Taken from Crouch End forums but has implications for this side of the tracks too. Is also possible to mention problems with walking to places and rat running traffic too so it's not just for cyclists. This seems to be mainly aimed at temporary fixes in the current situation but allows to add to suggestions that it should be made permanent.
Safer update! In a nutshell: Haringey say they’re working on it - but now we need to fill in their new online map so they can see the demand for change...
It’s been amazing seeing so many people locally calling for safer cycling over the past few weeks. I’ve been sending every message calling for change to the relevant councillors so they know the strength of feeling.
The great news is Haringey appears to have listened and say they are working on a series of cycle routes and low traffic neighbourhoods. Low traffic neighbourhoods are vital and really cheap to do - by closing one end of a residential road you can filter out the rat running traffic while allowing bikes and pedestrians through and still allowing residents, visitors and the emergency services full access to the street from the end that’s left open.
It is, however, unclear to what extent the Crouch End area is part of their plans.
This means it is absolutely crucial as many of us as possible visit the newly launched map and tell them where we want safer cycling locally.
The map is at: https://haringeystreetspaces.commonplace.is/ If there’s somewhere that you'd like to see made safer, tell them.
And please, look at what others have suggested and like as many suggestions as you agree with - the most important thing is they can see plenty of demand for change.
Sure, still waiting for the ok from Living Streets so then...
Interesting Twitter post about a new TfL Strategic Neighbourhoods Analysis which shows the potential of different places in London for interventions like Low Traffic Neighbourhoods. Harringay comes out as one of the top ones (see that Twitter post for a bunch of other pics mentioning Harringay):
Love it. The data is clear. We need to get active on this.
This is a very interesting report - the full text is here:
Here's the Haringey image enlarged - the darker the green, the more suited to increased filtering of traffic by their assessment:
That dark green is as 'green as it gets'. i.e. we're the highest segment of candidate for filtering.
Yet Haringey Council and TfL are putting their money into a scheme in Crouch End.
to be fair to Crouch End, they're only one step down (2 of 4) but... yeah...
I know. I’m not suggesting that Crouch End has no traffic issue. But even without the data it was abundantly clear that Crouch End has never been the worst impacted area in the borough.
The Crouch End residents didn’t even ask for it, apparently. Given the limited funds and screaming priorities in other areas, it makes no sense whatsoever from any perspective.
On one level, it’s gratifying to see the absurdity of the decision laid bare by the data.
How do we know where Haringey is spending this covid-19 money? have have the details of the bids and the allocations been published somewhere?
that's what the survey is about
and has bid for another £100,000 under some other scheme, maybe Streetspace from the mayor.