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.

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

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 – 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 >

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 >


Tell us what's important to you

Take our 2-minute survey about public space in Canonbury

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