Plan for Canonbury East

Plans for Canonbury East

Changes to traffic flows in Canonbury East have been announced by the council.

The council has released its plans for reducing traffic across Canonbury East. The map at left shows the roads which will soon be closed to through traffic cutting across the area. Some of the roads will be physically blocked for larger vehicles, while others will have camera enforced restrictions.

The changes have been carefully designed to ensure that refuse collection, emergency services and residents will still be able to access every property. However, vehicles using streets as a shortcut will be prevented from cutting across the area.

Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about how the changes may affect you.

You can also find out more about the changes on Islington Council's website


Some people have asked about the usual consulting process prior to these LTNs schemes being implemented. The response is that because there is a health emergency now, there was no time for a full consultation and the work is being done under what is known as an ETO - an Experimental Traffic Order. This means that for the first 6 months, the council will monitor how the LTN is working and naturally, you can give them your views too. Some changes might be made as a result of these comments to ensure that the LTN is working as planned.

Once the new LTNs have been in place and you have had a chance to experience the changes for yourself, and the traffic patterns have settled down, the council will conduct a full public consultation 12 months into the trial to gather views. Based on the results of the consultation and the feedback received, the measures might be changed, removed or made permanent. If the measures are made permanent, there may be an opportunity to improve your area with permanent features such as greening, tree planting and play-streets. An enticing prospect.

The Commonplace map remains open for comments throughout so it's another way of providing your feedback.