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Subject tag: Cycling

10 January 2015

The Green Lanes Business Association (GLBA), which works on behalf of businesses in Palmers Green (mainly shops), has released the text of a letter which it sent to the Mayor of London's Cycling Commissioner in December. The beginning of Mr Georgiou's letter to the Cycling Commissioner (click on the image to view the complete original letter)The letter from GLBA Chairman Costas Georgiou was sent to the Cycling Commissioner, Andrew Gilligan, and copied to a number of local and national.......

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26 December 2014

The first meeting of the Cycle Enfield Partnership Board to consider plans for a "key cycling commuter route" linking Enfield Town with Palmers Green will take place in the second week in January. At the meeting selected "stakeholders" will discuss the section of cycle route between Vicars Moor Lane (Winchmore Hill) and Broomfield Lane (Palmers Green).  As well as looking at the proposal for segregated cycle lanes along Green Lanes, passing through Winchmore Hill and Palmers Green town.......

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05 November 2014

Palmers Green Community has obtained information about the extent of the "Quieter Neighbourhoods" that Enfield Council is planning to create in and around Palmers Green.  At next week's open meeting of Fox Lane and District Residents' Association the Council is expected to provide some more details of what exactly they have in mind and how they intend to consult.  Non-members of FLDRA who live within the Association's area - that  bounded by Green Lanes, Bourne Hill, The Bourne,.......

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23 June 2014

The debate about the "Mini-Holland" cycling improvements along Green Lanes has so far been pretty polarized:  on the one hand, advocates of cycle lanes along the whole street, on the other some fierce defence of the right of drivers to park in Green Lanes close to the shops they want to visit.  Cycle lane supporters claim that there is evidence to suggest that reducing car parking would boost shop sales, those defending the interests of local businesses dismiss this argument as.......

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23 June 2014

The Enfield Cycling Campaign is hoping that by organising a "Cycle Cash Mob" to coincide with the Palmers Green Festival of Shopping they will be able to soothe the concerns of shopkeepers in Green Lanes about the effects of the planned "Mini-Holland" cycle improvements on their businesses. The Shopping Carnival will be held on Saturday 5th July and the Cycling Campaign is asking its members - and anyone else who would like to see safer conditions for cyclists in Palmers Green - to assemble in.......

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21 May 2014

In response to a Freedom of Information request, Enfield Council have provided drawings from late 2013 showing the concepts, at that time, for implementing cycle lanes along the Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill stretch of Green Lanes.  As we reported in April on the basis of another document, the newly released material does show parking bays at various points along Green Lanes between Bourne Hill and the Triangle - on the eastern side only between Bourne Hill and Fox Lane and on both sides.......

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11 March 2014

Enfield's Mini-Holland funding bid has been successful.  The Borough is one of four that have been awarded up to £30 million from the Mayor of London to implement a comprehensive scheme to improve conditions for cyclists, with consequential benefits for everyone in terms of a reduction in traffic-related air pollution.  In addition to the cycling improvements, some of the money will be available for enhancement of the "public realm" along the cycle routes - for example, smartening up the appearance of streets and pavements and improving conditions for pedestrians.  However, an unpublicised consequence of the scheme's implementation may be the removal of the Triangle traffic island at the heart of Palmers Green.

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05 February 2014

In the run-up to this year's London borough elections the Enfield branch of the London Cycling Campaign has set up an online survey to help focus and promote its contribution to the London-wide Space for Cycling campaign.  Information supplied by members of the public about local cycle-friendly priorities will be passed on to every candidate in every ward prior to the May elections. Adrian Lauchlan is Borough Coordinator for the Enfield Cycling Campaign: "The London Cycling Campaign.......

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26 December 2014

Question 1.  What do think is good about the area? Palmers Green has the feel of a community. It is varied in its make-up. It is mostly green tidy and safe. Question 2.  What do you think is less good about the area? Shops in the High Street appear to becoming scruffier as they get taken up by charity shops. Not enough variety of shopping – can only see people moving out of town. Driving is awful – often dangerous! Youths hanging about more now – Starbucks, McDonalds and.......

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