Works currently being carried out to the junction where 24 year old Central St Martin’s design student Deep Lee (Min Joo Lee) met her death last year may make things worse. (TfL’s improvement works shown left.)
Recognised by cyclists and pedestrians alike as the worst section of a dangerous and complicated junction, moving from Gray’s Inn Road to York Way when going north the route that most needs more safety measures may end up with less.
There is no provision for a cycle lane here or anywhere else on the junction. Without this, widening the Gray’s Inn Road to York Way section will provide vehicles with two lanes and no designated safe space for cyclists. This is definately not an improvement for any users apart from motor vehicles – in line with the Mayor and TfL’s police of ‘smoothing’ traffic – forcing more motor vehicles through London’s roads in less time.
Camden Cyclists, part of the London Cycling Campaign, have long campaigned for improvements here and continue to highlight the shortcomings of new works such as this.
Protesters meet at 6pm tonight at this junction to force traffic to go slow. They aim to highlight the need for safety measures, not smoothing measures, to take place.