Subject tag: Cycling

05 March 2017

Healthy Streets for London, published last month by Transport for London, is an important document which outlines in broad terms the strategy that will be adopted by the Mayor of London and his Walking and Cycling Commissioner in order to increase "active travel" by people living and working in London.  The health benefits of daily activity are shown in the diagram.  Conversely, the disbenefits stemming from current inadequate amounts of activity among the general population are.......

19 November 2016

In the run up to the publication of the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, a new report from the Urban Transport Group (which represents the UK's largest urban transport authorities) sets out the fivefold economic benefits of investing in active travel. Click here to download the full reportThe benefits are: Health costs: physical inactivity is estimated to cost the NHS of £1.06 billion per year. Economic value of trips: ten billion annual journeys are undertaken in.......

27 August 2016

Enfield Council's plans for cycle lanes along main roads and quieter neighbourhoods in residential areas moved a little closer to completion this week, when a High Court judge refused an application for a judicial review of the Cycle Enfield consultation arrangements and ordered that the Save Our Green Lanes campaigning group should pay the  Council's costs. The judge dismissed claims by the anti-cycle lane campaigners that there were  serious flaws in the way the consultation was.......

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17 May 2016

A new campaigning group is calling for a fairer balance between cars, cycles, buses and pedestrians on Enfield's roads. Better Streets for Enfield supports the Cycle Enfield (Mini Holland) plans to boost cycling and walking rates by installing bike lanes, 'quieter neighbourhoods', and redesigned high streets. Devonshire Road should by rights be a quiet residential street, but most of the time is a "rat run".  For two hours a month it turns into a Play Street (Photo:  Phil Rogers)While.......

15 April 2016

Clare Rogers shares her thoughts about last week's Enfield Cycling Conference This conference at Enfield’s Dugdale Centre on Friday 8 April left me feeling both inspired and daunted – inspired because we were shown what is possible and already being done in the Netherlands – and daunted because Enfield has such a long way to go.  This post tries to give a taste of what was said at the conference. For more in-depth information, you can find links to each presentation.......

22 March 2016

On 8th April the Dugdale Centre will be hosting a cycling conference. On the same date there will be a Cycling Fair held at Fountain Island in Enfield Town between Noon and 5pm. Enfield Cycling Fair 8 April 2016 12pm - 5pm London Cycling Campaign and Enfield Council will be holding a cycling fair on Friday 8th April, 12-5pm, on Fountain Island, Enfield Town. Try-a-bike area with Dutch bikes, e-bikes, bromptons and more. Have your bike looked over by a trained mechanic Talk to Enfield.......

01 March 2016

Nine of the UK's leading environmental campaigns have come together to publish a manifesto outlining ways in which the next Mayor of London could tackle the capital's growing environmental problems. Greener London:  What the next Mayor can do to improve our capital has been produced by the  Campaign for Better Transport, the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England,  Friends of the Earth, the Green Alliance, Greenpeace, the London Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, the Royal.......

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25 January 2016

Following last week's meeting of the Enfield West Partnership Board, the revised proposals for cycle lanes along the A105 will be considered by Enfield Council's Cabinet on 10th February.  If, as seems likely, the proposals are approved, they will then be sent to Transport for London (TfL) for its approval.  If given the green light by TfL, the proposals will then be subject to a period of statutory public consultation. Following the consultation, the engineers would move on to.......

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16 December 2015

The deadline for submitting comments on the Enfield Town and A110 (Southbury Road/Lea Valley Road) cycle lanes proposals is 18th December - this Friday.  If the earlier A105 consultation is anything to go by, the deadline will fall at exactly midnight on Friday night, after which the system will no longer accept any input. Consultation links Enfield Town consultation Southbury Road consultation The debate about Cycle Enfield has been ongoing, on our forums and elsewhere, with.......

