Bus Route 18 Proposals

Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Angie Bray
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


Can the Mayor explain why TfL are ignoring the views of 1156 people who have signed a petition condemning the development of a bus lane on a 100m stretch of the Harrow Road, with the loss of much needed parking and loading bays which are used by local businesses? .


Answer for Bus Route 18 Proposals

Answer for Bus Route 18 Proposals

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

TfL and the London Borough of Brent took full account of the petition and are working toward finding an appropriate solution.Brent Council are currently in negotiations with interested parties regarding the operational hours of the bus lane near Elite Electrical Distribution and the Harrow Tool Company. The proposed hours are 8am - 9.30am and 4.30pm - 6.30pm. Loading will be prohibited in the bus lane during these operational hours. The proposed operational hours are the same as the current loading restrictions on this section of road.Similarly the yellow line restrictions prior to this bus lane being installed also banned waiting, which includes parking, 8am - 6.30pm from Monday to Saturday. The bus lane will ban waiting for the same period.At a meeting on 17 September 2003 (attended by TfL Transport Officers, Brent Council Transport Officers, the Managing Directors of the aforementioned companies and other interested parties) Brent Council agreed to examine the possibility of inset loading facilities on the section of Harrow Road by Elite Electricals Distribution and the Harrow Tool Company. Investigations are currently ongoing. TfL will consider funding for an appropriate solution.In addition, the Brent Council, in conjunction with their consultants, are in discussion with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to provide additional off street parking in Letchford Gardens. . .