Prowse Place Safe and Healthy Streets


Prowse Place Safe and Healthy Streets

In August 2021 we consulted on whether to make the trial changes on Prowse Place and Willmot Place permanent, as well as whether to introduce additional changes. to respond to feedback during the trial.  We have now decided to make the following permanent changes:

  • Make the the motor vehicle traffic restrictions on Prowse Place and Wilmot Place permanent
  • Moving the existing zebra crossing closer to Wilmot Place and introduce a parallel zebra crossing
  • Make parking changes on St Pancras Way

We are also trialing two-way traffic on Jeffreys Street / Wilmot Place, between Prowse Place and St Pancras Way and trial a protected eastbound cycle lane between Royal College Street and St Pancras Way.

What was the issue on Prowse Place?

This area was used as by traffic cutting through between Camden Street and Royal College Street/ St Pancras Way. This has been highlighted by local residents as an issue, which could also be heightened by TfL’s proposal for a banned left turn from Camden Street into Camden Road. 

As 69% of households in Camden do not own a car and public transport capacity remains much lower than before the pandemic, we know that safe and easy walking, cycling and scooting routes are more important than ever. Supporting and encouraging those who are able to walk and cycle, by creating safer streets will ensure that there is more space available on public transport and on our roads for those who need it the most.

Access to all properties on both sides of the restriction have been maintained so people can still reach their homes by car and receive home deliveries but through-motor traffic is prevented. Pedestrians and cyclists are able to travel through at all times. Emergency services and bin collection teams are exempt from the restrictions.

This change reduces the amount of cars moving through these streets making it safer for people walking and cycling locally while also enabling people to socially distance while walking under the railway bridge arch.

You can find out more about these changes in the notification letter and on our website.

Additional materials

Permanent Changes postcard
Permanent Changes postcard

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