Walk Safe N10: pedestrian crossings agreed

Council highways officers have met Walk Safe N10 campaigners and confirmed that two new pedestrian crossings on Colney Hatch Lane will be introduced.

Labour councillors have been supporting the campaign for 20 mph limits for the past few years and there are now three roads with a 20 mph limit in the N10 area.

Coppetts councillor, Barry Rawlings, attended the meeting with Walk Safe N10 and highways officers to identify potential sites for the crossings, and will continue to support the campaign to extend the 20 mph limit to all roads off Colney Hatch Lane and also a pedestrian crossing outside Hollickwood School on Sydney Road. One of the pedestrian crossings will assist people getting to the nearby library – assuming the Tories don't close it!

Coppetts ward councillor, Reema Patel said: “We are delighted to have supported the campaign and petition for these pedestrian crossings and wish to congratulate the Walk Safe N10 campaigners on their successful result. We look forward to building upon this success in supporting campaigners for 20MPH limits in local roads and continuing to pressure the Council to introduce these measures, which have been proven to significantly reduce the risk of road casualties”

Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Chipping Barnet, Cllr Amy Trevethan said: "This is a fantastic result and a welcome addition to the road safety improvements for Colney Hatch Lane and neighbouring roads secured over the last few years. The Walksafe N10 campaigners, backed by their local Labour councillors, have been passionate advocates for such measures, and it's great to see their dedication pay off in this latest announcement of new pedestrian crossings." 

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Notes:

1.       To contact the Coppetts ward councillors:

Cllr Reema Patel is available on: cllr.r.patel@barnet.gov.uk;

Cllr Rawlings is available on cllr.b.rawlings@barnet.gov.uk

Cllr Pauline Coakley Webb is available on cllr.p.coakleywebb@barnet.gov.uk;

2.       To contact Cllr Trevethan: cllr.a.trevethan@barnet.gov.uk

3.       Details of the Walk Safe N10 campaign can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/WalkSafeN10

To contact the Barnet Labour Group: 020 8359 2568

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