June 6, 2017 / admin / Comments Off on Welcome to Better Streets for Enfield! /
If you want streets that are friendly to people, not just traffic, you’re in the right place.
Better Streets is a group of Enfield residents from many different walks of life. Some of us cycle to get around; many of us walk, use public transport and drive – but we’re all agreed that we want healthier, safer, better streets that work for everyone in the borough.
To find out more about our vision, see our manifesto. You can also find us (far too often) on Facebook and Twitter. Our latest news is below. Enjoy!
You can read how Enfield Council is planning for vibrant town centres in the Local Plan here (Chapter 7).
We support better high streets and town centres as Better Streets. Part of making a high street healthy is reducing the impact of traffic on pedestrians visiting the town centre. Here is our response to this aspect of the Enfield Local Plan – don’t forget to respond to the Plan yourself via the online questionnaire by 28 February!
The Enfield Local Plan is a significant council strategy that will take us up to 2036, setting the direction for all types of housing development, transport, high streets and so on. We have until 28 February to comment on it.
From the left: Simon Munk, London Cycling Campaign; Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport; Nesil Caliskan, Leader of Enfield Council; Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London; Clare Rogers, Better Streets for Enfield; Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner; Hal Haines, Better Streets for Enfield
The A105 scheme was not a one-off. It was the first of several major routes in Enfield that will get the Cycle Enfield treatment, adding cycle infrastructure, remodelling junctions and making public realm improvements to miles and miles of A-road. Next up, and making good progress, is the Hertford Road or A1010 South route – from the North Circular up to Ponders End town centre. It will be followed by the A1010 North, from Ponders End to Waltham Cross.
When it’s finished, the Cycle Enfield scheme will have created a cycle network covering the A105, A1010 South, A1010 North, Enfield Town and an east-west link between Enfield Town and the A1010
Last month a group of us from Better Streets and Enfield Cycling Campaign got to ride the route with Richard Eason, head of Cycle Enfield. Here’s what we found. Continue reading
The Mall is part of the most heavily used rat run through the area, with thousands of cars going through every day – in our traffic counts we found more than one car every ten seconds at peak hours. So it was not a surprise to hear reports of a traffic jam this morning as rush hour traffic encountered the planters for the first time.