East Finchley residents would like Barnet Council to improve the lighting and install CCTV in the The Causeway, between East Finchley Station and Cedar Drive, to improve safety for the many commuters, residents and school children using the footpath.
Why is this important?
The footpath provides a direct route between the station, East End Road and Hampstead Garden Suburb and is heavily used by commuters. It is also used by pupils of Archer Academy throughout the day as they move between their two buildings.
Last October a teenage girl was subjected to a serious sexual assault in The Causeway while walking home from school, and in March another teenage girl was targeted in exactly the same spot, leaving residents afraid to leave their homes after dark.
We believe that there are some simple measures that could be taken to improve safety for residents and commuters alike.