Copenhagen Street to be closed for two weeks at York Way – let’s keep the zebra

 Photo(2) Contracters BAM working on the Kings Cross railway lands are to close Copenhagen Street at York Way for about two weeks from 8 September (date corrected).  They are building a junction with the new road running across the railway lands site and need to install traffic lights, islands etc.  The new lights won't be in operation until the university opens next Autumn.  There will be a diversion signed from Caledonian Road to Brewery Road. 

I rang the contracters to ensure that they will maintain the zebra crossing at this spot where it is tricky to cross the road.  They listened but couldn't commit.  I think it's important to do so – quick downhill southbound traffic turning left is blind to people crossing Copenhagen Street.  Camden is co-ordinating liasion with both local authorities, they talk to Barry Lucas in Islington.  It will be confusing for traffic and pedestrians to have two types of crossing at the same spot for a year – we seem to be cursed with temporary crossings in Kings Cross. 

York way temporary ligths The temporary traffic lights here are already causing havoc for buses and cars.  No doubt the utilities will be digging up the road again soon.  That's regeneration folks.

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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1 Response to Copenhagen Street to be closed for two weeks at York Way – let’s keep the zebra

  1. Sophie Talbot says:

    great isn’t it! And the old quid pro quo doesn’t exist either – the current community has to put up with all the disruption but will see none of the benefit of KXC… and all they needed to do was built a likkle bitty footbridge….

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