Liveable neighbourhood rally, 7 Apr 2018

We gathered outside the main entrance to the Civic Centre to show support for a Liveable Neighbourhood in Harrow.

A Liveable Neighbourhood should be pleasant and walkable, and include a cycle network with safe, convenient routes separated from motor vehicles. Our proposal would transform central Harrow to make it a healthy, people-friendly place to live, work and visit.

Our London Assembly member, Navin Shah, and five councillors and councillor candidates attended:

Sue Anderson – Greenhill ward (Labour)

Madeline Atkins – Greenhill ward (Green)

Chris Noyce – Rayners Lane ward (Liberal Democrats)

Pietro Rescia – Rayners Lane ward (Liberal Democrats)

Linda Robinson – Stanmore Park ward (Green)

The following councillors and candidates did not attend but provided messages of general support for cycling:

Sumit Chadda – support removal of through traffic from residential areas but not segregated cycle lanes along main roads or a controlled parking policy

Graham Henson – Roxbourne Ward, portfolio holder for the environment (Labour)

Manjibhai Kara – Belmont ward (Conservative)

Sanjay Karia – (Liberal Democrat)

Phillip O’Dell – Wealdstone ward (Labour)

Swati Patel – Roxbourne ward

Adam Swersky – West Harrow ward (Labour)

Emma Wallace – Greenhill ward (Green) – fully support

Georgia Weston – Headstone North ward (Independent) – fully support

Jeremy Leach, chair of London Living Streets, spoke of the welcome aim for a more sustainable transport mix in the Mayoral Transport Strategy, but that this needs to be implemented – which means that boroughs such as Harrow need to develop high quality Liveable Neighbourhood proposals.

The rally was followed by a bike ride around central Harrow led by Veronica, which included some small pieces of cycle infrastructure but showed how much work was needed to make Harrow cycle friendly.

 

 

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