The local group of the London Cycling Campaign in Brent.
Two lanes of traffic merging from left onto local designated cycle route No 5. Cyclists crossing bridge going north on the A5 have to cross fast moving traffic merging from the left. A waiting area for cyclists could be provided at the base of the bridge to allow cyclists to cross the slip road at right angles. (Southbound is in Brent)
Cyclists going straight up the Finchley Road from Swiss Cottage to Golders Green have to cross two lanes of fast A41 traffic, where the Hendon Way turns off to the left.One possible solution would be for cycles to remain on the left and have a facility to use the pedestrian crossing across the top of the Hendon Way. Recommended route via Ardwick Road/Burgess Hill is not efficient and involves crossing 2 lanes when rejoining Finchley Road.
TfL Enquiry Ref: 13049465 Cycling on Finchley Road CRM001:0373000000770 23/02/2019
The proposed improvements include:
Refreshing the existing loading restrictions and the advisory cycling lanes in Abbey Road
to make them safer for cyclists and to prevent vehicles from parking on them
Providing new mandatory cycling lanes in Rainsford Road to link the industrial area to the
existing Grand Union Cycling Route and to improve connectivity cycling lanes in the area
Providing new vehicle activated LED electronic signs to slow traffic and improve safety, for
pedal cyclists and motorcycles
Improving road safety at the junction of Twyford Abbey Road with Rainsford Road by
extending the existing raised table, narrowing the carriageway width and providing onfootway cycling lane. This will slow traffic turning speed at the junction and get cyclists out of
the way of heavy vehicles turning movement and hence improve safety for all road users
Making crossing the road safer for vulnerable road users at the junction of Twyford
Abbey Road with Rainsford Road by providing a zebra crossing
Providing new direction signs where necessary to guide cyclists and pedestrians
We will also take this opportunity to review all signs and street furniture to de-clutter and
improve the streetscape. The enclosed drawing provides details of the proposals.
Furness Road Junction Improvement Scheme
Who is consulting?
Highways & Infrastructure
Why are we consulting?
Each year we identify roads in Brent which have the highest numbers of recorded Personal Injury Accidents (PIA’s). We then consider the introduction of road safety measures to help reduce the number of accidents.
The junction of Furness Road with Harlesden High Street and Harrow Road has been identified as a location with a high number of accidents. Over the last 3 years there have been 9 traffic accidents recorded at the junction. 1 accident resulted in serious injury and 8 accidents resulted in slight injury. 3 accidents involved a pedestrian, 2 involved a pedal cyclist and 2 involved motorcyclists.
The existing pedestrian facilities at this junction are also inadequate. The only protected pedestrian phase is across the southern arm of High Street Harlesden, with no formal crossings across all other approach arms to this very busy junction. Also most pedestrians tend to cross the junction on the north side of High Street Harlesden, which is not a protected and formal crossing.
The other problem with this junction is the Furness Road approach. This is only a single lane approach with a free flowing, uncontrolled traffic movement for left-turning traffic. The right turning traffic obstructs the free flowing left-turning traffic even though it is uncontrolled. This is mainly due to the single lane approach to the junction holding the left-turning traffic which then causes long tail backs on Furness Road on daily basis, particularly during the peak hour periods. We are therefore proposing to introduce a comprehensive set of measures to reduce the number of traffic accidents and also improve junction capacity.
Camden’s Clean Air Action Plan has been produced as part of our duty to London Local Air Quality Management. It outlines the action we will take to improve air quality in Camden between 2019 and 2022.
Apologies for very late posting
Brent Council write:
As part of our sustainable transport policy, we are progressively improving key walking routes to schools and making them safer for all road users such as children. This documents outlines our proposal to improve pedestrian access to Harlesden Primary School in Minet Avenue.
Why are we proposing this change?
As a part of the recent expansion programme for Harlesden Primary School the school entrance
was relocated from Acton Lane to Minet Avenue. Brent Council has received many complaints
from the school and parents in relation to their concerns about the safety of pupils trying to access
the school due to congestion and obstructive parking. In addition there have been a number of
accidents reported by the school involving school pupils and motor vehicles in the section of Minet
Avenue between Acton Lane and the gated closure outside the school.
