Islington Council wants to improve Moreland Street for children and pedestrians. We want to provide a healthier, safer and greener environment for residents, visitors and, in particular, the children at Moreland Street primary school.
Our plans will transform the street into an active area for the local community and provide a safe and comfortable space that children can enjoy. We believe that by creating a child friendly environment on Moreland Street we will provide a better space for all generations.
We would like to make the street look nicer, widening the foot way to improve access for all users, reducing traffic speeds, upgrading street furniture and increasing the number of trees and plants. The most important improvement will be made by creating space away from car and vehicle traffic by giving pedestrians priority and allowing children to move about easily and safely.
We have worked with the community, the school and nursery and local ward councillors to develop our plans and the key elements are:
- Narrowing the carriageway width to provide more space for children and reduce vehicle speeds
- Realigning of the road layout to reduce vehicle speeds
- Raising the carriageway level on Moreland Street outside Moreland Primary School
- Providing new trees / planting and seating area
- Installing of coloured street lighting columns and other street furniture
- Installing coloured asphalt with bright designs on the carriageway adjacent to Moreland Primary School to make the area more child friendly and make drivers more aware they are entering an area where there may be a lot of children
- Widening the footways to shorten pedestrian crossing distances and improve accessibility for all users. Widening the footway results in a reduction of 7 parking bays
- Introducing a Car Club Bay and an Electrical Vehicle charging bay on Moreland Street. There is a net loss of 5parking bays but these is enough spare capacity on Moreland Street for residents and visitors to still be able to park
- Resurfacing the footway and carriageway on Moreland Street
In June 2018, local residents, businesses and Moreland Primary School and nursery were consulted on the Council’s proposals to improve Moreland Street for children and pedestrians. Our proposals sought to provide a healthier, safer and greener environment for residents, visitors and, in particular, the children at Moreland Primary School and Moreland Children’s Centre. The results of the consultation showed overwhelming support for the proposals with 84% of respondents supporting the scheme.
What happens next
The works are scheduled to start the week of 3 December 2018, and due to finish by 31 March 2019. This will allow the work to be done in stages with the minimum disruption possible.
The works will be carried out under a traffic management plan which will include localised parking suspensions and road closures when and where required to allow the works to be carried out safely. The Council apologises for any inconvenience that these works may cause.
Should you require further information or have any comments on these proposals please email: firstname.lastname@example.org