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Navin Shah GLA Brent & Harrow
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Call to identify dangerous junctions and streets in Brent and Harrow for Road Safety Week

I am calling on local residents to help identify dangerous junctions and streets in Brent and Harrow as part of Road Safety Week. The campaign, coordinated by the road safety charity Brake, starts today (Monday) and aims to raise awareness and increase safety on local roads for people on foot and bicycle.

This year’s Road Safety Week focuses on Brake’s GO 20 campaign encouraging drivers to slow down to 20mph around homes, schools and shops. In 2009, a London Assembly Transport Committee investigation found that in areas where 20 mph has been introduced in London there has been a 42 per cent reduction in casualties.

Transport for London (TfL) recently invited comments for a new Road Safety Action Plan for the capital has backed the submission by the charity Living Streets, which focuses on road safety for pedestrians.

I fully support the GO 20 campaign to slow traffic down on our streets. A 20 mph limit offers the potential to increase levels of walking and cycling. I would like to hear from residents about where in Brent and Harrow could benefit from 20mph limits, where there are dangerous blackspots and where crossings need to be made safer.

At a time when the Mayor has cut the road safety budget by £36m a year compared with 2008, it is more important than ever to slow down traffic in residential areas and make all of our dangerous junctions and streets safe for people on foot and bicycle.

I am asking for local residents to get in touch to let me know which local junctions they feel are particularly unsafe. Comments should be sent to Navin.Shah@london.gov.uk  or write to me at City Hall, London SE1 2AA.

 

 

 

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Notes

  1. Road Safety Week runs between 19-25 November 2012, coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity. For more information, visit GO 20 is a partnership campaign. Find out more at www.go20.org.
  2. The Living Streets submission to the Mayor of London’s "Towards a Road Safety Action Plan for London 2020" is attached.
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17th November 2014