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Campaign for pedestrian crossing in the Harrow Road is a step closer

PUBLISHED: 16:47 11 February 2014 | UPDATED: 16:47 11 February 2014

Campaigners at the dangerous junction in Harrow Road

Campaigners at the dangerous junction in Harrow Road

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=A campaign to install a pedestrian crossing at a dangerous junction is a step closer after residents met with transport and council officers.

Members of the Kensal Triangle Resident Association (KTRA) discussed their concerns about the section of the Harrow Road at the junction of Ladbroke Grove with Transport for London (TfL) last week.

Representatives from Brent, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea Councils, the local authorities the junction covers, also attended the meeting.

An officer from West One, an infrastructure management company employed by Westminster Council which will carry the work once it is improved, was also present.

For seven years KTRA have been lobbying for the crossing as hundreds of schoolchildren, parents with toddlers and elderly people are forced to run the gauntlet every day to get across the busy road.

Jay Venn, who has helped lead the campaign, said “huge steps forward” were made in the meeting.

She added: “At the moment it is looking very positive and we will keep in close dialogue with West One to make sure that plans go ahead.”

“It is a major yet extremely dangerous interchange so it’s massively important to get a pedestrian crossing in the junction.”

Cllr Jim Moher, Brent Council’s lead member for highways and transportation, said: “We recognise that the junction is well-used by Brent residents and are keen that conditions for pedestrians in the area are improved, and that people can cross the road quickly and safely.

“The council will continue to work with residents, TfL, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea to address local concerns and to explore options to develop a scheme that will meet residents’ expectations.”

If proposals are giving the green light, Westminster Council will be responsible for implementing the changes.

A spokesman for Westminster Council said “positive discussions” were held, and the three local authorities will be working together to provide a solution.


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