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.
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
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.
— Daniel Anderson (@cllranderson) November 26, 2018
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.
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
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.
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.
You may or may not have noticed, but Saturday 22 September was World Car Free Day – and Enfield took part.
Hundreds of people took two wheels (or sometimes three or four) on Sunday 2 September, in the try-a-bike area of Palmers Green Festival. Run by Enfield Cycling Campaign and Better Streets for the council’s Cycle Enfield scheme, the annual Try-a-Bike had its busiest year yet. By the end of the day close to 400 people of all ages had pedalled around Broomfield Park’s tennis courts.