City Road and Bath Street, Take Action!
Bath Street cycle lane

Tfl are running a consultation to create a new crossing point on City Road. This will allow southbound cyclists to avoid the Old Street roundabout if coming from the Hoxton area. Please say yes to the consultation. The new crossing points make the scheme better for pedestrians too. Consultation Link

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CS1 SuperQuietway: work starts

Roadworks have started in the south of the borough as part of ‘CS1’, the upgrade to London Cycle Network route 10. Pitfield Street comes first, with the southern section closed to all but pedestrians and northbound cycle traffic. Transport for London, which is leading on the project, is providing information including a recommended diversion route […]

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Old Street / City Road junction

What shall we do with the junction of Old Street and City Road? The meeting point of Old Street and City Road should be an inviting gateway linking two of inner London’s most lively boroughs with the bustling periphery of the City of London. Since 1967, though, it has been blighted by a huge roundabout […]

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TfL grants exemption for key manoeuvre in Shoreditch

From today, for the first time in nearly 50 years, you can legally turn right from Kingsland Road into Old Street on a pedal cycle. The manoeuvre was banned back in the 1960s when the main streets of Shoreditch, including Old Street, were turned into a mile-long triangular racetrack of a one-way system, creating superb […]

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TfL consult on their scheme to prepare the construction of a massive tower block in the middle of the junction

Quite possibly because the information had leaked into the public domain, TfL have finally admitted that they intend to place a tower block in the middle of the junction. The admission occurs in their consultation material for their scheme: “The new space provided by the peninsula gives us the long term opportunity to consider the […]

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It turns out that there is no 2008 Old Street Roundabout Development Strategy

A long-standing confusion is finally resolved. The reference to the 2008 Old Street Roundabout Development Strategy in the Finsbury Local Plan was in error, and the 2006 draft of the Strategy (or a version of it) was never formally adopted by Islington Council. It still took two months to resolve our FOI request. This means that […]

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TfL reply to our first FOI request for evidence with no evidence

TfL have responded to our request with things we already knew and didn’t consider ‘evidence’. Their narrative response confirms that they haven’t done any evaluation of the possibility of a crossroads at all. They haven’t even included any diagrams, and by contrast we know that they commissioned a very detailed feasibility study into the possibility […]

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We issue two more FOI requests about Old Street / City Road

The first of today’s two information requests is a simple one to Islington Council, asking it to publish the ‘Old Street Roundabout Draft Development Strategy’ which it adopted in 2008. We link to a 2006 draft above, but, despite several requests to officers, the adopted strategy has not (as far as we can tell) been […]

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TfL refuses our request, but lets the cat out of the bag anyway

The freedom of information request we made on 2nd July has been refused by TfL.  The grounds?  It has such a huge amount of information on the subject of property development above Old Street Station that it would cost too much to retrieve and release it all!  TfL says, for example, that a quick search […]

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