Want to help?
We all have a part to play in making the Highbury Low Traffic Neighbourhood a success.
The Council is running an 18-month trial to decide whether to make these measures permanent, and is currently consulting residents to see what they think. It is essential that we make our voices heard to ensure the Highbury scheme stays in place at the end of the trial period - with a few adjustments if needed- and that we keep our streets safer and healthier for all. Here is what you can do to support.
1. Fill in the Council's surveys
The Islington Council is currently consulting residents on the Highbury scheme.
These surveys are designed to capture your experiences of your local area during the trial, once you will have seen how the Council's measures are changing the way your area works. You can also download the Council's pre-consultation monitoring report to find out more.
2. Write to our Councillors
Loud opposing minorities can make it difficult to implement measures supported by most residents.
If you are in favour of the reduction of through traffic in Highbury, please don't stay silent and assume that your support is implicit. Feel free to use the language below or to come up with your own words of encouragement.
Dear Highbury Councillors,
As a local resident, I want to share my support for the implementation of People Friendly Streets in Highbury to make our streets and neighbourhood more enjoyable and welcoming places.
I wholeheartedly support the strategy of making it safer and easier to walk and cycle, reducing car use, eliminating deaths and serious injuries from transport, cutting carbon emissions and improving air quality. These measures will improve quality of life - and even life expectancy – for all of us.
Thank you for implementing the promises made in the 2019 Transport Strategy and for continuing to listen to the opinions of Highbury voters.
3. Sign up for updates
Please stay in touch so we can work together!
Please fill in our short survey to share your thoughts and receive updates on our activities. You can also send us pictures and videos of your street before and after the implementation of People Friendly Streets in the area. We will make sure to add your story and pictures to the website to document the positive impact of the Highbury scheme.