14 Sep 2018   ·   Cycling News

Have your say on Haselbury Road and Firs Lane Quieter Neighbourhoods consultations

As part of Cycle Enfield’s ongoing aim of creating safer, quieter neighbourhoods for everyone we are holding a number of engagement and consultations with local residents.

Earlier this year we carried out an engagement exercise with residents and businesses in the Haselbury Road and Firs Lane neighbourhoods and are happy to announce that we have taken on board lots of the your suggestions and are now ready to publish our latest plans for these areas as part of the statutory consultation process. Below is just a sample of examples of your suggestions that have been incorporated into the plans but to see the full details and give your opinions, click on Haselbury Road or Firs Lane to find out more.

 

  • Latymer School

After speaking to Latymer School and residents we have been made aware of access problems involving coach drop offs outside the school on Haselbury Road. This also presented some safety concerns for crossing pedestrians. Instead of progressing the upgraded zebra crossing on Church Street we are now proposing new informal crossings outside the School and providing bus parking places to enable the school to better manage coach pickup and drop off.

  • Haselbury Shops

Shopkeepers were concerned at the perceived lack of parking spaces for visiting customers. We held a further engagement event with the shopkeepers and as a result the new proposal now provides more parking spaces and an additional loading bay to service the shops. The proposed operational times of the parking spaces and loading bays have also been agreed with shopkeepers. We listened to their comments and this has shaped the urban design features presented in the proposal.

  • Barrowell Green

Following early engagement feedback we are proposing to implement a 20mph speed limit to reduce vehicle speeds. Subject to funding, there is potential for future footway widening to include space for cycling (with no loss of parking) between Green Lanes and the recycling centre

  • Firs Lane

The existing width restriction is now to be relocated north to accommodate the new cycle/zebra crossing.