Unfortunately we have to ask you again to object to a poor council ‘road safety scheme’ with bad anti-cycling features. It can be found on Brent’s websitehere, where there is a survey to fill in by 7 July. On this already very hostile road, which cannot be avoided on any journey between Neasden and Willesden, it is proposed to squeeze road-space with the classic Brent combination of traffic islands and centre hatching, which pushes motor traffic into the path of cyclists and creates frightening chicanes between bus stops and islands. At the same time, pedestrians get a raw deal, trapped on the islands rather than being given priority crossings. (See detail of the plan below.)
We ask you to disagree with the scheme and, in the comments box, say that, instead of space being wasted with centre hatching, cyclists should be given protected lanes, and instead of islands, pedestrians should be given straight-across zebra crossings. You could point out also that this road is the only logical access to the start of the Gladstone Park ‘Quietway’ route at Lennox Gardens, so is going to have to be given cycle infrastructure eventually if we are ever to have a proper cycle network.