With increasing numbers of buses in the road and the council unwilling to do anything about it, we have again written to Cllr Claire Kober, Leader of Haringey Council and copied our wrad councillors with the email.
Bus on Hornsey Park Road
I am writing to you to ask for your help in getting London Buses to use Mary Neuner Road instead of Hornsey Park Road. We are experiencing increasing numbers of buses using our road, causing noise and vibration and an unnecessary intrusion in a narrow residential street. An alternative exists, less than 100m away, one residents were promised would be used.
We have asked the council several times to work with London Buses and TfL to get buses off Hornsey Park Road. Working with them means being proactive and standing up for residents. The road is already noisy, dirty and blighted by traffic. The council promise to use the new road has not been fulfilled - indeed nothing has been done to reduce traffic.
We are aware that a route test of the new road should have been done in the recent past. We are aware that the W3 bus, which regularly uses the road, easily negotiates far more challenging roads that Mary Neuner Road in the near vicinity without any difficulty and that the corners on the new road are easy in comparison. We are not aware of any action on the part of the council to engage with London Buses/TfL, to negotiate a fair solution to our problem.
In the last 24 hours, I have walked into Hornsey Park Road on three occasions: each time I have seen a bus: 9.30pm last night, 9.45am this morning and 4pm this afternoon. How many buses are actually using this road - a road never designed for nor invested in as a route for buses and other heavy vehicles. Residents say it is constant, never mind when ther are local diversions.
We note that Waitrose articulated lorries use the new road every day. It is time the council backed residents and takes a small and very simple step that was promised and will make a real difference. We also note that there are increasing numbers of unregulated diversions from Alexandra Palace Way and Wood Green High Road which direct buses into Hornsey Park Road. Hornsey Park Road is not a bus route and never has been.
We look forward to hearing from you on what action you will take to resolve a problem with a very simple solution.