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

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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Enfield’s climate emergency… and cars

On Wednesday 10 July, the evening that Enfield Council declared a climate emergency, the local Extinction Rebellion group held a good-natured protest outside the Civic Centre. There were banners, speeches and even a bit of singing. I got to say a few words on behalf of Better Streets… Enfield Council has declared a climate emergency…

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Waltham Forest – a paradise for pedestrians

Last Friday, I went with a group of Fox Lane area residents on a tour of Waltham Forest’s low traffic neighbourhoods, to see what we could learn for our own area. I was particularly interested to find out how we can make walking easier for all ages. What we found, on a lovely sunny June…

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We need a safe crossing on Sterling Way

Baz, a resident of Upper Edmonton, writes about the problem of Sterling Way – a road that cuts off a community from its local public transport hub. Living on Fore Street south of the A406 means many Upper Edmontonians (myself included) must cross the busy Sterling Way to reach the local Overground station and public…

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