Kilburn Lib Dems are pushing Camden Council to get on with long-promised improvements to Kilburn High Road, to make it safer and more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists.
The High Road has a high accident rate, and the Council has been talking for years about widening and decluttering the pavements and upgrading the carriageway for cyclists. The Council also has new plans to stop traffic at some of the junctions onto the High Road from turning against the flow, which need to be scrutinised.
We had been expecting a consultation on these proposals in January, but that has been postponed again, amid more talk between Camden and Brent Councils, and Transport for London.
Kingsgate Place resident James King says, “It’s really congested on parts of the High Road, particularly between Quex Road and Birchington Road. I’ve sometimes been forced off the pavement and onto the busy road. Meanwhile, the traffic lights often didn’t give elderly residents enough time to cross the road. It’s time for the Councils and TfL to get on with making the High Road safer.”