Safety first at Henlys

Finchley Synagogue has welcomed plans for a pedestrian crossing at Henlys Corner, having campaigned for safety improvements.

The crossing plan was announced by Barnet Council leader Mike Freer on Friday as part of an £8 million Transport for London scheme to improve safety and traffic flow.

“We’re delighted funding has been approved,” said a spokesperson for the shul, which is at the Regents Park Road end of Henlys Corner. Pedestrians currently have to cross at their own risk or take a 15-minute detour.

Councillor Freer said that plans to build a bridge similar to that at the top of Brent Street were dropped because “that wouldn’t have solved traffic problems”.

    Last updated: 4:47pm, July 6 2009