York Way: Safe and Healthy Street Scheme

Closed 20 Sep 2021

Opened 20 Aug 2021


The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how communities live, travel and work. We want our streets to have more space for everyone to walk and cycle, for you to be breathing cleaner air, for children to get to and from school safely and for businesses to flourish.

We’ve been trialling changes on York Way to help make streets safer and healthier by adding new cycle lanes to make getting around by bike safer and easier.

London Borough of Camden and London Borough of Islington are now consulting on making the following changes permanent, by introducing the new measures in this area to improve conditions for walking as well as cycling

The proposals include:

  • Replacing the temporary ‘kerb and wand’ segregation with a new raised stepped cycle track
  • Adding new 'parallel' zebra crossings to permit pedestrians and cyclists to cross
  • Adding new sections of wider pavement to accommodate new trees
  • Adding new benches and trees along the route to make walking more pleasant
  • Adding blue surfacing across side roads and junctions to highlight the cycle route
  • Adding blended crossings (where pedestrians have priority) on side roads 
  • Adding a new bus stop bypass near Star of Kings Pub (Stop C)
  • Retaining new junction layouts at the major junctions
  • Retaining the shared use bus boarders northbound
  • Retaining the existing bus stop bypass near Camden Park Road

Below you can view visualisations of the proposed changes to the scheme currently under consultation which will automatically change while you watch.

They will show you what the area looked like before the scheme, what it looks like now and what the consultation proposals would look like.

Changing image of the road

York Way

Why your views matter

As 69% of households in the area 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.

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. 

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.


  • Cantelowes
  • St Pancras and Somers Town


  • Anyone from any background


  • Transport and streets