Traffic, Roads & Parking

In a written judgement issued on 9th November, a High Court judge has dismissed legal challenges against the traffic orders issued by Enfield Council to implement the low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) scheme in the Fox Lane quieter neighbourhood.

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As opponents and supporters of active travel measures anxiously await the outcome of a legal case against the Fox Lane LTN, the leader of Enfield Council has approved implementation of recommendations for changes to both the Fox Lane and the Bowes LTNs designed to improve access for people with disabilities.

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The third new low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) in Haringey borough comes into force on a trial basis on 1st November. The Bruce Grove West Green LTN extends from Turnpike Lane station in the west to Tottenham High Road in the east. It is designed to prevent drivers cutting through side roads.

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Enfield Council is running a consultation about its proposals for changes to the layout of the public highway closure at Winchmore Hill Green that has been in force since July 2020 to make space for alfesco eating and drinking. Brought in initially as part of the Covid Streetspace measures, the closure to traffic was made permanent this January

Following 'mixed' feedback from residents, Enfield Council have removed the 'point no entry' scheme in Stonard Road. A review of options for the locality is to be carried out and a new consultation is anticipated before the end of the year.

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As Enfield Council puts in place the infrastructure for a new batch of school streets, including schemes in Hazelwood Lane and outside Bowes School, the Clean Cities Campaign asks, 'Could you do an 'active' school run?'

More details are available about the Individual Circumstance Exemptions that can be applied for and will allow vehicles to drive past camera-controlled filter points in the Bounds Green low-traffic neighbourhood and the two other LTNs that Haringey Council is introducing in the near future.

Rod King, the founder of 20's Plenty for Us, sets out the case for a standard urban and village speed limit of 20mph and describes the road to getting there.

Enfield Council is consulting residents about its plans to introduce a further six school street schemes, including two in Palmers Green - outside Hazelwood Schools and Bowes Primary. At the times that pupils arrive at and leave schools school streets are closed to all motorised traffic other than residents and other drivers with exemptions.

E-scooters could play a role in ensuring a green and sustainable future for London, helping people to use private cars less. Yet many worry about their use, fearing an increase in accidents and reduction in physical activity.

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