Some five years ago Camden Council decided to close off one end of Frederick Street to solely allow cycling traffic to pass.
The main purpose may have been to stop main traffic from rat-racing through this section (which included at times also vans) and make it safer for bicycle users. But some locals, when looking for parking spaces or needing to get out of the one-way gyratory system now needed to take longer deviations,´ sometimes even ending up in traffic jams on the main roads.
Following much examination and negotiations of traffic-reduced zones in neighbouring Islington, most LTN streets now allow the passing through of local resident holders (and only these).
The reopening of the junction of Frederick Street / Kings Cross Road could make a similar positive improvement to local residents (CA-D Permits only), whenever they use their four wheels, whilst keeping the road closed for anyone else. Some other boroughs have made similar changes. It keeps the spirit of the initial idea, whilst making some adjustments in recognition of locals.
A similar case in question could be the Pakenham Street / Calthorpe Street junction, If it opened for CA-D Parking Resident Permit holders only, it would ease entry for the entire block of local residents, whilst keeping others out and reserving it still mainly for cyclists.
This site is often critical of other areas where motor traffic has too many rights, but permits for local residents only appear to be proportionate and fair.
One response to “LTN closure at Frederick St. / Kings Cross Rd.: Could it be time for the evolution from “No Entry” to CA-D resident permit holders, only?”
I live in Frederick Street and I like it the way it is! It seems to work just fine.