provision of dedicated cargo bike parking bays, with something very solid to lock to! The other thing is that a lot of the types of cycle lanes that are just painted on, are way too narrow for me. In fact, even on a normal bike, I don't think they're worth the bother. So cargo bike sized cycle lanes would be another request!


moderated Re: Cargo Bike news

Douglas Schwab
 

Hi
Thank you Lisa and John. Hopefully electric cars aren’t the future…

Bye for now




Douglas








On 8 Sep 2021, at 21:32, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:


moderated Re: Cargo Bike news

John Chamberlain
 

I had a chat with some PedalMe people this evening at the LCC dangerous junctions protest. They said that on-street charging wouldn't help them because they don't leave their cargo bikes on the street for very long. But a battery swap system would be very useful.

John

 

On 08/09/21 21:28, Lisa & Jemima wrote:
A company called 'connected to curb' does a system that is munti user and future proofed. Very keen on supporting e bikes.

Lisa

On Wed, 8 Sept 2021 at 16:19, Douglas Schwab via groups.io <dhschwab=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi

Will on street electric car charging points also be upgraded to allow charging bicycles?

I see lots of electric car charge points, but not cycle charge points. Same for those who combine car/van and cycle use, no charging points in car boots for those carrying their electric bikes with them. 

Not everyone has charging options at all points in their journey.

Bye for now




Douglas








On 8 Sep 2021, at 15:13, Steve Prowse <steve.prowse@...> wrote:

Please do share widely............

Do You Really Need A Car? | Why E Bikes Could Be The Future Of Personal Transport

https://youtu.be/3ChoeMZSwq0


Cargo bike sharing to launch in Stoke Newington, London Fields and Shoreditch

https://news.hackney.gov.uk/cargo-bike-sharing-to-launch-in-stoke-newington-london-fields-and-shoreditch/

The Business eCargo Bike Grant Fund 2021/22 is open for applications.

https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/grants-and-loans/ecargo-bike-fund/

The 2019 Camden Cycle Action Plan only says this about Cargo Bikes: 
We will conduct a comprehensive review in Phase 1 of provision of e-bike and cargo bike services and facilities and implement a range of actions (in both Phases), working with external partners and organisations, to increase uptake and use of these types of bikes in the Borough
If anyone knows of any other progress in Camden on this topic, please share. 


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Many thanks,
Lisa


moderated Re: Cargo Bike news

Lisa & Jemima
 

A company called 'connected to curb' does a system that is munti user and future proofed. Very keen on supporting e bikes.

Lisa

On Wed, 8 Sept 2021 at 16:19, Douglas Schwab via groups.io <dhschwab=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi

Will on street electric car charging points also be upgraded to allow charging bicycles?

I see lots of electric car charge points, but not cycle charge points. Same for those who combine car/van and cycle use, no charging points in car boots for those carrying their electric bikes with them. 

Not everyone has charging options at all points in their journey.

Bye for now




Douglas








On 8 Sep 2021, at 15:13, Steve Prowse <steve.prowse@...> wrote:

Please do share widely............

Do You Really Need A Car? | Why E Bikes Could Be The Future Of Personal Transport

https://youtu.be/3ChoeMZSwq0


Cargo bike sharing to launch in Stoke Newington, London Fields and Shoreditch

https://news.hackney.gov.uk/cargo-bike-sharing-to-launch-in-stoke-newington-london-fields-and-shoreditch/

The Business eCargo Bike Grant Fund 2021/22 is open for applications.

https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/grants-and-loans/ecargo-bike-fund/

The 2019 Camden Cycle Action Plan only says this about Cargo Bikes: 
We will conduct a comprehensive review in Phase 1 of provision of e-bike and cargo bike services and facilities and implement a range of actions (in both Phases), working with external partners and organisations, to increase uptake and use of these types of bikes in the Borough
If anyone knows of any other progress in Camden on this topic, please share. 



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Many thanks,
Lisa


moderated Re: Cargo Bike news

Douglas Schwab
 

Hi

Will on street electric car charging points also be upgraded to allow charging bicycles?

I see lots of electric car charge points, but not cycle charge points. Same for those who combine car/van and cycle use, no charging points in car boots for those carrying their electric bikes with them. 

