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More consultation needed – Robert on the Haverstock Hill cycle lane


Reported by Robert

Published on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Haverstock Hill

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More consultation needed – Robert on the Haverstock Hill cycle lane


Written by Robert

Published on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Haverstock Hill.

street access

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)

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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 behavior 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 Robert


I'm the father of three, the youngest being my 30 year old daughter Eléonore. Ellie has profound and multiple learning disabilities, suffers frequent and unpredictable epilepsy, and she's also visually and hearing impaired. She is unable to tell her own stories about her life in Camden. I want to tell them for her. I have been retired for over ten years. Half my working life was spent in business and half in the charity world. Now (Covid allowing) I volunteer in local environmental projects and supporting people improve their spoken English or developing their basic computer skills.

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