Subject tag: Roads

20 October 2017

The third set of Quieter Neighbourhood proposals relates to the "Fernleigh Road" QN - the entire area bounded by Hoppers Road, Station Road, Green Lanes and Bourne Hill. Hoppers Road does not just form a boundary, but would itself be part of the QN. There would also be measures to reduce traffic in two roads to the north of Station Road. The consultation is open until 12th November. In contrast to the approach taken to the Wolves Lane and Connaught Gardens QNs, the proposals are clearly aimed.......

05 October 2017

Last week saw the first Healthy Streets conference, held appropriately enough in Walthamstow, the location of pioneering Mini Holland and Villageisation schemes.  More than 300 attendees were there to explore the connections between public health and transport strategies.  Topics covered included health-led street design, re-allocation of road space, behaviour change and measures to improve air quality. Public health specialists: "Active travel is the wonder drug" Healthy Streets is.......

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27 September 2017

The second Quieter Neighbourhoods scheme to be consulted on is for the "Connaught Gardens" QN - the triangular area bounded by Hedge Lane, the North Circular and Green Lanes.  The deadline for responses is 22nd October. I was hoping that Enfield Council's traffic planners would have studied how tremendously effective the "villages" in Walthamstow have proved, dramatically improving the liveability of residential streets by making it awkward, but not impossible, for cars to drive through.......

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26 September 2017

Enfield Council has relaunched its Quieter Neighbourhoods project (by my count, for the second time) by publishing its proposals for the "Wolves Lane Quieter Neighbourhood".  Curiously, however, Wolves Lane itself doesn't even appear on the map on the consultation leaflet - it shows only Melville Gardens and streets to the east - and the suggested changes would only affect a small area around Oakthorpe School and certainly not create a "quieter neighbourhood". Only three changes are.......

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19 September 2017

Enfield joins a global push towards a car-free day World Car Free Day takes place on 22 September Enfield schools, students and staff commit to leaving cars at home TfL’s STARS project is also supporting the initiative across London Families across Enfield are being asked to leave their cars at home and find alternative ways of getting into school in celebration of World Car Free Day (22 September). World Car Free Day also coincides with Transport for London’s.......

13 September 2017

To facilitate carriageway resurfacing Green Lanes (A105) will be CLOSED in Winchmore Hill nightly from 20:00 to 05:00 the following day on the dates 11th September to 23rd September 2017 inclusive Buses on routes 329 and N29 are expected to follow their normal route along the A105 until the Bourne Hill/ Hedge Lane junction and then non stop via A111 Hedge Lane to A10/A406 roundabout and then via A10 Great Cambridge Road and B154 Church Street to rejoin the line of route A105 at Village Road........

31 August 2017

In an attempt to reduce certain forms of "anti-social behaviour" Enfield Council is proposing to introduce a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). The proposed PSPO would prohibit a wide range of activities or behaviour considered to be "unacceptable". A public consultation is under way until 18 September 2017.

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20 August 2017

There'll be so many things going on at the Palmers Green Festival on 3rd September that you might miss some of them, so over the next couple of weeks we'll be highlighting a few that you might enjoy, starting with Try-a-Bike. Think you can't cycle? Think again! You don't have to be young, fit or even able-bodied to ride a bike. And lots of bikes are great for carrying kids and/or shopping. Come and try some out for free at Palmers Green Festival! We have cargo bikes to carry kids or.......

16 August 2017

As part of the Cycle Enfield works, Green Lanes will be closed between Hedge Lane and Hazelwood Lane overnight for four nights, commencing on Tuesday 29th August.  The closures will be from 8pm to 6am and will allow resurfacing of the main carriageway.  The noisiest work will be carried out up to midnight.  There will be no access to Green Lanes from Osborne Road, Windsor Road, Park Avenue and Fox Lane during the overnight closures. The eventual layout of this stretch of Green.......

