Consultations, Trees and a Clean Air Conference

John Chamberlain

There is rather a lot going on so apologies for a rather lengthy email.

Camden are running a number of consultations on schemes that we think should be supported. You can see a complete list on our website at Most of these are about making existing trial schemes permanent - two-way cycling on one-way streets for example - but a couple are more significant and we are campaigning for people to respond in support for these in particular (do respond to them all if you have time!):

Redhill Street and Cumberland Market

This consultation is about setting up a Healthy School Street outside Christ Church Primary, closing Redhill Street to through traffic and improving the area around the Cumberland Market playground by replacing car parking with footways. You can find the consultation at We think these are all good for active travel and air quality - please take a few minutes to support. The deadline is next Wednesday 9th.

Queens Crescent and Grafton Road

The trial scheme went in in May 2021; the key features are the pedestrianisation of part of Queens Crescent and a filter on Grafton Road to stop through motor traffic. Camden are now consulting on making it permanent with significant improvements.

Grafton Road is a key link in Camden's cycle network (designated C6) and motor traffic on this road is down from 2600 vehicles per day to 140, making it suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Overall, pedestrian footfall is up and air quality is significantly improved. There has been an increase in local motor traffic on some of the local roads (mostly relatively small in absolute numbers) and you may want to ask Camden to take steps to counter this. The consultation is at and the deadline is the 18th. There is significant opposition so please take time to respond.


Transition Kentish Town are giving away tree whips as part of their Urban Forest program (see They are available tomorrow (Saturday) from 2-4 at Kentish Town City Farm (Cressfield Close NW5 4BN) and also at the Parliament Fields Farmer’s Market on the 12th and 19th March.

Clean Air Conference

Camden Clean Air are hosting an online air quality conference on the 10th March. Looks like a good line-up; attendees are free to drop in and out. Free tickets at

Thanks, and have a good weekend.




John Chamberlain


Camden Cycling Campaign



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