Redhill Street and Cumberland Market Safe and Healthy Streets consultations

Closed 9 Mar 2022

Opened 16 Feb 2022


Redhill Street and Cumberland Market are currently used as a cut through between Albany Street and Robert Street. Furthermore, Regents’ Park Estate, including Redhill Street and Cumberland Market, has been significantly impacted by the construction of High Speed 2 (HS2), including noise, dust and road closure disruptions, making the area less enjoyable to live in. We have been working with HS2 to address these impacts. We successfully secured funding from the HS2 Road Safety Fund for improvements to road safety and to make it safer and easier to walk and cycle, we will shortly be launching this fund.

In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic changed how communities live, travel and work. We want to transform our streets so they have more, safe space for everyone to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely, for you to be breathing cleaner air, to reduce carbon emissions from road transport, and for businesses to flourish. We want to ensure that our streets support recovery from the pandemic and provide a lasting legacy of greener, safer, healthier travel.

We want to make Camden’s streets safer by discouraging car journeys to schools and green areas so that everyone, and especially the most vulnerable residents of the borough, can enjoy healthier and more vibrant local areas.

Why your views matter

We are currently carrying out a joint consultation on proposals to 1) trial a healthy school street on Redhill Street, outside Christ Church Primary School, and 2) introduce permanent road safety and pedestrian improvements on Cumberland Market. The proposals provide road safety and traffic management changes, which will benefit vulnerable road users, particularly school children.

The proposed changes include

  • Creating a Healthy School Street outside Christ Church Primary by closing the road to motor vehicles (from 8am - 9.15am and 2.45pm - 4pm, Monday - Friday, during term time) at both the junctions of Redhill Street with Albany Street, using an enforcement camera, and a road closure on Redhill Street, at the junction with Cumberland Market, using a bollard and planters. These changes would be introduced as a trial and reviewed before a decision is made on whether to make them permanent.
  • Improving the area around Cumberland Market by widening pavements. This would involve the loss of 14 residents’ parking bays but would significantly improve the walking environment and access to and from the Cumberland Market playground. We propose to introduce new, raised crossing points to the park, provide three secure bike hangars for the use of local residents and install two new disabled parking bays on Cumberland Market to ensure Blue Badge holders can access it as easily as possible. These changes would be made permanently.

These proposals have been developed in response to feedback and suggestions received from the local community requesting road safety improvements on Redhill Street and Cumberland Market. They have also been informed by traffic data for this area, which indicates that Redhill Street and Cumberland Market are currently used by motor vehicles as a cut through between Robert Street and Albany Street.

Exemptions: If the scheme is implemented, Redhill Street residents would be able to apply for an exemption that enables them to travel, by car, in and out of Redhill Street, via Albany Street, when the timed closures are in place. Others eligible to apply for an exemption include Blue Badge holders who live within the zone, Blue Badge holding parents/carers for a child at the school, and parents of a child at the school that has a disability preventing them from walking or cycling to school. Access for emergency vehicles, refuse collection vehicles and school transport operators will not be affected by the Healthy School Street.

More information about the proposals is provided in the information sheet and the consultation drawing at the bottom of this consultation page. To share your views, click on the link, below, to the online consultation questionnaire.

After the consultation, we will carefully consider the responses, alongside other information and policy, to help us in deciding on whether or not to progress the scheme.

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

 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.


  • Regent's Park


  • Anyone from any background


  • Transport and streets