Healthy Streets: Ashurst & Buxted Roads, Friern Barnet Lane, Friern Park N11

This consultation has now closed.

Overview

As part of the Mayor of London’s new ‘Healthy Streets’ agenda funding has been made available by Transport for London; this funding has been created to support sustainable transport improvements in the neighbourhood shown on this map. The area in focus is part of the new proposed backstreet Quietway cycling route from Hornsey to North Finchley.

The Mayor and TfL are investing across London to create a healthier, cleaner and more inclusive city. The Healthy Streets approach prioritises people’s wellbeing, making streets more pleasant places to spend time and making it easier to walk and cycle safely. Many people are already benefitting from Healthy Streets across the Capital.

More information on the project, and what we are aiming to achieve, is provided in our FAQs document. You can also view the full map of the Quietway route here.

Your local knowledge

To decide which designs would work best in this area, we need your local knowledge. Our delivery partner, Sustrans, aim is to work with the diverse range of residents, school pupils and other groups in this area to understand:

  • the issues you face in moving around this area
  • different requirements of all those living and travelling through this area.

Share your local knowledge

Please take the time to review the area in Barnet we are focusing on as part of the Quietway route, and then tell us your experiences of the local streets and spaces in this area by completing our questionnaire.

To share your local knowledge you can complete our questionnaire in one of two ways:

  • through our online questionnaire
  • by attending one of our events, where staff members from Sustrans and Barnet Council will be on hand to answer any questions, and help you complete the questionnaire:

Thursday 21 September 6.00 - 8.00 pm, at the Wren Academy, Woodhouse Road entrance, N12 9HB

Saturday 23 September 10.30am - 1.30pm, Wren Academy, Woodhouse Road entrance, N12 9HB

The deadline for completion of the questionnaire is midnight on Monday 2 October 2017.

Overview

As part of the Mayor of London’s new ‘Healthy Streets’ agenda funding has been made available by Transport for London; this funding has been created to support sustainable transport improvements in the neighbourhood shown on this map. The area in focus is part of the new proposed backstreet Quietway cycling route from Hornsey to North Finchley.

The Mayor and TfL are investing across London to create a healthier, cleaner and more inclusive city. The Healthy Streets approach prioritises people’s wellbeing, making streets more pleasant places to spend time and making it easier to walk and cycle safely. Many people are already benefitting from Healthy Streets across the Capital.

More information on the project, and what we are aiming to achieve, is provided in our FAQs document. You can also view the full map of the Quietway route here.

Your local knowledge

To decide which designs would work best in this area, we need your local knowledge. Our delivery partner, Sustrans, aim is to work with the diverse range of residents, school pupils and other groups in this area to understand:

  • the issues you face in moving around this area
  • different requirements of all those living and travelling through this area.

Share your local knowledge

Please take the time to review the area in Barnet we are focusing on as part of the Quietway route, and then tell us your experiences of the local streets and spaces in this area by completing our questionnaire.

To share your local knowledge you can complete our questionnaire in one of two ways:

  • through our online questionnaire
  • by attending one of our events, where staff members from Sustrans and Barnet Council will be on hand to answer any questions, and help you complete the questionnaire:

Thursday 21 September 6.00 - 8.00 pm, at the Wren Academy, Woodhouse Road entrance, N12 9HB

Saturday 23 September 10.30am - 1.30pm, Wren Academy, Woodhouse Road entrance, N12 9HB

The deadline for completion of the questionnaire is midnight on Monday 2 October 2017.

This consultation has now closed.
  • We Asked, You Said, We Did

    8 months ago

    We asked

    We wrote to you in September 2017 to let you know about an opportunity you have to benefit from Transport for London (TfL) funding to improve the Ashurst Road, Buxted Road, Friern Park and Friern Barnet Lane area. With TfL’s “Healthy Streets” funding, we are investing in local improvements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and healthier environment. We know that residents have concerns about high traffic speeds and volume in your area and this has an impact on everyone, particularly on children, those with impaired mobility and people walking and cycling.

    We asked you for your...

    We asked

    We wrote to you in September 2017 to let you know about an opportunity you have to benefit from Transport for London (TfL) funding to improve the Ashurst Road, Buxted Road, Friern Park and Friern Barnet Lane area. With TfL’s “Healthy Streets” funding, we are investing in local improvements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and healthier environment. We know that residents have concerns about high traffic speeds and volume in your area and this has an impact on everyone, particularly on children, those with impaired mobility and people walking and cycling.

    We asked you for your views on the proposed improvements to your local area, and how you feel about where you live, especially regarding your travel choices, road traffic and quality of your streets.

    You said:

    We received over 190 responses to the questionnaire carried out between September and October 2017, which was complemented by meetings with Friern Barnet School, Wren Academy, the Friern Barnet and Whetstone Residents Association, Barnet Cyclists and Barnet Borough Sight Impairments Group.

    We found that:

    · 75% of respondents think there is too much traffic in the area.

    · 74% of respondents think that traffic travels too fast.

    · 79% of parent respondents think it is difficult for vulnerable road users (including children) to move around the area comfortably.

    · 76% of respondents support the installation of improved crossing points.

    · The majority of respondents support measures to reduce traffic volumes (53% Strongly Agree; 27% Agree).

    We did:

    As a result of the feedback received, we are now developing proposals for a neighbourhood-wide scheme which most effectively addresses the concerns raised in the survey. Throughout this process we are working closely with local stakeholders including the emergency services, schools and local councillors to assess the various options and develop proposals which meet the needs of the community.

    The final proposal will aim to connect residents to the London-wide cycle network of Quietways. These are quiet routes that follow back streets, parks and waterways that will safely connect you to shops, stations, workplaces and other destinations, and any improvements made will also improve conditions for walking.

    The improvements proposed at the Ashurst/Buxted Road junction are likely to be on an experimental basis in Spring 2019, meaning that changes will be implemented for a period of six months, during which time we will monitor changes in the traffic and air quality to fully understand the impact of the chosen scheme. At the end of the six month trial, we will assess the monitoring data and assess all feedback received throughout the trial, and a decision on whether to make any scheme permanent will be made.

    You will be invited to comment further on proposals in your area in autumn this year as part of the public consultation for the entire Hornsey to North Finchley Quietway route.

    For further information on the design options being considered and to read the full findings of the questionnaire, please download the report from the Document Library