Camden to Finsbury Park walking and cycling changes

In early March, we will begin construction of a new experimental cycle lane, Cycleway 50. It will provide a safe, segregated space for cyclists and give more room to pedestrians.

Construction of Cycleway 50 will be carried out in two phases – the first is to build a segregated cycle lane between Finsbury Park and Nags Head.

Once this is complete we plan to continue the route from Nags Head up to York Way, where it will connect into an existing part of Cycleway 50 built by London Borough of Camden between York Way and Royal College Street, creating opportunity for longer, protected cycling space across London.

On this page you can find out more about the scheme and what engagement and consultation you can expect from us. We also want to know your thoughts about our future consultation. You can contribute your ideas by adding your comments to our Ideas Board.

The purpose of this scheme

Walking and cycling have huge health and wellbeing benefits, and if more people walked, cycled or used public transport in London, there would be less congestion and our air would be cleaner.

There are currently no cycling facilities at Nag’s Head or links into any existing cycle routes, making it difficult for people to make longer trips by bike. By creating segregated spaces to cycle and connecting it to other cycle routes, we hope to encourage more people to give cycling a try.

We also must improve road safety. Between June 2017 and June 2020, there were a total of 210 people injured in road collisions around the Nags Head gyratory. Of these, 31 casualties were cyclists and 54 were pedestrians.

The changes we are making

Over the next year, we will widen roads to create a new cycle lane, lower speed limits and make some traffic signal changes to help more people to safely walk and cycle. We are introducing the changes experimentally so that we can better understand the effects the scheme will have.

You can find out more about our plans in the ‘documents’ section of this page. The information explains in more detail:

Tell us your thoughts

Our consultation will begin once construction is complete and will be live on this page. We will use the consultation, along with monitoring of the scheme impacts to help us decide whether:

  • it is necessary to make any changes to the scheme once it is in place, and if so, what these changes might be
  • the scheme should remain in place permanently, or if it should be withdrawn at the end of the experimental period

If you have any thoughts about the scheme that you’d like to share with us before the consultation begins, or have a question, please send us an email at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk or use the ‘Questions’ tab below.

When the consultation begins, we’ll publish information about the changes to help local people understand our scheme so that they can tell us their thoughts. We’ll also publish a consultation questionnaire, to make it easier for people to give us their feedback. We’ll promote the launch of the consultation to local people and others, so that everyone who has an interest in the scheme can take part. We’d like to know your ideas about how we should plan our consultation. Please use our Ideas Board to let us know your thoughts.


In early March, we will begin construction of a new experimental cycle lane, Cycleway 50. It will provide a safe, segregated space for cyclists and give more room to pedestrians.

Construction of Cycleway 50 will be carried out in two phases – the first is to build a segregated cycle lane between Finsbury Park and Nags Head.

Once this is complete we plan to continue the route from Nags Head up to York Way, where it will connect into an existing part of Cycleway 50 built by London Borough of Camden between York Way and Royal College Street, creating opportunity for longer, protected cycling space across London.

On this page you can find out more about the scheme and what engagement and consultation you can expect from us. We also want to know your thoughts about our future consultation. You can contribute your ideas by adding your comments to our Ideas Board.

The purpose of this scheme

Walking and cycling have huge health and wellbeing benefits, and if more people walked, cycled or used public transport in London, there would be less congestion and our air would be cleaner.

There are currently no cycling facilities at Nag’s Head or links into any existing cycle routes, making it difficult for people to make longer trips by bike. By creating segregated spaces to cycle and connecting it to other cycle routes, we hope to encourage more people to give cycling a try.

We also must improve road safety. Between June 2017 and June 2020, there were a total of 210 people injured in road collisions around the Nags Head gyratory. Of these, 31 casualties were cyclists and 54 were pedestrians.

The changes we are making

Over the next year, we will widen roads to create a new cycle lane, lower speed limits and make some traffic signal changes to help more people to safely walk and cycle. We are introducing the changes experimentally so that we can better understand the effects the scheme will have.

You can find out more about our plans in the ‘documents’ section of this page. The information explains in more detail:

Tell us your thoughts

Our consultation will begin once construction is complete and will be live on this page. We will use the consultation, along with monitoring of the scheme impacts to help us decide whether:

  • it is necessary to make any changes to the scheme once it is in place, and if so, what these changes might be
  • the scheme should remain in place permanently, or if it should be withdrawn at the end of the experimental period

If you have any thoughts about the scheme that you’d like to share with us before the consultation begins, or have a question, please send us an email at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk or use the ‘Questions’ tab below.

When the consultation begins, we’ll publish information about the changes to help local people understand our scheme so that they can tell us their thoughts. We’ll also publish a consultation questionnaire, to make it easier for people to give us their feedback. We’ll promote the launch of the consultation to local people and others, so that everyone who has an interest in the scheme can take part. We’d like to know your ideas about how we should plan our consultation. Please use our Ideas Board to let us know your thoughts.


Page last updated: 02 Feb 2023, 11:20 AM