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Traffic, Roads & Parking

Palmers Green's first ever pop-up parklet event, on Sunday 15th September, was a great success. There were plenty of visitors, the weather was ideal (believe it or not, there was a time not so long ago when it didn't rain every day), the location - at the Green Lanes end of Devonshire Road - was well chosen, nearby businesses joined in - Stitch! even opened on a Sunday specially - and the council was cooperative. But most of all, the event succeeded because of hard work and careful planning by a team of around 20 people and because it was such a great idea!

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A group of Palmers Green residents who want to make the high street greener and attract more shoppers will be creating a 'pop-up parklet' in Green Lanes on Sunday 15th September.

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New government guidance issued this week will simplify the process for organising play streets. It will no longer be necessary for organisers to advertise the temporary road closures.

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Officers from Transport for London and Enfield Council joined local residents last Friday morning to see for themselves the challenges posed by the absence of proper pedestrian infrastructure at the junction of Aldermans Hill, Powys Lane, Cannon Hill and Forestdale.

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Facebook users have posted photographs and comments after a driver lost control and crashed into Starfish on Aldermans Hill earlier today.

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The national charity Living Streets celebrates National Walking Month every May. This year its Walking Ambassador is TV presenter Kate Humble. Watch her video.

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A new report by Centre for London, Green Light: Next Generation Road User Charging for a Healthier, More Liveable, London, calls for London to move towards an innovative new road user charging scheme which charges drivers on a per-mile basis. Costs would vary by vehicle emissions, local levels of congestion and pollution and availability of public transport alternatives; and prices would be set before the journey begins.

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An open letter to the Metropolitan Police and to Transport for London from Better Streets for London, pointing out that people living within hearing distance of the A10 have completely lost patience with both bodies because of their failure to take effective measures against 'boy racers' who are making their weekends stressful and endangering innocent road users.

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After two previous failed applications to Enfield Council, Warwick Road (in Bowes Ward) was finally granted permission to hold a monthly Play Street, and local residents enjoyed their first session on Sunday 14th April.

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CHECK CHARACTERS IN DESCRIPTIONRoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims, has today published a review looking at traffic law enforcement across London. Based on the latest statistics from 2017, the findings have led the charity to call for improved transparency and accountability of the Metropolitan Police, to understand the strategy it is deploying to tackle road danger. London should be leading the way when it comes to traffic law enforcement, and RoadPeace’s review indicates that enforcement is not only inconsistent and infrequent across the capital, but doesn’t compare well nationally either.

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The government has published its strategy for the future of urban mobility.

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The London Living Streets group has been working with Transport for London to introduce a programme of crossing retimings that will make it easier and safer to cross the street - one crossing on the priority list is in Palmers Green. A new Living Streets group launches in Wood Green on 24th March.

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Enfield Council's scheme for Enfield Town was one of the successful bids for Liveable Neighbourhood funding from the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL).

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A photograph taken on 26th February shows pedestrians, including a mothers with a baby buggy, forced to walk in the road because the pavements outside KFC in Palmers Green were completely blocked by illegally parked cars.

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In response to a petition from residents, Enfield Council is consulting on proposals for a controlled parking zone which would take in the whole of Osborne Road and Windsor Road, N13.

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Enfield Council is consulting on revised proposals for a controlled parking zone in Bowes ward, to the west of Green Lanes.

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