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

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News

Monitoring air quality around low traffic neighbourhoods

Since Enfield’s first low traffic neighbourhood went in we have been following the air quality monitoring station at Bowes school. Some people were concerned that air quality would deteriorate due to more traffic on the A406 – this was a worry as the monitoring station is in the school grounds. We were confident this wouldn’t…

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Please support LTNs – they are for everyone’s safety and wellbeing

A man describing himself as ‘London’s happiest bus driver’ has written to the Islington Tribune to say: ‘Remember, drivers, these traffic scheme changes keep people safe.’ He describes the frustration that many drivers feel, encountering closed roads that used to be handy short cuts. On one car journey past a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) he…

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£1.5m active travel funding for Enfield

Republished with permission from Palmers Green Community website, this article first appeared on 6 January 2021 Enfield Council has been allocated government funding totalling £1.55 million to spend on active travel schemes: £1.3 million to pay for two cycleway schemes and £160,000 for phase 2 of the Bowes low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN), which would use a…

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Better streets for Enfield Town

This weekend is your last chance to comment on the council’s plans for Enfield Town centre as a Liveable Neighbourhood with funding from the Mayor. Please have your say by midnight on Sunday 15 November! Have your say! Here are our thoughts… In a nutshell Overall, we support these designs and think they will result…

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Emergency service access to LTNs

As the issue with emergency service access to low traffic neighbourhoods has been rumbling on for a few weeks now, we have asked for a formal response from the council. Councillor Ian Barnes has responded with the statement below. It puts in writing that the council have consulted with emergency services. The council have previously…

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Taking to the streets in 2020

Hal Haines with a foreword by Viola Rondeboom Last Monday we returned from a long summer escape in Utrecht to find our peaceful North London neighbourhood suddenly up in arms. Groups of upset neighbours had taken to the streets to protest, and this went on for a few days in a row. What caused the…

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