A tour of Waltham Forest’s Mini Holland

The debate about Enfield’s Mini Holland rages on via social media and the local press  – will there be gridlocked roads? Vacant businesses? Cyclists mowing down the elderly at bus stops? Meanwhile, some of us from Better Streets for Enfield and Enfield Cycling Campaign decided it would be easiest just to go and look at a Mini Holland that’s already in progress. Waltham Forest is, after all, next door to us, and ahead of Enfield in completing the work.

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A street in Walthamstow, Waltham Forest

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Consultation opens for last major Cycle Enfield route: A1010 North

Cycle Enfield launches its consultation today on the last of the five major routes to be unveiled in the Mini Holland scheme: the ‘A1010 North’ (Hertford Road) extending north from the junction with Southbury Road. This cycle route forms part of a wider scheme to bring economic and social benefits to this part of Enfield – potentially a huge opportunity for residents.

The consultation launches with a public exhibition at the Dharma Centre, 442-446 Hertford Road, EN3 5QH today, Friday 1st July, from 3pm – 8pm and continues on Saturday 2nd July from 10am – 4pm.

From Monday the plans will be available online at the Cycle Enfield website. Please take a look at them, and the Enfield Cycling Campaign will provide some guidance soon on responding to the consultation.

 

The revised Cycle Enfield plans for Green Lanes – our response

Before Thursday’s exhibition of the final A105 Cycle Enfield plans, you might be interested to read this!

The Enfield Cycling Campaign committee met to discuss the revised A105 / Green Lanes drawings last month. Below is a record of our views. On the whole we were pleased with the changes, many of which have taken our concerns into account, and improved the route for cycling; a few concerns remain however.  Continue reading

Cycle Enfield – exhibition of latest drawings for A105

This will be Cycle Enfield’s final exhibition of drawings for the A105 (Green Lanes) scheme, revised after the public consultation. Come along to Palmers Green Library on Thursday 19 May from 3 to 8pm to see plans and visualisations for the Green Lanes route, see what changes were made following the consultation, and talk to council officers.

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Who would be the best mayor for cycling?

On Friday I went to one of the last of the London mayoral hustings before the election on 5 May, co-organised by London Cycling Campaign and hosted by The Times in their building on London Bridge Road. There were three of us from Enfield Cycle Campaign: David Hilliard and Andrew Larssen, who both cycled from Enfield, and myself (Clare Rogers) who chickened out and took the train.

View from the News Building

View of London Bridge from the 14th floor

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Cycling Towards a Better Enfield: Health, Business and Travel

This conference at Enfield’s Dugdale Centre on Friday 8 April left me feeling both inspired and daunted – inspired because we were shown what is possible and already being done in the Netherlands – and daunted because Enfield has such a long way to go. Continue reading

Join us for our AGM – Tuesday 12 April

The Enfield Cycling Campaign Annual Meeting will be at

8:00pm on Tuesday 12 April at the

Old Wheatsheaf, Windmill Hill, Enfield EN2 6SE

With the developments in Mini Holland in Enfield, this has been an exciting year and next year promises to be just as exciting. Please come along to our Annual Meeting to hear about our achievements and help plan for the future. Everyone is welcome.

In the meantime don’t forget to Sign for Cycling at: www.signforcycling.org and help to get the new mayor to take cycling seriously.

 

Enfield Cycling Fair – Friday 8 April

Don’t miss an afternoon of cycle-themed fun this Friday in Enfield Town centre! It’s for you – and your children/grandchildren/nephews/nieces – whether or not you already ride a bike.

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The Enfield Cycling Fair will be an opportunity for the public to try out different bikes, discover that you CAN transport kids and shopping on two wheels, and have a go at the rollapaluza – a stationary bike race for ages 7 and up.

It’s from 12-5 on Fountain Island (opposite Barclays Bank on Church Street) and there will also be food and music.

It’s also not too late to volunteer to help out on the stall so let Clare know if you can on chocrogers@hotmail.com. Thank you!

Letter to Mayor of London

The Enfield Cycling Campaign and We Support Enfield Mini Holland residents group have sent the following letter to the Mayor of London in response to David Burrows MP factually inaccurate letter calling for a halt to the Mini Holland programme.

Letter from We Support Enfield MH Mar 2016

Only 3% of the Borrows’ constituents actually filled in his survey to oppose the scheme.