Not everyone has charging options at all points in their journey.

Bye for now




Douglas








On 8 Sep 2021, at 15:13, Steve Prowse <steve.prowse@...> wrote:

Please do share widely............

Do You Really Need A Car? | Why E Bikes Could Be The Future Of Personal Transport

https://youtu.be/3ChoeMZSwq0


Cargo bike sharing to launch in Stoke Newington, London Fields and Shoreditch

https://news.hackney.gov.uk/cargo-bike-sharing-to-launch-in-stoke-newington-london-fields-and-shoreditch/

The Business eCargo Bike Grant Fund 2021/22 is open for applications.

https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/grants-and-loans/ecargo-bike-fund/

The 2019 Camden Cycle Action Plan only says this about Cargo Bikes: 
We will conduct a comprehensive review in Phase 1 of provision of e-bike and cargo bike services and facilities and implement a range of actions (in both Phases), working with external partners and organisations, to increase uptake and use of these types of bikes in the Borough
If anyone knows of any other progress in Camden on this topic, please share. 


moderated Cargo Bike news

Steve Prowse
 

Please do share widely............

Do You Really Need A Car? | Why E Bikes Could Be The Future Of Personal Transport

https://youtu.be/3ChoeMZSwq0


Cargo bike sharing to launch in Stoke Newington, London Fields and Shoreditch

https://news.hackney.gov.uk/cargo-bike-sharing-to-launch-in-stoke-newington-london-fields-and-shoreditch/

The Business eCargo Bike Grant Fund 2021/22 is open for applications.

https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/grants-and-loans/ecargo-bike-fund/

The 2019 Camden Cycle Action Plan only says this about Cargo Bikes: 
We will conduct a comprehensive review in Phase 1 of provision of e-bike and cargo bike services and facilities and implement a range of actions (in both Phases), working with external partners and organisations, to increase uptake and use of these types of bikes in the Borough
If anyone knows of any other progress in Camden on this topic, please share. 


September Newsletter: Protest with LCC - Demand Action on Dangerous Junctions

John Chamberlain
 

In case you don't receive the LCC newsletter, this one has a reminder of tomorrow's ride protesting against the lack of action on dangerous junctions like Holborn plus details of the campaigners conferences later this month.

Hope to see as many as possible tomorrow.

Regards


John

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: September Newsletter: Protest with LCC - Demand Action on Dangerous Junctions
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2021 15:30:29 +0100
From: London Cycling Campaign <membership@...>
To: Mr John Chamberlain <john@...>


Protest with LCC - demand action on London's dangerous junctions this Wednesday
News & Campaigns
Campaigners Conference and AGM
FIND OUT  MORE
Webinar: Cycling For Sustainable Cities
REGISTER NOW
Take Action: Sign and Share Junctions Petition
SIGN THE PETITION
Membership Benefits
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FIND YOUR GROUP
FIND YOUR SHOP
 
JOIN LCC
 


Protest ride Weds 8 Sept - experienced marshals needed

John Chamberlain
 

See request from LCC below. If you are experienced at marshalling and can help, please contact Katy Rodda (katy.rodda@...) direct. And, either way, hope to see you there.

Thanks

 

Regards

John



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Protest ride Weds 8 Sept - experienced marshals needed
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2021 12:28:44 +0000
From: Katy Rodda <katy.rodda@...>
To: Coordinators <coordinators@...>


Hi all, 

We need 15 marshals to help manage the Dangerous Junctions Protest ride next week. Please can you ask your members if they'd consider helping out? We do need them to have had previous experience as it's a big ride with some tricky junctions. 

Please put people in touch with me and we'll take it from there. 

Please can you also remind everyone coming on the ride in any capacity whatsoever to charge up their lights and bring them along, as we'll be hitting dusk by the end!

Best wishes 
Katy

Katy Rodda
Network Coordinator
London Cycling Campaign
201 Metropolitan Wharf, 70 Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SS
@London_Cycling

My working hours during the week of 30 Aug-3 Sept are as follows:
Monday 30 August - all day
Tuesday 31 August-Friday 3 September: mornings only


Re: York Way Cycle Lanes

John Chamberlain
 

Thanks, Susan. The point about Camden Park Road is a good one. But you'll be pleased that the new junction layout at Freight Lane has a bypass for southbound cyclists!

