Emergency Streetspace for Harrow

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Update 26/6/2020: Harrow council has published designs for 9 low traffic neighbourhoods and 3 school streets, to be created using temporary measures: https://harrowstreetspacesproposals.commonplace.is/ We support these measures and are asking for more across the borough. Low traffic neighbourhoods area networks of minor streets from which through motor traffic is excluded, but access is retained. When … Continue reading Emergency Streetspace for Harrow

Zoom meeting with leader of the Council, 22 June 2020, 6pm

On Monday 22 June 2020, 6-7pm, the leader of the council, Councillor Graham Henson, joined us on Zoom to talk about Harrow's Street Space improvements and answer questions. Harrow council is already working up plans for 9 low traffic neighbourhoods and 3 school streets, and is seeking comments on plans for 4 cycle lanes along major … Continue reading Zoom meeting with leader of the Council, 22 June 2020, 6pm

Healthy Streets to help the recovery from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone's lives and Harrow has been particularly hard hit, with 241 deaths by 17 April, and the sixth highest rate of COVID-19 deaths in London. During the current lockdown, people have been enjoying the quieter streets by walking and cycling. However, when businesses and schools start to reopen, motor traffic … Continue reading Healthy Streets to help the recovery from COVID-19

Harrow’s health and wellbeing strategy

Harrow's 2020-2025 Health and Wellbeing Strategy is open for consultation: https://consult.harrow.gov.uk/consult.ti/HWell/consultationHome Please respond asking for specific measures to improve Harrow's streets to enable more walking and cycling. The deadline is 17 Feb 2020. Harrow's health problems: diabetes, obesity and physical inactivity Harrow has the second highest proportion of people with diabetes in England - 9.6% … Continue reading Harrow’s health and wellbeing strategy

‘Northern’ cycle route – Feb 2020

Link to consultation website (deadline 14 Feb 2020): https://consult.harrow.gov.uk/consult.ti/northcycle/consultationHome Harrow proposes to create a cycle route running east to west across the northern half of the borough. Similar to the Metropolitan Route and the Jubilee Route, the actual interventions (cycle tracks or new junctions) are very limited. It is mostly a signed route along busy … Continue reading ‘Northern’ cycle route – Feb 2020

Wealdstone town centre consultation – Feb 2020

Update April 2020 Harrow Council is proposing the traffic orders for the scheme, with a deadline of 15 April 2020 for objections. Our concerns about the scheme have not been addressed - particularly the difficulty for cyclists travelling southbound (High Street will be one way northbound with no cyclist exemption). We will therefore be submitting … Continue reading Wealdstone town centre consultation – Feb 2020

Consultations and campaigns – Spring 2020

Harrow's voluntary organisations are working together to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please look at their list of organisations, activities and resources if you are able to help. Healthy Streets for COVID-19 recovery We are campaigning for urgent action to create healthier streets to reduce pressure on the NHS, as advocated by NHS … Continue reading Consultations and campaigns – Spring 2020

Campaign for a low traffic neighbourhood in West Harrow

Low traffic neighbourhoods are created by preventing through motor traffic from using minor residential roads. They reduce the overall amount of motor traffic (without increasing traffic on surrounding streets), and encourage people to walk and cycle more. Last year we successfully petitioned for a low traffic neighbourhood in Headstone South. The council listened to us … Continue reading Campaign for a low traffic neighbourhood in West Harrow