Camden Council wants you to tell them about road safety

Camden’s culture and environment scrutiny committee is calling on cyclists to provide written submissions of their experiences on roads across the borough, particularly on main roads which are managed by Transport for London, which includes the notorious King’s Cross Gyratory system.

In recent weeks there have been a number of serious accidents involving cyclists, with the tragic death of student Deep Lee (Min Joo Lee) in King’s Cross highlighting the dangers that cyclists face.

Submissions made to the committee will be used to inform discussions around road safety. Transport for London will be invited to attend and discuss their own programmes to reduce cyclist and pedestrian casualties on roads within Camden.

Evidence can be submitted by e-mail to Lesley.blue@camden.gov.uk or sent in writing to:
Democratic Services
Culture and environment scrutiny committee
Town hall, Judd Street
London WC1H 9JE

Councillor Jonathan Simpson, chair of the culture and environment committee, Camden Council, said:

“As the popularity of cycling continues to increase, and with the continued rise of cycling in Camden it is essential that we listen to the views of those who use the roads of Camden.

“The recent tragic deaths have brought home the need for an extended discussions on road safety issues in the borough, particularly for cyclists.  There is an urgent need for Transport for London to address the tragic events that led to fatalities.

“We want to hear the views of as many cyclists and pedestrians as possible and I would urge as many people as possible to share their experiences with us.”

So, make your views heard. We’ll submit everything that’s been posted on this site too. Thanks to Camden Council.

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. http://www.cookiewp.com She also manages King's Cross Community Projects http://www.kccp.org.uk
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3 Responses to Camden Council wants you to tell them about road safety

  1. Camden Cycling Campaign made the views here clear in a deputation to the full Camden council meeting last night.

    The disappointing response from Cllr Simpson and others was that Camden was unable to improve its effectiveness with working with TfL (why?), and Cllr Hayward’s portfolio report on Placeshaping in King’s Cross “north of Euston Road” (p.48) suggested that crossing Euston Road and the station were now being ignored, contrary to repeated campaigning about improving north-south connectivity and the Battlebridge crossing, including the Placeshaping Forums in October 2011 and October 2010.

    • Cllr Jonathan Simpson says:

      Gregory – I don’t this is an accurate reflection of what I said. We wish to hold TfL to account and that’s the whole purpose of the cross party scrutiny. I’ve not said at any stage that we are unable to improve our effectiveness of working with TfL. They need to do better – and I personally am working hard to ensure they do that.

  2. Gregory says:

    Cllr Hayward ignored the consultation discussing the gyratory at the Placeshaping Forum she called this year. After discussion at the council meeting on 7 Nov., Cllr Birch, responding finally to this deputation focussed on ‘events’ and ‘training’ while he said (funding and) ‘the relationship with TfL is paramount’. Camden also needs to do better.
    http://www.camden.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/55624

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