Success of Highbury Hill

7 April 2017

In 2004, Caroline Russell conducted a survey with Christine Mabey of Islington Living Streets and local activists from Highbury Fields Association and Highbury Community Association - of pedestrians crossing at the notorious five-way junction between Highbury Grove, Highbury Hill and Leigh Road.  Their results were categorical – 92% thought the crossing was unsafe, over half had experienced or witnessed unsafe incidents, and the most popular solution was a zebra crossing.

It seemed like an easy way to make the streets safer, and Caroline and Christine went to Islington Council, but nothing happened.  It's taken an election and over a decade of hard work to get a crossing but finally it is in.

Between March 2015-16, over two thousand children were killed or seriously hurt on Britain's roads, and 16,350 injured, while across the country the total number injured of any age was a staggering 187,050 people.  This is more than convenience for shoppers and residents at this busy junction; it’s about safety, and we're proud of the part Caroline Russell has played in making our streets safer in Highbury East.

Zebra Crossing at Highbury Hill






RSS Feed Islington Green Party RSS Feed

Back to main page