Barnet Cyclists is the local branch of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). The group has about 300 members of all ages and abilities and includes commuter, utility, sport and leisure cyclists. Our aim is to encourage more active, healthy forms of travel and, in particular, to get people out on their bicycles and riding on the roads in, and through Barnet. We campaign for good quality, safe, schemes for cyclists in Barnet.
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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.
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On the northbound side of this road, the dropped kerbs at junctions are not dropped enough. On my road bike I hit the rims even at low speed so I'm forced to not use the cycle path on this stretch. Reported to Enfield Council 2019/02/10.
At approximately 12km, this route would connect the town centres of Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters and the Nag's Head, making it easier for people to make local journeys and use local services. The route would use both main roads and quieter back streets.
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.
2019/01/20 - This has been resurfaced and is all nice and flat now.
Going east at this point there is a bus stop where buses stopping have caused the tarmac to ripple badly. Could cause you a nasty surprise if you don't spot it.
On the southbound side of this junction, there is a sunken fire hydrant right in the middle of the traffic lights. Beware because if looks deep enough to have you 'off' and you could be motoring if you've had green lights as you descended Barnet Hill.
Camden is consulting on proposals to improve the public realm and reduce bus journey times along Hampstead High Street and its junction with Heath Street.
"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.