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Subject tag: Road safety

Beware the Long Handlebars of the Law!

Last week the Metropolitan Police were on Bourne Hill and The Bourne to carry out an operation designed to dissuade drivers from failing to pay due care and attention to people riding bicycles. Clare Rodgers was with them and reports what happened.

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17 October 2018

Clare Rogers talks about the Better Streets for Enfield campaign

In the second of the Citizen's Eye series of video interview, Francis Sealey of Enfield Voices and GlobalNet21 talks to Clare Rogers about the genesis of the Better Streets for Enfield campaign.

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28 July 2018

My Liveable London gets personal

The organisers of the My Liveable London campaign are asking supporters to email local political party leaders in their borough

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23 April 2018

Joining forces to challenge local politicians to create My Liveable London

In the runup to the council elections on 3rd May two organisations that campaign for a fresh approach to London's streets have come together to set out a challenge for party leaders in each of London's 32 boroughs. London Living Streets, whose main priority is pedestrians, are combining forces with the London Cycle Campaign, who, unsurprisintly, would like pleasanter and safer conditions for people riding bikes in London. They are calling their joint campaign My Liveable London.

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10 April 2018

Cycle Enfield: Just what our top doctors order

New guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) calls for more pedestrianisation, more cycle lanes and less room for cars.

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27 March 2018

Serious collision in Green Lanes

If you were wondering why buses were diverted away from Green Lanes on Tuesday early evening, this photo shows part of the aftermath of a collision. The location is on the eastern side of Green Lanes next to Deadmans Bridge and there was an ambulance nearby.

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30 January 2018

Navigating the Hostile Streets of Outer London

Hostile Streets - Walking and Cycling at Outer London Junctions was published by the Greater London Authority's Transport Committee at the end of November. Last month I went along to a meeting of Islington Living Streets to see a presentation about the report given by Caroline Russell AM

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02 January 2018

The enormous costs - personal and financial - of fast traffic in towns

17 December 2017

Road Safety Week 2017: Speed Down Saves Lives

In the UK speeding is still a major problem. It causes needless crashes, untold suffering and stops people living safe and healthy lives.

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19 November 2017

Clampdown on A10 speeding and other forms of anti-social behaviour

Measures to tackle speeding on the A10 and other types of anti-social behaviour are to be introduced by Enfield Council and the police.

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14 November 2017

Quieter Neighbourhoods under attack

‘Save Our Green Lanes’ (SOGL) member Helen Osman has been busy attacking two of the Quieter Neighbourhood plans in her newsletter N21 Online. SOGL are now distributing leaflets to households in both the Fernleigh Road and Fox Lane areas, encouraging a negative response to the consultations. What are they upset about?

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08 November 2017

Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood: What Better Streets think of the proposals

Better Streets for Enfield have posted some comments about the Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood proposals on their website (republished below). These are not yet finalised, they may take on board any useful comments.

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08 November 2017

Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood proposals published

The proposed measures to create the Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood were published this morning. Like last week's plans for the Fernleigh Road QN, they take a holistic approach to reducing vehicle speeds along side roads throughout the large area covered, which stretches from Palmers Green Triangle nearly all the way to Southgate Circus.

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01 November 2017

Do bus driver working conditions pose a serious threat to public safety?

A recently published article by 'Bus Driver U' describes what the author sees as serious safety failings in the way that bus services are regulated by TfL and run by bus operators. The article includes a link to another describing a campaign for safer bus operations in London launched by an American businessman who was the victim of near-fatal collision on Oxford Street.

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21 October 2017

Council proposing borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order to tackle anti-social behaviour

In an attempt to reduce certain forms of "anti-social behaviour" Enfield Council is proposing to introduce a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). The proposed PSPO would prohibit a wide range of activities or behaviour considered to be "unacceptable". A public consultation is under way until 18 September 2017.

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31 August 2017

Low-traffic neighbourhoods

Would you let your child or grandchild play out on your street? Do you feel able to ride a bike around your neighbourhood? Or does the traffic put you off? For many of us, streets in our residential areas have become conduits for through traffic, rather than places where residents can walk, cycle, meet or play.

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22 July 2017

Not just these cars, but their drivers too are out of control

This week there have been two instances in Palmers Green of cars mounting the pavement and causing damage. Fortunately, it seems that in neither case were there any injuries to people walking along the pavement - but if there had been, they would probably have been killed or seriously injured.

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17 May 2017

Parents petition for road safety measures near Oakthorpe Primary School

28 January 2017

This week is Road Safety Week

21 November 2016

Surprise breakfast for bike lane builders

15 October 2016