Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in Haringey
- About Low Traffic Neighbourhoods
- Engagement - Get Involved!
- Bowes LTN in Enfield and the Bounds Green LTN in Haringey
- Broadwater Farm Estate and the Bruce Grove LTN
- Virtual Public Meetings
- Disabled People and Carers Survey
- Design Workshops
- Next Steps
- Press Releases
- Frequently Asked Questions
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 decision.
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 three LTNs below.
- Bounds Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood map (PDF, 386KB)
- Bruce Grove Low Traffic Neighbourhood map - amended May 2021 (PDF, 794KB)
- St Ann's Low Traffic Neighbourhood map (PDF, 700KB)
We need your views to help develop successful schemes that work for the community as a whole. Haringey will be engaging with residents and businesses throughout the process of each LTN. It is very important that the LTNs are supported by the community and that we hear from those living and working in and near the area. The first step is to hear your views on the issues you are facing in these areas and the ways you would like to see them changed.
To support this engagement, the council has published Engagement Maps for each LTN which can be found here:
- Bounds Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood Engagement Map
- Bruce Grove Low Traffic Neighbourhood Engagement Map
- St Ann’s Low Traffic Neighbourhood Engagement Map
These maps allow users to place a point on a map and describe the issues in these locations. Users will also be prompted to a set of questions to answer for each point placed on the maps. The maps will be live until Sunday 7 March 2021. If you are unable to access the maps, you can still provide your views to the council using the following methods:
By phone: 020 8489 3433.
By post: Transport Planning, Haringey Council, 40 Cumberland Road, Wood Green, London N22 7SG.
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 signing up to the Engagement Map when you provide your feedback to the engagement exercise, or by using the methods above.
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 (external link).
The proposed area for the Bruce Grove 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.
We will be holding three virtual public meetings, one for each of the LTNs. The dates and times are below:
- Bounds Green LTN - meeting was held
- When: Tuesday 23 February 2021 – 7.30pm - 9pm
- Bounds Green LTN virtual event poster (PDF, 1MB)
- Bounds Green LTN - public meeting presentation (PDF, 3.7MB)
- Bounds Green LTN - written responses to participant questions (PDF, 2.2MB)
- St Ann’s LTN
- When: Tuesday 2 March 2021 – 7.30pm - 9pm - meeting was held
- St Ann's LTN virtual event poster (PDF, 590KB)
- St Ann's LTN - public meeting presentation (PDF, 3.2MB)
- St Ann's LTN - written responses to participant questions (PDF, 3.2MB)
- Bruce Grove LTN
- When: Thursday 4 March 2021 – 7.30pm - 9pm - meeting was held
- Bruce Grove LTN virtual event poster (PDF, 622KB)
- Bruce Grove LTN - public meeting presentation (PDF, 2.8MB)
- Bruce Grove LTN - written responses to participant questions (PDF, 1.9MB)
These meetings are an opportunity to hear from the council and share your views on traffic and transport problems and opportunities in the areas.
Please note: If you wish to attend any of the public meetings, you need to pre-register. Please contact us using the contact methods below.
On receipt of your registration request, we will send you the invite to the meeting which will take place online on Microsoft Teams (external link). If you are registering via email you will receive a holding message reply immediately but your invite will follow shortly.
020 8489 3433
- Transport Planning, Haringey Council
40 Cumberland Road
London N22 7SG
We are collecting information to help us develop the LTN to meet the distinct requirements of people with disability and access needs.
If you have a disability or live with someone with a disability, we would like you to let us know. We are specifically iDnterested in feedback from residents with disabilities and those who care for them.
Please complete the short survey below and return to us using the contact details below. We have also made paper copies of the survey available at the libraries listed below.
- By email: Transport.firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post: Transport Planning, Haringey Council, 40 Cumberland Road, Wood Green, London N22 7SG
You can also drop the completed survey into one of the Libraries listed below and we will collect it:
- Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, London N15 4JA
- Coombes Croft Library, 4 High Road, London N17 8AG
- St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London, N15 5PU
- Alexandra Park Library, Alexandra Park Road, London N22 7UJ
- Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Road, London N22 6XD
If you require a paper copy of the questions to be mailed to you, please email us at email@example.com
The survey is open from Monday 10 May 2021 until Friday 2 July 2021
- Disabled People and Carers Survey LTNs (PDF) (193KB)
- Disabled People and Carers Survey LTNs (WORD) (81KB)
We are holding design workshops for the community on each of the LTNs. We wrote to all addresses in the LTN areas informing them of the workshops.The workshops will be held online on Zoom, and the dates and times are:
Bounds Green LTN design workshops
- Monday 17 May 2021, 6pm - 7.45pm - Book this workshop on Eventbrite (external link)
- Tuesday 18 May 2021, 6pm - 7.45pm - Book this workshop on Eventbrite (external link)
- Letter to Bounds Green residents and businesses 10 May 2021
Bruce Grove LTN design workshops
- Wednesday 26 May 2021, 6pm - 7.45pm - Book this workshop on Eventbrite (external link)
- Thursday 27 May 2021, 6pm - 7.45pm - Book this workshop Eventbrite (external link)
- Letter to Bruce Grove residents and businesses 10 May 2021
St Ann’s LTN design workshops
- Monday 24 May 2021, 6pm - 7.30pm - Book this workshop on Eventbrite (external link)
- Tuesday 25 May 2021, 6pm - 7.30pm - Book this workshop on Eventbrite (external link)
- Letter to St Ann's residents and businesses 10 May 2021
If you wish to attend one of the workshops please use the registration link under each workshop above. We anticipate a high interest in these events, but we do need to manage the number of attendees. Spaces will therefore be limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. We will keep a waiting list should spaces become available, and we ask all participants to let us know at the earliest opportunity if they can no longer attend. If you are not allocated a space or are unable to make any of the dates, we will be consulting on the LTN designs later this summer and there will be an opportunity to provide your feedback at that stage. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer an offline option for these workshops at this time.
We will review the feedback from all the early engagement exercises including commonplace, the public meetings and the community design workshops for all 3 LTNs. The feedback will be used to develop public consultation designs for each LTN.
Residents and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to comment on designs as part of public consultations which will be launched in early Summer 2021.
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