The Highbury Crescent road dividing the two sections of Highbury Fields has been closed to traffic since 2014. Initially it was used as a construction compound for the rebuilding works at Highbury Corner. In 2020, Islington Council agreed to reopen the road to pedestrians and cyclists only, under temporary rules.
This has enabled children to cross the road safely, and to scoot, cycle or play in the road.
We now have the opportunity to make this permanent, and to rethink how the space could be better used – whether for nature, play, exercise, or something else.
We expect the council to launch a consultation on the future of the road this summer. Our campaign will encourage a strong and imaginative response, with the aim to Unite the Fields!
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