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Subject tag: Cycling

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.......

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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.......

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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.......

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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. Why not use a different route?   Why put the route on the A105, why not use an alternative? Some people have.......

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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 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........

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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 parking   Enfield Council understand that car parking is an important component of our hight streets........

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08 September 2015

On the Cycle Enfield website the introductory page for the A105 consultation has been revised and now has a "visualisation" of how Palmers Green Triangle might look after implementation of the cycle lanes scheme.  The option that is illustrated is the one that retains the Triangle traffic island. As the Council has emphasised from the outset, the proposals include improvements not just for cyclists, but also for other road users.  The Triangle proposals, for example, would provide.......

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22 July 2015

The exhibtion at the Fox last weekend marked the start of the 12-week consultation period during which members of the public are invited to give their views on the plans for cycle lanes between Enfield Town and Palmers Green. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as it should be to find the relevant information on the Enfield Council website, so here's a short guide with direct links. The start page for consultation is cycleenfield.co.uk/consultation/a105-scheme-consultation, where you can watch the.......

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21 June 2015

The next round of public consultation about the Cycle Enfield ("Mini-Holland") scheme for the A105 will start with an exhibition in July.  There will then be a 12-week period in which members of the public can give their views online or on paper. Cycle Enfield West timetable Business Event – 16th July 2015Public Exhibition - 17th & 18th July 2015Public Consultation - 17th July to 9th Oct 2015 (12 weeks)"Pop-up" at Palmers Green Triangle - AugustStall at Palmers Green Festival.......

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14 June 2015

On 15 June the Cycle Enfield West Partnership Board will for the first time be able to discuss some specific proposals for the implementation of cycling improvements between Enfield Town and Palmers Green, using "Mini-Holland" money provided by Transport for London. Members of the Partnership Board, which comprises representatives of many different community and interest groups, have been sent the draft designs for the changes to roads and pavements.  Making sense of the drawings requires.......

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10 June 2015

The Cycle Enfield West Partnership Board held its second meeting on 14th May. Alex Stebbings from Jacobs, the consultancy employed by the Council, briefed community representatives on the steps taken so far and the next steps.  There was also an opportunity for members of the partnership board to ask questions and comment on the scheme. Following analysis of various surveys (see below), "feasability designs" have been sent to Transport for London (TfL) for its initial comments.  These.......

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29 April 2015

Enfield Council has published more information about the design concepts for the main Cycle Enfield ("Mini-Holland") routes, together with feedback from the consultations held at the Fox and other venues.  There is still time to comment on the concepts before the next consultation phase begins in the summer. Information from the Fox exhibition now online The Cycle Enfield team have uploaded to their website the "opportunities plan" for the entire stretch of the A105 between Enfield Town.......

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28 April 2015

Enfield Council has written to businesses located along the A105 (Enfield Town-Bush Hill Parade-Winchmore Hill-Palmers Green) to reassure them that when implementing the "Mini-Holland" cycling scheme it will be taking account of their concerns about car parking, deliveries, bus services and accessibility for elderly and disabled customers. The letter from the Council also promises special consultation events for businesses and outlines the remaining steps in the consultation and planning.......

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20 February 2015

On Wednesday the community website Love Your Doorstep (LYDS) invited Councillor Chris Bond to record an interview about Cycle Enfield/Mini Holland for later transmission on the locally based internet radio station Radio JJ. Emma Rigby, the brains behind LYDS, used questions provided by her readers. The recording will be streamed by Radio JJ this Sunday (22nd February) at 8pm.  To listen to it, visit radiojj.co.uk/lyds........

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12 February 2015

Bob Griffiths has kindly emailed copies of the key illustrations giving possible road layouts for Green Lanes. One is for stretches with little or no retail activity and one which might apply to Palmers Green where there are shops etc on both sides of the road. Each starts with an "as now" cross section, which is followed by possible layouts using the same overall shop frontage to shop frontage distance across the road so they are intended to be easily comparable. Better quality versions of.......

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11 February 2015

Ahead of tomorrow's Cycle Enfield ("Mini-Holland") exhibition and consultation at the Fox (3pm to 8pm), Enfield Council have released a short video explaining the thinking behind the scheme. The video also outlines further consultation stages. To go to the YouTube pages, click on the picture above, or view the embedded video below........

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23 January 2015

The dates have been announced for the first public consultations about the planned Cycle Enfield/Mini Holland cycle routes.  These will be "exhibitions" running from the afternoon to mid-evening.  Members of the public will be able to call in, examine the plans, ask questions and feed back their initial views about the schemes.  Later in the year there will be a "full and extensive public consultation". The Palmers Green/Winchmore Hill consultation will be held at the Fox from 3pm to 8pm on.......

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18 January 2015

Earlier this month Andy Barker, in his role as Chairman of Fox Lane and District Residents' Association (FLDRA), attended the one of the Partnership Board meetings that are being held as part of the consultation about the Cycle Enfield ("Mini-Holland") scheme.  This meeting relates to the section of route between Green Dragon Lane in the north and Broomfield Lane in the south. The yellow lines show an alternative to creating cycle lanes along Green Lanes. If this option is chosen, TfL will not.......

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