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St Peter's people-friendly streets trial

Tell us what you think about people-friendly streets in St Peter’s 

This consultation has ended

Start date 13 September 2021
End date 11 October 2021

In July 2020, Islington Council introduced St Peters low traffic neighbourhood trial to make the streets greener, safer and healthier for all. We installed bollards, planters and traffic cameras to reduce traffic and road danger and create more space for walking, cycling and wheelchairs, while allowing emergency vehicles and buses through. 

Now we want to hear from local people, community groups, businesses and anyone who uses these streets about how you think the trial is going and how we can make the streets greener and more people-friendly. 

Please fill out the short online questionnaire to tell us what you think. 

Why did we introduce a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) in St Peter’s?

Local people have told us they want greener, safer and healthier streets for all. We are creating Low Traffic Neighbourhoods:

  • To make it easier and safer to walk and cycle as a first choice for local travel. Only 29% of Islington households have access to a car and 36% of journeys taken in London are short, between 600m and 1.5km.
    Traffic on local roads in London – including many parts of Islington - has increased by up to 72% in the last ten years. This is mainly because more people use Sat Nav apps like Google Maps and Waze to find short-cuts.
  • To clean up the air we breathe and protect and improve the environment by reducing all forms of transport pollution. This is part of Islington Council’s commitment to becoming net zero carbon by 2030.
  • To reduce road danger, eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on Islington’s streets, and to reduce the number of minor traffic collisions. 

What we know about the Low Traffic Neighbourhood

We monitored local traffic over the course of 12 months to understand the impact of the St Peter’s LTN. Key impacts include: 

Traffic

  • Reduced traffic across internal roads (overall down 56%)
  • Decreased the number of vehicles speeding (overall down 78%)
  • Traffic on Prebend Street had 5,943 vehicles a day before the trial and now has 963 vehicles a day (decreased by 84%) 

Cycling

  • Cycling has increased by 72% on the internal roads
  • Wharf Road had 185 cyclists per day before the trial started in June 2020 and now has 541 cyclists (increase of 192%) 

Air quality

  • The LTN is continuing to have an impact on air quality, and we expect to see further impacts
  • Nitrogen Dioxide levels are below the council's annual objective and in line with borough-wide trends

There has also been:

  • negligible change in traffic on boundary roads (overall down 1% across Essex Road, New North Road & City Road)
  • no significant impact on London Fire Brigade or Police response times in the area
  • no significant impact on crime and antisocial behaviour patterns.

You can read the full monitoring report with more detailed information.

How to take part in the consultation 

The quickest way to let us know what you think is to fill out the online questionnaire by 11:59pm on 11 October 2021 when the consultation period ends. It should take around 5-10 minutes. 

The outcome of the questionnaire, consultation events, and the monitoring data will feed into any changes we make to the LTN and our final decision on making the trial permanent. 

Do you need this questionnaire in another language or reading format such as Braille, large print, audio or Easy Read? Please contact us at stpetersltn@islington.gov.uk with more details.

Complete the survey

You can come and speak to us in person at the following events:

  • Duncan Street Terrace and Colebrooke Row Gardens (N1 8FR), Saturday 18 September 2021, 10 am – 3 pm
  • St James’ Church grounds, Prebend and Popham Street (N1 8PF), Sunday 19 September 2021, 11 am – 2 pm
  • St Peter’s and Danbury Streets corner (N1 8JT), Wednesday 22 September 2021, 5 – 7 pm
  • Adapted cycle taster workshop by Pedal Power - The ARC (N1 7DF), Sunday 10 October 2021, 1 – 4 pm 

Or join us online for our Zoom event on Tuesday 5 October 2021, 5-6pm. Please email us at stpetersltn@islington.gov.uk to register for the event. 

Thank you for sharing your views.

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