Thank you for your reply to Question No: 2015/2973.
Many of the current Quietway proposals, especially the one proposed in Harrow, seem to be minor adaptations of existing LCN quiet routes, and are not necessarily quiet or direct. With such little Quietway money spread thinly among the boroughs, it will not be possible to make much difference to overall cycling levels.
Harrow's Cycling lobby recommends and contends that targeted high quality schemes will be more cost effective in boroughs such as Harrow. Instead of the long, convoluted Quietway considered for Harrow, could the Quietway money be spent instead on segregated cycle routes around Northwick Park roundabout and along roads leading from it to the town centre (Sheepcote Road / Station Road and Kenton Road / Lowlands Road)?
This would tie in with the major redevelopment of Harrow Town Centre (the proposed 'Opportunity Area') and would help Harrow residents to see the benefits of high quality cycle paths and that it is feasible to build them in Harrow.