Haringey’s first Liveable Neighbourhood in Crouch End will radically change travel behaviour in a part of the borough characterised by high car ownership and a dominance of motor vehicles passing through the town centre.
Creating safer and new cycling connections to the town centre, to tube/rail interchanges, and for commuting purposes is key to achieving the Council’s transport strategy objectives.
The project will work with the community to identify issues and explore opportunities to reallocate road space, including the closure of some parts of roads to vehicular traffic, while promoting healthy and active lifestyles and improving air quality.
The challenge for Crouch End is more than just changing the physical infrastructure however, and the success of the project will be reliant on challenging perceptions and educating people on the benefits of sustainable forms of transport.
Promoting active travel choices and changing behaviours in how people move around their neighbourhood will be a key part of the project.