Quieter Neighbourhoods

An article by Better Streets for Enfield presenting data showing that low-traffic neighbourhoods reduce road danger, allow more people to cycle, reduce car ownership, are not socially unjust and do not hinder emergency vehicles.

Enfield Council has been allocated government funding totalling £1.55 million to spend on active travel schemes: £1.3 million to pay for two cycleway schemes and £160,000 for phase 2 of the Bowes low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN), which would use a 'bus gate' to give relief to the long suffering residents of Brownlow Road. Additionally, the council is hopeful of obtaining funding from Transport for London in the next financial year for phase 2 of the Connaught Gardens LTN and is planning to start work on two further LTNs, in Upper Edmonton.

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A notice in the official publication The Gazette notifies the public that the revised one-way system in Windsor Road, Osborne Road and parts of Lightcliffe Road and New River Crescent will come into force on 14th December. It will be put into effect by an Experimental Traffic Order, which will run for a period of six months, during which written objections to its being made permanent can be submitted.

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Supporters of the low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) trial in the Fox Lane area have launched a website to promote their cause. The new website, foxlaneltn.org, has pages explaining the reasons for setting up the LTN, pointing out how the last decade has seen traffic in London growing and spilling over from main roads onto residential side streets, and quoting evidence about the effects on emergency services and businesses.

Residents for Connaught Gardens LTN is a new group set up to support the proposal to create a low-traffic neighbourhood in Palmers Green to the east of Green Lanes. In this article they set out the reasons why they would like to see all through traffic excluded from the triangular area between Green Lanes, Hedge Lane and the North Circular Road.