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Have your say on safety improvements

  • December 3, 2023
  • 2 min read

TfL is inviting people to have their say on new plans that hope to make it easier as well as safer to walk and cycle between Wembley Central and Harlesden Stations. Walking, cycling, and public transport are among the most affordable and sustainable ways to travel and TfL hopes to make transport all over the capital better for everyone.

In collaboration with Brent Council, the plans will create a new high-quality Cycleway which would “play a vital role in cutting road danger.” The plans would also make it easier to walk, connecting local neighbourhoods to high streets, supporting the growth of local businesses and creating a safer area for everyone.

Between the 22nd January and 28th December 2018, 90 collisions occurred on Harrow Road causing 109 casualties. TfL aims to fix this by providing a safe cycle route that would connect Wembley Central and Harlesden stations.  

Analysis has shown that North-West London is an area with a high demand for active travel and that people want to be able to walk and cycle more there. TfL’s analysis has also identified the Wembley to Wilsden Junction corridor as being one of six routes in London with the best potential future demand for cycling. “New infrastructure would be needed,” TfL says, “to unlock this potential demand and enable more people to cycle.”

The proposed changes in the area include:

  • A protected two-way cycle lane on the Harrow Road and Brentfield, along with new and improved cycle and pedestrian crossings over Harrow Road and the North Circular Road
  • More street lighting throughout the area
  • Increased greenery with more trees and plants to reduce local flooding, provide shade and increase biodiversity
  • Improved quiet road cycle connections to Wembley Central and Harlesden stations.
  • Pedestrian routes with a new crossing over Brentfield near Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre and more direct crossings at the North Circular Road junction.
  • Changes to bus services with extended bus stop D and repositioned stop B for smoother passenger boarding.

More details about the proposals are on TfL’s webpage, with interactive maps and options to give your thoughts on the project.

The consultation ends on the 21st December.

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