Harlesden Traffic (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2011
Reference: 
2011/2893
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

When the bridge on Scrubs Lane is eventually reinforced, would TfL be able to make it a mandatory route for HGVs? Could a ban on HGVs in Harlesden Town Centre be imposed?

Answer

Answer for Harlesden Traffic (2)

Answer for Harlesden Traffic (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written answer received on 24 October 2011:

With regard to Scrubs Lane and an HGV ban in Harlesden Town Centre, the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Brent are the local highway authorities respectively. In my answer to 2892/2011, I have advised that TfL and Brent are currently working in partnership to develop and deliver the Harlesden Town Centre Major Scheme, a key element of which is tackling the current dominance of traffic and reducing congestion to support economic, environmental and social improvements. It would be for Brent to consider whether to ban HGVs from the town centre, although it is important to recognise that there are, of course, delivery and servicing needs for businesses and shops in the town centre.