There is another example closer to hand: I go to Crouch End library once a week and usually walk back via Harringay station. Over the last year or so the council have been busy putting raised platforms across many of the intersections along Ridge Road and Mountview Road and I think that it does bring a very different feel to the area.
I would like to see raised platforms across the entrances to the ladder roads and at the intersections with the passage. And fewer speed humps. I also think that there should be planters at all of the passage intersections- maybe with lower walls than the existing so that there is less likelihood that they will used as sitting places. We just need to bring a bit more of a human scale to the roads.
I've also been musing about the traffic on Hewit and the nightmarish Warham. Would reversing the traffic flow on those roads help? Making Warham a 'down' road and Hewit an 'up' road?
I'd still like to make the sock bunting ....