Improving cycling

Update: Harrow Road Cycle Lane

We are temporarily removing the cycle lane bollards on Harrow Road, to carry out cleaning and essential maintenance. The removal is programmed to take place from Wednesday 26 May to Thursday 27 May 2021. Road repairs and cleaning will take place at the same time, with minimal disruption. The cycle lane will reopen after the cleaning.

Earlier this year, we removed an old byelaw, which used to prohibit cycling in Brent’s parks opening up these spaces to bicycles. 

A temporary cycle route was created along A404 Harrow Road (from Wembley Triangle to A406 North Circular Road). 

Brent Council is committed to encouraging active travel, and Harrow Road is an important part of the permanent Wembley to Willesden Healthy Streets Corridor scheme, which the Council had been considering before the pandemic.

You can have your say on Harrow Road Cycle Lane scheme until 27 June 2021. We expect improvements to be implemented by late summer.

We have had to alter our immediate approach due to the changing circumstances and it is now proposed to progress a two-staged approach: 

  • Introduce a shorter temporary scheme on Harrow Road;
  • Continue to develop a longer term permanent scheme, subject to funding availability which will be informed through engaging with stakeholders and learning from the temporary scheme.

The temporary cycle route will use a combination of existing bus lanes and temporary materials such as flexible posts to create a continuous route for cyclists along part of the A404 Harrow Road. The scheme will improve safety and amenity for cyclists and provide a strong visual indicator of the separation of road space. Subject to funding, this route will be extended south of the A406 towards Harlesden later in the year. 

Adding more cycle parking

Over 40 new cycle hangars will be introduced this year. 

You can request a bike hangar on your street by emailing highways&infrastructure@brent.gov.uk. Please include the desired location. We will add you to the waiting list and contact you when funding becomes available.