Covid-19 Streetspace Plan

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The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to travel patterns in London and the rest of the country, with only essential journeys currently being made and social distancing requirements having to be observed at all times.

This has had a major impact on Transport for London (TfL) funding which in turn will impact a number of projects in the Borough. Despite this, TfL are looking to initiate a new programme of funds to focus on enabling London to safely transition out of lockdown, recognising both that people will not be able to use public transport as before, and that urgent action needs to be taken to adapt our streets to enable social distancing.

Therefore, the Council intends to work in partnership with residents, the Mayor of London and Transport for London to focus on the following areas:

  • Temporary transport interventions to enable social distancing in town centres, on approaches to stations, outside schools etc.
  • Continuing to deliver a strategic active travel network to provide a safe alternative to both public and private transport use. The emphasis here will be interventions that can be delivered quickly which, in many cases, will mean the use of temporary or experimental measures.
  • Measures which mitigate possible increases in the use of private vehicles. This includes Low Traffic Neighbourhood type measures to protect neighbourhoods from additional traffic, particularly where needed to address problems with social distancing and / or road danger.

Enfield Council are considering a range of measures to help achieve these aims and will look to start some initial implementation very soon.

Owing to the urgency, some projects may be implemented without the normal level of public engagement. However, we will look to publish information about projects on this page of the engagement hub and ensure there is an opportunity to provide feedback on each of the measures we implement. Where possible we will look to notify local residents and businesses in the immediate area of any particular change.

The opportunity to share your ideas has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their suggestions. All suggestions are available to view via the map below.

Measures to increase space for social distancing were installed along Fore Street between Raynham Road and Leeds Street on 20 March 2020. The plans are available to view in the Document Library. If you would like to share your feedback please do so via the Fore St Footway Widening Survey tool below.

Measures to increase space for social distancing at The Green, Winchmore Hill, were installed on 23 July 2020. The plans are available to view in the Document Library. To share your feedback please use the survey below.

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to travel patterns in London and the rest of the country, with only essential journeys currently being made and social distancing requirements having to be observed at all times.

This has had a major impact on Transport for London (TfL) funding which in turn will impact a number of projects in the Borough. Despite this, TfL are looking to initiate a new programme of funds to focus on enabling London to safely transition out of lockdown, recognising both that people will not be able to use public transport as before, and that urgent action needs to be taken to adapt our streets to enable social distancing.

Therefore, the Council intends to work in partnership with residents, the Mayor of London and Transport for London to focus on the following areas:

  • Temporary transport interventions to enable social distancing in town centres, on approaches to stations, outside schools etc.
  • Continuing to deliver a strategic active travel network to provide a safe alternative to both public and private transport use. The emphasis here will be interventions that can be delivered quickly which, in many cases, will mean the use of temporary or experimental measures.
  • Measures which mitigate possible increases in the use of private vehicles. This includes Low Traffic Neighbourhood type measures to protect neighbourhoods from additional traffic, particularly where needed to address problems with social distancing and / or road danger.

Enfield Council are considering a range of measures to help achieve these aims and will look to start some initial implementation very soon.

Owing to the urgency, some projects may be implemented without the normal level of public engagement. However, we will look to publish information about projects on this page of the engagement hub and ensure there is an opportunity to provide feedback on each of the measures we implement. Where possible we will look to notify local residents and businesses in the immediate area of any particular change.

The opportunity to share your ideas has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their suggestions. All suggestions are available to view via the map below.

Measures to increase space for social distancing were installed along Fore Street between Raynham Road and Leeds Street on 20 March 2020. The plans are available to view in the Document Library. If you would like to share your feedback please do so via the Fore St Footway Widening Survey tool below.

Measures to increase space for social distancing at The Green, Winchmore Hill, were installed on 23 July 2020. The plans are available to view in the Document Library. To share your feedback please use the survey below.

  • 29 June 2020 Update

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    about 1 month ago

    The Council has submitted a number of funding bids to Transport for London and the Department for Transport over the last two months. We have received confirmation that 5 of our bids have been successful. Work on the following schemes will be proceeding:

    • Completion of the A1010 North project
    • Link from the A1010 South with North Middlesex Hospital and into Haringey
    • Implementation of 12 School Streets
    • Angel Walk Edmonton walking and cycling project
    • Bowes Primary Area Quieter Neighbourhood scheme

    In addition, the Council are currently awaiting approval of funding for a further 9 schemes.

    More details on the status of each scheme can be viewed in the Document Library.


  • 4 June 2020 Update

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    2 months ago

    The Council continue to review the suggestions from the community on how we can help enable more people to walk and cycle. We have received hundreds of responses that have helped inform future plans.


    We have also received guidance from the Government that we undertake works as ‘swiftly as possible’. The Council have identified a series of projects and have now submitted a range of bids to Transport for London, which include:

    • Continued delivery of the A1010 North Cycle Enfield project
    • Creating a pop-up cycle lane to connect the A1010 South Cycle Enfield project with North Middlesex Hospital and onwards into Harringey
    • Continued progression of the Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood project (early engagement completed and a revised design following feedback now developed to be shared with the community prior to any implementation)
    • Implementation of an initial set of 10 modal filters across the borough, creating a series of low traffic streets
    • Implementation of an initial 10 school street projects
    • Implementation of temporary footway widening projects in town centres, including Fore Street and Enfield Town
    • Cycle parking at GP surgeries
    • Temporary wayfinding to help identify cycling routes already available


    In addition to this, on Thursday 28th May the Council were informed that some funding would also be available direct from the Department for Transport. We will be submitting a further bid to the first tranche of this fund with the intention to accelerating some early delivery of the Bowes Primary Area Quieter Neighbourhood scheme.


    The Council are fully committed to creating more space for people to walk and cycle, generating more capacity on public transport for those who cannot travel this way. We will look to quickly move this work forward as funding is secured. The Government is requiring councils to deliver these schemes ‘within weeks’. The necessity to work at pace will mean that the normal amounts of public engagement will not be possible. However, schemes will be delivered on a trial basis and there will be an opportunity for comments to be provided once each trial has started, helping to inform whether those trials become permanent or not.


    More detail on each scheme will be released as funding is confirmed.