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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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Bowes ward petitions for a low traffic neighbourhood

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Could the Fox Lane area be a ‘low traffic neighbourhood’?

Last month Enfield Council announced that it will go ahead with its Quieter Neighbourhood plans for the Fox Lane area. So what are these plans, why does the area need them, and could they go beyond mere traffic calming to create a ‘low traffic neighbourhood’?

The Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood

Click on the image to see a larger version on Cycle Enfield’s website

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Police tackle Enfield “close passes”

This week the Metropolitan Police Cycle Safety Team came to Enfield to carry out a ‘close pass operation’ on The Bourne, Southgate. Their mission: to pull over and educate people who drive dangerously around people on bikes.

Good news for anyone who cycles in Southgate: the Met Cycle Safety Team on The Bourne N14. In the centre is team leader Rob; PCSO Antony is second from right

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Haselbury and Firs Lane neighbourhoods – last chance to have your say

These important Cycle Enfield consultations – on the Haselbury area in Edmonton, and a quietway through the Firs Lane area including Barrowell Green – are due to close on the 7 October. Please submit your comments now if you have any connection or interest in the area. You’ll find both forms via the consultation hub.

Proposed changes to the Haselbury Road shops area

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