14 December 2015

A Play Streets scheme that closes roads to cars opened Clare Rogers’ eyes to the idea of roads for recreation. Now she’s part of a grassroots campaign to revolutionise cycling in Enfield – but the battle isn’t over. A consultation on the Mini Holland proposal to make Enfield town centre bike friendly closes on Friday. Photograph: Cycle Enfield My sister Sally started it when she sent me a video about Playing Out – the seminal Bristol project which closes.......

18 November 2015

Enfield Council has published some initial analysis of the responses from members of the public to the A105 Cycle Enfield Scheme (see the box below). The analysis is very broad-brush, but one interesting fact that stands out is that respondents' highest priorities were pedestrian safety and air quality.  "Convenient car parking" was one of the lowest priorities. A fuller report will be issued in due course, which will include responses to points raised by the public.  Some changes.......

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09 November 2015

According to a press release issued by Enfield Council today, a majority of people who responded to the public consultation about the A105 Cycle Enfield proposals indicated that they were in favour of the scheme going ahead. The press release states that "60 per cent of the 1,646 people consulted said they supported the plans, while just 40 percent were opposed to them".  However, the Cycling Weekly website breaks down the in favour submissions into two subcategories:  in favour - 51.......

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04 November 2015

More evidence that cycling schemes are good for business has been provided today in the form of an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from the leaders of companies employing over 250.000 people. According to anti-Cycle Enfield campaigners, putting in cycle lanes along Green Lanes will "kill" businesses.   Even before today's open letter there has already been plenty of evidence that this is at the very least a gross exaggeration and may in fact be the reverse of the truth.......

01 October 2015

The deadline for letting the Council have your views about the A105 component of Cycle Enfield is fast approaching - the online questionnaire must be completed by 9th October.  If you want to comment on every stretch of road, the process could take a while, so don't leave it to the last minute.  There is plenty of information available on the Cycle Enfield website, and we have published several articles with information in easily digested form. The approaching deadline has prompted.......

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28 September 2015

The second stage of public consultation for the Enfield Town and Southbury Road elements of the Cycle Enfield scheme was launched last weekend.  Detailed drawings are available online and residents are invited to fill in an online questionnaire to provide their views about the scheme The various options for Enfield Town have been whittled down to two - Options 1 and 6a.  Both would see through car traffic - both east-west and west-east - using Cecil Road, which would be converted to.......

27 September 2015

The Mayor of London has issued a report, Health Impact of Cars in London, which provides the evidence base for future work by policy makers and health professionals.  A key finding is that by not driving, but walking or cycling when this is a reasonable alternative, the population of London would gain over 60,000 years of healthy life every year, which would deliver an economic health benefit of over £2 billion annually. The report's authors point out that most people in London do not.......

26 September 2015

There was a public meeting this week about the Enfield Mini Holland plans, and days later, I’m just starting to work out what was actually being said… It seemed that 90% of the 200-plus audience were against the scheme. I don’t know if they represent real feeling in the area or not, since this is a bit of a rogue series of meetings that are not part of the official consultation process. They are chaired by our conservative MP (we have a Labour council) who seems to.......

10 September 2015

The Cycle Enfield website includes the official responses to various criticisms of the A105 scheme.  However, because people may not be aware of these, we are reproducing them here both to make them more widely known and to give readers an opportunity to comment and discuss them in our forums. The following text is taken directly from Cycle Enfield without any amendment. Why not use a different route?   Why put the route on the A105, why not use an alternative? Some people have.......

10 September 2015

The Cycle Enfield website includes the official responses to various criticisms of the A105 scheme.  However, because people may not be aware of these, we are reproducing them here both to make them more widely known and to give readers an opportunity to comment and discuss them in our forums. The following text is taken directly from Cycle Enfield without any amendment. Impact on bus stops   A number of bus stops along the route would be changed – under current plans, six.......

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10 September 2015

The Cycle Enfield website includes the official responses to various criticisms of the A105 scheme.  However, because people may not be aware of these, we are reproducing them here both to make them more widely known and to give readers an opportunity to comment and discuss them in our forums. The following text is taken directly from Cycle Enfield without any amendment. Impact on pedestrian crossings   There are many improvements proposed to improve crossings for pedestrians........