Bowes Primary Area Quieter Neighbourhood

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Overview

The Bowes Primary and Surrounding Streets Quieter Neighbourhood (QN) was implemented as a trial in September 2020 using experimental traffic orders. The objectives of the project were to create healthier streets within the area, significantly reduce the volume of through motor traffic and enable a longer-term increase in walking and cycling levels. The trial was funded from the first tranche of the Department for Transport Emergency Active Travel Fund, an initiative that was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Modal filters are at the following locations:

  • Maidstone Road at its junction with Warwick Road
  • York Road at its junction with Brownlow Road
  • Palmerston Road northbound at its junction with the A406 North Circular Road
  • Existing width restriction on Warwick Road, near its junction with Maidstone Road, replaced with point closure for all vehicles except for emergency vehicles and service vehicles

A restriction was introduced at Palmerston Road at the junction with Kelvin Avenue via a new traffic island restricting right turns from Palmerston Road into Kelvin Avenue. A 20mph maximum speed limit was also introduced on some roads.

During the trial, a range of monitoring activities were carried out to assess the impacts of the scheme. Residents, businesses and other stakeholders had the opportunity to share their comments through the consultation period which commenced at the beginning of the trial and ran until 2 May 2021. A further opportunity to comment was provided in November 2021. The findings from these activities were summarised in the decision report which can be found here.

More information

Project updates are posted under the Project Updates tab on this page below. You can also find FAQs here.

Overview

The Bowes Primary and Surrounding Streets Quieter Neighbourhood (QN) was implemented as a trial in September 2020 using experimental traffic orders. The objectives of the project were to create healthier streets within the area, significantly reduce the volume of through motor traffic and enable a longer-term increase in walking and cycling levels. The trial was funded from the first tranche of the Department for Transport Emergency Active Travel Fund, an initiative that was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Modal filters are at the following locations:

  • Maidstone Road at its junction with Warwick Road
  • York Road at its junction with Brownlow Road
  • Palmerston Road northbound at its junction with the A406 North Circular Road
  • Existing width restriction on Warwick Road, near its junction with Maidstone Road, replaced with point closure for all vehicles except for emergency vehicles and service vehicles

A restriction was introduced at Palmerston Road at the junction with Kelvin Avenue via a new traffic island restricting right turns from Palmerston Road into Kelvin Avenue. A 20mph maximum speed limit was also introduced on some roads.

During the trial, a range of monitoring activities were carried out to assess the impacts of the scheme. Residents, businesses and other stakeholders had the opportunity to share their comments through the consultation period which commenced at the beginning of the trial and ran until 2 May 2021. A further opportunity to comment was provided in November 2021. The findings from these activities were summarised in the decision report which can be found here.

More information

Project updates are posted under the Project Updates tab on this page below. You can also find FAQs here.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Introduction

    The Bowes Primary Area Quieter Neighbourhood has now been made permanent. In response to feedback, the Council would like to hear further views on whether the scheme would work better for residents if access was switched from the A406 North Circular Road to Bounds Green Road.

    Things to consider

    The roads shown in blue are currently accessed from the A406 North Circular Road. Vehicles can enter or exit these roads via Natal Road, Warwick Road, Highworth Road and Ollerton Road.

    If an alternative design should be progressed following this engagement, this would mean it is easier for residents in the area shaded in blue to get to and from locations to the south by motor vehicle. If going to and from locations in the north, the journey would be longer than it is now. We would need to do further design work and consultation before any changes could occur, as well as confirm the funding arrangement for any change.

    This engagement is in addition to changes we have proposed, including exemption permits for Blue Badge Holders for the camera-controlled closures. Permits allow Blue Badge holders to nominate a motor vehicle of their choice to access roads such as Warwick Road from either the north (A406 North Circular Road) or south (Bounds Green Road). More information on exemptions for Blue Badge Holders can be found here.  

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    Residents in the Bowes Primary & Surrounding Streets Quieter Neighbourhood Area have raised concerns with Enfield Council over traffic issues in the area for many years, alongside Ward Councillors and Bambos Charalambous MP who presented a petition to Parliament in 2018. This trial is a response to those concerns.

    The trial is being funded from the first tranche of the Department for Transport Emergency Active Travel Fund, an initiative that has been launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    There will be a range of assessments made when judging the overall success of this trial, which includes:

    • Residents’ views on how the benefits of the scheme compare against the disadvantages
    • Data on the volume of motor vehicle movements in the area
    • Data on the speed of motor vehicles in the area
    • Impacts on the primary roads surrounding the area
    • Air quality considerations
    • Bus journey time considerations through discussion with Transport for London
    • Outcomes of ongoing dialogue with the Emergency Services

    The project is implemented as a trial using experimental traffic orders (ETO) which includes the consultation with community during the trial period.

    Now that the community have had the opportunity to experience the trial working in practice, we would like to invite you to share your feedback. We will be reviewing feedback through the consultation period and there is the ability to amend the scheme during the trial period.

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    If you are a person with a disability or a carer who lives in or visits the Bowes Primary and Surrounding Streets Quieter Neighbourhood please complete the survey below to help us to fully understand your feedback on the trial. Please be as specific as possible in your response, including street names or numbers where necessary.

    If you prefer, someone else can complete these questions on your behalf. Please remember that this survey is specifically interested in feedback from residents with disabilities and those who care for them. If you are looking for the consultation open to all residents, businesses, community groups and other stakeholders, you can find it here.

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Page last updated: 22 Nov 2022, 01:20 PM