Cleveland Street Streateries and cycle parking

Closed 1 Nov 2023

Opened 12 Oct 2023

Results updated 4 Feb 2024

During October/November 2023 we consulted on the Streateries at Cleveland Street

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views. We had over 20 responses and following the consultation, we have made the decision to make the Streateries permanent.

The new scheme will now be implemented and a notification (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. 




The Covid-19 pandemic changed how people in Camden live, travel and work. We want our streets to have more safe space for everyone to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to flourish, to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles and for you to be breathing cleaner air.

We want to ensure that our streets support a strong recovery from the pandemic and provide a lasting legacy of greener, safer, healthier travel with places for people to spend time in and enjoy, regenerating our local town centres.  

To help, we have been making trial changes across Camden in our Streateries Programme: Streateries change parking bays to spaces in the road for businesses to place tables and chairs for al fresco dining, protected by barriers. This means pedestrians, wheelchair and buggy users can pass safely on the pavement. We are now consulting on making some Streateries permanent, including some on Cleveland Street. 

Camden’s town centres and High Streets are at the heart of local communities and community life; they are places where residents, workers and visitors shop, work, socialise, and access culture and services. Camden has developed a Future High Streets programme to support our high streets so that they continue to add to community life. Streateries are essential for delivering this vision: they help to revitalise streets, creating destinations for residents and visitors to meet, socialise and spend time, adding to street life and vibrancy, increasing footfall, and regenerating the wider local economy.

Residents in Camden have also told us that they would like to have more lockable cycle parking close to where they live. We know that a lack of somewhere to keep a cycle safely can deter people from taking up cycling. We are therefore rolling out a programme of installing cycle hangars across the borough. This is also in line with the Camden Transport Strategy, which aims to encourage more residents in Camden to travel by cycle. We are therefore also consulting on implementing two secure, lockable, bike hangar as well as some open access cycle stands for visitors.  

Why your views matter

We are proposing changes to Cleveland Street and we would like to know your views.  We are proposing to permanently retain some Streateries, but remove others that are no longer required by businesses on this street. 

We propose to permanently retain the Streatery spaces outside numbers 124-126 Cleveland Street, but reduce the size by 5 metres; we also propose to permanently retain the Streateries outside numbers 70-72, 80 and 96 Cleveland Street.

Remove the Streatery spaces outside numbers 68, 82 and 100 Cleveland Street.

We also propose permanently keeping the loading bay and the hours of loading, outside numbers 74 - 78 Cleveland Street.

We also propose to install an island for a tree and four cycle stands for visitors outside No. 126 Cleveland Street, and two bike hangars for residents outside 128-134 Cleveland Street. 

We also propose to convert an existing paid for parking bay to a resident's parking bay.  

We also propose extending the double yellow lines and double kerb blips (no parking or loading at any time) from the junction with Maple Street for a further 4.1 metres (total 9.3 metres), and extend the double kerb blips for 10 metres on existing double yellow lines along Maple Street.  This is in line with our junction protection programme to remove parking within 10 metres of all junctions to improve sight lines and visibility for all road users.  

To view the plans and find out more about what each proposal would achieve, click on the links in the Related Section at the bottom of this page.

What happens next

After the consultation, a decision report will be produced and published online via our website, and local residents and stakeholders will be notified of the outcome. The report will consider a broad range of information including officer observations, consultation responses, feedback received during the trial period, relevant policies, and other data/information.

The report will then outline if at the end of the trial period, the experimental scheme together with any proposed additional measures should be made permanent. 


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