Residents of Leslie Road and Leopold Road in East Finchley presented a petition of 80 signatures to the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee (26 October) to introduce a one way system in these roads and an extension of the Church Lane 20mph zone.
The request will be considered as part of an existing consultation currently taking place on extending the controlled parking zone (CPZ) to these roads.
East Finchley Councillor Alison Moore, who supported the residents' in submitting their petition said: "Traffic and parking problems are a longstanding issue in these narrow roads and cause real aggravation for residents, but I'm pleased we are finally making progress. Residents report frequent damage to their vehicles and aggressive behaviour from other drivers either because they are unable to pass or to park in these crowded residential streets. Pedestrian safety is also a priority, especially in an area with two primary schools and two secondary school sites nearby."
Fellow East Finchley councillor, Arjun Mittra, a member of the committee said: "Whilst I do not want to see a delay in implementing the findings of the consultation on the CPZ, it could be helpful to see the issue in the round.I regularly use The Walks pathway to get around the ward, and know it can be tricky to cross Leopold and Leslie Roads as drivers tend to speed to avoid being blocked in, so I think it's logical to extend the Church Lane 20mph zone here too."
1. Link to the Leslie Rd and Leopold Rd petition: http://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s35370/Petitions%20for%20the%20Committees%20Consideration.pdf
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