We are seeking your views on the Council’s proposal to improve the pedestrian facilities on Highgate West Hill, beside ‘The Green’. This will greatly improve walking in Highgate by enabling people to walk to and through The Green between St Michael’s Church and The Grove. At present The Green has a path cutting through it, aligning with St Michael’s Church. However there is no pedestrian access to this path from Highgate West Hill. The footpath from The Grove can be obstructed by parked cars and visibility here can be difficult due to the bend in the road. Additionally this footpath from The Grove does not offer a direct link to any footpath. Unobstructed, direct crossing facilities for pedestrians are important for road safety. They also have significant benefits to those with pushchairs, in wheelchairs, or with reduced mobility, who havedifficulty passing between parked cars and feel more vulnerable when crossing the road.
Camden Council is therefore proposing an unobstructed pedestrian crossing point across Highgate West Hill to a new footpath around part of The Green. This will enable people to walk through The Green to St Michael’s Church, The Grove, and the bus stops beyond. To facilitate the new footpath, the link road beside The Flask public house will become narrower and converted to one way eastbound, This will also prevent vehicles exiting onto Highgate West Hill where there is very poor visibility alongside The Flask. These proposals will require parking to be relocated nearby, however there will be no net loss in parking. Additionally no public seating is proposed.
What Happens Next
Thank you for taking the time to take part in the consultation, which closed on 14 June 2013. We are currently collating and analysing the responses and will keep you updated on the progress of the next stages of the decision-making process.