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People-friendly streets in Canonbury East

In August 2020, as part of our people-friendly streets programme, we introduced a low traffic neighbourhood trial in Canonbury East.

Like many neighbourhoods within the borough, Canonbury East has suffered from increased traffic volumes in recent years from the use of the area as a short-cut.   

The trial aimed to: 

  • Make it easier and safer to walk and cycle 
  • Clean up the air we breathe 
  • Reduce road danger  

We introduced the following traffic filters:  Henshall Street, Cleveland Road, Halliford Street, Shepperton Road, Ockendon Road, Englefield Road, Northchurch Road, Elmore Street, Dove Road and Downham Road. In some cases, the traffic filters are enforced by cameras.

You can see locations of the traffic filters on Google maps or view the map of the Canonbury East low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) at the bottom of the page. A downloadable version of the map is available in the 'Useful documents' section of this page. 

Next steps for Canonbury East

In January 2022, we announced that we would be continuing the Canonbury East PFS neighbourhood and made an important change to allow Blue Badge holders to travel within the neighbourhood.

New signage was installed at Dove Road, Ockendon Road, Englefield Road, Downham Road, Ecclesbourne Road and Halliford Road. A new traffic filter was installed at Ecclesbourne Road and two traffic filters at Elmore Street and Halliford Street were relocated.

We have decided to continue the Canonbury East PFS neighbourhood with the Blue Badge holder's exemption on a permanent basis from 11 November 2022.

Since January 2022, we have continued to monitor the Canonbury East PFS neighbourhood. The final monitoring results compared data collected in July 2021 with data collected in July 2022 to monitor the scheme after we exempted eligible Blue Badge holders.

The results demonstrate that the Canonbury East PFS neighbourhood is continuing to have positive impacts.

The future of Canonbury East

We will continue to work to improve the local environment in Canonbury East, including:

  • People-friendly pavements: we will make improvements to footpaths to ensure they are accessible for walking, wheeling and using buggies and wheelchairs.  
  • Greening: we will work with local people to implement more greening with three pilots at Elmore Street, Cleveland Road and Wilton Villas.
  • Traffic: we will continue to work with TfL on lifting banned turns on Essex Road and New North Road junction.
  • Safety: we will continue to monitor local roads and address safety concerns at main road junctions, exploring options for further speed reduction measures, and improving conditions for people walking and cycling.


We have published our most recent monitoring report for the Canonbury East people-friendly streets neighbourhood. This report includes data collected in June 2020 and 2021 with data collected in July and September 2022 to monitor the scheme after we exempted eligible Blue Badge holders.  

We published our pre-consultation monitoring report for the Canonbury East trial area in November 2021. This report includes data one year on from the launch of the people-friendly streets trial in August 2020.

We published the interim monitoring report for Canonbury East, published in May 2021.


We held a public consultation on the Canonbury East people-friendly streets neighbourhood from 2 November - 30 November 2021.  

We published our pre-consultation engagement results report for Canonbury East in January 2022. This report includes all feedback up until the public consultation (2 November 2021 – 30 November 2021) from Commonplace and Trial feedback surveys, email correspondence, formal objections and stakeholder meetings.

We published our independently written consultation report for Canonbury East in January 2022. This report includes feedback received through the public consultation (02 November 2021 – 30 November 2021). 

You can find a summary of the findings from the consultation on the dedicated consultation webpage.

Map of the Canonbury East low traffic neighbourhood

Map of the Canonbury East LTN 


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