Mike has met with senior members of Transport for London to push for the proposed upgrade of Henlys Corner to receive funding. He was joined by the Leader of Barnet Council, Cllr Lynne Hillan, and the Chief Executive, Nick Walkey to emphasise the depth of feeling in Finchley and Golders Green.
Speaking from his Westminster office, Mike said, “TfL have accepted the scheme should be given high priority and would significantly improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow. Understandably they aren’t able to confirm funding for the scheme until after the Comprehensive Spending Review in October. I just hope local residents don’t end up losing out because of the dreadful mess the Labour party left the public finances in.”
The proposed £8.2m scheme to improve one of North London’s busiest junctions would see signal-controlled pedestrian crossings installed as well as alterations to the road layout to help improve traffic flow at the junction with Regents Park Road, Finchley Road and the A406 North Circular Road.
Mike is now lobbying the Mayor of London to do what he can to ensure the scheme proceeds.