What is Cycle Enfield?
In 2012 Transport for London and the Mayor announced a ‘Mini Holland’ competition for outer London boroughs to bid for a total of £100 million, in order to transform town centres and main routes for walking and cycling – with ideas taken from continental approaches to design.
Enfield was one of the selected boroughs and won £30 million (Waltham Forest and Kingston also won the same). Enfield’s Mini Holland scheme is now known as Cycle Enfield.
What changes are proposed?
The main proposals include:
- Making high streets / town centres more attractive and accessible by bike and on foot, including in Edmonton Green, Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill and Enfield Town.
- Removing car traffic altogether from Church Street in Enfield Town, leaving bike and bus lanes only
- Introducing semi-segregated cycle lanes along the A105 (Green Lanes), A110 (Southbury Road) and A1010 (through Edmonton Green)
- Creating ‘Quieter Neighbourhoods’ – residential areas where through traffic is slowed or filtered
- Developing a network of quietway and greenway routes across the whole borough
- Developing cycle hubs at Enfield Town and Edmonton Green Train Stations
- Providing support for residents who want to take up cycling, with free bike loans and residential cycle parking
- Involving the local community in the design of all schemes, particularly those in residential streets.
More detail is available on the Cycle Enfield website.
But what are the pros and cons? See our frequently asked questions and facts and evidence.