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  • Colindale Station Redevelopment (TfL)

    Created by JonC // 0 threads

    TfL are consulting on significant improvements to Colindale station, including an entirely new ticket hall, a new lift providing step free access to the platforms and new homes around the station. We are seeking views on our proposals ahead of submitting a planning application for the site to Barnet Council.

    Includes: Improve pedestrian and cyclist journeys to and from the station.

    Public exhibition in Sunderland Hall at the RAF Museum (Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL) on:

    Thursday 6 December 2018 (14:00 - 20:00)
    Saturday 8 December 2018 (10:00 - 16:00)

    see also Barnet Council consultation for the same site at https://barnetcyclists.cyclescape.org/issues/3553-draft-colindale-underground-station-spd

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  • Draft Colindale Underground Station SPD

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    The council has prepared a draft Colindale Underground Station Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for public consultation.

    The document sets out an approach for delivering a new station, with step-free access and increased capacity as part of a residential led mixed use proposal. The new station will be equipped to serve anticipated growth and development in the area.

    Full details and online questionnaire at the following link:

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  • Barnet LIP

    Created by Simon Still // 2 threads

    The third Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS) was published in March 2018 and sets out a new strategic direction for transport in London. It aims to change the way people choose to travel with an overarching vision for 80% of all trips in London to be made on foot, cycle or using public transport by 2041.

    Each London Borough has to prepare a Local Implementation Plan (LIP) containing proposals for the implementation of the MTS in its area.

    Barnet’s draft LIP includes Barnet’s transport objectives and identifies key local issues, challenges and opportunities to achieving the overarching mode share aim and nine MTS outcomes. It includes a delivery plan that sets out, in broad terms, the proposals and resources that will deliver the LIP objectives and targets associated with indicators related to the MTS outcomes.

    A number of statutory consultees will be specifically invited to comment on the draft LIP, but we want everyone who lives in or visits the borough to have an opportunity to comment too.

    Give us your views

    A copy of the draft LIP is provided here. We would particularly like your views on:

    have the main challenges and opportunities to delivering the MTS vision and outcomes been identified (pages 24-60);
    are the borough transport objectives identified in the document (pages 26-29) suitable for addressing the challenges;
    should the LIP include other major proposals or general areas of work (pages 62-74 & 80-81);
    should any other targets be identified (pages 103-110)
    Please provide your comments by email to traffic.consultations@barnet.gov.uk(External link) including LIP3 in the title

    ,or by post FAO Jane Shipman, Re, Floor 11, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, London, N20 0EJ.

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  • Brent Cross South developement

    Created by Charles Harvey // 1 thread

    Brian Atkinson and I attended a meeting on BXS last night. Ben Tansley from Brent LCC was also present representing local residents on the Brent side of the development. I have drafted an email (see below) to Julia Finlayson of Argent. She is responsible for the road layout. I would be grateful for any comments you would like to make on this draft before I send it.

    Dear Julia

    It was nice to meet you yesterday. Thank you for your presentation at the meeting at Whitefield School. I welcome the facilities for cycling within the development but I am concerned with both the eastern and western access to the new High Street and Claremont Park Road. I learned after the meeting that the road bridge just south of the new station is not due to be completed until 2030. As discussed last night, this will mean that the eastern access to the new development will be via a subway where cycling is currently prohibited (though the ban is largely ignored) and until 2030 the western access will be via a bridge that involves lifts and where one will be expected to walk one's bike across a pedestrian bridge within the station. No-one would design facilities for cars you couldn't drive over. Why should there be cycle routes you cannot ride on?

    I understand you will be meeting Barnet's Highways officers shortly. I would be grateful if you would make the above points to them. A short term solution at the eastern end would be to remove the no cycling signs at the subway connecting the footpath behind Tescos from Marble Drive to the other side of the Hendon Way and build a short section of cycle path on the pavement from the eastern side of the subway to connect it with Woodville Gardens. I would suggest a white line through the subway demarcating pedestrian and cycle sides of the path and/or "Cyclists give way to pedestrians" signs.

    On another matter, Ben Tansley suggested at the meeting that the whole area would be suitable for a 20 mph zone. Barnet Cyclist would endorse this view and I'd appreciate if you would raise this at your meeting with Barnet Highways. You mentioned that you would be trying to reduce speeds with suitable designs and we would welcome this.

