We’re calling for safe, healthy, people-friendly streets in Enfield

  • Safe streets – with safe space to walk, cycle and cross on busy roads and quiet, low-traffic streets in neighbourhoods
  • Healthy streets – where  active travel is the natural choice for short journeys and air is clean enough for children to breathe
  • People-friendly streets – with lots of plants and seating, and where motor traffic doesn’t dominate – especially on high streets

Our asks

News

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.” This is good news Better Streets for Enfield warmly welcomes this decision: our top campaign ask is to see…

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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… Enfield Council has declared a climate emergency…

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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…

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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. Living on Fore Street south of the A406 means many Upper Edmontonians (myself included) must cross the busy Sterling Way to reach the local Overground station and public…

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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…

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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. Police action For the last four weeks Superintendent Andy Cox, the lead for the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero…

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