Proposed permanent changes to lower Kilburn High Road

Closed 5 Jul 2022

Opened 14 Jun 2022

Results updated 21 Dec 2023

During June/July 2022 we consulted on changes proposed for the lower end of Kilburn High Road.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views. We had over 60 responses and following the consultation, we have made the decision to implement the proposed changes permanently. 

You can read the decision reports relating to this, and our feedback to the consultation responses in the decision report. 



London Borough of Camden, London Borough of Brent and the City of Westminster are proposing that the recent changes made in the 'lower' part of Kilburn High Road, (between Belsize Road and Greville Place) are made permanent, along with a few changes to the scheme. These changes were made under Experimental Traffic Orders (ETOs); we promised that a consultation would take place at the end of the trial to to help inform whether or not make the changes permanent.

We are proposing:  

  • Keeping the extended bus lane hours of operation;
  • Keeping the new bus lane in Maida Vale
  • Keeping the informal crossing near Milad supermarket
  • Making the cycle lane 24/7
  • Closing Springfield Lane
  • Add new cycle stands
  • Adding a cycle hangar
  • Adding more benches
  • Removing unneccesary street furniture

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.

This is the first phase in a much bigger project to transform the whole of Kilburn High Road over the few years, to make it a safer and more welcoming town centre. 



Why your views matter

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. 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 always important for the majority of residents.

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


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 Council websites 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.


  • Kilburn


  • Anyone from any background


  • Transport and streets