In November 2014, Islington Council returned the stretch of Caledonian Road between Wharfdale Road and Caledonia Street to two-way traffic. The council claims that it ‘has taken the first steps towards removing the hated King’s Cross gyratory system’.
However, as far as we are aware, Transport for London has not yet confirmed that the gyratory system is ever going to be removed (more on this later).
The implementation of the two-way system has created chaos in the area. There are frequent traffic jams in the southbound lane of Caledonian Road – sometimes reaching as far back as the canal bridge. The northbound lane is rarely used.
There are also frequent jams in Wharfdale Road, with traffic often backed up along York Way.
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The noise and air pollution caused by the constantly idling traffic is making residents’ lives miserable. Many are desperate for Caledonian Road to be returned to a one-way system.
This website has been created to help us in our campaign to persuade Islington Council to listen to us.
Please leave a comment to let us know how the situation has affected you, and click on the ‘follow’ button so that we can let the council know how many people support the campaign.
UPDATE [13th May 2015]
Our flyers and posters are ready! We are having some printed today, but it’s going to be expensive to get as many printed as we would like.
You can help the campaign by printing out some flyers (A5) or posters (A4). You could hand them out to people in the neighbourhood or ask local shopkeepers to display them.
Please talk to people about the campaign, and encourage them to visit this website and click on the ‘follow’ button. Thanks!