Harrow Council, in collaboration with Transport for London (TfL), has initiated a seven-week engagement to address road safety concerns in the Mollison Way area, Edgware.
The consultation, which runs from July 28 to September 14, comes in response to a series of personal injury traffic collisions, including a fatal incident in March 2022.
Residents and Councillors have expressed deep concerns, prompting meetings with officials to discuss the issues and potential solutions. Based on residents’ feedback, the council proposes two traffic calming schemes aimed at reducing road danger and enhancing pedestrian and cycle safety.
Option 1 – Speed Cushions:
– 20mph Roundels to remind drivers of the speed limit.
– Speed Cushions to slow down vehicles, allowing wider emergency vehicles to pass smoothly while compelling cars to reduce speed.
– Raised Junctions and Entry Treatments for improved pedestrian crossing.
– Traffic Islands and Kerb Build Out at strategic locations to enhance lane discipline and protect parked vehicles.
– Vehicle Activated Signage (VAS) on Mollison Way to warn drivers exceeding the 20mph speed limit.
Option 2 – Sinusoidal Humps:
– 20mph Roundels as speed reminders.
– Sinusoidal Humps designed to reduce traffic speeds with less discomfort to cyclists and bus passengers.
– Raised Junctions and Entry Treatments for safer pedestrian crossings.
– Traffic Islands and Kerb Build Out for enhanced lane discipline and vehicle protection.
– Vehicle Activated Signage (VAS) to alert drivers going above the 20mph speed limit.
The council has sought input from emergency services and other stakeholders during the proposal development process.
Have Your Say
Residents and the community are encouraged to participate in the consultation to voice their opinions and provide valuable feedback.
The responses will be reviewed by ward councillors and the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community Safety before the final decision on the scheme is made. If approved, construction works are expected to commence in Winter 2023/Spring 2024, subject to contractor availability and weather conditions.
To share your views, complete the survey available on the London Borough of Harrow website. For additional information or clarifications, you can reach out to the council via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.