Camden Council is consulting residents and businesses in the Regent’s Park area about its plans for road safety improvements after securing £2.4m worth of funding from HS2 Ltd. to finance local projects.
Through High-Speed Two Ltd’s (HS2’s) Road Safety Fund, Camden has secured £2.4 million which will be spent on road safety and transport improvements in the Regent’s Park Area.
The project is being called the “Regent’s Park Area: Safe and Healthy Streets scheme” and the council, with support from independent consultants Sustrans, will be carrying out a series of engagement events in the coming months to inform which measures to improve transport and road safety, particularly active and sustainable travel, should be funded through the HS2 Road Safety Fund.
Through these events, the local authority would like to receive public feedback about the current road safety and transport challenges in the area, as well as their ideas for infrastructural improvements.
The first engagement event will take place at The Third Age Project, Cumberland Market, Regent’s Park, London NW1 3RH, 4.30pm-7pm on Tuesday, 16 May 2023.
The feedback from the engagement events and Commonplace survey will reportedly be used to help the council create a number of designs for road safety and transport improvements, which it will then consult upon on a scheme-by-scheme basis.
The formal public consultation is intended to provide the community with further opportunities to share views on transport proposals for the Regent’s Park Area.
Cllr Adam Harrison, cabinet member for a Sustainable Camden, said:”Residents living close to the main HS2 construction site in Euston are seeing a daily influx of lorries on their streets, while many roads are closed while HS2 works continue.
“We’ve always held the position that the polluter must pay and that if residents have to put up with this disruption, they need to see long-term benefits in their area in return.
“We’ve fought residents’ corner to secure this £2.4m fund – this now gives us a chance to work with residents, business and people in the community to invest in streets in the Regent’s Park Area, and make the changes needed to make these roads safer and encourage more walking and cycling in the area.”