Bus priority and improvements for people walking along the A41 Finchley Road, Hendon Way to Hilgrove Road

Consultation has concluded

Next steps

Following the completion of the consultation, we are assessing all comments received and will use this feedback to inform any necessary design changes. We will then decide if we will implement the proposals with any changes or not and update this page.

Overview

The A41 Finchley Road is a busy road dominated by motorised vehicles. We have been working with Camden and Barnet Councils on improvements between Hendon Way and Hilgrove Road. The proposed changes will improve journey times and reliability of northbound buses on Finchley Road, encouraging more people to use buses. They will also make the

Next steps

Following the completion of the consultation, we are assessing all comments received and will use this feedback to inform any necessary design changes. We will then decide if we will implement the proposals with any changes or not and update this page.

Overview

The A41 Finchley Road is a busy road dominated by motorised vehicles. We have been working with Camden and Barnet Councils on improvements between Hendon Way and Hilgrove Road. The proposed changes will improve journey times and reliability of northbound buses on Finchley Road, encouraging more people to use buses. They will also make the Finchley Road/Hendon Way and Finchley Road/Fortune Green Road junctions safer, with further improvements for people walking at the Finchley Road/Fortune Green Road junction.

This is part of our long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk, cycle and use public transport, by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

What we are proposing

We are proposing to:

  • Convert the existing staggered crossing on Finchley Road at the junction with Hendon Way into a straight across crossing with a pedestrian countdown display
  • Ban the left turn from Finchley Road into Fortune Green Road and remove the left-turn slip road. This will allow the northbound bus lane to be extended to the main junction. The slip road will be filled-in and the new space re-allocated to and made more welcoming for people walking
  • Extend the bus lane hours on Finchley Road to Monday to Saturday 07:00 to 10:00 and 16:00 to 22:00
  • Extend the parking bay and loading bay restrictions to Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 16:00

Please see the drawing in the Documents section for more information.

How these proposals would affect journey times

The proposals would benefit thousands of bus passengers who use this route every day. It would mean shorter journey times, with the biggest improvements in the northbound evening rush hour (pm peak). The bus lane changes will also benefit other bus lane users - people cycling, using taxis and coaches, and people on powered two wheelers (motorbikes, scooters, mopeds). There is not expected to be a noticeable impact on journey times for anyone else as a result of the proposals.

Equality Impact Assessment

We are subject to the general public sector equality duty set-out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, which requires us to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations by reference to people with protected characteristics. The protected characteristics are: age, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

In considering changes to the design of our streets we closely consider the needs of all users throughout the design process and complete a draft Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA). We would like to hear your views about any impacts on those with protected characteristics and how any negative impacts could be addressed. The EqIA can be found in the Documents section.