Haringey has agreed its draft Walking & Cycling Plan to set out its policies and priorities for encouraging these modes of travel, which will be vital if the borough is to achieve its target of reducing car traffic from 22% of journeys to just 12%. The draft plan is here.
The Plan sets out a hierarchy of users
and proposes to allocate road space accordingly. It adopts the Healthy Streets approach to road design. It proposes a major extension of protected cycle routes, and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) eventually covering much of the borough.
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and the Walking and Cycling Plan
The Walking and Cycling Plan adopts the Healthy Streets approach to road design. It proposes a major extension of protected cycle routes, and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) eventually covering much of the borough.
It explains Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) as “area-based traffic management schemes that aim to reduce or remove non-residential motor traffic from residential areas, as well as reduce the number of short trips made by vehicles which could be walked or cycled. LTNs are normally introduced to support walking and cycling but can also bring a wide range of benefits for everyone especially those who live, work or study in them”
The plan will be consulted for 8 weeks, but this had not yet formally started as at end Feb 2021.
Consultations on proposed Low Traffic Neighbourhoods
The consultation on the first three LTNs – Bruce Grove, St Ann’s and Bounds Green, which are already funded, is live as at end Feb 2021. See here for the Haringey web page information.
Haringey residents are encouraged to study the initial plans for reducing traffic in these areas by going to the Commonplace link, looking at the proposals on a map and pinning comments to locations you are interested in.
Another proposal has been added for the Harringay Ladder area here. Again comments can be added to the relevant location.