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Have your say on our Low Traffic Neighbourhoods proposals for Bounds Green, Bruce Grove West Green and St Ann’s.
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in Haringey
- About Low Traffic Neighbourhoods
- Stage 1 - Early Engagement
- Stage 2 - Community Design workshops
- Stage 3 - Public Consultation - now live
- Disabled People and Carers Survey
- Next steps
- Bowes LTN in Enfield and the Bounds Green LTN in Haringey
- Broadwater Farm Estate and the Bruce Grove West Green LTN
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Press Releases
Transport is central to the success and prosperity of our residents and local businesses. Everyone, whether a bus passenger or a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist, motorist, or rail user engages with Haringey’s transport infrastructure every day. Making the best use of our existing assets and spending money wisely to improve sustainability, safety, ease of movement and usage is one of the important roles for the council.
In 2018 the council adopted its first Transport Strategy to prioritise active travel and put health and well-being at the heart of all future transport decisions.
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 rat-running traffic in residential areas. This will encourage those making short journeys by motor vehicles, to instead consider active travel such as walking, cycling or public transport. 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. It is also especially important that we look at how we create safer walking and cycling routes for school children.
Delivering these aspirations is dependent on community support, involvement and engagement to ensure those affected by any proposal have a genuine opportunity to have their constructive ideas and opinions taken on board. The council supports the right of all community members to be informed on and engaged with changes to Haringey’s transport network.
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) are residential areas where vehicles (except emergency vehicles) not stopping in the area are prevented or discouraged from driving through them. This is achieved by 'filtering' the key points of certain streets using CCTV and planters so that people walking, cycling, or using a mobility scooter can still travel through.
A LTN is a relatively new term but filtering has been used in London since the 1970s. There is a small example in Haringey of an LTN already in place in the Garden’s area of St Ann’s Ward.
Every home in a LTN can be accessed by car and can receive deliveries to their doors but some residents and businesses will have to take different routes to their destinations in the LTN area which might be less convenient. Getting used to these changes can take time which can be disruptive in the short term. These impacts however can depend greatly on how an LTN is designed and where filters are located. Any inconvenience caused is more than outweighed by the elimination of through traffic which will result in safer and less polluted streets.
Haringey has been divided into 25 LTN areas which is a starting point for exploring LTNs across the borough. The map below provides an indication of the LTN areas which will be subject to public consultation in the draft Walking and Cycling Action Plan (WCAP) later this year. The map should be treated as a guide rather than a rule. The draft WCAP will set out how the council intends to prioritise and deliver further LTNs in Haringey over 10 years.
In June 2020, the Department for Transport and Transport for London invited London boroughs to submit proposals which aim to provide residents with a safe alternative to travelling in the capital. Haringey was successfully awarded funding for a range of proposals, all of which are outlined on the Haringey Streetspace Plan.
In December 2020, Haringey was awarded funding to begin engaging with the community and developing designs for three LTNs in the borough. You can find the maps of these 3 LTNs below:
- Bounds Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood map (PDF, 386KB)
- Bruce Grove West Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood map - amended May 2021 (PDF, 794KB)
- St Ann's Low Traffic Neighbourhood map (PDF, 700KB)
We launched early engagement with residents and businesses in February 2020. The objective of this stage was to hear from those living and working in and near the area on the issues that they are facing and the ways they would like to see them changed.
- Bounds Green residents' letter (PDF, 167KB)
- St Ann's residents' letter (PDF, 169KB)
- Bruce Grove residents' letter (PDF, 195KB)
We gave the community the opportunity to share their views on an interactive engagement map, by email, phone or post. Whilst this stage of engagement had now concluded, you can still view a summary and analysis of the feedback received for each LTN below:
- Bounds Green Early Engagement Analysis (PDF, 4MB)
- Bruce Grove Early Engagement Analysis (PDF, 3MB)
- St Ann’s Early Engagement Analysis (PDF, 3MB)
We also held 3 virtual public meetings, one for each of the LTNs. The event materials can be viewed below, including a summary of some of the questions received from the attendees and the council’s responses:
- Bounds Green LTN (the meeting was held on 23 February 2021)
- St Ann’s LTN (the meeting was held on 2 March 2021)
- Bruce Grove West Green LTN (the meeting was held on 4 March 2021)
The feedback from these meetings has been reviewed and analysed and was fed into the design development of each LTN.
We held community design workshops on each of the LTNs. We wrote to all addresses in the LTN areas informing them of the workshops. The workshops were held online on Zoom:
Bounds Green LTN design workshops
- Workshops held on 17 and 18 May 2021
- Letter to Bounds Green residents and businesses 10 May 2021
Bruce Grove West Green LTN design workshops
- Workshops held on 26 and 27 May 2021
- Letter to Bruce Grove West Green residents and businesses 10 May 2021 (PDF, 586KB)
St Ann’s LTN design workshops
- Workshops held on 24 and 25 May 2021
- Letter to St Ann's residents and businesses 10 May 2021
The feedback from these community design workshops has been recorded, reviewed and analysed, and was fed into the LTN design.
We organised 3 dedicated online sessions for parents and staff of schools that are located within the proposed LTN areas. These took place online on 7, 8 and 12 July 2021 via MS Teams.
Consultations now live
We have now launched public consultations on each of the 3 LTNs - these will remain open until Friday 17 September.
The public consultations are an opportunity for those living and working in and near an LTN to review the proposed designs and give us their feedback.
All residents and businesses in the LTN areas have been notified of the consultation launch.
See the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods - Public Consultation page to view the consultation documents.
This survey is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who participated - your feedback will help us develop the LTNs to meet the distinct requirements of people with disabilities and specific access needs.
Once public consultations are concluded and results are analysed, the council will make a decision on whether the LTNs will go ahead. If a scheme goes ahead, it will be implemented on a trial basis allowing us to monitor the trials and review the LTNs after a sufficient period of time that allows the impacts of the scheme to be understood. This will allow us to retain, modify or remove the scheme at the end of the trial period.
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 the development of the LTNs. You can do this by using the methods below.
- Bounds Green
- Bruce Grove
- St Ann's
- 020 8489 3433
- Transport Planning, Haringey Council, 40 Cumberland Road, Wood Green, London N22 7SG.
Enfield Council has implemented a LTN in the Bowes area of its borough and both councils are working together to make sure the Bounds Green LTN, and any potential changes to the Bowes LTN, work together regardless of Borough boundaries. Haringey and Enfield Councils will work together to develop an area-wide design for both LTNs.
We have already received feedback from Haringey residents on the Bowes LTN which will be fed into this process. Thank you to those who provided feedback already.
This engagement is complementary to the ongoing engagement Enfield Council is undertaking to monitor the implementation of the Bowes LTN.
The proposed area for the Bruce Grove West Green LTN includes the Broadwater Farm Estate. Officers from Haringey Council and Homes for Haringey are working collaboratively to ensure the improvement aspirations of the community on the estate, and wider, are supported by work the Council is doing through the LTN project.
Separate to the LTN process, Haringey and Homes for Haringey have developed initial design ideas for the estate based on feedback from residents and the community.
To find out more and view this consultation, please visit the dedicated Broadwater Farm Estate site.
- Low Traffic Neighbourhoods FAQs (PDF, 70KB) - amended August 2021
- Haringey Streets for People: residents encouraged to have their say on LTN proposals
- Residents engagement gets underway on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods scheme
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