Canonbury 2020

Improving Canonbury for and by residents

We're a group of Canonbury residents who'd like to improve our streets and public spaces to benefit local people & businesses.

We are delighted to be part of www.lowtrafficislington.org, the borough-wide campaign to support People Friendly Streets. Please tweet/NextDoor/Instagram using #lowtrafficislington and showing your support for safer, quieter streets and cleaner air. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

Latest news:

  • Monitoring report results out for Canonbury East. Headlines: overall traffic has fallen by 78%, a reduction of 12,120 vehicles/day; nitrogen dioxide levels have fallen in line with expectations; speeding in the area down 88% and cycling down by 28%. While London Ambulance have reported no concerns, Fire Brigade response times, while within the target of 6 minutes in Canonbury overall, have increased which is being monitored.

  • Will Norman is the speaker at Cycle Islington's next meeting on 12 May; if you want to hear his presentation on 'A year in perspective', please send a DM to their Twitter @CycleIslington.

  • Many thanks to our councillors for participating in our Zoom on 31 March; these opportunities to feed back and hear from Nick Wayne, Clare Jeapes and John Woolfe are useful to everyone so we will organise another later in the year when the public consultations are due to go live. Make sure you are on our mailing list to hear about future webinars: canonburycommunity@gmail.com. And follow us on Twitter: @canonbury2020.

  • There are individual consultations for both Canonbury East and Canonbury West on the council's PFS (People Friendly Streets) site so do please give your feedback as this helps the council traffic planners to refine the schemes if required.

  • The council's PFS site also now has a Q&A section here.

  • The Canonbury Society conducted a survey of its members last year; results available here

Your friends & neighbours are supporting change too

Many people believe that they are alone in supporting changes that would make walking and cycling safer and easier. You aren't alone โ€“ your friends and neighbours are much more supportive than you think.

Research by YouGov has found that 77% of people in the UK support measures in their local area to encourage cycling and walking. That's 6.5 people supporters for every 1 against. Read more about the results of the research >

Canonbury Ward meeting

Canonbury Councillors will be hosting a ward partnership meeting on Wednesday 25 November on Zoom. Residents are invited to discuss Youth Commissioning and Provision and People-Friendly Streets.

More details >>

Canonbury West LTN is now active

The wait for People-friendly streets in Canonbury West is over!

Islington's latest low-traffic neighbourhood went live on Monday 9 November.

Read more about the new traffic calming measures in Canonbury West >>

Councillors answer residents' questions

Local Councillors for Canonbury joined us to answering questions at a community zoom meeting.

Read Cllr Wayne's opening remarks >>

Read follow up answers to questions from the chat >>

People-friendly streets coming to Canonbury

Paula: East Canonbury resident

Talia had a chat with Paula about using pavements and streets as a motorised wheelchair user in East Canonbury

Father and son enjoying exercise together in Rotherfield Street

Research shows low-traffic neighbourhoods benefit everyone

Leader of Islington Council Richard Watts' published a twitter thread countering misinformation about low-traffic neighbourhoods. Read what Cllr Watts had to say

Mobility access: streets that everyone can use

Lucy Facer joins Carly Ashdown on the school run to discover the reality of driving a mobility scooter around Islington streets and how low traffic neighbourhoods will affect her journey.


Parklets and planters

Parklets and street planters are popping up all over North London and soon in Islington we hope to have our own sensible process for a green parking permit. Read about how to green your street with Eilidh explains >


How Satnav increases traffic in our area

New apps like Google Maps and Waze are increasing traffic in our neighbourhood.

Talia explains how >

Healthy streets and low-traffic neighbourhoods

With roughly 3/4 of Islington residents living car-free, the council is planning to open up streets for people to use more safely. It's part of a London-wide project to make our city safer and healthier for residents.

Join us!

Contact communitycanonbury@gmail.com to get more information about the project