Cycle lanes to connect Finsbury Park and Camden Road - what you need to know about major roads changes

Work begins this month on the Nag’s Head cycle lanes, between Finsbury Park and Holloway Road, as art of Cycleway 50, which will connect the area to Camden.
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Work will begin this month on new cycle lanes connecting Camden Road with Finsbury Park.

Cycleway 50 will provide segregated space for cyclists and give more room to pedestrians.

Work this year will see a number of changes made as lanes are introduced on the Nag’s Head one-way system between Finsbury Park and Holloway Road.

The roads affected include Seven Sisters Road, Camden Road, Tollington Road, Isledon Road and Parhurst Road.

Cycleway 50 will eventually connect to the existing lanes running from York Way to Royal College Street in Camden.

Transport for London (TfL) will run a consultation on the changes once construction is complete in November.

In the three years from June 2017, 210 people were injured in road collisions around the Nag’s Head gyratory - 31 cyclists and 54 pedestrians - and TfL says the scheme aims to improve road safety.

There are currently no cycling facilities at Nag’s Head or links into any existing cycle routes.

Over the next ten months, roads will be widened to create new cycle lanes, speed limits will be lowered and changes will be made to traffic signals.

Announcing the restart of cycle infrastructure projects in October, after a TfL funding agreement was reached with the gvernment, walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman said: "The mayor and I are determined to continue building a cleaner, safer and more prosperous London for everyone and encouraging more people to pick up greener and more sustainable transport options is a vital part of that."

Another phase of the project will follow, along Camden Road and Caledonian Road through to York Way in Camden where the route will join an existing cycle lane. Construction is planned to begin in late 2023 and to be completed in 2024.

Changes for cyclists

• Segregated cycle lanes on both arms of the Nag’s Head gyratory.

• Traffic speed limit reduction from 30mph to 20mph.

• The eastbound cycleway starts on the righthand side of Parkhurst Road, east of the junction with Warlters Road.

• The traffic lights at Parkhurst Road/Holloway Road junction will be phased to enable cyclists to cross into Seven Sisters Road, separated from traffic turning right from Parkhurst Road into Holloway Road.

• A cycle gate will be introduced on Seven Sisters Road near the junction with Fonthill Road to separate cyclists right-turning traffic. New advanced stop lines will enable cyclists at the junction to move ahead before other traffic.

• The westbound scheme starts on Isledon Road, just south of Finsbury Park bridge.

• Motor traffic will be banned from turning left from Tollington Road into Hornsey Road.

• Pedestrian crossings over Camden Road at Warlters Road will become Toucan crossings, used by pedestrians and cyclists.

• A new Toucan crossing will be added over Tollington Road at Annette Road

Changes for pedestrians

• Pedestrians will have more space in parts of Seven Sisters Road, Isledon Road and Tollington Road.

• Pedestrian countdown signals will be added to the junctions at Seven Sisters / Isledon Road / Fonthill Road; Seven Sisters by Medina Road; and Seven Sisters Road by Berriman Road.

• Fewer motor vehicle lanes and lower speed limits are intended to reduce emissions and the streets more pleasant for pedestrians.

Changes for general traffic

• Some changes to parking along the route. Loading and disabled parking maintained, with some changes to layouts.

• The existing raised table across the junction of Yonge Street and Medina Road with Isledon Road will be modified to make it easier for pedestrians to cross.

• New raised pedestrian crossing at the Parkside Crescent junction with Isledon Road.

• Bus lane merges with general traffic as Isledon Road transitions into Tollington Road and recommences west of junction with Stacey Street.

• The left turn from Tollington Road into Hornsey Road will be banned for general traffic (except emergency services) and cyclists.

• The left turn from Hillmarton Road into Hungerford Road will be banned.

Changes for buses

• Bus stop bypasses with zebra crossings will be introduced at six locations on Isledon Road and Tollington Road.

• Some bus shelters will be relocated.

Construction timeline

Eurovia will be constructing Cycleway 50 for TfL, begining on January 16.

Works will take approximately 1 0 months, and will be carried out between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday, with occasional overnight works between 8pm and 6am.

Northbound phases

January to March - Parkhurst Road between Warlters Road and Holloway Road junction

March to May – Seven Sisters Road between Holloway Road and Hornsey Road

May to June – Seven Sisters Road between Hornsey Road and Coleridge Road

June to October – Seven Sisters Road between Coleridge Road and Fonthill Road

Southbound phases

January to March – Isledon Road

March to April - Medina Road and Parkside Crescent junction with Isledon Road

April to July - Tollington Road between Iseldon Road and Hornsey Road

July to Oct – Tollington Road between Hornsey Road and Holloway Road

August to Oct - Camden Road and Camden Road/Caledonian Road junction

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