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Gritting roads in winter

How we keep roads in Islington clear of ice and snow in the winter. Find out which roads and cycle lanes we grit, and how you can clear ice and snow.

To keep you moving during colds spells, Transport for London and Islington Council use:

  • road and pavement gritting machines working when needed November to March
  • 300 grit bins across Islington
  • the latest weather information to assess if roads need gritting. 

Which roads are gritted

Transport for London (TfL) is responsible for keeping all red route roads clear (roads with double red lines on the sides).

Download a map of TfL red routes (PDF 1.7MB)

They also clear tube and rail stations.

All other roads are maintained by Islington Council. 

See the main gritting routes in Islington on the interactive map. 

To keep traffic and people moving, roads are gritted in order of priority. This means we are able to provide access to all the main transport routes of Islington.

Due to resources, not every road or walkway can be gritted.

Which cycle lanes are gritted

As roads are gritted, so are their cycle lanes. However, some lanes are behind kerbs which can make it difficult for our machines to clear them. Here are a list of areas with cycle lanes being gritted as part of the gritting programme when needed due to safety and general operations. 

  • Balls Pond Road
  • Bath Street
  • Bishop Street
  • Chadwell Street
  • Drayton Park
  • Ecclesbourne Road
  • Green Lanes
  • Highbury Corner
  • Highbury Crescent
  • Highbury Place
  • Hornsey Road
  • Kingsbury Road
  • Liverpool Road
  • Margery Street
  • Navigator Square
  • Owen Street
  • Penton Street
  • Rosomon Street
  • Skinner Street
  • Sussex Way
  • York Way

How to clear ice and snow yourself

Read government advice on how to clear ice and snow from roads, paths and cycleways.

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