Following a successful bid to the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund to implement ambitious plans to lower air pollution in the Camden Town area, Camden Council are launching an engagement program to listen to the views of residents and businesses about how this can be achieved.
Running from Tuesday 4 February until Friday 20 March, and open to residents, businesses and all interested stakeholders, there will be a series of drop-in sessions, community pop-ups and workshops to help develop the best possible schemes to tackle transport-related air quality issues in Camden Town and assist in the creation of the Low Emission Neighbourhood.
“We are considering a wide range of possible measures for Camden Town Low Emission Neighbourhood, including: improving and upgrading walking and cycling links; installing a network of Electric Vehicle Charging Points; working with schools and community groups to launch ‘Healthy School Streets’ and ‘Play Streets’ and reviewing a range of parking approaches that will reduce traffic levels.
“I am particularly excited at the prospect of trialling giving over to pedestrians the section of the High Street between Camden Town tube station and Hawley Crescent. This would free it from motorised traffic on selected weekends, and we are currently assessing this.
“Camden High Street experiences high levels of traffic, with busy pavements, meaning that visitors, residents and businesses are exposed to crowded footways and high levels of vehicle emission pollution. This trial pedestrianisation will provide everyone with the chance to experience this iconic part of the borough without these issues.” Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet member for a Sustainable Camden
For more information visit the online ‘Engagement Hub’ to find more information about the project, read the frequently asked questions, make comments on an interactive map and complete the Camden High Street Survey.
In addition to the online ‘Engagement Hub’ and on-street pop-ups, everyone has the opportunity to chat to us at the following drop-in sessions:
- Saturday 8 February, 2 to 4pm – The Pirate Castle, Oval Road, NW1 7EA.
- Tuesday 25 February, 6 to 8pm – Castlehaven Community Centre, Castlehaven Road, NW1 8RU.
- Thursday 19 March, 6 to 8pm, Castlehaven Community Centre, Castlehaven Road, NW1 8RU.
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