 


John

 

On 02/09/21 11:02, seymour susan wrote:
Done.
I made these comments
One place which is still risky is the gap in the cycle lane when Camden Park Road leaves York Way. There is a horrible stretch right on the corner where the 390 bus and other large vehicles turn where cyclists are likely to be squeezed out.
Also cyclists should be able to go straight ahead at the lights at Freight Lane going south all the time. It is annoying and unnecessary to have to lose momentum when there is an uphill stretch just after the railway bridge.
Best wishes

Susan



On Wed, 1 Sept 2021 at 16:27, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:
Many of you will have already enjoyed using the Pop Up cycle lanes on York Way that run between Hungerford Road in the north and Wharfdale Road in the south. As required under the Experimental Traffic Order, Camden Council are now consulting on whether to make the changes permanent or to remove some or all of them. If they are made permanent, the temporary lanes will be replaced with stepped tracks and there will be further improvements at the junctions and pedestrian crossings and a lot of improvements to the streetscape.

This is a very important consultation; if passed it will make permanent almost 2km of an important link in the cycle network and will change the nature of the street by reducing the domination of motor traffic.

This consultation is on Camden’s website at:

https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/york-way-safe-and-healthy-street-scheme/ which also has some very good before and after visualisations.

The Online Survey is at the bottom of that page and is straightforward to fill in. Please would you find time to reply as an individual as it would be good for Camden to have plenty of positive replies.

We will respond on behalf of CCC in enthusiastic support of the proposals and will also describe any potential problems that are reported to us. One missing item that we will be asking for is a protected right turn into the Kings Cross development just north of the canal but do let us know of any other issues, either on this forum or by emailing info@...

Thanks in advance!
--

 


Regards

John


John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

W: camdencyclists.org.uk

E: john@...




Re: ‘The time now is for action’: Colleagues of doctor killed cycling in Holborn demand safety changes

Steven Edwards
 

No please do Susan,
Thanks 
Steven
 

On 2 Sep 2021, at 11:05, seymour susan <sseymour137@...> wrote:

Stephen, am I too late to send you something about Kentish Town Road?
Best wishes

Susan S


On Thu, 2 Sept 2021 at 11:01, Steven Edwards <stevenaedw@...> wrote:
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/marta-kraweic-doctor-killed-cycling-london-safety-changes-tfl-b953375.html

standard.co.uk

Exclusive: Colleagues of doctor killed cycling in Holborn demand safety changes

Ross Lydall
5-7 minutes

London mayor Sadiq Khan is under intense pressure from colleagues of a paediatrician killed by a HGV while cycling to work to introduce immediate road safety improvements, the Standard can reveal.

Letters have been sent to the Mayor from the chairman and chief executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust, and from paediatricians at Evelina London children’s hospital, where Dr Marta Krawiec worked as a food allergy expert.

On Thursday, it emerged she had been cycling to work at St Thomas’s hospital at the time. She had started commuting by bike at the start of the pandemic to ensure she could continue to see her patients and to “selflessly” keep space on the Tube and buses free for other NHS workers.

The letters note that Dr Krawiec, 41, was the eighth cyclist to be killed near Holborn station since 2008 – and the fourth at the same junction.

They say the lack of action, despite the award of almost £9.5m for safety improvements two years ago, is “unacceptable”.

They contrast the situation with the erection of safety barriers on Westminster bridge and London bridge “overnight” after terrorist attacks. Had similar measures been introduced at Holborn, Dr Krawiec “may still be alive”, they said.

Dr Helen Brough, head of the paediatric allergy department at Evelina, and Professor Adam Fox, president of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology, “implored” Mr Khan to introduce temporary safety barriers around Holborn gyratory.

Noting the Mayor’s frequent tweets boasting about more cycle lanes elsewhere in London, they said: “The time now is for action rather than words. You must ensure that she is the last to die here.”

The doctors wrote: “Too many people have died on this road in utterly preventable circumstances.”

