Dismore hails Falloden Way road safety review

Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore has secured a review of safety along Falloden Way in the Hampstead Garden Suburb by Transport for London, in light of recent fatal accidents.

TfL have agreed to look at a number issues. Firstly, the lack of signage indicating the narrowing of the road and the merging of lanes before the junction with Brookland Rise, and the Hill Rise/Falloden Way junction northbound (towards Henley’s Corner).

Secondly, the pedestrian crossing near Midholm will be reviewed to consider whether a more prominent, light-operated crossing would be appropriate.

Finally, the installation of vehicle-activated signs, triggered when a driver is exceeding – or close to exceeding – the speed limit will be considered.

Mr Dismore said:

‘I am really pleased that these road safety risks are being reviewed, after my representations on my recent site visit with TfL. There have been several fatal accidents between Henley’s Corner and Ossulton Way in recent years.

’Residents rate safety here as a top priority, and rightly so. The road narrows from three lanes to just one in a very short space after a fast stretch. Given the number of residents with small children and families that need to cross over, it is vital TfL gets this right.’