“This innovative project has the potential to become a real asset for Camden and is a great example of a local community taking an idea and garnering support in order to make it a reality. I look forward to seeing it develop.”
SADIQ KHAN, MAYOR OF LONDON
"The Camden Highline is a really exciting proposal, which is capturing public imagination and would contribute to the Council’s ambition to further improve links between Camden Town, Camley Street and Kings Cross. It’s great to see the crowdfunding figure rising daily and the Council is ready to work with those behind the project as it moves forward.”
GEORGIA GOULD, LEADER OF CAMDEN COUNCIL
"Regenerating this disused industrial thoroughfare between Granary Square and Camden Market into an accessible garden walkway will bring the communities of Holborn and St Pancras closer together, not to mention some much needed green space and fresh air. This is a fantastic vision from Camden Highline, and I look forward to seeing it become a reality."
SIR KEIR STARMER MP
“On behalf of the business community in Camden we are thrilled to receive this backing from the Mayor. It’s brilliant that so many others see the transformative potential of this project and the huge benefits it will bring for future generations.”
MARTIN SAGAR, CHAIR, CAMDEN TOWN UNLIMITED & PARTNER, SHEPPARD ROBSON
“The Highline will bridge the gap between two of London’s most vibrant areas – the Camden Market and Granary Square in King’s Cross – and it will be an attraction in its own right. Let’s get it built and make two fantastic places even better.”
MARK ALPER, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, MARKET TECH
“Everything that we have done at King’s Cross has been about opening up forgotten pieces of the city to become open and accessible to all. The new Camden Highline will carry on this work, bringing life back to a neglected heritage asset.”
DAVID PARTRIDGE, MANAGING PARTNER, ARGENT
“Taking an existing piece of London’s infrastructure and bringing it back to life by linking two very different but complimentary places, Camden and King’s Cross, is a fantastic idea.”
WAYNE HEMINGWAY MBE & JACK HEMINGWAY, HEMINGWAY DESIGN
"Camden needs more healthy walking routes to provide a cleaner alternative to our polluted streets. A new public park in the air is a great reason for people to leave the car at home."
DEE SEARLE, CAMDEN AIR ACTION
“Ramblers want cities and towns that are designed to encourage people to go about their everyday lives on foot. We welcome the Camden Highline, which will be an exciting addition to London's walking network, providing a pleasant traffic free route from Camden to Kings Cross and connecting to the existing Regents Canal path.”
CLARE WADD, CHAIR, INNER LONDON RAMBLERS
“We support the Camden Highline at this early stage and look forward to being involved in developing the route in more detail as the project progresses.”
ANTJE SAUNDERS, CHAIR, CAMDEN BROADWAY CONSERVATION AREA ADVISORY COMMITTEE
“It will be fantastic to have a new green and walkable route between two of London’s most exciting areas. Turning a disused railway into a place to enjoy great views over our vibrant local neighbourhoods will be a brilliant attraction for both local people and visitors. I look forward to working with the Camden Highline team to turn the concept into reality.”
COUNCILLIOR PHIL JONES, CABINET MEMBER FOR REGENERATION, TRANSPORT AND PLANNING
“When I look up and see this structure, I see the bones of a great new space."
JOHN ALSCHULER, EMERITUS CHAIR, NEW YORK HIGHLINE & CHAIRMAN, HR&A ADVISORS
“Sustrans know that creating attractive and safe places to walk and cycle is the best way to encourage more trips on foot and bike. We are therefore delighted that the Mayor is supporting this excellent and achievable project which will provide a new green space for London as well as a direct walking and cycling link between Kentish Town and Kings Cross.”
MATT WINFIELD, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, SUSTRANS LONDON
“Of the twelve potential Highline locations I investigated, Camden is by far the best location in London.”
OLIVER O'BRIEN, URBANIST AND GEOGRAPHER, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
"Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum welcomes this innovative idea to bring back into use this stretch of unsightly railway line between the southern part of Kentish Town Road and King’s Cross. By creating a new and safe green route for pedestrians and cyclists, it will also create new public realm, improving the health and quality of life for local people which is badly needed."
ROGER WINFIELD, CHAIR, KENTISH TOWN NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM
“The Highline will be equally welcomed by those who live and work in Camden and those who visit the area. We need better links between Camden Town and all the new developments next door in King’s Cross. The Camden Highline will deliver this. The Highline will bring in millions more visitors to Camden WHICH is critical for London and the UK with Brexit looming.”
ALEX PROUD, VICE CHAIR, CAMDEN TOWN UNLIMITED & FOUNDER, THE PROUD GROUP