This is the Northbound view on day one of the closure of Holloway Road to allow the work on the railway bridge to continue.
On 13 October, a letter to local residents said, “Cyclist access will be maintained during the road closures although they will be requested to dismount in the shared space with pedestrians inside the closure.” By 22 October, there was a change in plan…
The diversion is quite long (approx 1 mile), taking a cyclist along Fairbridge Road to the Sussex Way bridge and back along Hatchard Road and Marlborough Road. Others will find no space for cycling and join the pedestrians…
But there will always be a rebel!
Traffic is being diverted along Junction Road then Tufnell Park Road or Brecknock Road. It is expected that other surrounding roads will be busier than usual as drivers try to find other routes.
The planned Holloway Road closures at Upper Holloway Station are as follows:
Closed to all vehicles, in both directions
22.00 Friday 21 October until 5.00 Monday 31 October
22.00 Friday 18 November until 5.00 Monday 21 November
22.00 Friday 25 November until 5.00 Monday 28 November
24 December 2016 to 16 January 2017
But the Northbound carriageway will reopen
5.00 Monday 31 October until 22.00 Saturday 24 December, when it will close again.
I don’t think walking through with your bike is too much of an issue – today I got off my bike to walk through and two TfL workers thanked me for some reason!
It works well, cyclists not needing to go the long way round since they can dismount and walk for the short stretch of the bridge. If only it coud stay this way! With bicycle lanes and with bus/emergencies lanes.