High Street, Barnet – proposed pedestrian improvements

Closed 20 Apr 2017

Opened 28 Mar 2017


We are proposing to introduce new measures in and around Barnet High Street to create a safer environment for all road users and to enhance the road’s aesthetics.  The proposal aims to increase pedestrian safety and increase the visibility of adjoining junctions at Union Street and Salisbury Road.  In addition, it is expected that this will help traffic flow in the area.

The proposal incorporates the following measures:

  • Removing much of the parking along the western side of the High street, and widening the pedestrian footway to provide a safer and more enjoyable shopping experience.
  • Upgrade of existing pedestrian crossings, with the added advantage of a shorter crossing width. This should also reduce queuing times at the crossing for motorists.
  • Introduction of trees to both enhance the area and also have a beneficial effect on the air quality.
  • Introduction of cycle stands to allow for safe cycle parking, and to promote sustainable transport. Benches are proposed to encourage people to stop in the area and enjoy the ambience of the rejuvenated High Street. New waste bins are also proposed to promote a litter-free

Why We Are Consulting

Your views and opinions are important to us and will help us to make the right decisions.


What Happens Next

The consultation has now closed and the council is currently analysing the results. 

All the responses from the consultation will be taken into account and the council will publish the findings here. We will also let you know how we are acting on the results of the consultation under ‘We asked, You said We Did.’


  • High Barnet
  • Underhill


  • Businesses
  • All residents


  • Traffic and transport