Proposed Revocation of Byelaw (restriction) Against Cycling in Brent Parks

Closed 31 Jul 2019

Opened 18 Jun 2019

Overview

There is currently a 1977 Byelaw made by Brent Council that prohibits cycling in 57 our parks and open spaces. The Council aims to promote cycling and sustainable travel, and we are therefore considering changing this Byelaw to improve cycling accessibility across the borough. We are therefore consulting on removing this Byelaw to allow cycling. This is in line with our vision in our Cycle Strategy 2016- 21, which aims to make Brent a borough where everyone can cycle safely, in comfort and with confidence, and to enable people of all ages and abilities from every section of our diverse community to see cycling as a good option for everyday travel.

This initiative supports the aims of the Brent Borough Plan 2019-2023, our Long Term Transport Strategy 2015-2035 and our Air Quality Action Plan 2017-2022 in improving the quality of life for our residents, improving health through active travel and air quality in the borough.

The Council have already undertaken safety assessments for all of the parks covered by this Byelaw and identified areas where restrictions on cycling will need to remain in place. We are proposing to introduce a 5mph speed limit, and signs to identify areas where cycling will still be prohibited, such as on narrow paths, entrances, and in playgrounds or outdoor gyms.

Why We Are Consulting

We are seeking the views of Brent residents and all park users on this proposal. Please complete the online questionnaire, all responses and comments will be considered in the Council's decision.

The map in Appendix A shows the parks and opens spaces affected by the Byelaw and Appendix C are the associated assessments.

Further information is provided in the Consultation document.

 

Thank you for your participation.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Consultations