Search

East Finchley road safety campaign nears success with 20mph zone among measures planned

PUBLISHED: 18:45 05 February 2020

'Make our crossing safe': A young girl protests for improvements to the crossing outside of Martin Primary School. Picture: Mike Coles

'Make our crossing safe': A young girl protests for improvements to the crossing outside of Martin Primary School. Picture: Mike Coles

Archant

Plans for tighter road safety measures outside of an East Finchley school moved a step closer this week.

After a number of accidents, a 20mph zone is being planned for roads surrounding Martin Primary School in Plane Tree Walk, East Finchley.

Last year a number of local parents and children protested outside of the school to draw attention to the issue. 
The new 20mph zone would cover part of High Road between Chandos Road and Park Road, part of Creighton Avenue up to the boundary with Haringey, Leopold Road and Leslie Road.

You may also want to watch:

There would also be a new refuge island in Creighton Road by East Finchley Baptist Church and extra guardrails to protect pedestrians at the pelican crossing near the junction between High Road and Church Lane.

To further slow traffic, a raised road table could be created at the crossing and high-friction surfacing added on the approach to the traffic signal.

Councillors agreed the measures at a meeting of Finchley and Golders Green area committee on Monday (February 3).

They will now be put to a consultation with residents before the plans are finalised.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Hampstead Highgate Express