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Fox Lane plans revealed

Enfield Council has revealed its design for the Fox Lane area Quieter Neighbourhood.

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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.

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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

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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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