Space for Cycling Campaign Ward Ask: Welsh Harp Ward

Theme

Protected space for cycling on Main Roads

Ask

New cycle bridge or underpass across the North Circular at Neasden

Explanation

This link would replace the the current unsatisfactory shared subway. It needs to be combined with a two-way cycle track on Neasden Lane North to access the new link from the northwest, and a new signalised cycle track across the Grange roundabout to link the shopping centre to Dudden Hill Lane. This  link corresponds to TfL’s desire for a cycle route paralleling the Jubilee Line from central London to Wembley. It would also have general benefit to Neasden, helping to revive it environmentally, socially and commercially, undoing some of the damage done to it by the 1970s traffic system.

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The Neasden Subway is supposed to be a cycle-pedestrain facility, but is completely impractical for cycling, and the road system makes it impossible to use for south to north journeys.

 

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The only alternative currently for miles in either direction is the terrifying main road junction: no place for children or the elderly to cycle

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There is wasted space in Neasden Lane North that could be used for a cycle facility to connect with a better crossing of the North Circular

 

These diagrams from our Cycling Plan for Brent show one method we have suggested for redesiging this road system which, combined with a better underpass or bridge across the A406, would solve the cycle severance issue that the 1970s road scheme in Neasden created.

Google Street View of Neasden Lane North at the subway

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