Mayor Sadiq Khan has given the go ahead to the North South Cycle Superhighway, including the section planned to run along Judd St. The confirmation follows the consultation earlier this year which recorded 70% of the public in favour of the scheme. Pending approval of final designs by LB Camden and LB Islington, work will begin next Spring.
There were calls through the consultation for the route to be re-directed away from Judd St, due to concerns for the safety of partially sighted people who visit the RNIB’s headquarters. According the London Standard, RNIB regional campaigns manager Michael Wilson said the institute was “extremely disappointed” by the plans and is now “considering all options available”.
However, in one change since the consultation responses went in, the RNIB has been assured that the pelican crossing at Judd Street will not be replaced by a zebra crossing – a modification that the RNIB has called “hugely welcome and a great example of successful campaigning”.