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Euston Road/Kings Cross is a mess

Reported via desktop in the Streetspace Feedback category anonymously at 10:23, Fri 23 October 2020

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2353864.

Dear Mr Khan and TFL,

Having long been a staunch supporter of you and your office I now put in a most serious complaint and a display of serious anger as well.

The mayor's office is wholly responsible for the absolute mess that is now Euston Rd near Kings Cross station. • Have you actually visited there daily and assessed the madness that your narrowing has created?

• This is a MAJOR ARTERIAL ROUTE - the A40 which then becomes the M40!!

You have made traffic filter through 1 lane! - the pollution! the congestion! even the buses stuck, is out of control.

Some Bus Stops have moved to the middle of the road in places too, with people having to stand in the rain and wind! in the pollution! and congestion! after crossing a crazy cycle path which is barley used because to get to this cycle route safely (and I am an avid cyclist!) you first have to nearly kill yourself for 3 blocks all around the Kings Cross gyratory! No wonder cyclists revert to footpaths seen often. (ps; there is also a terrific east west cycle route one block down) Then there are the people waiting 20 minutes for the bus just metres away, who go to find shelter on the footpaths next to a building and then making a mad dash to the bus over the cycle lane not looking! • Why on earth has this been done to a Major Arterial Route? It like you have a stooge advising you how to not get elected again!

• But not only this - smaller council roads have now become the Sat Nav Go To! Yes they are council roads! And while the councils dilly dally, you just wipe your hands of the mess you have created! Eg: Our street - Calthorpe Street, Guildford street, Great Ormond St even, little Coram street are now stacked with traffic much more than ever before!

I speak for a small section of Camden, but then Kings Cross/St Pancras is a first point of call for many of our International visitors! What a sight they face at the moment.

BTW: I do have friends in other parts of London and if your ear is to the ground you will know there is disquiet everywhere.

I heard one cyclist say when an ambulance was stuck - “well the cars shouldn’t be there” • WELL THE CARS AND VANS AND LORRIES ARE THERE! ...Mr Mayor/dear Mr Khan you either ban all through traffic or you make sure the Arterial through routes are flowing! Please!

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    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 13:00, Fri 23 October 2020

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