Local Labour Councillors have asked the Council to liaise with Brent Council so that the existing dangerous route from the station across to Fernhead Road can be improved. As a resident told us:
'My concern, and that for the majority of residents in this area, is the appallingly dangerous route from Queen's Park station to Fernhead Road. A roundabout (surrounding the Falcon pub) with traffic flowing at high speed in several different directions, and with a fast route entering from Carlton Vale, has no zebra crossing, indeed there are no pedestrian crossings of any kind. It is dangerous in the extreme'
At the request of residents local Councillors asked for information about safety at this roundabout. In the three years ending 31 December 2008 there have been eight reported injury accidents (seven slight injury, one serious injury) at this roundabout. Four of these accidents involved pedestrians, although these are distributed around the roundabout, and were not concentrated in anyone area of the roundabout. The roundabout is the responsibility of the London Borough of Brent, and they have confirmed that they will be looking at this roundabout as part of a Local Safety scheme later this year.