Quick Wins (2012)

Here is a list of the Quick Wins and longer term schemes that we submitted to Councillor James Murray after he came to our October 2012 meeting.  They are not in any order and are unedited.

  • More cycle parking.  Sites suggested: Highbury & Islington and other stations; outside shops on Essex Road near Past Caring and Planet Organic; Kings Cross Station; Seven Sisters Road, Nags Head, Holloway Road on estates; on street cycle parking e.g. Bike Hangar for small flat/ bed sit cyclists.
  • Prevent parking on downhill stretch of southbound side of Amwell Street and southbound on Penton Street at rush hour
  • Enforce ASL at Penton Street / Pentonville Road
  • Allow permeability at Shearling Way/enhance permeability from Shearling Way to Market Road
  • Allow permeability at Hilldrop Road through the estate  and to Dalmeny Avenue and Carleton Road.
  • All one way streets to be made 2 way for cyclists , as Bunhill Row and Greenman Street have been
  • Increase permeability at Huddleston Road/ Station Road
  • Better treatment of cycle path exiting Whittington Park to cross Holloway Road as current treatment encourages pedestrians to encroach on cycle path and cause conflicts due to badly placed vehicle gate
  • Resurface/ widen path through Tufnell Park playing fields to accommodate cycling (also wheelchair and pram users)
  • Close Foxham Road and Dalmeny Road outside Yerbury & Tufnell Park primary schools to prevent passing traffic during school hours
  • Deploy plantlock cycle parking outside schools to physically prevent anti-social parking and to trial cycle paths
  • Retro-fit Cycle Hoops to parking poles and fit/ pre-fit CycleHoops to all new street furniture as routine policy
  • Create a hole in the central reservation on Hilmarton Road junction of Hungerford Road/Penn Road. This is a back route to Finsbury Park from Camden but it comes unstuck when you try to cross Hilmarton
  • Newington Green. I know this is a shared Hackney border, but the green is still rubbish for cyclists. Road markings need to be renewed
  • Junction of Mildmay Park and Mildmay Road needs a cycle only pass through the central barriers. Similar to Hilmarton, when coming towards Newington Green, cyclists are forced left, instead of being able to go right
  • Hercules Street N7 (currently one way from Holloway Road – it would be good to open it up to cyclists in both directions with similar treatment to Lorraine Road a little further south)
  • The section of Annette Road between Arthur Road and Tollington Road (this one might need some engineering but would be provide a useful link for the communities on either side of Tollington Road)
  • An advanced stop line at Tufnell Park Road outside the station would add greatly to safety
  • Use new ‘No entry except cyclists’ signs around borough replacing old confusing ones
  • Install a cycle counter at the Colebrook Row/City Road crossing

And these are schemes that we would expect to take a longer time.

  • A sensible superhighway up the A1 including Highbury Corner
  • Proper alternative to canal
  • Reform Kings Cross gyratory
  • Reform Archway roundabout
  • Tufnell Park schools cycling plan as per David’s suggestion
  • Connect all schools with safe routes as per Tufnell Park Cycles to School
  • New pedestrian / cycle crossing of Junction Road from Station Road to Wyndham Crescent (Tufnell Park junction bypass)
  • New pedestrian/ cycle crossing of Brecknock Road at Anson Road to Ospringe Road (Tufnell Park junction bypass)
  • More link up with external boroughs such as Camden, City and Hackney, for permability across major roads, such as City Road in the south
  • Close minor roads with modal filtering especially around schools to make them access only to prevent rat-running and promote cycling
  • Cycle paths on distributor roads connected to cycle routes
  • Raise road surface to pavement level at junctions with minor roads to signify pavement users priority (and cycle path users if present)
  • Remove all gyratorys, restore two way traffic.
  • Remove multiple lanes and stacking at junctions to create consistency of junctions and remove uncertainty for drivers
  • Adopt Go Dutch principles of road design
  • Upper Street/Liverpool Road. Left hooks so regular here. Aware this may be a TfL road, but the corner is too rounded to stop folk trying to drive through cyclists
  • Enforce zig-zags outside schools during school run
  • At least a part of Hertslett Road two way for cyclists, again creating more linkages for cyclists across Seven Sisters Road. Could need more work as several lorries use this road to deliver to the shops – still probably more of a quick win than getting rid of the gyratory
  • Remove echelon car parking
  • A proper cycle park outside H & I station