Liveable Crouch End
- What is a ‘Liveable Neighbourhood’ project?
- What did Haringey win?
- What are the aims for the Crouch End project?
- Next steps and programme
- Have your say
A Transport for London initiative which gives boroughs the opportunity to bid for funding for long-term schemes that encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport. The aim of any project should be to improve health and air quality, reduce car trips and improve neighbourhoods for walking and cycling.
£114 million is available from the initiative which will have four bidding rounds over the next four years.
To find out more please visit Transport for London’s website: Liveable Neighbourhoods page (external link).
In December 2017, the council secured £4.8m from Transport for London to deliver a Liveable Neighbourhoods project for Crouch End. Haringey was 1 of 7 boroughs to receive funding. The other boroughs to receive funding were Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Lewisham and Waltham Forest.
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.
Crouch End provides an excellent opportunity through the Liveable Neighbourhoods project to challenge this dominance and achieve a significant modal shift away from the car usage and to drive forward Haringey’s cycling and walking aspirations. The project will explore opportunities to reallocate road space and the closure of some parts of roads to vehicular traffic. Achieving these priorities will promote healthy and active lifestyles and improves air quality in Haringey.
In June 2017, Transport for London (TFL) identified Crouch End as being on an important strategic cycling route from Wood Green to Kentish Town. This analysis demonstrated a need to invest in cycling infrastructure in the area, making cycling through and within Crouch End safer. Creating safe new cycling connections to the town centre, to the tube/rail interchanges and for commuting purposes is key to achieving the Haringey transport strategy.
The challenge for Crouch End is more than just physical infrastructure, the success of the project will be reliant on challenging perceptions and educating 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.
Liveable Neighbourhoods Conference - Wednesday 10 July
Haringey will host the inaugural Liveable Neighbourhoods Conference 2019 (external link), organised by Landor and in collaboration with Transport for London at Alexandra Palace on Wednesday 10 July 2019.
Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, Leader of Haringey Council, and Zina Etheridge, Chief Executive, Haringey Council, will welcome expert speakers from around the UK, including Will Norman, London's Walking and Cycling commissioner, to show how the council is working with local people to create Liveable Crouch End, an attractive and healthy neighbourhood for residents, visitors and businesses.
The conference will be attended by industry peers and community stakeholders involved with the project.
Delivering a liveable neighbourhood in Crouch End
Council officers are beginning conversations with the community and businesses to understand the local challenges and to determine what the priorities and opportunities are for Crouch End. This is the first step in a long and comprehensive dialogue with the community to achieve a real shift away from the dominant use of the private car.
Outlined below are the steps the council will take in delivering a liveable neighbourhood in Crouch End.
- Pre engagement: Establishing stakeholders, developing relationships, communicating the project brief and understanding of the priorities across the stakeholder groups
- Community engagement: Engaging residents, businesses, and visitors to communicate the project brief and understand the priorities across the community
- Define scope: Defining the scope based on the early stakeholder and community engagement feedback and gather / produce baseline data
- Workshops: Meeting with residents and stakeholders in co-design workshops to feedback and assess the design ideas
- Concept options: Development of proposals
- Public consultation: Consultation for the proposals
- Design development: Developed design for the preferred proposals
- Detailed design and tender: Detailed design preferred proposals and undertake competitive tender process
- Construction: Build on-site with consideration to construction impacts
- Review: Three year review of implemented schemes
Pre-engagement for the scheme took place from November 2018 until January 2019. This included an online survey, and three drop-in sessions in Crouch End. The pre-engagement survey is now closed, but you can view the final report and appendices below.
- Pre-engagement Report (PDF, 2MB)
- Pre-engagement Report - Appendix A (PDF, 278KB)
- Pre-engagement Report - Appendix B (PDF, 525KB)
- Pre-engagement Report - Appendix C (PDF, 254KB)
- Pre-engagement Report - Appendix D (PDF, 348KB)
In early April a series of co-design workshops with the community were held. A summary of the key discussion points can be found below.
The concept design is now being developed, building on the engagement undertaken today. Public consultation on the proposed designs will follow later this year.
To stay informed on Liveable Crouch End, please contact the team directly at email@example.com