    Regards

    Charles Harvey

    for Barnet Cyclists

    020 8455 5174

    07961 194 771

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  • High Street, Barnet Pedestrian Improvements - Statutory Consultation

    Created by JonC // 2 threads

    The revised scheme (largely funded by TfL) incorporates the following measures:

    - Removing much of the parking along the western side of the High street, and widening the pedestrian footway to provide a safer and more enjoyable shopping experience.
    - Upgrade of existing pedestrian crossings, with the added advantage of a shorter crossing width. This should reduce queueing times at the crossing.
    - Proposed new ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions on the High Street, as indicated on the attached plan.
    - Proposed new loading restrictions on the High Street and at the junctions of High Street with Union Street and Salisbury Road.
    - Introduction of trees, where physically possible, to both improve the look of the area and have a beneficial effect on the air quality.
    - Introduction of cycle stands to promote sustainable transport and provide secure cycling parking.
    - New benches are proposed to encourage people to stop in the area and enjoy the ambience of the rejuvenated High Street. New bins are also proposed to promote a litter-free High Street.

    If you would like to view a plan for further details then please attend one of our unmanned drop in sections at Chipping Barnet Library, the plans will be on show in the entrance hall for all to view.

    If you wish to make any comments or objections regarding the proposals please send them in writing quoting reference number BC/000888-01 by 21st June 2018, by:

    Emailing: barnet.highst@barnet.gov.uk
    Telephoning: 020 8359 3555

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  • Dockless Pool Bikes In Barnet

    Created by Jon Klaff // 1 thread

    Barnet Environment Committee are debating the trial of Urbo bikes over a 24 month period. 100 bikes will be tested with a potential expansion to 300 if successful

    Any comments on the content appreciated ASAP (questions due in this week).

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  • Forest Walk Barnet

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Forest Walk is an off road path in Barnet leading behind a row of properties on Sydney Road, with Muswell Hill Golf course to the west of it. It forms a small part of the proposed Hornsey to N Finchley Quietway being designed by Sustrans and using Healthy Streets funding.

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  • Planning application 17/8102/FUL Pentavia redevelopment off Bunns Lane Barnet

    Created by JonC // 2 threads

    17/8102/FUL | Redevelopment of site including the demolition of all existing buildings and construction of 717 new Build to Rent residential units (Use Class C3) along with 745 sqm of ancillary residential facilities, 985 sqm of retail floorspace (Use Class A1), 558 sqm of food and drink uses (Use Class A3 and A4), 152 sqm of community floorspace (Use Class D1) within buildings ranging from 5 to 15 storeys, a new pedestrian access off Bunns Lane, open space, landscaping, car parking, acoustic mitigation and highway / pedestrian improvements (Environmental Statement Received) | Pentavia Retail Park Watford Way London NW7 2ET

    Major departure from previous application 16/6420/FUL with Environmental Statement.

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  • North Finchley Town Centre Framework Consultation

    Created by JonC // 2 threads

    The Town Centre Framework aims to (amongst other things):

    o create a plan that maximises existing and future movement opportunities including links to nearby stations (Woodside Park and West Finchley), the bus network and pedestrian and cycle connections;

    o achieve well designed, high quality streets, spaces, public realm and buildings, which deliver an appropriate degree of local distinctiveness;

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  • Healthy Streets: Ashurst & Buxted Roads, Friern Barnet Lane, Friern Park N11

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Barnet Council says:
    As part of the Mayor of London’s new ‘Healthy Streets’ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/healthy-streets-for-london.pdf agenda funding has been made available by Transport for London; this funding has been created to support sustainable transport improvements in the neighbourhood shown on this map. The area in focus is part of the new proposed backstreet Quietway cycling route from Hornsey to North Finchley.

    More information on the project, and what we are aiming to achieve, is provided in our FAQs document https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/1173/documents/1056 . You can also view the full map of the Quietway route here https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/1173/documents/1057 .

    To decide which designs would work best in this area, we need your local knowledge. Our delivery partner, Sustrans, aim is to work with the diverse range of residents, school pupils and other groups in this area to understand:

    - the issues you face in moving around this area

    - different requirements of all those living and travelling through this area.

