Mini Holland

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

Also see forum comments in the Cycle Enfield/Mini Holland forum category

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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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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06 November 2014

There's a lot more going on about traffic management/traffic calming locally than I had realised - in addition to Mini-Holland (rebranded as Cycle Enfield) and the Quieter Neighbourhoods schemes (see this article)  In particular two schemes, one in Enfield and one in Haringey, seem relevant. DIY Streets Edmonton Enfield are engaged with Sustrans on a "DIY" street scheme which involves Church Street Edmonton between the A10 and Hertford Road. Church Street has similarities to Green Lanes........

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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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30 June 2014

Enfield Council have provided a written statement outlining their plans for consultation about implementing the "Mini-Holland" cycle scheme (now rechristened "Cycle Enfield")  along Green Lanes and carrying out "urban realm improvements" in Palmers Green town centre.  The letter clearly states that it is not the intention of the Council to "remove the Palmers Green Triangle". As expected, the urban realm improvements will be funded using Cycle Enfield money provided by the Mayor of.......

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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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19 March 2014

This week there are three ways that you can influence the future look and feel of Palmers Green: On Thursday the Area Forum will discuss the proposed changes to Green Lanes and the Triangle. A "mobile consultation space" will be parked in Green Lanes from Friday to Sunday.  You will be invited in to tell the Council what you think about their ideas. You can contribute to our online discussion:  your top five ideas about improving the Palmers Green Public Realm.  As we.......

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