Summary of changes between Wembley Central and Harlesden Stations

On this page we list the changes we are proposing to make between Wembley Central and Harlesden stations.

Maps of our proposals

Improvements for cyclists

Improvements for pedestrians

Changes for bus users

Other changes to support the improvements



Changes to the Harrow Road and Brentfield section of the scheme

The video shows the proposed changes on the Harrow Road and Brentfield section of the scheme where many of the most significant changes will be made to help you understand our proposals better.






Improvements for cyclists

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  • A two-way protected cycle lane (separating cyclists from general traffic with a kerb) on the A404 Harrow Road and Brentfield between Sylvia Gardens and First Drive
  • We’ll have separate low-level signals for cyclists at the proposed new pedestrian crossing on Brentfield by the leisure centre and at the A406 junction with Brentfield and Harrow Road, so it’s clear when they can pull ahead
  • Existing crossings upgraded so cyclists can also use them to cross Harrow Road at Monk’s Park and First Drive including areas where there is shared use footway
  • Bus stop bypasses introduced for cyclists at bus stops C and K, with the two-way cycle lane behind the bus stop island for cyclist safety
  • The cycleway will link to existing London Cycle Network routes (LCN45 and LCN85) making cycling journeys to neighbouring areas easier
  • Improved way finding to help cyclists along the cycleway including on quiet road connections to Wembley Central and Harlesden stations
  • Shelley Road junctions with Milton Avenue and Mordaunt Road amended to give priority to the cycle route, with give way lines added to instruct drivers to give way to cyclists
  • Cycle parking and storage to be reviewed along the cycleway route and increased where needed at the next stage of the project
  • At Wembley Brook, we'll use special mirrors to help drivers and cyclists see each other more easily



Improvements for pedestrians

  • New push button green man crossing over the Brentfield A404 by Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre
  • The pedestrian crossings at Harrow Road junction with the A406 will be made simpler and more direct with one fewer stage to cross
  • New zebra crossing at Brentfield near its junction with First Drive
  • There will be new raised tables at most side road junctions between Wembley and Harlesden to make pedestrians and cyclists more visible and traffic slow down
  • We're reviewing street lighting to make sure it's easy to see at night, and we're planning to provide new ‘rain gardens’ where space allows which will help reduce the chance of local flooding. If there's enough space, we’ll add new trees where we can



Changes for bus users

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  • We would extend bus stop D on A404 Harrow Road by 12 metres so two buses can stop at the same time, this will help the bus service be faster
  • We would move bus stop B ‘Stonebridge Park Station’ in line with the traffic lane so buses can pull away more easily
  • We're moving bus stops K and C onto bus stop islands and creating bus stop bypasses, with the cycle lane behind them to help avoid collisions between cyclists and bus riders
  • At stop C the cycleway will be at the back of the footway, with all pedestrian movements using the front of the footway via a zebra crossing over the cycleway
  • Bus stop ‘Sunny Crescent’ by the children’s playground (served by routes 18 and N18) to be moved 90m to the eastern side of Wyborne Way so that it is opposite the Cycle King Factory and the Hillside Centre, to make space for the new cycleway and crossing improvements
  • We'll extend the bus lane on Harrow Road by 25 metres on the south-bound side into the A406 junction, and take away a 20 metre section of bus lane on Brentfield on the north-bound side to help traffic flow through the A406 junction. All other bus lanes in the area will operate as normal




Other changes to support the improvements

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  • We're closing the two filter lanes for traffic to turn left from the A406 into Harrow Road and Brentfield. This would give pedestrians more space and make the crossings safer and easier to use
  • Traffic can still turn left at the junction in both cases which will be increased to three lanes, but it will be easier for pedestrians to cross here
  • Sylvia Gardens (currently entrance only from Harrow Road) will become exit only to reduce the risk of collisions. Cyclists can still use it in both directions
  • We're making more room for buses at bus stop D by making a parking bay on A404 Harrow Road outside Stonebridge Park shops smaller by 12 metres
  • We're extending the 20mph speed limit on Harrow Road to east of Point Place, and adding traffic calming measures along the quiet road connections at Albert Terrace, Milton Avenue, Mordaunt Road, London Road, Tokyngton Avenue and Sylvia Gardens
  • We'll make sure all road users have clear lines of sight along the quiet road connections to Wembley Central and Harlesden Stations by adding new yellow line parking restrictions where needed (please see maps)
  • We’ll review the existing layout of the cycle lane next to the footway along Wembley Brook and will consider changing this space to a shared use footway to make sure it is as user friendly as possible for pedestrians and all types of cycles

Overview maps and detailed maps showing the proposed changes are available.


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