Arlington Road Area Low Traffic Neighbourhood - Scheme Amendments

Closed 21 Dec 2020

Opened 7 Dec 2020

Results updated 22 Jan 2021

During December we consulted on a number of proposed amendments in the area, in response to feedback received via email, on our online Commonplace website, via direct contact with residents and site visits conducted by Camden Officers, so that the Arlington Road Area Low Traffic Neighbourhood will work better for local people.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views. We had over 230 responses and following the consultation, we have made the decision to implement the proposed changes as a trial. 

The amendments to the scheme will now be implemented from the 1st February and a letter (PDF) has gone to all local residents and businesses. You can read the decision reports relating to this, and our feedback to the consultation responses in the decision report. 

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Overview

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people in Camden live, travel and work. Since the start of the pandemic many of us have been spending more time closer to home, making our neighbourhoods more important than ever. We want our streets to be safe spaces for you to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to flourish and for you to be breathing cleaner air.

As 69% of households in Camden do not own a car and public transport capacity remains much lower than before the pandemic, we know that safe and easy walking, cycling and scooting routes are more important than ever. Supporting and encouraging those who are able to walk and cycle, by creating safer streets will ensure that there is more space available on public transport and on our roads for those who need it the most.

 

Why we are consulting

We have recently made changes to the streets west of Camden High Street, from Mornington Crescent to Camden Town, to make them safer for pedestrians, people with mobility scooters or wheelchairs, children and those who cycle. We also made a change on Buck Street which lies to the east of Camden High Street. These changes have been delivered as a package as the Arlington Road Area Low Traffic Neighbourhood. The changes have been designed to significantly reduce the number of vehicles using these residential streets to cut through between main roads while enabling access for local people. These have been installed as a trial and you can comment on that trial seperately here.

We now want to make a number of amendments in the area, in response to feedback recieved via email, on our online Commonplace website, via direct contact with residents and site visits conducted by Camden Officers, so that the Arlington Road Area Low Traffic Neighbourhood will work better for local people.  

In line with new Department for Transport guidance, we are now consulting on all new, or amendments to existing Safe and Healthy Street schemes so that we can engage our local residents, businesses and stakeholders in changes happening on their streets. We want to know what you think about these additional proposals.

What happens next

 As the consultation is now closed, your views, and those of everyone who contributes to this consultation, will be analysed and considered, alongside relevant data available on the scheme and in light of how the scheme aligns with our current policy objectives, in order to put forward recommendations on whether to proceed with the proposals. A summary of this analysis will be provided in the decision report, and will be made available on the Camden Council website in due course.

If you have any other ideas for improvements to make travel safer and healthier in this area, please go to Safe Travel Camden Map  to make some suggestions.

Areas

  • Camden Town with Primrose Hill
  • Regent's Park

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Transport and streets