Proposed changes along North Circular Road joining Palmerston Road as part of Quietway 10

Closed 15 Oct 2017

Opened 16 Aug 2017

Results Updated 6 Dec 2017

We proposed changes on the A406 North Circular Road junction with Palmerston Road and Palmerston Crescent. We expect the scheme to contribute to long-term targets to improve road safety, reduce air pollution and improve public health through active travel.

We received 132 responses to the consultation, of which 65 per cent supported or partially supported the Palmerston Road element, and 72 per cent supported or partially supported the Palmerston Crescent element of the scheme.

Having considered the responses to the consultation, we have decided to go ahead with the scheme. Subject to satisfying the usual conditions, we aim to start construction of the scheme in July 2018. We will do as much as possible to minimise disruption caused by construction and will notify local people before starting any works.

Click here to view our consultation report which includes our responses to issues raised (PDF)



We are proposing changes at the A406 North Circular Road junction with Palmerston Road and Palmerston Crescent. Our proposals aim to make it easier and more pleasant to walk and cycle here, and we would like to hear your views.

Our proposals are part of Quietway 10, a cycle route from Farringdon to Palmers Green. The crossing of the North Circular Road connects the end of the Quietway to the Cycle Enfield route on the A105 to Enfield town centre. We are working together with the London Boroughs of Enfield and Haringey on these proposals

What are we proposing?

North Circular Road
The existing shared crossing would be converted into a parallel crossing where cyclists and pedestrians have their own dedicated signals and space to cross. The central island would be widened to provide more space and allow cycles to easily manoeuvre between the two crossings. The crossing would be moved slightly west of its current location to better align with Palmerston Road. The area surrounding the crossings would be landscaped to enhance the local environment, including a new area of grass verge at the current crossing location. To accommodate the widened island, approximately 75 metres of eastbound bus lane would be removed.

Palmerston Road
We are proposing to make Palmerston Road exit only for general traffic in order to reduce the potential for conflict between cycles and motor vehicles and provide a clear cycle route to the crossing. Motor vehicles would only be able to turn left out of Palmerston Road onto the North Circular Road. Motorists who currently turn in to Palmerston Road from the North Circular would need to use alternative routes. Our surveys show that currently only a small number of vehicles are making this manoeuvre.

Palmerston Crescent
To improve access for cyclists between Palmerston Crescent and the crossing of the North Circular Road the existing path would be widened. To ensure access to the path, a short section of double yellow lines would be added to the end of Palmerston Crescent.

Click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)

Traffic impacts

Our traffic modelling analysis predicts no significant impacts on bus and general traffic journey times.

About Quietways and Healthy Streets

Quietways will be a network of cycle routes throughout London linking key destinations. They will help overcome barriers to cycling, targeting those who want to use quieter, low traffic routes, providing an environment for those cyclists who want to travel at a gentler pace. Quietways form part of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s plan for Healthy Streets – a long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals. Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Sunday 15 October 2017.

Alternatively, you can:

You can also request paper copies of plans and a response form, copies in Braille, large text or another language by emailing, writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS, or calling 0343 222 1155.


  • Enfield
  • Haringey


  • Anyone from any background


  • Cycling
  • Roads