We need Camden to make good on its promise for safer streets in Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia safer streets map.

Camden Council is asking people living in the borough to put forward their ideas for making our streets better for safe travel by walking, cycling and social distancing. In some parts of the borough they have already made improvements. Now it's our turn. "We want to make it easier and safer for people to walk …

Westminster council to draw up new plans for ‘improving the Oxford Street District’

Buses and taxis on Oxford Street.

Westminster council has written to community groups in the neighbourhoods surrounding Oxford Street to announce that "completely new proposals" will be drawn up after the summer but that pedestrianisation is "off the table for good". In a letter signed by leader Nickie Aiken and cabinet member Richard Beddoe they say there is a very clear …

Camden to hold inquiry before decision on Torrington-Tavistock road layout

Cyclists and motor vehicles at junction.

Camden Council is to hold a public inquiry ahead of any decision on the future of the experimental Torrington Place and Tavistock Place road layout which prioritises walking and cycling. The new traffic system along the east-west route linking Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury and Kings Cross was implemented in 2015 to address concerns about motor traffic volume and road …

Camden to decide on West End Project plans

Taxis and delivery vehicles on Tottenham Court Road.

Camden Council's cabinet will be asked to make a decision on the public realm and traffic changes for the Tottenham Court Road area at a town hall meeting next Wednesday. Camden's officers are recommending that the proposals laid out last year for what they call Camden's West End Project be approved subject to some changes as …

Travel show offers a world of inspiration

Two women cycling.

If you are in search of an active holiday in 2015 then an event in west London during January will help you decide what to do and where to go. The Adventure Travel Show at Olympia London brings together a huge collection of travel companies, writers, filmakers and explorers, with stalls, talks, seminars and films. And Fitzrovia News is …

Freedom Pass London book launch at Fitzrovia pub

Cover of book.

A new guide book describing walks in and around London is being launched at a Fitzrovia pub this Wednesday (12 November 2014). Freedom Pass London is written by local author and editor of Fitzrovia News Mike Pentelow and illustrated by photographer Peter Arkell. Intended as a companion to The Freedom Pass travel ticket it describes …

Camden’s West End Project consultation

Road and construction site.

Camden Council are currently consulting on plans for the Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street area. Known as Camden's West End Project the public consultation will continue until Friday 1 August 2014. The proposals are the biggest single project undertaken by Camden and have been ten years in the making. The scheme will cost £32m and work …

More people would cycle if there were better facilities say survey respondents

By Linus Rees More people would cycle in and around Fitzrovia if there were more segregated cycle paths and better cycle parking facilities, according to a questionnaire currently running. The survey asked people to answer nine questions about cycling and walking in Fitzrovia. The same survey found that many people enjoy walking but that there is room …

Exploring Fitzrovia with organised walks

London Trails Guided Walk of Fitzrovia, by Ken Titmuss. 2pm to 4pm Sundays, £8. Fitzrovia: A Walking Treasure Quest, by Treasure Trails. One hour, any time, £5. Reviewed by Linus Rees Both these walks of exploration start at Goodge Street tube station. The Treasure Trails' walk is more suited to a family with children or …

Mystery shoppers say monoliths reduce journey times

Camden Council say an improved quality assurance system for Legible London signs will be deployed to prevent errors. And more signs to come. By Angela Lovely It seems my article about Legible London sending tourists in the wrong direction sent transport planners into a tizz. Fitzrovia News received a call and an email to say …

Fitzrovia Weekend: 12-13 March 2011

Arts Against Cuts, galleries,  music, comedy, and walking in and around Fitzrovia By Mike Pentelow and Linus Rees Arts Against Cuts are holding a weekend of creative resistance talks and workshops at ULU, Malet Street. The weekend of collaborative action is part of the preparations for the upcoming 26 March national demonstration against the government …