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‘Finsbury Park is changing... we needed to make it safer’

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 March 2016

Cllr Claudia Webbe, Islington Council leader for environment and transport, demonstrates the changes made at the bottom of Stroud Green Road near Finsbury Park station. Picture: Islington Council

Cllr Claudia Webbe, Islington Council leader for environment and transport, demonstrates the changes made at the bottom of Stroud Green Road near Finsbury Park station. Picture: Islington Council

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A key approach to Finsbury Park station was made safer for pedestrians and cyclists this week.

A 10-week overhaul of Stroud Green Road - between Station Place and Lennox Road - has been completed by Islington Council.

Parked cars meant this stretch was previously a cause of congestion, while the bridge was also a haven for pigeons.

The council has now painted double yellow lines and installed cycle lanes, while also making the footpath wider, to see the area become more pedestrian and cycle-friendly.

Cllr Claudia Webbe, Islington’s environment and transport leader, said: “The Finsbury Park area will undergo big changes in the coming years and the station will only become more popular as new homes are built and more jobs are created.

“These improvement works will make this busy interchange easier and safer to navigate for everyone travelling to and fro on foot and by bike, and those passing through.

“This is one of many schemes we have developed, and will continue to develop, to make Islington a more pleasant and safe place to walk and cycle.”


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