York Way: Road safety changes

Closed 21 Dec 2020

Opened 7 Dec 2020

Overview

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people in Camden 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. We want our streets to be safe spaces for you to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to flourish and for you to be breathing cleaner air.

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

 

Why we are consulting

Pop-up cycle lanes have recently been built in York Way to help people feel more comfortable cycling along this road. These have been installed as a trial and you can comment on that trial here.

We now want to make further road safety improvements to several junctions on the route to make it easier and safer for people walking and cycling at these locations.  We also want to make changes to the layout of two bus stops to make cycling journeys around these stops safer and easier. 

In line with new Department for Transport guidance, we are now consulting on all new Safe and Healthy Street schemes so that we can engage our local residents, businesses and stakeholders in changes happening on their streets. We want to know what you think about these additional proposals.

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

  • Cantelowes
  • St Pancras and Somers Town

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Transport and streets