Making Roads Safer

School Streets

School Streets are roads outside schools with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times. The restriction applies to school traffic and through traffic. The result is a safer, healthier and more pleasant environment for everyone. Find out how you can start your own school street.


Report to Barnet Council or TfL?

TfL is directly responsible for repairing potholes on roads shown here: and for all of London’s traffic lights. Use their webform to report problems: You can also report using Twitter to @TfL

Barnet Council is responsible for repairing all other roads and paths. Use their form at – you will need to register an account. They also accept reports from FillThatHole and FixMyStreet, or you can email them Provide the exact location: door number, street/road name, full post code, nearest junction.

Fill That Hole: If possible, we suggest you also report all hazards on and include any references from Barnet Council or TfL. The map on this site provides proof that a hazard has been reported and is useful evidence in subsequent claims.

Junctions and streets

A key step towards creating safer cycling routes is to make junctions and streets  more cyclist friendly.  We have identified some of the worst junctions and other problem areas in Barnet on a map of Barnet Cycle Route Issues. and provided this list to Barnet Council, showing their initial responses.

Let us have your ideas on these and other specific sites where safety should be improved. Email:

Cultural change

The London Assembly report Hostile Streets – Walking and Cycling at Outer London Junctions  shows that a change in culture is needed, prioritising people, not cars, on London’s streets. We look forward to the Mayor adopting these recommendations and investing more in Outer London.

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