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Subject tag: Mini Holland

Articles about the Cycle Enfield project to create cycle lanes along main roads in Enfield. 

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18 January 2017

Because of delays caused by the Cycle Enfield road works along the A105, the 329 bus is currently not running south of Wood Green station.  This will allow frequencies to be retained between Palmers Green and Enfield.  According to the TfL website, the route curtailment runs from 5th January to 30th March. Southbound buses are terminating very close to the usual stop outside Wood Green station.  However, buses towards Palmers Green on the 329 are not serving the northbound Wood.......

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14 December 2016

Waltham Forest's "village" traffic management schemes have been highly successful.  Hopefully, Enfield's road planners will be equally ambitious when they restart work on Quieter Neighbourhoods. As 2016 draws to a close it's good to see work finally under way to restore to people the freedom to travel along Green Lanes by bicycle safely and securely - a freedom that has been increasingly denied for the past fifty or sixty years.  Of all ways of travelling, apart from walking,.......

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20 November 2016

The Cecil Road/Church Street junction - an excerpt from the detailed drawingsMore information about the revised Enfield Town section of Cycle Enfield are now available on the Cycle Enfield website.  See this earlier report for an overview of the new scheme. The following downloads are now available on this page Revised Option Design Predictive Equalities Impact Assessment Young People Summer Engagement Report Design Surgery Report Air Quality Assessment Economic Impact Assessment.......

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09 November 2016

 Revised Proposals and Timetable Summary and map on Cycle Enfield website January 2017: Exhibition of revised proposals and community co-design workshops for enhanced public realm Spring 2017: Statutory consultation to capture any final issues that may impact upon the design Enfield Council has today revealed its revised proposals for implementing its Cycle Holland vision in the centre of Enfield Town. The new scheme retains the existing one-way system for cars, buses and.......

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15 October 2016

Roadworks aren't usually popular with residents. So workers in Ridge Avenue, Winchmore Hill, had a surprise on Friday morning when local parents came to say “Thank you for the bike lanes”, bringing with them a cooked breakfast. Palmers Green residents Clare Rogers, Claire Brady and Maggie Westhead, who all have children at schools in the borough, brought bacon rolls, pastries, tea, coffee and fruit juice for the workers' 10am tea break. They also displayed a homemade “Thank.......

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02 September 2016

Enfield Council's plans to install cycle lanes along the A105 are again being challenged, this time by Conservative councillors, who have "called in" the decision by the Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Daniel Anderson, to implement the proposals as set out in the Statutory Consultation earlier this year. Under the Call In procedure the Conservative group is asking the Council's Overview & Scrutiny Committee to refer the decision back to Cllr Anderson, demanding that he hold a.......

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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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28 July 2016

The Stage 1 Road Safety Audit for the A105 cycle lanes scheme has now been published.  The auditors, from Transport for London (TfL), have indicated that they are satisfied with the responses to all the safety issues that they raised.  Unfortunately, the auditors did not comment on hazards for pedestrians crossing roads at the Green Lanes/Hedge Lane/Bourne Hill junction, presumably because their terms of reference state that "Safety Audit is not intended to identify pre-existing.......

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06 July 2016

The Cycle Enfield A105 project has now reached the Statutory Consultation stage, which runs from today (6th July) until 29th July.  This gives the public an opportunity to submit formal objections to the entire scheme or individual elements.  Enfield Council will be distributing information leaflets to homes and businesses. All required documents are linked to from cycleenfield.co.uk/major-projects/a105-scheme-consultation. Paper copies of these documents are also available for.......

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06 July 2016

The debate about Enfield’s Mini Holland rages on via social media and the local press – will there be gridlocked roads? Vacant businesses? Cyclists mowing down the elderly at bus stops? Meanwhile, some of us from Better Streets for Enfield and Enfield Cycling Campaign decided it would be easiest just to go and look at a Mini Holland that’s already in progress. Waltham Forest is, after all, next door to us, and ahead of Enfield in completing the work.

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04 July 2016

A 12-week consultation has begun giving residents an opportunity to give their views on proposals for cycle lanes along the A1010 between Ponders End and Freezy Water.   Meanwhile, Enfield's Cabinet will this week be asked to approve the start of detailed design work for the southern section of the A1010. A1010 North Consultation Drawings of the proposals for the Ponders End - Freezy Water section are available online.  It is possible to give your views using the Citizen Space.......

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30 May 2016

Opponents of Enfield Council's cycle lanes proposals have initiated legal action aimed at stopping implementation of plans for cycle lanes along the A105. The Save Our Green Lanes campaign last week served the council with papers in connection with its application for a High Court judicial review of the way the council has conducted consultations about the scheme, which envisages the creation of continuous cycle lanes between Enfield Town and Palmers Green. Costas Georgiou, Chairman of the.......

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24 May 2016

The revised drawings for the planned cycle lanes along the entire length of the A105 between Enfield Town and Palmers Green are now available online.  The drawings reproduced below show the most important sections in Palmers Green only. In addition to the drawings the Council has published a "You said - we did" list: You Said - We Did You were concerned about the bus stop design – we have amended the design at 22 bus stops to create additional space between the bus and the.......

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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.......

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04 May 2016

On 19th May Enfield Council will be exhibiting the final design plans for the A105 cycle lanes scheme, revised to take account of public feedback from the last consultation round.  The exhibition will be held at Palmers Green Library from 3pm to 8pm. On the evening of Wednesday 25 May there will be a co-design workshop for residents on the design of the public realm mprovements in Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill. People have to apply for a limited number of places on this workshop, so get.......

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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.......

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11 February 2016

Text and images (with some slight reformatting) taken from the Cycle Enfield website and the A105 Consultation Report. The bus stop bypass and bus stop boarder designs that are proposed have been used in other parts of London and the UK. There are a number of councils who have implemented these designs (e.g. Camden Council and Brighton & Hove Council) who have monitored their impact and have not reported any significant issues. Whilst it is acknowledged that this is a design not previously.......

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09 February 2016

As previously reported, the Cabinet will be invited to approve moving on to the next steps of the Cycle Enfield A105 scheme at their meeting on 10th February.  Previously we provided links to the Cycle Enfield documents as part of a 600-page Agenda Pack.  We are now able to provide links to individual documents (see the box). Additionally, we have extracted from two of the documents lists of concerns raised during the consultation process and the responses provided by the Council........

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06 February 2016

Documents published ahead of the meeting of Enfield's Cabinet contain a wealth of information about financial plans, the Cycle Enfield A105 scheme and other important business. The Cabinet meet on Wednesday 10th December at 8.15pm in the Civic Centre.  The Public Information Pack (522 pages!) includes detailed information about many topics, including the following; Budget 2016/17 and Medium Term Financial Plan 2016/17 to 2019/20.  A recommendation to raise Council Tax for.......

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29 January 2016

Excerpts from Council Questions 28 January 2016.  All the questions below relate to Cycle Enfield, but there were many more questions and answers on a wide range of subjects.  Click here to read the complete list of questions and answers. Question 1 from Councillor Neville to Councillor Anderson, Cabinet Member for Environment I made the Cabinet Member aware on 17 December 2015 of a post by the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) urging its supporters to vote for the council's proposals.......

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