Subject tag: Public realm

28 September 2020

In July, as part of the Covid Streetspace measures, Enfield Council issued an experimental traffic order closing one of the roads at Winchmore Hill Green to traffic (the 'northern west-to-east arm'). This has allowed restaurants and cafes to put out tables and chairs on the roadway for customers to eat and drink al-fresco. The council is now consulting on whether or not to make the road closure permanent.

22 September 2020

A pedestrian crossing in Southgate has been transformed by local designer Dan Maier, who says she wanted to create something bright and cheery, introducing the essence of nature and its vibrant colours into our urban landscape. A second crossing, in Enfield Town, has been reimagined by Alevi artist Hasan Bölücek. Three more crossings are due to get the treatment, including one in Palmers Green.

31 January 2018

On more than one occasion, on leaving the Alfred Herring, it's occurred to me that I might be seeing double.  Surely there shouldn't be so many phone boxes along this stretch of Green Lanes?  When almost everyone has a mobile and hardly anyone uses phone boxes?  And at least one was installed quite recently?  Is it time to go teetotal? Well, that very sober body the Local Government Association (LGA) has also noticed this phenomenon, which it turns out is much more marked in.......