With public transport capacity reduced, traffic will likely return with a vengeance. For our roads to cope, we need to help people to carry on walking and cycling short journeys, and buses need to flow. With a bus gate, Brownlow Road can be a healthy, pleasant street both for residents and people passing, like families on the school run. Safe streets, exercise and clean air keep us healthy, reducing pressure on our NHS.
The government has provided funding to make these changes.
How does it work?
A low traffic neighbourhood is a residential area with some strategic road closures (like bollards or planters) to prevent through traffic. A bus gate is a point that prevents all through traffic except buses, cycles and emergency services. Every street, including Brownlow, will still be accessible by vehicles. These measures simply prevent overspill from nearby A-roads, keeping our residential roads safe and pleasant.
Enfield Council is asking residents what to include in its "Covid-19 Streetspace Plan". We need your support to ensure Brownlow, and all of Bounds Green will benefit.
Support us / have your say:
- More information about low-traffic neighbourhoods
- Feedback to the council: letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/covid-19-streetspace-plan
This flyer was designed by local residents who want a low traffic Bounds Green.