Lower Kilburn High Road

Closed 1 Feb 2021

Opened 18 Jan 2021

Overview

Together, London Borough of Camden, London Borough of Brent and City of Westminster are proposing changes to the ‘lower’ end of Kilburn High Road. It is just the first phase in a much bigger project to transform the whole of Kilburn High Road over the next two years, to make it a safer and more welcoming town centre. 

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, we circulated new plans for Kilburn High Road through community groups and statutory bodies.  Now we want to consult more widely, with local residents and businesses on this initial phase, covering the section of Kilburn High Road from West End Lane to Greville Place. 

The proposed changes include:

  • Extending bus lanes and standardising bus lane hours
  • Changing a zebra crossing to a signalised pedestrian crossing
  • Adding more trees
  • Widening the pavement 
  • Providing more informal crossing points and a central island
  • Adding new cycle lanes and longer Advanced Stop Lines

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

After the consultation, we will carefully consider the responses, alongside other information, in deciding on whether or not to progress the scheme. Should a decision be made to proceed, we would implement the scheme on a “trial” basis, for a maximum 18-month period, under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO). A further consultation would take place 12 months after the ETO period starts to help inform whether or not to make the changes permanent.

Why we are consulting

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people 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.

Both now and beyond the pandemic we want:

  • our streets to be safe spaces for you to walk, cycle, wheel and scoot, 
  • for children to get to and from school safely and healthily
  • For businesses to be able to flourish  
  • For you to be breathing cleaner air
  • For bus journeys to be easy and reliable to support people getting to work and moving around the area

Although at the moment public transport capacity is lower than normal, we know that in general 69% of households locally do not own a car. So safe and easy walking, cycling and scooting routes as well as smooth, reliable and efficient bus routes are more important than ever.

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

  • Kilburn

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Transport and streets