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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

A recent mailer from traffic organisation Living Streets included the following:

As a result of work with Haringey Living Streets, low traffic neighbourhood groups have formed in St Ann’s ward, Bruce Grove and Stroud Green.

I know that the St Ann's one in the areas around Chestnuts Park proposes some clsoures. I suspect the Stroud Green one does too. Many of you will already be aware of recent trials in Crouch End and Hornsey.

I'm pleased for all those areas. I hope they manage to reduce their traffic. But of course that raises the question of where all the displaced traffic will go. Last week's events offer ample demonstration of how little Haringey Council consider the impact of traffic on Ladder roads.

With or without the threat of traffic being displaced from nearby areas, one has to ask if now isn't the time for the Ladder to start considering asking for a Low Traffic Neighbourhood of our own. Local experience suggests that the Council feel bound to accept a 'properly constituted bid' and engage in constructive dialogue. 

The Living Streets mailer also says:

A presentation from Haringey Council’s Head of Carbon Management Joe Baker included the announcement of two further Liveable Neighbourhood bids for Haringey in Tottenham.

I assume that St Ann's is one of these.

If we do nothing, we'll only have ourselves to blame if we find ourselves surronded by yet more traffic free areas. So,

If you would be interested in being put in contact with Haringey Living Streets members in your local area to join one of these groups, or to start your own group, please let us know!

I've written asking if there's already a Harringay group. If not, I know there are people locally who are members. So setting up a group wouldn't be hard. Anyone for tennis?

Tags for Forum Posts: liveable crouch end, liveable neighbourhoods, low traffic neighbourhoods, st anns ltn, traffic

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I would be keen - I have no particular expertise, but there's a whole load of things I'd like to try to improve in Harringay...

If it’s a neighbourhood plan then it would probably make sense to link the Crouch End and St Ann’s Living Streets groups up and see if a broader collective could be established? Might not be possible but could potentially allow something more overarching to be developed for the borough...?



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