Category Archive: roads

Feb 02 2014

Bus Lane Signs in Harrow “Confusing”

According to an article on the BBC’s News website today “councils in Medway in Kent and Camden and Harrow in London have also refused to make changes after adjudicators found their signage around bus lanes to be confusing…” No surprise there, really. Harrow made over half a million pounds in issuing bus-lane tickets in 2011-12, …

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Mar 26 2013

Harrow Council’s £200,000 Pothole-fund – more than two thirds of holes unfixed

Harrow Council has today issued an update on its progress in fixing potholes, since discovering a spare £200,000 to repair them earlier this year. It says, “…Harrow Council has repaired nearly a third of the 714 identified so far. Six teams are working across the borough to complete the rest of the 714 sites.” Nearly a …

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Mar 21 2013

Harrow’s roads 21 times safer than the City of London

On the day after a report was published saying that Harrow had one of the slowest rush-hour  roads in the country,  the Telegraph has published a story saying that the borough has one of the best road-safety records, with just under 18 casualties per 10,000 residents – which compares to over 370 per 10,000 residents …

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Mar 20 2013

Greenhill Way, Harrow – UK’s 3rd Slowest Rush-Hour Road

A report published by GPS firm RAM Tracking has found that Greenhill Way in Harrow is the UK’s third-slowest rush-hour road, with an average speed of just 0.25mph. The survey was undertaken for journeys between 8.00am and 9.00am during February. Whilst residents may be left fuming after sitting in their cars waiting to move, they …

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Nov 25 2012

Proposed New Roundabout: Junction of Eastcote Lane, Rayners Lane, Roxeth Green Avenue

Harrow Council has come up with a proposal for a new roundabout at the junction of Eastcote Lane, Rayners Lane and Roxeth Green Avenue in South Harrow, in an effort to make it easier and safer to turn right out of Rayners Lane into Eastcote Lane. The proposals also include a swathe of double-yellow lines, …

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Mar 03 2012

Gas Mains Replacement Work – More Delays in South Harrow

Good news? Bad news? According to Harrow Council, a new completion date has been agreed for gas mains work. The work was due to be completed by February 29th 2012 but this date has now moved to March 16th 2012 after discussions between National Grid and the local authority – that’s more than an additional …

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Dec 21 2011

Mayor announces more than £2.4m for transport improvements in Harrow

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today announced more than £2.4m for transport improvements in Harrow. The funding has been allocated by Transport for London (TfL) through the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) process and is awarded to the borough to spend on projects that support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, including safer roads, Smoothing traffic …

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Nov 22 2011

Email Navin Shah about traffic danger spots

Over on Twitter, @WembleyMatters has asked that any residents of Brent or Harrow who are aware of traffic danger spots in the borough, should drop a line to Navin: Navin Shah, London Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow is calling on local residents to name the most dangerous roads, junctions and roundabouts in Brent and …

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Jun 15 2011

Roundabout on Northolt Road (at last)

Back in February, and again in May, we published an article about plans to place a roundabout in Northolt Road at the junction of Northolt Road with Eastcote Road. Hopefully, nobody held their breath waiting for this to appear… We can report that work finally started yesterday on this, and should be completed over the …

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Jun 01 2011

Ealing scraps motorcycles in bus lanes

Ealing Council is to scrap their motorcycles in bus lanes experiment which they started in 2009, having discovered that there were significantly more motorcylist casualties, mainly caused by cars turning across bus lanes into side junctions. Original claims for the bus lane trials suggested there would be a 40% safety benefit to motorcyclists, by giving …

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