Quietways Proposal for Brent

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2378
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The plans of the Brent Quietway have recently been published with the route from Kilburn to Gladstone Park which is mostly along an existing London Cycle Network quiet route. The scheme involves resurfacing and replacement of speed cushions with safer sinusoidal speed humps, However, there are no plans to restrict through-motor traffic along this route. Do you think this is right approach to encourage more, better and safer cycling?

Answer

Answer for Quietways Proposal for Brent

Answer for Quietways Proposal for Brent

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Quietways programme will deliver a network of cycle routes across London that principally follow quiet low - traffic back streets, green spaces and London's waterways. The Quietway in Brent is part of this network and forms a part of the Regents Park to Gladstone Park Quietway route. 

As the highway authority, the London Borough of Brent has assessed the route against the Quietways level of service criteria and designed interventions using the latest London Cycling Design Standards (LCDS). 

The improvements which meet objectives of the programme include traffic calming measures which help create a safer street environment, way-finding and improved access to and through Gladstone Park.  With these measures and using streets which already have lower levels of traffic, these Quietways will undoubtedly encourage cycling.