Red Lion Street
Residents, workers, and visitors can now enjoy more public space in Holborn following the completion of works on Red Lion Street, undertaken by Camden Council with funding from Central District Alliance.
Red Lion Street – known for its collection of restaurants, cafes, and pubs –now sports wider pavements and a dedicated cycle lane for people moving between Theobalds Road and High Holborn.The closure of Red Lion Street to through traffic was made permanent last year following a trial road layout installed at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic.The local Business Improvement District, the Central District Alliance (CDA), has contributed £103,000 towards the implementation of the project. Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to work with local businesses to transform Red Lion Street into a more pleasant place to both travel through and to also meet and spend time.“Local people told us that Red Lion Street previously felt unsafe, with cars using the road as a short-cut between Theobalds Road and High Holborn. This is why we implemented a trial closure in June 2020.“We received great feedback on this project during a public consultation in September 2021. Now, we’ve made it permanent with high-quality pavements and a cycle lane to make getting around Camden on foot or by bike easier and safer.“What’s more, giving people space to meet, walk and enjoy many of Camden’s restaurants is crucial as more people head back to the office […]
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