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Safety Issues — Chalk Farm Rd Cycle Path

Reported via iOS in the Road Defect category anonymously at 16:05, Thursday 2 May 2024

Sent to Camden Borough Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5926540.

While it’s great to see Camden invest in cycle infrastructure, such as the development of the Chalk Farm Rd cycle path, I have a number of concerns regarding the termination point near Hartland Rd.

The end of the path is not only poorly conceived but also poses a significant threat to the safety of cyclists.

Of particular concern is the acute angle at which cyclists will be directed onto the roadway, a design choice that not only lacks practicality but also increases the risk of collisions with traffic. Additionally, the presence of a bump immediately preceding this juncture exacerbates the perilous situation as cyclists' attention at this critical moment would likely be behind them, focused on the approaching traffic.

If the decision is to implement a give-way protocol at the termination of the cycle path then this introduces additional complications, as the potential accumulation of waiting cyclists could impede the flow of traffic entering or exiting Hartland Rd. This logistical bottleneck not only undermines the efficiency of the cycling infrastructure but also discourages its utilisation in favour of safer alternatives.

It is alarming that such hazardous conditions were not identified and rectified during the design phase. The inherent danger of the current layout cannot be overstated, as it is bound to result in accidents and injuries if left unaddressed.

It is imperative that these issues are addressed to ensure the safety of cyclists and I urge the council to take immediate action before the path is opened to the public.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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  • I would advise contacting the camden street works team with this matter there number and email can be found on the camden website

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Camden Borough Council at 08:57, Tuesday 14 May 2024

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