Residents who responded to the consultation in the Neasden area have overwhelmingly supported the introduction of a 20 miles per hour zone in much of Neasden. A total of 475 questionnaires were returned, from which 68% supported the proposals, 25% did not support them and 7% indicated no opinion.
The implementation of the scheme will begin in September 2011, subject to making the necessary Traffic Orders.
A consultation document should have by now gone out to all residents in The Circle, Chartley Avenue, Avondale Avenue, Ashcombe Park and Cairnfield Avenue on a proposed 20 mile per hour zone.
With the proposal presented as it is at the moment, I will be voting no. I think having these roads operating in a 20 mph zone would be a good thing, but I am unhappy with the sheer amount of speed bumps that are proposed to be implemented (SEE PLAN HERE). It should be a 20 mile per hour zone that is better enforced without bumps because the roads are too narrow for cars to be travelling and speeds any higher.
Cairnfield Avenue does already have bumps on a section of the road after a sharp bend. I think this is sufficient. I think residents will eventually be unhappy with the sound of cars bumping up and down as they drive past.
The consultation would have also gone out to residents living in Dollis Hill Ward. I think they have other issues and residents there may have differing views because there are additional safety concerns due to there being two schools with large pupil numbers in and around the roads that surround the area where this scheme is proposed.
Residents have until 4th April 2011 to respond to the consultation. For more details see here (LINK)