Camden Council has this week added extra steel bollards to a closed off street in Fitzrovia to prevent recidivist rat-running drivers using the pavement to get around the street closure. Drivers of cars were seen to use the pavement to get around the bollards that were placed across Warren Street after the road was closed to through traffic in March last year.
Now the council has added additional bollards to prevent motorists getting around the street closure. Not only has an extra bollard been fitted each side of the street but several other bollards had been fitted along the street in an effort to prevent drivers using the pavement.
Residents have also reported drivers using the pavement to get around the closure on the south side of nearby Fitzroy Square.
This week a bollard near the entrance to University Street successfully prevented a lorry being driven over the cycle track along the street. The driver after crashing his vehicle into the bollard got his lorry jammed. The police closed the street while the lorry which had become impaled on the bollard was jacked up before being towed away. No other vehicle or person was involved. The driver had a minor injury.
Since December 2013 Camden has a borough-wide 20 mph speed limit.