Brent Council also receives regular complaints with regards to vehicles driving through the
emergency services access gate that was installed to reduce traffic and improve safety in Minet
Avenue by the school.
What are the proposed improvements?
The scheme proposals are shown in the attached drawing. In summary the proposals
The introduction of a Pedestrian and Cycle zone in Minet Avenue between Acton Lane
and the existing gated closure, between 8:15 to 9:15am and 2:30 to 4:00pm. Residents
of this section of Minet Avenue will be issued with a permit (free of charge) and will be
exempt from the proposed restrictions together with emergency services vehicles, blue
badge holders and permitted delivery vehicles.
Introduction of timed “Pedestrian and Cycle” zone signs and a CCTV camera to help the
enforcement of this area to improve safety of children and all pedestrians.
The introduction of school keep clear marking outside the two new accesses of the
Parking bays outside the school will be amended as shown on the plan to facilitate the
Brent Council write:
As part of our sustainable transport policy, we are progressively improving key walking routes to schools and making them safer for all road users such as children. This documents outlines our proposal to improve pedestrian access to Wykeham Primary School in Annesley Close.
Why are we proposing this change?
In 2017 Brent Council introduced a number of road safety improvements in roads around the
Wykeham Primary school. This was in response to concerns raised by the school, local ward
councillors and residents submitting a petition to Brent Council. Although we have installed a
number of improvements to stop the obstructive parking on footways and Carriageway, and to
reduce congestion in Annesley Close. The situation had not improved and drivers continue to
obstruct the Carriageway and the Footways during the school peak hours at am and pm.
The proposals we have introduced include the installation of Pedestrian Guard rails, Street trees
and the installation of the School Keep Clear marking.
What are the proposed improvements?
The scheme proposals are shown in the attached drawing. In summary the proposals include:
The introduction of a Pedestrian and Cycle zone in Annesley Close from its junction with
Aboyne Road and the turning circle, between 8:15 to 9:15am and 2:30 to 4:00pm. The
Permit holders within the proposed zone (Annesley Close), Emergency Service Vehicles,
blue badge holders and permitted delivery vehicles would be exempted from the
Introduction of timed “Pedestrian and Cycle” zone signs to help the enforcement of this
area to improve safety of children and all pedestrians.
"Over the last 3 years there have been 26 traffic accidents recorded in Stag Lane resulting in 31 casualties. These casualties included 10 vehicle passengers, 9 vehicle drivers, 6 motorcycle riders, 4 cyclists and 2 pedestrians.
A 20 mph speed limit on Stag Lane and Roe Green between Mollison Way and Kingsbury Road designed to be self-enforcing through the introduction of traffic calming measures
Speed cushions on Stag Lane and Roe Green which are narrow enough to allow a wide wheel based vehicle such as fire engine or an ambulance to pass relatively unhindered. A smaller wheel base vehicle such as a car however would need to have at least one set of wheels on some part of the cushion. Speed cushions have proved very effective in helping to reduce vehicle speeds.
New pedestrian refuge islands on Stag Lane, by Carlisle Road and Goldsmith Lane to provide additional safe crossing points for pedestrians.
Footway widening (kerb build outs) at the junction of Carlisle Road and Tewkesbury Gardens to slow traffic and reduce crossing widths for pedestrians.
2 variable message speed signs to advise drivers to slow their speed.
The installation of short sections of double yellow line “At Any Time” waiting restrictions at the Harrod Court vehicle access to the clinic. "
The council proposes the following:
20mph Speed Limit– A new 20mph speed limit will be introduced on Ealing Road from Wembley High Road to Mount Pleasant. Eight electronic vehicle activated 20mph and speed indicator signs will be installed at regular intervals to advise drivers about the 20mph speed limit and their current speed;
Traffic Calming Features – Six new raised speed tables will be provided to reduce vehicle speeds and improve crossing facilities for pedestrians;
New Zebra Crossings – 2 new raised speed tables & zebra crossings and 1 raised existing zebra crossing will replace the existing traffic island and speed cushions. This will provide more opportunities for pedestrians to cross safely between the traffic flows.