It will soon be safer and easier to travel by bike between Harrow and Wealdstone town centres thanks to major investment in a new cycle route.
The Cycleway track starts at Kenton Road, near Northwick Park Station, and runs between Harrow and Wealdstone town centres up to High Road, Harrow Weald. It is funded over three years by Transport for London working with Harrow Council and could be worth up to £3 million.
Cllr Varsha Parmar, Harrow Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, said:
“We want to encourage cycling as a positive mode of transport for everyone - it is good for health and better for the environment. So anything the Council can do to help people access safe routes is good news for the people who live and work in Harrow. It will also make a huge difference to the lives of our young generation who might soon be able to breathe clean air as they travel.”
The first of three phases of the scheme will commence at the Gayton Road/Kenton Road junction and terminate at the bridge under the railway line in Elmgrove Road. Work will begin early next year. Some initial community engagement with businesses started this month.
Cycleway routes form a network of radial and orbital cycle routes designed to overcome barriers to cycling and target cyclists who want to use quieter, low-traffic routes that provide an environment for those cyclists who want to travel at a gentler pace. Sustrans charity has been commissioned recently to start the detailed design.