Our response to this consultation, closed 2 March 2021.
This is the response from Brent Cycling Campaign, the local group of London Cycling Campaign. We represent around 300 supporters (with around 200 paid-up members) and attempt to represent the interests of all who cycle or would like to cycle in NW London.
We oppose this scheme as it represents no real improvement to the junction for cycle safety or comfort, and is likely to encourage even more motor traffic through increasing capacity. This seems contrary to high-level Brent Council polices on tackling the climate emergency, reducing pollution and encouraging modal shift to walking and cycling.
Adjacent to this junction is a two-way cycle track on the east side of Church Road. This is virtually unused as it is inaccessible to people who have cycled from the High Road or Neasden Lane directions. Also it is often parked on as part of Church Road market activities. We’d like to see work to make this cycle track more useful, not the junction capacity increase proposed.