Safe and Healthy Streets Handel Street , Kenton Street and Hunter Street Consultation

Closed 7 Mar 2024

Opened 15 Feb 2024


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 our streets to provide a lasting legacy of greener, safer, healthier travel.

As 69% of households in Camden do not own a car and public transport use 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.

Handel and Kenton Street are one-way roads going from Hunter Street in the East to Tavistock Place in the North. They have single yellow lines on both sides. Hunter Street is a 2-way road running from Brunswick Square in the South to Judd Street in the North. It as existing has an advisory cycle lane on the North side.

We would like to make it easier to travel by bike locally, so people who cycle can access the wider cycle network. This is in line with Camden’s ambition to improve cycling access and priority. We would also like to improve pedestrian accessibility in the area.

A scheme drawing for the proposed measures can be found in the Related section at the bottom of this page. We are proposing the following changes:

  • Introduce two-way cycling on Handel and Kenton Street to improve cycle accessibility in the area.
  • Introduce new signage, on street cycle symbols, and other road markings to show permitted cycle route in each direction.
  • Introducing double yellow lines on both side of Handel and Kenton Streets as well removing one permit holder parking bay and moving a disabled parking bay. This would improve cycling safety and reduce conflict with on coming cars. 
  • Introduce cycle stand on the corner of Handel and Kenton Streets with associated pavement widening  and dropped curve to improve cycling parking facilities in the area.
  • Introduce continuous pavements (which highlight pedestrian priority) on the entry and exit roads to Handel and Kenton Streets to improve pedestrian provision. An example of a continuous pavement can be found in the photo guide.
  • Introduce a kerb segregated cycle track on Hunter Street (North bound) between Handel Street and Tavistock Place in order to improve cycling safety in a traffic heavy area.

Why your views matter

Your views are important in providing feedback both on the proposed scheme as a whole and elements of it, and we would therefore welcome your responses on the pages that follow. 

We will be pleased to hear your views on the proposals as well as any alternative suggestions or objections you may have to any aspect of what we are proposing.

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.

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

For information on how we will use data collected from this consultation read our privacy statement: Data protection, privacy and cookies - Camden Council

What happens next

We propose to construct the measures using a permanent Traffic Management Order. If the proposals are approved, we would carefully monitor the impacts of the scheme on Handel Street, Kenton Street and Hunter Street.


  • Bloomsbury


  • Anyone from any background


  • Transport and streets