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16 August 2017

Transport for London (TfL) is consulting on a proposal to make changes to the pedestrian/cycle crossing of the North Circular Road between Palmerston Crescent (north of the NCR) and Palmerston Road (south of the NCR).  The intention is to make it easier and pleasanter for both pedestrians and cyclists to cross. The existing shared crossing would be relocated slightly to the west and converted into separate pedestrian and cycle crossings. Motorised traffic would no longer be able to turn.......

08 August 2017

This article originally appeared on the Rethinking Childhood website and is republished with the permission of the author, Tim Gill. This week marked a milestone in the UK street play movement, with the publication of three new reports. The first is an evaluation report by the University of Bristol [pdf link], published by Play England, which looked mainly at the health outcomes for children. The second is a report [pdf link] from Playing Out, the Bristol-based national hub for street play, of.......

26 July 2017

Londoners have until 2 October to give their views on the draft Transport Strategy that was published by the Mayor of London in June. The strategy is described as "the start of an ambitious plan that will reshape London over the next 25 years. It sets out a bold approach to achieve an essential vision – to create a healthier, fairer city; one that is not only home to more people, but that is a better place to live in." The complete draft document is over 150 pages long, but there is a.......

22 July 2017

Clare Rogers makes the case for low-traffic neighbourhoods. This article was originally published on the Better Streets for Enfield website. Would you let your child or grandchild play out on your street? Do you feel able to ride a bike around your neighbourhood? Or does the traffic put you off? For many of us, streets in our residential areas have become conduits for through traffic, rather than places where residents can walk, cycle, meet or play. Yet in countries like the Netherlands,.......

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21 July 2017

Colin Younger reports on the highlights of the Southgate Green ward forum held on 20th July. Summary points Dinah Barry is the new Associate Cabinet Member for Enfield West Proposals for Quieter Neighbourhoods are being worked up by council officers A revised London Plan will probably include a doubling of the housing target for Enfield Enfield Council is working on a Social Infrastructure Study Pressures on parks/green spaces/green belt are likely to increase These are some.......

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19 July 2017

Increased police focus on enforcing safe passing of cycle riders by drivers of cars and trucks, originally associated with West Midlands Police, is gradually spreading to other forces, including the Met. It has now been taken up by police in Winchmore Hill ward, who will be doing more to educate drivers. Earlier this month, at the N21 Fancy Fair, Clare Rogers and Hal Haines of Better Streets for Enfield spoke to PCSO Antony Rivas from the Winchmore Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team.  A good.......

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05 July 2017

Artist's impression of Palmers Green Triangle after completion of Cycle Enfield works Work to reconfigure the Palmers Green Triangle area in line with the Cycle Enfield project is due to start in five days time, when the clock will be removed and placed in storage. The actual roadworks will commence a week later, on 17th July.  The bottom part of Aldermans Hill (between Devonshire Road and Green Lanes) will be closed to vehicles approximately three months. Notice of the closure is.......

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17 May 2017

This week there have been two instances in Palmers Green of cars mounting the pavement and causing damage.  Fortunately, it seems that in neither case were there any injuries to people walking along the pavement - but if there had been, they would probably have been killed or seriously injured. The first incident happened in Fox Lane on Sunday evening. After hitting and wrecking a parked car, the car that was out of control ended up damaging railings adjacent to the railway bridge. .......

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02 May 2017

A105 Scheme Green Dragon Lane to York Road –The zebra crossing is now complete and has been reopened. Borden Avenue to Walnut Grove – The final section of line marking and cycle segregation units has been installed. The rain garden outside St Stephen’s has been installed and further work will continue to replace the raised flower beds and other landscaping work. Our lighting contractor Bouygues are scheduled to install the new crossing adjacent to Regency Court later this.......

23 April 2017

Update on work to build cycle lanes

19 April 2017

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today announced a competition seeking proposals that would encourage more people to make journeys by bicycle and/or on foot. The text below is an abridged version of the announcement extracted from the www.gov.uk website.  To read the complete announcement visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-innovation-in-cycling-and-walking/competition-brief-innovation-in-cycling-and-walking This competition seeks proposals for.......