Haringey: Back our Streetspace bid
In a letter to Dr Will Norman, TfL’s Walking & Cycling Commissioner, Haringey Council has asked for support for their bids to implement additional pavement widening, new plans for temporary cycle routes, and the creation of low traffic neighbourhoods.
In light of the Covid-19 crisis, London boroughs are facing difficult financial circumstances as they tackle the pandemic and support residents and businesses. The council has asked for support for the bids submitted to TfL as part of the London Streetspace Plan.
The council has bid to TfL as part of their plans to enable active travel to aid social distancing for residents in Haringey.
The first two phases of work around widening ‘pavement pinch-points’ was initially rolled out on 1 May, in response to the growing need for adequate social distancing in the borough’s busier hotspots.
The council wrote to seek support for the bids submitted for the LSP, as below:
- Retrospective pavement widening
- Further pavement widening
- Pavement widening Crouch End
- Roundway / Lordship Lane / Downhills Way improvements
- Cycle parking
- 20mph speed management
- Crouch End Cycle Route
- Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) improvements
- Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) extension
- Cycle Future Route 2 (CFR2)
Further bids will also be submitted to TfL very shortly:
- Removal of pavement parking
- Cycle ‘Quietway 10’ (QW10)
- Cycle north-south route Wood Green to Manor House
- Low Traffic Neighbourhood Tottenham
- Low Traffic Neighbourhood St Ann’s / Green Lanes
- School Streets
The council has also ask for support for Liveable Neighbourhood at Crouch End, which has been paused at the request of TfL, and for the latest round of bids for a Liveable Neighbourhood for Tottenham project.
This work is in line with the council’s Transport Strategy 2018 (PDF, 864KB), which sets out a 10-year plan to improve air quality in the borough, to support the health of residents, reduce congestion, and encourage active travel, such as walking and cycling, and to improve the road network in the borough.
Cllr Hearn, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability at Haringey Council, said:
“Coronavirus has changed the world. Because of the need for social distancing, our public transport is running on reduced capacity. As lockdown is lifted, some may be tempted to drive when they would normally take public transport.
We urgently need to provide safe alternative travel options for our residents, such as walking and cycling. We are focused on making these options especially safe and welcoming to residents who wouldn’t normally cycle or travel by foot.
“During the first month of lockdown, there was a noticeable improvement in air quality on our streets. Climate Change has not gone away. Enabling alternative and cleaner methods of travel will also allow us to take better care of the environment and drive down pollution levels.
“We are asking for support from TfL to help make these plans a reality, so that we can support safer travel for our residents and help to improve their health now and well into the future.”
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