    To share your local knowledge you can complete our questionnaire in one of two ways:

    - through our online questionnaire( https://sustrans.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/healthystreets )

    - by attending one of our events, where staff members from Sustrans and Barnet Council will be on hand to answer any questions, and help you complete the questionnaire:

    Thursday 21 September 6.00 - 8.00 pm, at the Wren Academy, Woodhouse Road entrance, N12 9HB

    Saturday 23 September 10.30am - 1.30pm, Wren Academy, Woodhouse Road entrance, N12 9HB

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  • Barnet Green Infrastructure Supplementary Planning Document consultation

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    The council is consulting on a Draft Green Infrastructure Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).The term Green Infrastructure refers to all the green and blue spaces around our towns and cities. Green spaces are hedgerows, woodlands areas, orchards and natural grasslands. Blue areas link to water related environmental spaces. Once adopted, this document will be used to give guidance when deciding planning applications. It will also be used to inform the Green Infrastructure policies included within the Barnet Local Plan.

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  • A41-M1 Slip Road (near Brockley Roundabout) dangerous crossing

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Southeast of the Brockley Hill roundabout the A41 cycle route crosses the slip road that takes A41 traffic onto the M1. The speed limit is 70 mph. There are yellow cross-lines on the main A41 carriageway to slow traffic approaching the roundabout. However, there are no cross-lines on the two-lane slip road and traffic is accelerating to merge with the M1 motorway traffic.

    The at grade cycle crossing point, over a hard shoulder and two traffic lanes, is unmarked on the road and there are no ‘Cyclists Crossing’ warning signs approaching it.

    There was a cyclist injury in 2009 and a cyclist fatality in 2010.

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  • Stirling Corner A1/A411 roundabout dangerous cycle route

    Created by JonC // 2 threads

    Stirling Corner is the roundabout where the A411 (Barnet Lane / Barnet Road linking Borehamwood to Barnet) crosses the A1 and it also provides access to a separate service road with various retail outlets. The A1 is a 50 mph, 6-lane dual carriageway and this is the last roundabout before the A1M.

    There is an at grade, circular pedestrian & cyclist route around the entire roundabout, which crosses each of the 5 arms via refuges in the middle of each. On the west side, the A1 cycle route uses part of this circular cycle route to cross two arms of the roundabout. Speed, volume and unpredictability of traffic makes using most parts of this circular cycle route extremely hazardous.

    It is a high volume roundabout with up to 4 lanes of traffic and traffic flow is partially controlled by traffic lights at 2 places on the roundabout and at 2 entry points (see diagram). There are no traffic lights on the west or north sides.

    At the two entry points controlled by lights (A1 northbound & A411 westbound) there is no ‘green man’ light to assist pedestrians or cyclists.

    The most dangerous crossing points are the two 3-lane exits from the roundabout serving the A1. A possible safer east-west route would be to take pedestrians/cyclists via the centre of the roundabout, making use of the existing traffic lights (and converting them to Toucan).

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  • Barnet Air Quality Action Plan 2017-2021

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Barnet Council say:

    Overview

    ...So that we can continue to improve air quality across the borough we have produced a new draft Air Quality Action Plan 2017- 2022 (AQAP) which is also part of the council’s duty to contribute to London Local Air Quality Management.

    This new plan builds on our previous plan and outlines the steps the council will take from 2017 to 2022 to improve air quality across the borough. The plan gives details on how the council will:

    - continue to meet its statutory obligations for managing air quality;
    - work across many council services and with partners to minimise emissions from transport, existing buildings, and new developments, including Brent Cross and other regeneration projects within the borough;
    - continue to raise awareness of air quality issues to the public and encourage residents to do their bit to reduce levels of pollution and raise awareness of the importance to reduce their exposure to poor air quality; and
    - work in partnership with others to press for more action to be taken at all levels of government.

    We are now consulting with residents on the contents and the actions we have identified in our draft Air Quality Action Plan 2017 - 2022. To find out more about our proposals please take the time to read the full Air Quality Action Plan 2017 - 2021 here.

    Why We Are Consulting

    Our draft Air Quality Action Plan will ensure we can continue to monitor how we are doing and sets out clear targets on what we want to achieve by 2022.

    Before we finalise the draft plan we want to give residents the opportunity to have their say to ensure the plan is appropriate for all our local communities.

    The consultation is open to everyone and asks your views on the overall document, its actions and how we can all support this work.

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  • Draft Golders Green Station Planning Brief

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Barnet council says:

    Overview

    The council is consulting on the draft Golders Green Station Planning Brief which will help to shape any future development of Golders Green Bus Station and Underground Station, together with the adjoining depot, sidings and immediately surrounding public highways.

    We consider the site of Golders Green Station as an opportunity to provide a high quality mixed use development that sensitively integrates an improved public transport interchange within the distinctive historic environment of Golders Green.

