A petition by residents of Ingram Road in East Finchley to introduce traffic calming and speed reduction measures was accepted by the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee at its meeting on 26th October.
Residents complained vehemently that their road was used as a rat run, with cars speeding down their short road. The Councillors on the committee voted to ask Travelwatch to assess the road and come up with suggestions to make this short but embattled road safer.
East Finchley councillor, Arjun Mittra, a member of the committee said: "There are a unique set of circumstances that make this road hazardous to pedestrians. The petitioners spoke eloquently about the need to keep children going to and from local schools and Cherry Tree Woods safe. I was pleased to vote for progress to support the residents, and gather valuable data. My colleagues and I will keep pressing for action."
Fellow East Finchley councillor, Alison Moore said: "Pedestrian safety has to be a priority for the Council, particularly in an area with young children, near a school, nursery and a well used local park. The adjacent un-adopted road, Brompton Grove, where no parking enforcement seems to be possible, causes real problems. The Council needs to work with residents to manage the situation better and mitigate against the worst impacts."
1. Link to the Ingram Rd petition: http://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s35370/Petitions%20for%20the%20Committees%20Consideration.pdf
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