Birkbeck, University of London

3 June 2016

Letter in Support of cycle lane trail along Tavistock and Torrington Place

Sea Councillor Jones and Camden Council,

Birkbeck College writes in strong support of the changes Camden has made in traffic flows on Tavistock and Torrington Place.

The new traffic flow is much safer and more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists and has cut down considerably on traffic in and around Torrington Square. The previous arrangement of a single two-way cycle lane with two-way motor vehicle traffic was very dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians, and unpleasant and unpredictable fro drivers. The congestion along this stretch of road had become extreme over the lat years, raising concerns about health and wellbeing of our staff and students especially with pollution from exhaust, noise and safety concerns.

As one of the largest employers in Bloomsbury, we wholeheartedly encourage the Council to make the changes to traffic flow along Tavistock and Torrington Place permanent. We thank you for making these positive changes which are to be strongly commended, and encourage Camden to continue making roads in the borough safer, healthier and more environmentally sustainable.

With best regards

Keith Harrison, College Secretary
On behalf of Birkbeck, University of London

Dr Fred Dick,
Chair Birkbeck Environment Group