Elsley Primary School ‘School Development Scheme’

This is a response to this consultation, which closed 28 July 2017.

This is the response from Brent Cyclists, the local group of the London Cycling Campaign. This response has been agreed by our Committee.

We are objecting to this scheme because:
(1) If Gaddesden Avenue is to made one-way, as implied in the plan, there should be an exception made for cycles, so as not to inconvenience cyclists. This will affect how the no-entry end of the road is designed.
(2) If traffic-caliming is desired, there is no reason here to use speed cushions rather than the more cycle-friendly sinusoidal full-width humps, as specified in the London Cycle Design Standards. Speed cushions are fairly ineffective at controlling vehicle speeds, and cause unpredictable horizontal manoeuvres by drivers and riders that cause extra risk for cyclists, as well as sometimes pushing cyclists too close to opening car doors.
(3) The proposed 20mph zone is illogical in not including Nettleden Avenue and Tring Avenue, very small roads which should not have a 30mph limit.

Drury Way School Travel Plan Scheme

This is the Brent Cyclists response to this consultation (ended 28 July 2017).

This is the response from Brent Cyclists, the local group of the London Cycling Campaign. We agree with the scheme but wish to query the way the zigzag lines are shown on the plan for traffic entering Drury Way. The road does not have two lanes entering, so why are three sets of zigzags shown? Further, as only a B-class road, and one near schools, we think Drury Way should have a 20mph limit. It is wide enough to have cycle lanes (which could in part use space that could be recovered by removing centre-hatching), and, if such lanes were painted, these would visually narrow the traffic lanes and help to restrain speeds.