Safe and Healthy Streets Maresfield Gardens 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.

Marsefield Gardens is a Street to the west of Fitzjohn’s Avenueand is exit only (onto Fitzjohn’s Avenue) for motor vehicles. Two way cycle lane which runs in the opposite direction to the traffic is narrow. We would like to make it easier to travel by bike locally, so people cycling can access the wider cycle network. This is in line with Camden’s ambition to improve cycling access and priority.

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:

  • Widen the existing cycle lane which runs in the opposite direction to traffic to improve cycle accessibility and introduce low-level planting on existing island to make it a more attractive feature.

  • Introduce 2 cycle hangers on the South East part of Maresfield Gardens to improve cycle storage facilities in the area.

  • Remove 10.7m of existing pay by phone parking and extend existing single yellow line to improve cycle safety around the junction with Fitzjohn’s Avenue.  

  • Introduce a cycle flexi bollard facing Fitzjohn's Avenue and replace the existing gully cover with cycle friendly cover to improve the signage and accessibility into Maresfield Gardens

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 Maresfield Gardens.


  • Belsize


  • Anyone from any background


  • Transport and streets