Flowers left at the Holborn intersection where Marta Krawiec was killed

/ Nigel Howard

‘Loved by her patients and colleagues’


Dr Krawiec was described as an “extremely compassionate, knowledgeable and positive doctor loved by her patients and colleagues” who had a passion for clinical research that was directly improving the lives of hundreds of children with allergies.

The letter said: “Her preventable death leaves a huge hole in the allergy team, the Evelina children’s hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and the wider allergy community both in the UK and Europe. Her death will have an incalculable impact on the patients that she looked after.”

A separate letter from trust chairman Sir Hugh Taylor and chief executive Ian Abbs said: “Marta was killed on her morning commute, just one of the countless members of NHS staff across London who cycle to work on any given day, including many who will pass through this very busy area.

“We are aware that there have been proposals in place for a number of years to make improvements to this area, none of which have yet transpired. We would ask that these plans are revisited and acted on as a matter of urgency.

“To avoid any further unnecessary deaths, we would also ask that immediate interim steps are taken to protect cyclists by putting in place temporary safety measures to separate cyclists from the traffic.

“While we cannot change what happened to Marta, the tragic circumstances of her death should act as an impetus to make an urgent and positive impact on the lives of other cyclists, and ensure that she did not die in vain.”

Caroline Pidgeon, the Lib-Dem assembly member, is due to demand a “precise timetable” for action and details of specific interim changes when she questions Mr Khan at City Hall on Thursday.

She is expected to say: “Will you accept that there was a long period – of at least 18 months - from your pledge to the start of the pandemic when nothing actually happened at this dangerous gyratory?”

In a statement to the Standard, Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “My thoughts remain with the family, friends and colleagues of Dr Marta Krawiec after her tragic death last month. I know both the Mayor and TfL are utterly committed to doing everything possible to achieving our Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injuries from London’s streets by 2041.

“Following on from previous safety measures introduced in this area, we had been working with TfL and Camden council on plans to further improve safety– including new walking and cycling facilities to reduce road danger and measures to reduce traffic dominance and pollution.

“Unfortunately, due to the pandemic’s severe impact on TfL’s finances and the lack of a long-term funding agreement for TfL, implementation of these plans has been delayed.

“We are now urgently working to support Camden to deliver short-term measures to reduce road danger in Holborn, as well as investigating longer term proposals to improve cycling safety in the area.”






Re: ‘The time now is for action’: Colleagues of doctor killed cycling in Holborn demand safety changes

seymour susan
 

Stephen, am I too late to send you something about Kentish Town Road?
Best wishes

Susan S


On Thu, 2 Sept 2021 at 11:01, Steven Edwards <stevenaedw@...> wrote:
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/marta-kraweic-doctor-killed-cycling-london-safety-changes-tfl-b953375.html

standard.co.uk

Exclusive: Colleagues of doctor killed cycling in Holborn demand safety changes

Ross Lydall
5-7 minutes

London mayor Sadiq Khan is under intense pressure from colleagues of a paediatrician killed by a HGV while cycling to work to introduce immediate road safety improvements, the Standard can reveal.

Letters have been sent to the Mayor from the chairman and chief executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust, and from paediatricians at Evelina London children’s hospital, where Dr Marta Krawiec worked as a food allergy expert.

On Thursday, it emerged she had been cycling to work at St Thomas’s hospital at the time. She had started commuting by bike at the start of the pandemic to ensure she could continue to see her patients and to “selflessly” keep space on the Tube and buses free for other NHS workers.

The letters note that Dr Krawiec, 41, was the eighth cyclist to be killed near Holborn station since 2008 – and the fourth at the same junction.

They say the lack of action, despite the award of almost £9.5m for safety improvements two years ago, is “unacceptable”.

They contrast the situation with the erection of safety barriers on Westminster bridge and London bridge “overnight” after terrorist attacks. Had similar measures been introduced at Holborn, Dr Krawiec “may still be alive”, they said.

Dr Helen Brough, head of the paediatric allergy department at Evelina, and Professor Adam Fox, president of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology, “implored” Mr Khan to introduce temporary safety barriers around Holborn gyratory.

Noting the Mayor’s frequent tweets boasting about more cycle lanes elsewhere in London, they said: “The time now is for action rather than words. You must ensure that she is the last to die here.”

