Transport for London (TfL) is seeking public input on plans to enhance walking and cycling connectivity between Wembley Central and Harlesden stations in outer London.
Collaborating with Brent Council, the proposed project includes the establishment of a high-quality Cycleway to improve road safety, fostering pedestrian-friendly access to local amenities and public transport. The initiative aims to address the demand for active travel in northwest London, particularly along the Wembley to Willesden Junction corridor, identified as having significant potential for future cycling demand.
The planned improvements would also make it much easier to walk, connecting local neighbourhoods to high streets, supporting the growth of local businesses and creating a safer and more enjoyable area for everyone. Between 22 January 2018 and 28 December 2020, 90 collisions occurred on Harrow Road, resulting in 109 casualties. TfL aims to prevent collisions along Harrow Road by providing a safe cycle route connecting Wembley Central and Harlesden stations.
The proposed changes include protected cycle lanes, improved crossings, increased street lighting, enhanced greenery, and modifications to bus services.
Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “The Mayor and I are determined to continue building a safer, fairer, greener and more prosperous London for everyone and we know that delivering high-quality infrastructure can make a big difference in enabling more people to walk and cycle.
“We’ve seen a huge rise in walking and cycling over recent years as more and more Londoners enjoy using sustainable ways to get around the capital, and we will continue to work with councils like Brent to introduce measures to make it easier for people to cycle. I encourage all members of the community in Brent to share their views on this consultation for a new cycleway, so we can support everyone with safe and appealing routes to travel around London.”
Helen Cansick, TfL’s Head of Healthy Streets Investment, said: “These improvements in north west London would enable more people to safety walk and cycle, giving the local community better sustainable and healthy travel options. We look forward to hearing from Londoners and invite their valuable feedback to shape the future of Brent before the consultation closes on Thursday 21 December.”
The public consultation period runs until December 21, 2023, allowing residents to share their views on the project’s details through the TfL website.