Background to our proposals

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London’s population has changed dramatically over the past century and it will continue to change and grow in future. By 2031 there will be around 1.25 million more people living in London and over 750,000 new jobs. Many of the new homes that are built won’t have car parking facilities - there simply isn’t room in London for so many additional cars.

Our vision for the route between Wembley Central and Harlesden stations is that it should be much less dominated by motor traffic and be a much less intimidating place to be for everyone.

There is a strong case for less motor traffic and more space for walking and cycling along the route. The number of people who will be walking and cycling in London is set to continue to grow in future, and we expect that the number of people cycling in the Wembley and Harlesden area will grow too.

We want to make the route safer and more comfortable for vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists. We’ve been talking to local people about our plans since January 2020 and we’ve reflected on these discussions in developing the proposals that we are now consulting you on.

Our proposals are in line with our Vision Zero strategy, which aims to eradicate deaths and serious injuries from our roads. The proposals have been designed according to our Healthy Streets approach, which aims to make London a safer, healthier and greener place to live and travel.

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