We’re calling for safe, healthy, people-friendly streets in Enfield

  • Safe streets – with safe space to walk, cycle and cross on busy roads and quiet, low-traffic streets in neighbourhoods
  • Healthy streets – where  active travel is the natural choice for short journeys and air is clean enough for children to breathe
  • People-friendly streets – with lots of plants and seating, and where motor traffic doesn’t dominate – especially on high streets

Our asks

News

Fox Lane plans revealed

Enfield Council has revealed its design for the Fox Lane area Quieter Neighbourhood. Download the original document from the council website here We’re delighted to see that this is a true low traffic neighbourhood, with no through route for drivers to use as a short cut avoiding main roads. There are currently thousands of car…

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More steps towards Enfield’s first low traffic neighbourhoods

Following its decision to use a ‘low traffic neighbourhood’ approach to the Quieter Neighbourhood programme this summer, the council has announced next steps for the Fox Lane, Bowes Park, Firs Lane and Bush Hill Road areas. The Fox Lane area This area promises to be Enfield’s first true low traffic neighbourhood, with no through route…

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Pop-up parklet!

For a few hours on a sunny Sunday afternoon, Better Streets for Enfield transformed a couple of drab parking spaces next to Palmers Green High Street into a colourful ‘parklet’ for people to enjoy. Here’s how it was reported on the Enfield Council website… “On Sunday 15 September we supported a pop up parklet and…

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The biggest try-a-bike yet

On Sunday 1 September, Palmers Green Festival hosted the most well-attended try-a-bike event yet – with over 800 visitors. Like last year, this event was run by Enfield Cycling Campaign on behalf of the council, with help from Better Streets members. Bikes were lent by our members and the council for the public to try…

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The A1010 South is go!

Cycle Enfield celebrated the long-awaited completion of the A1010 scheme on Saturday 31 August. It kicked off with guided rides from four different town centres. The Ponders End, Edmonton Green and Enfield Town rides had at least 10 riders each, while a group of 30 rode from Palmers Green. The finish point was just off…

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Enfield Council *will* create low traffic neighbourhoods

This week Enfield Council announced plans to create “low traffic neighbourhoods” (LTNs) throughout the borough. It says, “The ambition of the Council is to adopt a ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood’ approach, where ‘through’ motor vehicle traffic is discouraged or removed.” This is good news Better Streets for Enfield warmly welcomes this decision: our top campaign ask is to see…

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