Church Lane NW9 Proposed Road Safety improvementsFebruary 28, 2020 0 COMMENTS
Response from BCC 28 February 2020 to this consultation.
This is the response from Brent Cycling Campaign, the local group of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) in Brent, representing approximately 250 LCC members in the borough, and anyone else who wishes to improve conditions for cycling and walking locally.
We feel the need to ‘disagree’ with this scheme as it is inadequate to the stated purpose and does not sufficiently improve safety and priority for those on foot, neither does it mitigate the problem caused to cyclists by close overtakes at, or close to, pinch points, such as the many central islands, on this very busy and intimidating (for those on bikes) road. To give pedestrians true priority and also slow traffic without endangering cyclists, this should be a zebra crossing on a table without an island, not a table with an island and without a zebra crossing. The method of narrowing the carriageway, if narrowing is required, should be smaller islands creating short sections of segregated cycleway, not a large central island that pushes cyclists and drivers into conflict.