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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.

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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 the new Salmons Brook trail on the A10 where the Alevi Foundation provided a generous Turkish lunch and Cycle Enfield laid on a range of events, including cycle taster sessions.

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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.”

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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…

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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 day, was a paradise for pedestrians, on a network of streets full of greenery where walkers have priority over traffic.

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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.

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Goodbye planters…what’s next for Fox Lane?

The council has released the results of the Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood trial. The trial used large planters at the entrances of residential streets to try to slow drivers and discourage them cutting through the area. But the data shows that instead, both traffic speed and volume increased (by about 3% on average) after the planters were installed.

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The A10: a response to our open letter

In April we wrote an open letter to Transport for London and Enfield police asking for action on night-time racing on the A10. Not long after, the police began a spectacular campaign to tackle the problem.

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Five asks for better streets in Enfield

Here are our five main ‘asks’ for Enfield Council and the Mayor of London. We think these are key to making a safer, healthier, happier borough.

If you agree, tell your ward councillors. You can find them here.

Coming soon! Our asks for a better Enfield

Over the last few months, a group of us at Better Streets for Enfield and Enfield Cycling Campaign have been meeting to thrash out our vision for Enfield’s streets.

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