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No right turn plans “pushed through”

Barnet Vale councillor David Longstaff on traffic changes for drivers turning right from Lyonsdown Road on to the A1000

Hendon Town Hall
Hendon Town Hall

Residents have been surprised, angered and disappointed by the Labour Council’s proposal to ban turning right from Lyonsdown Road onto the A1000.

Residents fear their quiet side streets will become dangerous rat runs as cars, lorries and motorcyclists look for ways to turn right onto the A1000.

It seems that this scheme is not the only one this administration is pushing through. On December 14th the council also sneaked in the road restrictions in Squires Lane and Bow Lane in Finchley, which were followed by a “pause” in the extension of an incredibly unpopular CPZ in East Finchley- valiantly fought off by residents and by the pressure of Finchley and Golders Green’s MP Mike Freer on the council.

Now there are “consultations” on the way, this time in Whetstone, to impose more 20 mph zones and sneak through their wishes for bus lanes in Barnet. 

Contrary to what the council says is their reasoning to implement these schemes, residents have written not only to the local councillors but also to Theresa Villiers MP to utterly oppose this proposed scheme. 

With only a short time to look over these proposals, it would be absolutely no surprise to residents if this proposal passes and this council continues to impose TFL road measures on Barnet residents even with residents’ opposition.

David Longstaff is a Conservative councillor for Barnet Vale.


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