North-South cycle superhighway at Kings Cross

North-South Cycle Superhighway CS6 route between Stonecutter Street and King2019s Cross

TfL have finally published for consultation their plans for the awkward top bit of the North South cycle superhighway.  There’s lots of stuff to respond to here – we shall write further on this.  From the map above the route seems superficially ok.  I shall go and ride it later, maybe even video it.  BUT and it’s a big but we need to see how this connects to the redesigned Kings Cross gyratory as the pans come out in the next day or so.  Prima facie it seems that putting cyclists at the top of Judd Street implies that Midland Road between St Pancras and the British Library will become two-way again, giving access to the roads around Brill Place/Goods Way from the South allowing routing to the segregated Camden Royal College Street and round the back of Kings Cross over the hump of Goods Way.  I cycle round there quite a bit and it isn’t too bad.  I would hope though that the protected crossing from Ossulton Street isn’t now lost and can even be improved.

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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3 Responses to North-South cycle superhighway at Kings Cross

  1. So you are another of the dreaded cyclists who appear to be intent on knocking over pedestrians. I have had two near misses with cyclists and have two friends who have been knocked over, both in the Bloomsbury area. The map does not show Kings Cross Road as having a cycle lane, but one has just been installed, does that mean it is being taken away? Hurrah! Now for someone at TfL to show a little compassion for the patients at St. Pancras Hospital.

    • No Josephine, I am not – I cycle my daughter to nursery safely and responsibly. There are bad cyclists like there are bad car drivers, bad taxis, bad buses, bad lorries, bad users of escalators in the tube, bad motability scooter drivers and walkers with bad manners who barge people off pavements. Tarring them all with the same brush is counter productive. If you have a particular problem to raise with the hospital and lanes there then please do so and we can feed it in.

  2. Steve Woods says:

    Closing Greville Street to motor traffic will make it impossible to gain access to Farringdon Road from Clerkenwell Road eastbound. Traffic currently uses Hatton Garden to achieve this so how will this be remedied?

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