We’re delighted to announce that Enfield Green Party are the first party to take our pledge for better streets in the run-up to the May local elections!

Co-chairs Alex McRae and Kate McGeevor said, “Enfield Green Party are commited to making Enfield’s streets cleaner, safer and healthier for residents. We believe streets are for people, not traffic. The space has to be shared but on residential streets residents should come first. We are delighted to support the Better Streets for Enfield campaign and to pledge our support for the creation of people-friendly streets throughout Enfield.”

Here’s the pledge they took:

Better Streets for Enfield calls on all local parties to commit to supporting the health and happiness of all residents by creating people-friendly streets in Enfield – where traffic is reduced, where people have priority over traffic, and where walking, cycling and public transport are safe, attractive options for everyone. We ask you to commit to:

1) Submitting a high-quality and safe, “Liveable Neighbourhood” bid, based in an area with high potential for walking and cycling, that provides big wins for both and that takes major steps to prioritise people walking and cycling over private cars in the area during the course of your term

2) Creating low-traffic neighbourhoods, to reduce traffic speed and volume where people live

3) Completing the work of Cycle Enfield, to allow all-age, all-ability cycling throughout the borough.

We’re also hoping to hear from the local Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative parties. We believe that making our streets safer, greener, cleaner and less traffic-dominated  for everyone cuts across party lines – this is surely a goal that every candidate should support.