Neighbourhoods for the future healthy school streets consultations

Stefano Bertolotto

Dear all, 

Camden is consulting on making the “school streets” west of Fitzjohn’s permanent.

The consultation ends on Monday 22 November.

The scheme has now been in place for over a year and restricts motor vehicles from driving on Maresfield Gardens, Netherhall Gardens, Netherhall Way, Nutley Terrace, and southern Frognal during drop off and pick up times (8am-9am and 3:00pm-4:15pm). The schools incorporated in the scheme are: South Hampstead High School (junior and senior sites), North Bridge House Pre-Preparatory School, Southbank International School and Holy Trinity Primary School

Exemptions are provided for residents on these roads, emergency vehicles, refuse collection vehicles, blue badge holders and Electric Vehicles. As part of this consultation, Camden is proposing to remove the EV exemption from September 2024.

The scheme has been successful in reducing traffic in the area as well as on the boundary roads (Fitzjohns). Monitoring data also shows a reduction in pollution, with cleaner air benefitting the children.

As part of the response, Camden Cyclists will ask a more rapid phasing out of the electric vehicle exemption and a cycle track on Fitzjohns avenue.

Many thanks