More consultation needed – Robert on the Haverstock Hill cycle lane


Audio Stories Blogs

Published on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Haverstock Hill.

More consultation needed – Robert on the Haverstock Hill cycle lane


Audio Stories Blogs

Published on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Haverstock Hill.

By Robert

Haverstock Hill
Plans for a cycle lane on Haverstock Hill have been put on hold. (Photo by Danny P Robinson https://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/5299)

Click here for an audio version of Robert’s report:

I am in two minds about the successful legal challenge to the pop-up cycle lanes on Haverstock Hill. I welcome the challenge but I am shocked that Camden Council carried out the changes without any consultation.

With consultation, Camden could improve the environment: more cycles, less pollution, quieter streets, more pleasant routes for pedestrians and wheelchair users.

My daughter’s two support workers accompany her whenever she is out and about (in her wheelchair or walking). They already have a hard enough time keeping an eye on her and protecting her from any unsafe street behaviour such as epileptic seizures.

Any unannounced changes in the road system make their job more difficult. They can’t anticipate dangers if they aren’t warned in advance. However, with consultation, Camden could improve the environment: more cycles, less pollution, quieter streets, more pleasant routes for pedestrians and wheelchair users.

For information on the legal challenge to Haverstock Hill read here.

Written by


Tags


street access