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Enfield wins Liveable Neighbourhood bid

Great news for Enfield – Transport for London announced yesterday that it’s won Liveable Neighbourhood funding!


An image from the TfL Liveable Neighbourhoods announcement
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Speeding and rat running in the Fox Lane area

The council has just released traffic count data for the Fox Lane area (via this letter to residents) – and it paints an unpleasant picture of drivers cutting through residential streets and speeding.

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Enfield Local Plan Part 2: Vibrant town centres?

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!

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The Enfield Local Plan Part 1: Sustainable transport

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.

Have you had your say? The Plan is available here and you can respond via its online questionnaire or email localplan@enfield.gov.uk.

The consultation closes on 28 February. To have your say, click here.
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Enfield’s street trees

Cllr Dinah Barry, ward councillor for Winchmore Hill, tells us about the trees on Enfield’s streets…

New trees and plants on the A105, Winchmore Hill, as part of the Cycle Enfield scheme
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Low traffic inspiration

Christopher Martin of the Urban Design Group talks low traffic neighbourhoods
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Climate change and fossil fuels in Enfield

Polish students part of an international climate strike hold up signs at COP24, the United Nations conference for climate change negotiations in Katowice, Poland. Image: Monika Skolimowska/Getty Images (via Vox)
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Mayor launches new cycle plan for London – at Edmonton Green

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

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How’s it going on the Hertford Road?

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

Planters arrive in the Fox Lane area

Yesterday the first planters for the Fox Lane area’s Quieter Neighbourhood were put in place, starting with The Mall and Selborne Road N14, as shown in the tweets below.

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.

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