Islington Council announced yesterday that Amwell will become the 5th area in the borough where measures to reduce through-traffic are rolled out. Works are set to start on October 5th and will include the installation of traffic filters at four streets.
The first set of people-friendly streets have been created in our neighbourhood. Traffic filters have been installed at Sans Walk, Corporation Row and Aylesbury Street. These measures prevent motor vehicles from driving across the area, but still allow access for buses, emergency vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Residents with cars are of course also still ableContinue reading “People-friendly streets created near Clerkenwell Green”
Islington Council will hold a life Q&A via Zoom to discuss the introduction of low-traffic neighbourhoods from 4-5pm on 26th August. Richard Watts, the leader of the Council, and Rowena Champion, the executive member for environment and transport, will be answering questions from residents about the ongoing roll-out of people-friendly streets in the borough. TheContinue reading “Live Q&A with Council on 26th August”
Islington Council are asking residents for their ideas on how to make our streets better for everyone. Hundreds of suggestions have already been submitted, and will influence the council’s traffic strategy for our borough. Do you have an idea on how to improve a dangerous intersection, confusing cycle lane, unsafe pedestrian crossings, narrow pavements, idlingContinue reading “Have your say”
Climate change threatens all of us. The last few years have seen an unprecedented rise in people demanding urgent action – from schoolchildren going on strike to workers demanding that their pension funds drop fossil fuel investments. While we need countries to come together to address the climate crisis globally, we also need to takeContinue reading “Our streets and climate change”
In July 2020, Islington’s first low-traffic neighbourhood was implemented in our neighbouring ward of St Peters. Residents in St Peters overwhelmingly support the new measures, according to a survey organised by our sister group St Peter’s 2020. They received 200+ survey responses from residents on over 30 streets showing a staggering level of concern aboutContinue reading “People-friendly streets rolled out in St Peters”
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, People Friendly Streets, mini-Hollands, Liveable Neighbourhoods, whatever their local branding, all mean the same thing – groups of residential streets, bordered by main roads (the places designed for buses, lorries, non-local traffic), where through motor vehicle traffic is discouraged or removed. Here in Islington, they are called People Friendly Streets: https://www.islington.media/news/islingtons-first-people-friendly-streets-will-be-created-in-st-peters. The CouncilContinue reading “What are people-friendly streets?”