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20 Sep 2018   ·   News

Edmonton street art wows walkers and cyclists

Residents are being encouraged to hit the pavement on World Car Free Day (22 September) and explore the hidden gems of Enfield, which include an incredible new piece of street art.

The newly spray-painted animal-themed mural at the junction of Latymer Road and Church Street in Edmonton is designed to be fun and engaging.

Enfield Council hopes it will inspire the community to leave their cars at home and instead pop along on their bikes or on foot.

The mural was jointly commissioned by Cycle Enfield and the RSPCA, which has a clinic in Edmonton, and is located opposite the entrance to Latymer All Saints Church of England Primary School.

Enfield Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “Car Free Day offers us all an opportunity to pause and reflect on the detrimental health impact of air pollution, but also to rediscover our neighbourhoods.

“Along with new rain gardens, fresh paving, more seating, a 20mph zone extension and a zebra cycle crossing on Church Street, we hope residents will think twice about using their cars for short journeys.

“Together with the mural, the works at this junction amply demonstrates the Council’s ongoing commitment to create healthy streets which are safe and accessible, enabling residents to get around on foot and bike to experience the sights and sounds of our wonderful borough.”