Harlesden Town Centre is about to enter its most difficult phase next week, as the traffic goes two way and work shifts to the area in front of Harlesden Town Centre. The scheme dates back a lot longer than the beginning of the actual work, so it is good to see it finally getting to the end.
The thinking behind it is driven by pedestrianisation. Pedestrians are now at the top of Brent's road user hierarchy, which is now embedded in Brent's policy as a result of the passing of the Placemaking Guide. It sits well with the trend in modern High Streets towards being places to be rather than just collections of shops.