Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Enfield Cycling Campaign:

  • Enfield Transport Plan - Local Implementation Plan

    Created by Clare Rogers // 1 thread

    "The Enfield Transport Plan (ETP) outlines what we will do over the next few years to improve those parts of the transport network which the Council is responsible for. Alongside this there will be continuing maintenance and, at the other end of the scale, delivery of strategic projects, such as the new Meridian Water station.

    The core of the ETP is Enfield’s third Local Implementation Plan (LIP), which is a statutory document setting out how the Council proposes to help implement the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy. The LIP also details how we propose to spend funding received from Transport for London (TfL).

    At the heart of the plan is improving people’s health. Our local priorities reflect this, with a focus on making travel more sustainable, active and safe:

    • Making active travel the natural choice, particularly for those trips less than 2km in length.
    • Making more school trips safe, sustainable and healthy.
    • Reducing the impact of private vehicles on our streets.
    • Making the public transport network more accessible and the
    natural choice for longer trips.
    • Maintaining our assets for the benefit of the public."

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  • Higham Road and Wilmot Road, London N17

    Created by Grant // 1 thread

    The following proposal has been received from Haringey traffic engineers. Please add your comments to the discussion thread to inform our response:

    'We have received complaints from residents and previous ward councillors that Higham Road and Wilmot Road often suffers from severe congestion caused by the narrow width of these roads, which form part of the W4 bus route.

    In order to improve general traffic flow and the reliability of the W4 bus service, we propose to convert sections of these roads to one-way working, except cycles.

    The key measures are listed below:

    - Convert Higham Road from Downhills Park Road to its junction with Hastings Road to one-way working, in a northbound direction, except for cycles.
    - Convert Wilmot Road from its junction at Hastings Road to Pendennis Road to one-way working in a southbound direction, except for cycles.

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  • DfT Policy Paper - Inclusive Transport Strategy

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-transport-strategy

    Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:

    Shared Space:

    8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
    forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
    incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
    We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
    us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.

    Objectives regarding Cycling:

    • Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
    local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
    account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
    the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
    2019;
    • By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
    cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
    cycling.

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  • ECC 1 - Serious safety issues at junction A105 / Green Dragon Lane

    Created by Oliver Bruckauf // 1 thread

    A105 Junction Green Dragon lane

    Serious safety issue due to low visability of cycle lane and wide sweeping junction allowing drivers to turn at speed. The danger areas are one of the two lanes of traffic exiting GDL not giving way to bikes, or a left hook by drivers turning into GDL (cyclists will not have seen driver signaling from behind).

    This junction should always have been either a) signalised or b) low-traffic neighbourhood treatment given to Green Dragon Lane and area to reduce traffic volume on GDL.

    We suggest:
    1) reducing GDL to two lanes only;
    2) removing ped island;
    3) adding reclaimed space to footway to make carriageway narrower to cross;
    4) set back cycle lane one car's length before the junction, as for eg Park Ave treatment.

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  • ECC 3 - Short green signal at junction A105 / Station Road

    Created by Oliver Bruckauf // 1 thread

    Short, delayed green signal for cyclists NB with push button at junction A105 / Station Road. Most cyclists stay in the carriageway We suggest removing push button and a green cycle phase northbound moving with the traffic on Green Lanes. Drivers turning into Station Road will have to give way to bikes going ahead, with the same rules applying as for cars turning into any side road. This is easy and should be a quick fix!

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  • ECC 4 - Cycle lane crosses a very wide junction at Fox Lane / A105

    Created by Oliver Bruckauf // 1 thread

    At A105 junction Fox Lane, north-bound cycle lane crosses a very wide junction - difficult to cross Fox Ln on foot, flared turning allows vehicles to turn at speed
    1) Filtered permeability in Fox Lane neighbourhood would reduce traffic volume and the dangers at this junction;
    2) failing that, perhaps a narrow entrance to Fox Lane with a planter in the carriageway or
    3) a parallel zebra crossing over the mouth of the junction

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  • ECC 8 - Long delay at A10 toucan crossing Salmons Brook

    Created by Oliver Bruckauf // 1 thread

    There is a 40-second or more delay after pushing the button before the ped/cycle phase (on the west side of the crossing) at the A10 toucan crossing Salmons Brook. This delay leads to some people risking crossing outside of the green phase on a 40mph road where speeding is rife.
    20 seconds would be more acceptable, as for the east side of the crossing.

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  • Rate my route - software / app ideas anyone?

    Created by GG // 1 thread

    For a long time I have wondered about a crowd-sourced cycleability map.

    In this, people cycle along a link (accepting the first question of how to define the beginning and end of this) then give it a thumbs up or down. After enough people do this, then others can see how popular it is.
    Some people wonder about subjectivity but I think this should be less of a problem with more voters.

    The reason I am asking is because this method could apply to a potential commercial project for a Council which wants to drive around 100km of rural roads and use a panel of 4 experts to grade meaningful segments on a 1 to 7 scale according to their suitability for HGV movements.

    Any views on whether this is already done within an app I am not aware of, or could be it done by anyone as an add-on to something else, or is it something CamCycle could offer as a commercial package (there may well be more than one local authority looking for this sort of thing)

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  • Bowes CPZ

    Created by Oliver Bruckauf // 2 threads

    Parking patterns in the Bowes area have changed. Enfield Council has, in recent years, received numerous enquiries from residents of the area, and petitions covering four different streets that indicate community support for permit parking controls.

    Enfield Council is now seeking views on its proposals for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ.)

    Why We Are Consulting
    Enfield Council is confident that zonal parking controls will prove popular with residents and offer them greatly improved parking opportunities. Area wide zonal controls can also reduce local congestion and prompt better travel habits amongst those heading to or through the area on their daily commute.

    The Council is consulting to make residents aware of its propsals and to seek their comments before plans are finalised or taken forward.

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  • Haselbury Neighbourhood Statutory Consultation

    Enfield Council through Cycle Enfield are seeking views from the public on a number of ideas for the area shown in the map. In their words:

    "We have a number of ideas that will not only help more people to walk and cycle but will also enhance community spaces, making Haselbury Neighbourhood a better place to live. Help shape our designs before we carry out a consultation later in the year. You have until Sunday 1 July to share your views."

    ***Note that there are separate threads below for each of the 13 drawings***

    THESE DESIGNS ARE NOW REVISED FOR THE STATUTORY CONSULTATION

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  • Dockless Pool Bikes In Barnet

    Created by Jon Klaff // 1 thread

    Barnet Environment Committee are debating the trial of Urbo bikes over a 24 month period. 100 bikes will be tested with a potential expansion to 300 if successful

    Any comments on the content appreciated ASAP (questions due in this week).

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  • Forest Walk Barnet

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Forest Walk is an off road path in Barnet leading behind a row of properties on Sydney Road, with Muswell Hill Golf course to the west of it. It forms a small part of the proposed Hornsey to N Finchley Quietway being designed by Sustrans and using Healthy Streets funding.

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