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TOPIC: Cycle Enfield: Consultations on four minor proposals

Cycle Enfield: Consultations on four minor proposals
29 Oct 2017 19:48 #3279

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Consultations are currently under way for four minor proposals that form part of the Cycle Enfield scheme:

  • A short section of cycle track at the junction of Bury Street West and Church Street designed to provide a safe link between the main A105 cycle lanes and the new Quietway running alongside the Salmons Brook (deadline for responses 12th November)
  • Bike hangars in three locations (deadline for responses 13th November).

Bury Street West/Church Street

The proposal is to provide a segregated cycle track along the north side of Church Street from Bush Hill Parade as far as the junction with Blakesware Gardens.  The cycle route would then run along Blakesware Garden without any segregation or markings before turning right into Little Bury Street and joining the new cycle/foot path along the Salmons Brook.

Where the cycle track crosses the end of Bury Street West there would be a raised junction with a central island.  The width of the mouth of Bury Street West would be reduced from 30 metres to 9 metres, making it much easier for pedestrians to cross safely.

bury street west cycle improvementsThe measures being introduced at this junction include, reducing the width of the junction, building out the existing footway, a raised entry treatment and the continuation of the cycle track from the A105 major scheme. An informal pedestrian crossing with a central traffic island is also being introduced. The junction crossing distance will be reduced below 9m compared to the existing 30m. This will bring significant improvements for pedestrians.

A 2.5m wide two-way cycle track will continue on from the A105 major scheme at Church Street and take cyclists to and from Blakesware Gardens via a small area of shared footway at the corner of the junction.

As part of this scheme we intend to plant two new trees on the section of Church Street footway between Greggs and Lords DIY. We also intend to site a new bench in this area as well as some cycle parking stands.

The cycle route will then continue along Salmons Brook then across the A10 using a new toucan crossing, through Churchfield Recreation Ground and on to Edmonton Green.

Rain gardens are a type of Sustainable Drainage feature (or SuDS), which mimics natural drainage. They can provide additional benefits to conventional pipes and gullies such as: Biodiversity– plants can sustain a variety of wildlife such as butterflies and bees. Water quality– rainwater from the road currently drains into gullies and straight into Salmons Brook, rain gardens filter out pollutants from the road before rainwater enters the stream. Flood risk– the rain gardens help alleviate pressure on the existing piped system by allowing rain water to naturally soak into the ground. Air quality– plants are known to reduce the amount of pollution in the air. Aesthetic– plants can add more colour to the street.

Bike hangars

bike hanger exampleBike hangars are designed to store cycles securely.  Users pay an annual fee to rent a space.  The hangars are bolted to the road and the roof open up towards the pavement.

The proposed locations are Tottenhall Road, Russell Road and Hazelwood Lane - all in the N13 postal district - and are a response to requests from residents.


Cycle Enfield Consultation Hub (with links to pages with full details of each proposal)

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Cycle Enfield: Consultations on four minor proposals
30 Oct 2017 09:43 #3280

Never been a fan of that Bush Hill Rd/A105/Church street junction (as a cyclist who loves & supports Enfield Mini Holland). Anything to improve access and usability gets my vote!

Wonder when the A406-Palmerston Road/Crescent consultation results will be released....?

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