Haverstock Hill Pop-up Cycle Lanes


Haverstock Hill Pop-up Cycle Lanes

July 2022 - Update.

The decision has been made to progress with the trial Haverstock Hill pop up cycle lanes. We have listened to the views of the local community, from the consultation to direct feedback from you and your neighbours. As a result we have made several amendments to the trial scheme, including improvements for emergency services, making the cycle lanes more visible and improving the pedestrian crossing points. You can read more on our decision on our website . We have also released a press release on the decision.

Construction is underway and close to completion. You can read the letter we have sent to local residents, businesses and stakeholders.

The changes include:

• Provision of protected cycle lanes in both directions on Haverstock Hill/ Rosslyn Hill (between the junctions with Prince of Wales Road and Pond Street). Following feedback from the consultation we will make the spacing between wands wider in most places than initially proposed, so that there will be sufficient space along the route for vehicles to pull over, if safe to do so, to allow emergency vehicles to overtake. Blue surfacing across side roads will also provide drivers with increased awareness of those cycling.

• Adding 4 new zebra crossings and one new signalised pedestrian crossing.

• Introduce new benches along the Haverstock Hill / Rosslyn Hill corridor. This will provide a place for people to stop and rest.

• Extending the hours of operation of the bus lane from Monday - Friday 3pm - 7pm (current) to Monday - Sunday 24/7. Following feedback from the consultation we will make a small amendment to the northbound pavement close to the junction of Ornan Road to provide space for a wider 1.5m protected cycle lane whilst ensuring buses and motorists are not delayed unnecessarily. The existing bus lane will remain and a 2m wide pavement will be provided

• Add shared use bus boarders (SUBBS) at most bus stops to enable cyclists to remain separated from traffic throughout their journey. Following feedback from the consultation we will install the southbound SUBBS in phases. This will allow us to gain a better understanding of whether or not there are any significant road safety concerns associated with introducing SUBBs on a steeper gradient and if any additional design changes may be required.

• Improving the experience at junctions for those walking and cycling by adding ‘pedestrian countdown’, ‘Cycle Early Release’ and larger Advance Stop Line facilities.

• Removing the majority of parking provision on Haverstock Hill/ Rosslyn Hill and relocating some of this provision to adjacent side roads. Some disabled parking and some loading provision will be retained on Haverstock Hill/ Rosslyn Hill and an extra disabled parking bay will be provided.

• Install more cycle parking to help people switch their journey to the shops by bike.

The scheme will be implemented under an 18-month Experimental Traffic Order, which will enable the improvements to be implemented on a trial basis. This will allow the Council to observe how the proposed changes are operating before carrying out a full public consultation, after twelve months, to decide whether or not the scheme is made permanent. The Experimental Traffic Order period and scheme construction is scheduled to start in early 2022.

Have your say

We are using Experimental Traffic Orders to make these changes. This allows us to trial changes on streets as an experiment so that we can see how they work before any decision on whether to make them permanent is made. If you would like to make a formal objection to this scheme you will need to do so within the first six months of the scheme’s operation. For Haverstock Hill & Rosslyn Hill Safe and Healthy Streets, this is between 27th January 2022 and 27th July 2022. Any formal objection must be in writing, must refer to the relevant area and must state the grounds on which it is made. Any formal objection that you do submit may become a public document and could be published. Formal objections should be sent by email to: safetravel@camden.gov.uk or by post to:

Freepost LBC TRANSPORT STRATEGY (this is the full address, no post code needed).

Once the changes are up and running, we will open a survey below to ask you some quick questions about how you feel about the trial. Here you can comment negatively or positively at any point during the trial period and also suggest improvements

Additional materials

Construction letter
Construction letter

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