Haringey secures funding to boost cycling and walking in Crouch End
Proposals to improve cyclist and pedestrian conditions in Crouch End are stepping up a gear, with a funding boost from Transport for London.
TfL’s Liveable Neighbourhoods programme looks to transform neighbourhoods across the capital into greener, healthier, more attractive public spaces and Crouch End is one of seven areas to gain support following Haringey’s successful bid.
Our proposals for Crouch End are at a very early stage and we will be consulting with residents about how ideas will work and progress.
Under the proposals, pedestrian and cycling conditions in Crouch End town centre will be improved to help encourage more active travel in the area, tackling congestion and improving air quality and residents’ wellbeing. The proposals look to create a new square incorporating the clock tower, currently surrounded by traffic on all sides. Segregated cycle routes will feed the town centre, pedestrian crossings will be improved and traffic will be reduced on residential streets with new modal filters.
At this stage TfL is splitting £1.25million between the seven boroughs – Haringey, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Lewisham and Waltham Forest – to help develop the plans further and ultimately secure a share of a total £114million.
Cllr Peray Ahmet, Haringey’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said:
We are thrilled that Transport for London is supporting our proposals to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in Crouch End, reducing congestion and improving air quality and wellbeing for residents. The proposals, which include segregated cycle lanes and safer pedestrian crossings, are at an early stage, and we are looking forward to working with the community to put ideas into action as they evolve over the next four years.
The Liveable Neighbourhoods programme is the first scheme set up to directly deliver the Mayor of London’s new Healthy Streets Approach across London.
All the proposals involve changes to town centres and their surrounding residential areas to directly improve conditions for walking and cycling, while reducing traffic dominance and supporting businesses by making local town centres more attractive.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:
As London’s population grows, I’ve outlined my ambition to increase walking and cycling, and improve public spaces across London. I’m delighted that we’re now progressing with the local funding that will transform the environment in many local communities. Our new Liveable Neighbourhood scheme will see millions of pounds invested in schemes that will directly make walking and cycling a safe, enjoyable and convenient option for many more Londoners – supporting small businesses by making our high streets cleaner, safer and more enjoyable places to spend time. We will continue to work closely with boroughs as they develop their plans to improve the environment and transform the quality of life of Londoners.
Read more about the Liveable Neighbourhoods schemes here: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2017/november/boroughs-secure-liveable-neighbourhoods-fundi
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