Our project introduced a new public space, a two-way traffic system, dedicated cycle lanes and new pedestrian crossings in the area.
As part of the improvements we have:
We made these changes to better balance the needs of all road users and make the area more welcoming.
We do environmental evaluations for all major schemes, including an assessment of changes in noise levels and air quality predicted as a result of the scheme.
An evaluation also includes our appraisal of whether the scheme requires an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) under the Town and Country Planning Act. The final decision on this rests with the local planning authority.
Islington Council's assessment confirmed our view that an EIA was not required.
Overall, the effect of the scheme is negligible in terms of concentrations of particulates. For NO2 there was a mixture of beneficial and adverse effects, with no net increase expected across the project area.
We held a consultation on proposals to improve Archway for cyclists and pedestrians and create a new public space in late 2014. For more on the proposed changes, see the Archway response to consultation report on the Archway gyratory consultation page.
Some changes to bus services in the area were needed because of the changes to the road layout. In early 2016 we gathered opinions on how bus routes would pass through the new road layout, and which routes would serve which bus stops. Details of this consultation are on the Archway bus routes consultation page.