In November 2020, as part of our people-friendly streets programme, we introduced a low traffic neighbourhood trial in Canonbury West.
Like many neighbourhoods within the borough, Canonbury West 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: Canonbury Place, Alwyne Road, Clephane Road and Ramsey Walk. All traffic filters are enforced by cameras.
You can see locations of the traffic filters on Google maps or view the map of the Canonbury West 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 West
In March 2022, we announced that we would be continuing the Canonbury West PFS neighbourhood and made an important change to allow Blue Badge holders to travel within the neighbourhood.
New signage was installed at Canonbury Place, Alwyne Road, Clephane Road and Ramsey Walk.
We have decided to continue the Canonbury West PFS neighbourhood with the Blue Badge holder's exemption on a permanent basis from 24 February 2023.
Since March 2022, we have continued to monitor the Canonbury West PFS neighbourhood. The final monitoring results compared data collected in October 2021 with data collected in October 2022 to monitor the scheme after we exempted eligible Blue Badge holders.
The results demonstrate that the Canonbury West PFS neighbourhood is continuing to have positive impacts.
The future of Canonbury West
We will continue to work to improve the local environment in Canonbury West, 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.
- Safety: we will continue to monitor local roads and explore options for further speed reduction measures, and improving conditions for people walking and cycling.
We published the interim monitoring report for Canonbury West in October 2021.
Our pre-consultation monitoring report for the Canonbury West trial area was published in November 2021. This report includes data one year on from the launch of the people-friendly streets trial in November 2020.
We have published our most recent monitoring report for the Canonbury West people-friendly streets neighbourhood. This report includes data collected in July 2020, October 2021 and October 2022 to monitor the scheme after we exempted eligible Blue Badge holders.
We held a public consultation on the Canonbury West people-friendly streets neighbourhood between 30 November 2021 to 18 January 2022.
We published our pre-consultation engagement results report for Canonbury West in March 2022. This report includes all feedback up until the public consultation (30 November 2021 – 18 January 2022) from Commonplace and trial feedback surveys, email correspondence, formal objections and stakeholder meetings.
We published our independently written consultation report for Canonbury West in March 2022. This report includes feedback received through the public consultation (30 November 2021 – 18 January 2022).
You can find a summary of the findings from the consultation on the dedicated consultation webpage.
Map of the Canonbury West low traffic neighbourhood
Camera enforced traffic filters are at the following locations: Canonbury Place, Alwyne Road, Clephane Road and Ramsey Walk.