“So many people are ignoring this” – Mary on Swain’s Lane Low Traffic Neighbourhood


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Reported by Mary

Published on Friday, February 26th, 2021

Swain's Lane.

“So many people are ignoring this” – Mary on Swain’s Lane Low Traffic Neighbourhood


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Written by Mary

Published on Friday, February 26th, 2021

Swain's Lane.

Shops on Swain's Lane
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“My name is Mary. I’m a Trustee of Camden Disability Action. I’d like to give some feedback on the traffic-calming measures on Swain’s Lane, N6. There’s two ‘no right turns’ off this road. The signage for these turns are not very good so many people are ignoring this. Also, why not have cameras so they can be adhered to?”

“Also I’d like to make another comment about the other end of Swain’s Lane, which I use for shopping. Local shopping is a good thing because of Covid, but to get from the chemists from the grocery shop I have to ask random people to help me as there is nowhere to cross – no traffic lights, no zebra and the road is pretty appalling. So I have to ask random people or even shopkeepers help me sometimes. That apart, the road has one disabled parking space which is always full up. Maybe a worker uses it?”

“So please…..better signage on the top end of Swain’s Lane and more accessible crossing on the road, which is ridiculous. I hate having to ask people and not be able to do it on my own.”

You can read the general public’s comments on the changes in Swain’s Lane here

Written by Mary


I have lived in Camden since the late 70s (last century!). Following a history degree, I worked in Kings Cross for a trade union for a few years. After leaving I worked with homeless women in Soho and then in Camden working with young offenders on release from prison. I then retrained as a Social Worker at Bristol, working in the area of domestic violence. As a disabled women, I made sure that refuges were accessible and that there was accessible information about them available. I have been involved for several years in local disabled service user groups in Camden, and have chaired Visually Impaired in Camden and a member of that group for many years. I am also a trustee of Camden Disability Action. Since COVID 19 I am unable to go shopping alone or visit other disabled friends. My mobility has been severely curtailed, like many other disabled people. I am still keen however to ensure that transport and streets are accessible to all and that pressure is put on local authorities and transport providers to help bring this about.

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