Changes to the King's Cross gyratory
TfL are consulting on a major scheme aimed at improving the roads in the Kings Cross area. The consultation proposes the conversion of several key roads from one-way to two-way working (York Way, Pentonville Road, Gray's Inn Road and Caledonian Road). New cycle facilities proposed include cycle contraflow lanes on Wharfedale Road, King's Cross Road, Penton Rise and Acton Street. New signalised crossings for cycles are suggested at Lorenzo Street and Pentonville Road and Penton Rise and Pentonville Road.
There is no discussion of the engineering details. Those are promised for early 2017 following the results of this consultation.
An important issue for cycle campaigners will be the feasibility of achieving protected space on the main alignments through the area.