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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Harlesden Town Centre Update

Having been to Executive yesterday, tonight I get to go the Highways Committee. One of the items is an update on Harlesden Town Centre.

It reports back on the detailed design and the outcome of the specialist report we commissioned on disabilities. It suggests what I would consider what I think a reasonable compromise between the needs of the visually impaired and those of other people.  We also likely to see further work on disabled parking.

There was a suggestion that the phasing of the lights on Tubbs Road might be changed.  Traffic on Tubbs Road has been a long standing concern.  Creating a pedestrian phase would greatly lengthen the queues on Tubbs Road.  I was surprised to learn that there is no history of pedestrians being involved in accidents there.  It certainly doesn't feel safe, but I think the present situation is the best that can be done.

There are a small number of other adjustments, but I think the most important thing is to get these works finally under way.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do there have to be accidents in order to get a pedestrian phase at Tubbs Road?

The council can introduce a pedestrian phase. TfL is not involved.

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