TfL is planning to upgrade two of the existing signalised pedestrian crossings on Camden Road to Toucans.
These crossings are:
Rochester Road to Rochester Square
The crossing lines up with Rochester Square (south side of Camden Road) so TfL is proposing a section of shared-use footway on the north side of Camden Road from Rochester Road to the crossing.
Cantelowes Gardens to Cantelowes Road
The crossing almost lines up with the footway exit from Cantelowes Road (past the planter known locally as the ‘billiard table’). TfL is proposing a section of shared-use footway on the north side of Camden Road between the western exit from the Gardens and the crossing.
Camden is being left to make the connections at both ends of the two crossings. These are tricky e.g. cycling isn’t even allowed in Cantelowes Gardens at the moment. But those issues are outside the scope of this consultation.
Toucans are signalised crossings where cycles and pedestrian share the surface of the crossing as well as an area of footway on both sides of the road. They are supposed to be at least 4m wide. (LTN 2/95).
The Rochester Road crossing width will be increased to 4m. The crossing at Cantelowes Road is already over 3.5m wide. In both case the island width will be increased to 2.5m