Highways & Parking

With over 650 kilometres of minor urban roads the Borough contains the second biggest local road network in the Capital. It is ranked 6th of all London boroughs in terms of household access to a car at 69%. https://content.tfl.gov.uk/technical-note-12-how-many-cars-are-there-in-london.pdf

A further £8million will be spent on road maintenance over the next two years to help deal with potholes and the maintenance of highways, as Cllrs voted it through at Barnet Council’s Cabinet meeting on 18 July 2023. To report any issues, go to: https://barnetresidentsassociation.org.uk/how-to/report-pro

Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs)

LB Barnet employs Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) A CPZ is an area where parking is only allowed on certain parts of the road for a limited time unless you have a permit. They are designed to reduce traffic and parking congestion for residents who live in or near to town centres or tourist/visitor hotspots. A CPZ aims to allow the flow of traffic and emergency vehicles down streets that are heavily parked on and allow residents to park near their own homes.

The times at which CPZs operate vary depending on location. Some operate 8am-6:30pm. Others have a restriction for a much shorter period e.g., 2-3pm.

If you think a CPZ may benefit your locality or feel the hours aren’t working the first step is to consult your neighbours. Residents need to show that there is support for change. For example, via a petition submitted to the area committee stating what change you are seeking. Any change would probably have consequences beyond the road so seeking wider support beyond your road would help. There would still be a need for a statutory consultation so the process can be quite lengthy. 

More information can be found https://www.barnet.gov.uk/parking/parking-and-traffic-enforcement/controlled-parking-zones-cpz/how-cpzs-work


There are 10 car parks in the locality. As services vary from car park to car park we’ve listed the main information so you can decide which suits your particular needs.



Disabled bays

Parent & Child

Free Period

Electric charging

The Spires*






Stapylton Road






High St (Hadley Green)




2 Hours Free.

No restrictions after 2:30pm


High St (North)






High St (Central)






High St (South)






Moxon St




1 Hour free.


Fitzjohn Ave






High Barnet Tube Station **






Barnet Hospital ***


YES. Blue badge holders must pre-register prior to each visit. For more info go to: https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/contact-us/getting-to-our-hospitals/parking-at-our-hospitals/disabled-parking/


15/20 mins drop off/pick up



* Operated – https://www.britannia-parking.co.uk/

**Operated by https://ncp.co.uk/

***Operated by https://paybyphone.co.uk/

Blue Badge Parking


Additionally High Street blue badge parking can be found at:
1 Outside Tribe Gym (189-191 High St.)  https://goo.gl/maps/WAnJm44Y9Rik3Kun9
1 Outside Joshua Leigh (159 High St): https://goo.gl/maps/ujdUQbxs4mqauh4b6
3 Outside Visible Changes (125 High St.): https://goo.gl/maps/5r6DowY8nd639QEF8
2 Outside North London Hospice (120 High St.): https://goo.gl/maps/bfb8dgWYaedzRi319

Short stay parking

Short stay parking is also available on the high street (15 mins free between 10-4pm) at the following locations:

  • 154-156 High Street - outside Rymans
  • 63 High Street – outside the Post Office

More detailed information including prices can be found on Parkopedia.

Related articles:

Parking in High Barnet – November ‘20
Parking Map – August ‘20
Long term transport strategy 2020-2041 – April ‘20

Electric Vehicles

Barnet Council has made a commitment to reaching net zero carbon and improving air quality across the borough through the Long Term Transport Strategy and Sustainable Strategy.

A key part of this will be reducing and mitigating the impact of transport emissions in Barnet by encouraging the use of electric vehicles. To encourage the use of electric vehicles, we are committed to the rollout of electric charge points across the borough. To find out more go to:


Active Trails

Active trails are pre-plotted routes of 1k, 2.5k or 5k which can be walked, run, or cycled at your own pace - all for free by the council.

Active Trails offer an opportunity to enjoy physical activity on your own, with friends or as family fun. Being physically active offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefits, and there is evidence to suggest that being active outdoors offers even more health benefits.

To find out more go to https://www.barnet.gov.uk/parks-sport-and-leisure/walks-and-trails/active-trails

Network Recovery Plan (road and pavement maintenance)

The Network Recovery Plan (NRP) is Barnet Council's investment programme covering all aspects of Barnet's highways network, from road and pavements to bridges, road marking and crossings.

For details of the 22/23 programme go to: https://www.barnet.gov.uk/roads-and-pavements/road-and-pavement-maintenance-works#title-3