Climate Safe Streets Rides to Harrow Civic Centre – Sat 16 April

2022’s council elections are a vital point in London’s zero-carbon journey. Motor vehicles are the largest and most stubborn source of London’s emissions, and borough councils control 95% of the city’s roads. Harrow council needs to act in the next four years and be bold – or it’ll be too late to get to zero … Continue reading Climate Safe Streets Rides to Harrow Civic Centre – Sat 16 April

Healthy Streets Community Meeting Tue 22 March 2022

We are holding an open community meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 22 March, at 7.30pm to 9pm, to discuss the way forward for healthy streets and active travel in Harrow. We will also outline our asks for the next council term and talk about our proposed big bike ride in Harrow on Saturday 16 April, … Continue reading Healthy Streets Community Meeting Tue 22 March 2022

Healthy Streets asks for the May 2022 council elections

We would like all councillors to commit to improving Harrow's streets to make them safer and more people-friendly, and to enable and encourage active travel. We would like to see improvements in Harrow's Healthy Streets scorecard results. We have written an open letter to Harrow's council leaders urging them to take action, and written detailed … Continue reading Healthy Streets asks for the May 2022 council elections

Harrow council makes all four ‘Streetspace’ school streets permanent

On 7 December 2021, Harrow's TARSAP committee agreed to make the 'Streetspace' school streets at Grimsdyke, Park High and Newton Farm permanent. A decision about the fourth school street for Marlborough School was deferred because of the lack of permanent CCTV causing issues with enforcement. Link to meeting agenda and minutes. In February 2022, the … Continue reading Harrow council makes all four ‘Streetspace’ school streets permanent

Proposed electric car charger on Uxbridge Road will put cyclists in danger

Harrow council s proposing to install an electric car charger on Uxbridge Road, near Hatch End Station. Link to proposal. This part of Uxbridge Road is proposed to become the 'Northern' cycle route. The road is wide enough for safe, protected cycle lanes that meet the LTN 1/20 standard. The existing layout does not meet … Continue reading Proposed electric car charger on Uxbridge Road will put cyclists in danger

The need for a cycling strategy for Harrow

Links to our recommendations: Overall active travel strategy, Cycle network, Low traffic neighbourhoods, High Street Fund schemes Harrow is set to lose access to significant funding following the inappropriate removal of the Streetspace low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) and cycle lanes. This was announced by the transport adviser to the Prime Minister on 30 July and reported in the … Continue reading The need for a cycling strategy for Harrow

Wheels for All inclusive cycling event 13-14 August

Harrow Cycle Hub and Cycling Projects ran a free inclusive cycling event on 13-14 August at Bannister Sports Centre in Harrow Weald, sponsored by BrickMortar Property Specialists. The event attracted over 100 people, including The Mayor of Harrow and local councillors. Participants could try out a range of specially adapted bikes which enable those with … Continue reading Wheels for All inclusive cycling event 13-14 August

Harrow’s TARSAP committee says it supports cycling but decides to spend £50k removing safe cycle lanes

Harrow's Traffic and Road Safety Advisory Panel met on 22 April to discuss the 'Streetspace' schemes. These schemes included low traffic neighbourhoods (removal of through traffic from minor roads), temporary cycle lanes and school streets - 'swift' and 'meaningful' changes to encourage walking and cycling after the COVID-19 pandemic, as required by Government advice, and … Continue reading Harrow’s TARSAP committee says it supports cycling but decides to spend £50k removing safe cycle lanes

The case for keeping and improving the Streetspace cycle lanes

22 April - councillors recommend removal of the cycle lanes The report written for Harrow council's Traffic and Road Safety Advisory Panel meeting on 22 April 2021 underpinned the decision to remove the cycle lanes. The report is seriously flawed in its interpretation of evidence and the basis for the recommendations, and our impression is … Continue reading The case for keeping and improving the Streetspace cycle lanes