    The Draft Planning Brief has been produced to ensure that any future development improves transport connectivity and land use integration, respects and enhances Golders Green, creates high quality public realm and supports the success and vibrancy of the town centre.

    The Draft Golders Green Station Planning Brief;

    Identifies development opportunities and constraints;
    Provides guidance;
    Sets out key planning policy considerations to establish a clear set of development parameters; and
    Outlines the council’s preferred approach to any future development.

    Why We Are Consulting

    We are consulting on the draft plans to redevelop the site and we want to hear the views of local people on the proposed developments. It is important that residents and other interested parties have their say in planning policy.

    Planning Briefs form a material consideration in the consideration of planning applications.

    The closing date for us to receive comments and feedback is Thursday 11 May 2017.

    The results will then be reported to the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee so that they can be taken into account when the final version of the Planning Brief is being considered for adoption.

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  • Finchley Central town centre strategy

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Barnet council says:

    The Finchley Central Town Centre Project commenced in mid-2016 to generate a town centre plan for Finchley Central. This project aims to deliver a comprehensive strategy for the Town Centre to identify and enable future investment in the town centre.

    In order to develop this strategy, we have been involving residents, councillors and businesses in a number of community engagement exercises and consultations including but not limited to ‘Shaping Finchley’s Future’ in November 2016, ‘Hello, is it Finchley you are looking for’ a highsteet consultation base set up outside Tesco with local residents on the 17th and 21st September 2016 and a business survey conducted the Summer of 2016.

    At the Shaping Finchley’s Future event, a number of residents indicated that they would like to see this initial draft strategy in order to provide more in depth feedback. In response to this, we have made the draft strategy available here and are seeking feedback.

    The Town Centre Plan aims to:
    - establish civic centres and public spaces at the core of the high street.
    - support vital employment clusters as a key employment hub for the borough.
    - identify development growth opportunities within the Town Centre.
    - make the most of heritage assets by proposing high quality public realm improvements and reaffirming the historical identity of the area.
    - improve gateways through developments, focusing on the two station gateway points into Finchley Central.
    - ease pedestrian and cycle movement with long-term wider transport infrastructure improvements.
    - create an inclusive high street that serves both local residents and worker throughout the week whilst supporting the evenining and weekend economy.
    - establish a unique identity for the town centre which celebrates its unique charactre and asssets both historically and in present time.

    The strategy has been developed in the context of the council’s Entrepreneurial Barnet Strategy and the place-based commissioning approach, which focusses on joining up council services in order to provide a better overall experience for residents and businesses.

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  • A406 North Circular: Bridge Lane to Golders Green Road and Golders Green Road/Brent Street junction

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Overview
    We are proposing improvements for pedestrians and cyclists along the A406 North Circular from Bridge Lane to Golders Green Road and at the A406 junction with Golders Green Road and Brent Street. The proposals include converting some sections of footway to shared use for pedestrian and cyclists, and a new staggered shared pedestrian/cycle ‘toucan’ crossing on the westbound carriageway, adjacent to the Woodlands retaining wall.
    The proposals for the crossing are in response to safety concerns that pedestrians are crossing the A406 independently and using the central reservation as a waiting area, rather than using the pedestrian footbridge located at the junction. The existing pedestrian footbridge will remain as a secondary crossing point for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists to use.

    We propose the following:
    - A new ‘toucan’ crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on the A406 North Circular westbound carriageway, adjacent to A406 Woodlands retaining wall. This would involve widening the central reservation by 4 metres to accommodate the crossing, central waiting area and guard railing, which in turn would require minor widening of the carriageway into the footway on the north west corner of the junction
    - New shared use footway for pedestrian and cyclists at the A406 junction with Golders Green Road and Brent Street. This would involve resurfacing the footways on three of the four corners of the junction to ensure surface consistency; we would also resurface the footway north of the junction to link to our current footway works at the Woodlands retaining wall. Signage and tactile paving would be used
    - Improve the shared use footway facilities from south of Bridge Lane to link to existing shared use facilities north of Courtleigh Gardens. This would involve resurfacing the footway to ensure surface consistency and adding new signage
    - Build a retaining wall to enable widening of the footway into the grass verge embankment just south of Bridge Lane
    - Widen the existing unsignalised crossing located across Golders Green Road to 3.2 metres to enhance facilities for the north/south movement
    - Introduce Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists on the Brent Street and Golders Green Road approaches

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