The doctors wrote: “Too many people have died on this road in utterly preventable circumstances.”

Flowers left at the Holborn intersection where Marta Krawiec was killed

/ Nigel Howard

‘Loved by her patients and colleagues’


Dr Krawiec was described as an “extremely compassionate, knowledgeable and positive doctor loved by her patients and colleagues” who had a passion for clinical research that was directly improving the lives of hundreds of children with allergies.

The letter said: “Her preventable death leaves a huge hole in the allergy team, the Evelina children’s hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and the wider allergy community both in the UK and Europe. Her death will have an incalculable impact on the patients that she looked after.”

A separate letter from trust chairman Sir Hugh Taylor and chief executive Ian Abbs said: “Marta was killed on her morning commute, just one of the countless members of NHS staff across London who cycle to work on any given day, including many who will pass through this very busy area.

“We are aware that there have been proposals in place for a number of years to make improvements to this area, none of which have yet transpired. We would ask that these plans are revisited and acted on as a matter of urgency.

“To avoid any further unnecessary deaths, we would also ask that immediate interim steps are taken to protect cyclists by putting in place temporary safety measures to separate cyclists from the traffic.

“While we cannot change what happened to Marta, the tragic circumstances of her death should act as an impetus to make an urgent and positive impact on the lives of other cyclists, and ensure that she did not die in vain.”

Caroline Pidgeon, the Lib-Dem assembly member, is due to demand a “precise timetable” for action and details of specific interim changes when she questions Mr Khan at City Hall on Thursday.

She is expected to say: “Will you accept that there was a long period – of at least 18 months - from your pledge to the start of the pandemic when nothing actually happened at this dangerous gyratory?”

In a statement to the Standard, Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “My thoughts remain with the family, friends and colleagues of Dr Marta Krawiec after her tragic death last month. I know both the Mayor and TfL are utterly committed to doing everything possible to achieving our Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injuries from London’s streets by 2041.

“Following on from previous safety measures introduced in this area, we had been working with TfL and Camden council on plans to further improve safety– including new walking and cycling facilities to reduce road danger and measures to reduce traffic dominance and pollution.

“Unfortunately, due to the pandemic’s severe impact on TfL’s finances and the lack of a long-term funding agreement for TfL, implementation of these plans has been delayed.

“We are now urgently working to support Camden to deliver short-term measures to reduce road danger in Holborn, as well as investigating longer term proposals to improve cycling safety in the area.”



Re: York Way Cycle Lanes

seymour susan
 

Done.
I made these comments
One place which is still risky is the gap in the cycle lane when Camden Park Road leaves York Way. There is a horrible stretch right on the corner where the 390 bus and other large vehicles turn where cyclists are likely to be squeezed out.
Also cyclists should be able to go straight ahead at the lights at Freight Lane going south all the time. It is annoying and unnecessary to have to lose momentum when there is an uphill stretch just after the railway bridge.
Best wishes

Susan



On Wed, 1 Sept 2021 at 16:27, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:
Many of you will have already enjoyed using the Pop Up cycle lanes on York Way that run between Hungerford Road in the north and Wharfdale Road in the south. As required under the Experimental Traffic Order, Camden Council are now consulting on whether to make the changes permanent or to remove some or all of them. If they are made permanent, the temporary lanes will be replaced with stepped tracks and there will be further improvements at the junctions and pedestrian crossings and a lot of improvements to the streetscape.

This is a very important consultation; if passed it will make permanent almost 2km of an important link in the cycle network and will change the nature of the street by reducing the domination of motor traffic.

This consultation is on Camden’s website at:

https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/york-way-safe-and-healthy-street-scheme/ which also has some very good before and after visualisations.

The Online Survey is at the bottom of that page and is straightforward to fill in. Please would you find time to reply as an individual as it would be good for Camden to have plenty of positive replies.

We will respond on behalf of CCC in enthusiastic support of the proposals and will also describe any potential problems that are reported to us. One missing item that we will be asking for is a protected right turn into the Kings Cross development just north of the canal but do let us know of any other issues, either on this forum or by emailing info@...

Thanks in advance!
--

 


Regards

John


John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

W: camdencyclists.org.uk

E: john@...



