Harringay Ladder Traffic and Transport Review

Haringey is embarking on an ambitious programme to increase rates of walking and cycling in the borough and is also seeking to tackle the implications of traffic and rat running. This is needed to improve our air quality, respond to the climate change emergency we face, address health inequalities and make the borough a healthier place to live, work and rest. To progress these commitments, the Council will be consulting on its draft Walking and Cycling Action Plan this summer.

Between 2015 and 2017 the Council carried out a transport study of the Green Lanes area which included extensive engagement with the community. The study recommended a number of changes which were supported by residents and businesses who were concerned about the traffic conditions in the Green Lanes area. The aim of the study was to identify measures to:

  • Improve the urban realm
  • Rationalise traffic volume and routes
  • Improve road safety for all road users
  • Maintain or enhance bus service journey times and reliability
  • Enhance pedestrian and cycle accessibility into and within the study area
  • Improve quality of life and health outcomes for local residents.

Since the publication of the study in 2017, a number of measures have been introduced for the area, including the Wightman Road scheme, which has improved pedestrian safety and the public realm. The works also included the permanent traffic filtering of Warwick Gardens.

We now have an opportunity to review what the recommendations of this study were, what has been implemented so far and what the impacts might be from the proposed Low Traffic Neighbourhood for St Ann’s. All of this also needs to take into account the current traffic conditions and the concerns from the community to arrive at a list of future actions needed to tackle traffic problems, and increase rates of walking and cycling, in this area of the borough.

For the purpose of this review, the previous study area has been redefined to include only the Ladder area – east of, and including, Green Lanes. View the Harringay Ladder review area map (PDF, 649KB)

The Review

The Council is keen to hear from the community again. We do not intend to re-engage on the 2017 Transport Study but instead open this new dialogue with an up-to-date review of traffic and transport issues facing the area. We will use this new feedback alongside the 2017 study responses, recommendations, and measures, to work up a list of transport actions to take forward over the next three to five years.  

The first stage of this review is to hear the views of residents and businesses on the current issues you are facing in the area and the ways you would like to see it changed.  

To support this, the Council has published an Engagement Map (external link).

The map allows users to place a point on a map and describe the issues in this location. Users will also be prompted to a set of questions to answer for each point placed on the map. The map will be live until Sunday 21st March 2021. If you are unable to access the map, you are still able to provide your views to the council using the following methods: 

A letter has been sent to all residents and businesses in the review area informing them of this review and explaining the ways to get involved. View the  Harringay Ladder residents and businesses letter (PDF, 139KB)

We are also interested in building a database of interested persons, groups, and businesses in the area who wish to be kept up to date on this review. You can do this by signing up to the Engagement Map when you provide your feedback to the engagement exercise, or by using the methods above. 

Next steps

We will review the feedback from this engagement exercise and the responses will be used to develop a list of actions to tackle the traffic problems and ways to increase walking and cycling in the area. More opportunities to get involved will follow as the review progresses.

Turnpike Lane and the Harringay Ladder review

The proposed area of this review includes Turnpike Lane.  Officers from Haringey’s Transport Planning Team, Highways Team and Wood Green Regeneration Teams are working collaboratively to ensure the improvement aspirations of the community in and around Turnpike Lane are supported by work the Council is doing through this review.

Page last updated:

February 22, 2021