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19 September 2023
Enfield Council's Journeys & Places team have launched the initial engagement phase for a proposed 'Bowes East' Quieter Neighbourhood in the southern part of Palmers Green, south of the A406 and east of Green Lanes. A much larger quieter neighbourhood is also proposed for Edmonton.
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24 May 2023
The Palmers Green ward forum on 22nd May discussed many issues raised by residents. The Safer Neighbourhoods Team answered questions and there were briefings by the Young Mayors and the chair of the Ward Panel.
04 April 2023
Enfield Council's recently announced plans for a new cycling and walking route will mean that the important shopping, travel and employment hub at Southgate Circus will for the first time be safely accessible by bike from the Fox Lane LTN and Palmers Green. However, continuing the route east of PG to the Cambridge Roundabout will require bold measures to make Hazelwood Lane safe for cycling.
15 March 2023
Enfield Council is seeking residents' views on two projects within the Bowes Primary quieter neighbourhood. One will create a walking and cycling route between the two low-traffic neighbourhoods on either side of Brownlow Road; the other involves creating 'a space for people to enjoy' at the junction of Maidstone Road and Warwick Road.
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18 December 2022
As of last week, new exemptions have been in force to make it easier for disabled people and their carers to drive into and out of the Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood (QN).
16 November 2022
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.
03 November 2022
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.
21 October 2022
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.
13 September 2022
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.
17 August 2022
Hot on the heels of the launch this week of their first new-generation low-traffic neighbourhood, in Bounds Green, trial operation of a second Haringey LTN is due to begin on Monday 22nd August. The St Ann's LTN will stretch between Green Lanes (Harringay) in the west as far east as Seven Sisters underground station and will be bounded to the north by West Green Road and to the south by St Ann's Road and the easternmost stretch of Seven Sisters Road.
15 August 2022
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.
10 August 2022
Haringey Council has announced that the low-traffic neighbourhood in Bounds Green will start trial operation on Monday 15th August. The scheme uses a mix of camera-controlled 'filters' and filters created by bollards or other physical barriers that will prevent cars and lorries passing through without hindering pedestrians, wheelchair users or cyclists. Vehicles in certain categories will be exempt from the prohibition of passing camera-controlled filters.
26 April 2022
The newly published results of a study by the environmental charity Possible shows that excessive car use on London's roads causes significant delays to fire engines and ambulances and is likely to contribute to deaths of patients. The researchers took advantage of the huge drops in traffic during the 2020 lockdowns to compare emergency service response times during these periods with response times and before and since. During lockdowns response times fell dramatically, particularly for inner London fire stations. The research does not support claims that cycle lanes and low-traffic neighbourhoods cause delays to emergency services.
23 March 2022
Enfield Council is planning to make changes to the Fox Lane and Bowes low-traffic LTNs, aimed at easing access for disabled people and emergency services. Some bollards will be replaced by camera-controlled restrictions and blue badge holders and dial-a-ride buses will be allowed to drive past them. In addition, the council is seeking views on the future of the restriction in Meadway and about possibly switching the access points for the Bowes LTN.
23 February 2022
Following 'call-ins' by opposition councillors, Enfield Council's scrutiny committee will be discussing the council leader's decisions to make two active travel schemes permanent: the Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood and a small scheme in Bull Lane near the North Middlesex Hospital. The meeting on 28th February will also discuss a petition calling on the council to 'take down the flower beds and wooden blocks in the middle of the road for all of the palmers green and Winchmore Hill area'.
29 January 2022
The report on trial operation of the Fox Lane LTN has now been published. Its recommendation to the leader of Enfield Council is that she should sign off making the scheme permanent in its current form. However, the report also states that the council intend to look at potential changes to the scheme that relate to issues which emerged from the consultation and the data collected during the trial.
06 January 2022
Enfield Council leader Nesil Caliskan has approved making the Bowes low-traffic neighbourhood scheme permanent and the decision will come into effect on 12th January, subject to the outcome of a likely 'call-in' by opposition councillors. A neighbouring scheme to be trialled by Haringey Council, possibly as early as this month or next, will expand the scheme down to Bounds Green Road.
15 December 2021
A report prepared for the leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, recommends that she gives the go-ahead for the low-traffic neighbourhood in Bowes ward to be made permanent.
08 December 2021
At its meeting on Tuesday evening Haringey's Cabinet approved the creation of the borough's first three low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs). Work on the first to be built, Bounds Green LTN, will begin in early 2022.
01 December 2021
Notes from the 23rd November meeting of Palmers Green ward forum, the first since January 2020. Issues discussed included: the one-way system in Windsor Road, Osborne Road, Lightcliffe Road and New River Crescent; continuing failure to stop dangerous rat-running at the bottom of Hazelwood Lane; and consultation on a controlled parking zone.
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