“This is my response to the pausing of the Haverstock Hill cycle lane. I live in the borough of Camden and I’m disabled. Camden’s policy of safer streets is for vulnerable people, people like me. We can have safer streets, more cycling, less motoring, more walking. Surely the idea that shops would suffer is a bit of a red herring. The opposite is the case. The shops would benefit from more walkers and people relaxing and having a little look in the windows.”
“Let’s hope the pausing will become a non-pause and there will be more cycle lanes in London.”
“Also, it’s been said that ambulances would be slowed down. It’s the case that ambulances would move faster surely with less motorists on the road, is the case. I understand that Camden Council’s (lack of) consultation was because of the situation of Covid and court and access to finance. So it’s now time I think for the pausing to end. There’s to be more cycle lanes in London, sorry in Camden. There are people who have died in Kings Cross because of HGV drivers. Their lives may not have ended if there was safer streets for cyclists. So let’s hope the pausing will become a non-pause and there will be more cycle lanes in London.”
Read a letter that Mary sent in to the Camden New Journal about the Haverstock Hill cycle lane here.