- Cycle Industry News)
Highbury Corner to gain public space and segregated cycle paths
August 10, 2016 Mark Sutton
Transport for London has announced that it will modify Highbury Corner, Islington to include segregated cycle paths and more public space, starting in 2018.
Under the proposals, changes to Highbury Corner would include:
- Closing the western side of the roundabout to create two linked public spaces and include a new square in front of the station
- Improved pedestrian facilities to allow more people to move around Highbury Corner, including widened crossings at the junctions of Holloway Road, Canonbury Road and Upper Street
- New segregated cycle lanes and cycle-specific signals on all three remaining sides of the road layout
- Changing the current one-way gyratory into a two-way traffic system
Of the 2,823 respondents, 71 per cent thought the changes would improve conditions for pedestrians, 67 per cent thought they would improve conditions for cyclists and 59 per cent thought they would improve conditions for Tube and Rail users. Concerns were raised by around a third of respondents about the changes to bus routes that would be necessary while 28 per cent felt that the changes would have a negative impact on traffic. TfL and Islington Council will now carefully consider all responses to the proposals before setting out the next steps.
Alan Bristow, Director of Road Space Management at TfL, said: “We’re pleased that so many people have fed back on our proposals to improve Highbury Corner. We are now carefully reviewing all the issues raised to ensure that any proposed improvements work for everyone and can create a better environment for all those who live in, work in or visit the area.”