‘The time now is for action’: Colleagues of doctor killed cycling in Holborn demand safety changes

Steven Edwards
 

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/marta-kraweic-doctor-killed-cycling-london-safety-changes-tfl-b953375.html

standard.co.uk

Exclusive: Colleagues of doctor killed cycling in Holborn demand safety changes

Ross Lydall

London mayor Sadiq Khan is under intense pressure from colleagues of a paediatrician killed by a HGV while cycling to work to introduce immediate road safety improvements, the Standard can reveal.

Letters have been sent to the Mayor from the chairman and chief executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust, and from paediatricians at Evelina London children’s hospital, where Dr Marta Krawiec worked as a food allergy expert.

On Thursday, it emerged she had been cycling to work at St Thomas’s hospital at the time. She had started commuting by bike at the start of the pandemic to ensure she could continue to see her patients and to “selflessly” keep space on the Tube and buses free for other NHS workers.

The letters note that Dr Krawiec, 41, was the eighth cyclist to be killed near Holborn station since 2008 – and the fourth at the same junction.

They say the lack of action, despite the award of almost £9.5m for safety improvements two years ago, is “unacceptable”.

They contrast the situation with the erection of safety barriers on Westminster bridge and London bridge “overnight” after terrorist attacks. Had similar measures been introduced at Holborn, Dr Krawiec “may still be alive”, they said.

Dr Helen Brough, head of the paediatric allergy department at Evelina, and Professor Adam Fox, president of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology, “implored” Mr Khan to introduce temporary safety barriers around Holborn gyratory.

Noting the Mayor’s frequent tweets boasting about more cycle lanes elsewhere in London, they said: “The time now is for action rather than words. You must ensure that she is the last to die here.”

The doctors wrote: “Too many people have died on this road in utterly preventable circumstances.”

Flowers left at the Holborn intersection where Marta Krawiec was killed

/ Nigel Howard

‘Loved by her patients and colleagues’


Dr Krawiec was described as an “extremely compassionate, knowledgeable and positive doctor loved by her patients and colleagues” who had a passion for clinical research that was directly improving the lives of hundreds of children with allergies.

The letter said: “Her preventable death leaves a huge hole in the allergy team, the Evelina children’s hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and the wider allergy community both in the UK and Europe. Her death will have an incalculable impact on the patients that she looked after.”

A separate letter from trust chairman Sir Hugh Taylor and chief executive Ian Abbs said: “Marta was killed on her morning commute, just one of the countless members of NHS staff across London who cycle to work on any given day, including many who will pass through this very busy area.

“We are aware that there have been proposals in place for a number of years to make improvements to this area, none of which have yet transpired. We would ask that these plans are revisited and acted on as a matter of urgency.

“To avoid any further unnecessary deaths, we would also ask that immediate interim steps are taken to protect cyclists by putting in place temporary safety measures to separate cyclists from the traffic.

“While we cannot change what happened to Marta, the tragic circumstances of her death should act as an impetus to make an urgent and positive impact on the lives of other cyclists, and ensure that she did not die in vain.”

Caroline Pidgeon, the Lib-Dem assembly member, is due to demand a “precise timetable” for action and details of specific interim changes when she questions Mr Khan at City Hall on Thursday.

She is expected to say: “Will you accept that there was a long period – of at least 18 months - from your pledge to the start of the pandemic when nothing actually happened at this dangerous gyratory?”

In a statement to the Standard, Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “My thoughts remain with the family, friends and colleagues of Dr Marta Krawiec after her tragic death last month. I know both the Mayor and TfL are utterly committed to doing everything possible to achieving our Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injuries from London’s streets by 2041.

“Following on from previous safety measures introduced in this area, we had been working with TfL and Camden council on plans to further improve safety– including new walking and cycling facilities to reduce road danger and measures to reduce traffic dominance and pollution.

“Unfortunately, due to the pandemic’s severe impact on TfL’s finances and the lack of a long-term funding agreement for TfL, implementation of these plans has been delayed.

“We are now urgently working to support Camden to deliver short-term measures to reduce road danger in Holborn, as well as investigating longer term proposals to improve cycling safety in the area.”


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