Residents invited to submit views on two new Enfield LTNs as maps revealed

The Edmonton Green and Bowes East LTN proposals are open to consultation until 11th February, reports Grace Howarth, Local Democracy Reporter

Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood
An existing LTN in Palmers Green

Enfield Council is inviting residents to comment on plans for two new low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in Bowes Park and Edmonton Green.

The two proposed LTNs – dubbed ‘quieter neighbourhoods’ by the council – are part of the council’s approach to “reduce the speeds and volumes” of cars and encourage more “sustainable modes” of travel such as cycling and walking.

Following feedback from an initial public engagement on the schemes in autumn, design proposals have been drafted and the council is now inviting residents to share their opinions. 

Proposals include banning some right turns, creating one-way streets, and installing ‘modal filters’ which allow bikes and scooters to pass through but not cars.

The Bowes East LTN scheme will encompass seven streets to the east of Green Lanes and south of the North Circular. The proposed area is close to the existing Bowes Primary Area LTN installed as a trial in 2020 and made permanent in 2022.

According to the council website, Bowes East was chosen because the area has “poor air quality compared with other areas in Enfield”. The website also says the area’s “poor health and deprivation” would be “improved” by the scheme’s implementation.

For the Bowes East scheme there will be a drop-in session on Saturday, 3rd February, from 10am-12pm, at Trinity-at-Bowes Community Centre, as well as an online webinar on Wednesday, 7th February from 6pm. 

Bowes East Quieter Neighbourhood proposals
Bowes East Quieter Neighbourhood proposals

The Edmonton Green LTN is the first proposed for the east of the borough and will cover more than 50 residential streets in total. The area is situated to the east of Fore Street and north of the North Circular.

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Edmonton Green was selected, according to the council, because of the area’s “high number of collisions” and “high population density”.

An Edmonton Green drop-in session will be held at Edmonton Green Library on Saurday, 3rd February, from 2pm-4pm, and there will be an online webinar on Tuesday, 6th February from 6pm.

Edmonton Green Quieter Neighbourhood proposals
Edmonton Green Quieter Neighbourhood proposals

Both consultations are running until Sunday, 11th February. 

To find out more about the Bowes East LTN:

To find out more about the Edmonton Green LTN:

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