Enfield Town to Ponders End Station Walking and Cycling Route

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As part of the Journeys and Places programme, Enfield Council is continuing to develop a network of active travel routes in Enfield to encourage more people to walk and cycle in the borough. Enfield Council is proposing a walking and cycling route from Enfield Town to Ponders End Station, which is funded by Transport for London (TfL).

Currently there are numerous active travel routes that run from north to south throughout the borough. However, there are limited east to west routes to connect the existing facilities to one another. The Enfield Town to Ponders End Station Walking and Cycling Route would help address this issue as it would connect to the walking and cycling route which has been introduced along Ponders End High Street (Cycleway 1) and the proposed Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route project via the proposed Enfield Town improvements project. Ultimately, this project would be a part of a larger east-west network to create a future strategic cycle corridor.

The proposed route starts at the eastern side of the Southbury Road / Willow Road junction and reaches Ponders End Station via Alma Road. The total length of the proposed route (subject to confirmation of the preferred alignment) is approximately 3.9 kilometres.

The proposed route aims to:

  • Provide a quieter, safer, and more pleasant route that will encourage people to use active travel modes for more of their journeys.
  • Reduce the volume of motor traffic on the section of Main Avenue outside Bush Hill Park Primary School.
  • Provide a safe cycle facility across the A10.
  • Promote cycling along car-free areas such as though Bush Hill Park and Ponders End Park.

On this project page you can find:

  • Key project dates in the Key Dates section on the right-hand side.
  • Project updates in the News Feed below.
  • A Document Library on the right-hand side which contain key documents.
  • An FAQ section on the right-hand side which contain a list of frequently asked questions.

As part of the Journeys and Places programme, Enfield Council is continuing to develop a network of active travel routes in Enfield to encourage more people to walk and cycle in the borough. Enfield Council is proposing a walking and cycling route from Enfield Town to Ponders End Station, which is funded by Transport for London (TfL).

Currently there are numerous active travel routes that run from north to south throughout the borough. However, there are limited east to west routes to connect the existing facilities to one another. The Enfield Town to Ponders End Station Walking and Cycling Route would help address this issue as it would connect to the walking and cycling route which has been introduced along Ponders End High Street (Cycleway 1) and the proposed Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route project via the proposed Enfield Town improvements project. Ultimately, this project would be a part of a larger east-west network to create a future strategic cycle corridor.

The proposed route starts at the eastern side of the Southbury Road / Willow Road junction and reaches Ponders End Station via Alma Road. The total length of the proposed route (subject to confirmation of the preferred alignment) is approximately 3.9 kilometres.

The proposed route aims to:

  • Provide a quieter, safer, and more pleasant route that will encourage people to use active travel modes for more of their journeys.
  • Reduce the volume of motor traffic on the section of Main Avenue outside Bush Hill Park Primary School.
  • Provide a safe cycle facility across the A10.
  • Promote cycling along car-free areas such as though Bush Hill Park and Ponders End Park.

On this project page you can find:

  • Key project dates in the Key Dates section on the right-hand side.
  • Project updates in the News Feed below.
  • A Document Library on the right-hand side which contain key documents.
  • An FAQ section on the right-hand side which contain a list of frequently asked questions.
  • Bush Hill Park Construction Update February 2024

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    The works in Bush Hill Park commenced on 22nd January and our contractors are currently working on the section of the route which is situated in the north-west corner of the park at Cross Road.

    Works currently underway

    Works currently underway include the closing of the existing entrance to the park on Cross Road and the opening of a new, wider entrance to the park approximately 15m to the west of the existing entrance. A new path will be constructed to accommodate this new entrance which will re-join the existing path approximately 50m south of the new entrance. Ducting will also be installed to enable the installation of new lighting columns later in the construction phase.

    Upcoming works

    When the above works are completed, our contractors will move on to the next section of the route. This section of the route is located along the western side of the park, up to the western entrance on Lincoln Road.

    The works will include upgrading the existing path at this location and the installation of ducting to enable new lighting columns to be installed later in the construction phase.

    We will continue to post updates as the works in Bush Hill Park progress.

    Should you have any general queries about these works, please contact the Journeys and Places team at JourneysandPlaces@enfield.gov.uk

    All Ability Cycling Hub

    The All Ability Cycling Hub is still operating in Bush Hill Park on Mondays from 10am – 3pm using a different route, however due to the construction works we are unable to cater to new members at present. When the works are completed, the Hub will resume as normal and new members will be catered for again. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Notification of upcoming works – Bush Hill Park

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    The works in Bush Hill Park are part of the wider Enfield Town to Ponders End Station Walking and Cycling Route. As set out in the webinar in November 2023, the scheme is separated into different sections due to the length and complexity of the route. The Bush Hill Park section has been progressed ahead of the other sections of the route due to it being off the public highway. These works will enhance the environment in the park and bring benefits to those that use the facilities there, including the All Ability Cycling Hub scheme which the Journeys and Places team deliver. Therefore, even if the route of the wider scheme is altered following the recent engagement period the team are of the view that there are benefits from this particular section.

    We understand that construction works can cause some disruption and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. We will look to minimise disturbance as much as possible and work within acceptable hours, but we appreciate your co-operation and understanding whilst the works are undertaken.

    The works in the park are scheduled to commence on 22 January and anticipated to last for a duration of 12 weeks, however this can be affected by factors outside our control such as inclement weather.

    We are currently collating the comments and concerns raised on the wider route and this will be presented in the format of an engagement summary report, which will be made available to the public when ready. We will take this information into account when we progress to the next stage of design and action accordingly.

    Should you have any general queries about the upcoming works, please contact the Journeys and Places team at JourneysandPlaces@enfield.gov.uk

  • Public Meeting - January 2024

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    A public meeting has been arranged for the Enfield Town to Ponders End Station Walking and Cycling Route to allow the community a further opportunity for the community to provide comments on the proposals.

    The meeting will take place on Thursday 4th January at 6:30pm and it will be held at Wheatsheaf Hall, Main Avenue, EN1 1DS.

    The survey and opportunity for comments will close on Sunday 7 January 2024. Please complete the survey by midnight Sunday 7 January 2024 here.

  • Community engagement deadline extended

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    Due to the upcoming holiday, along with a steady flow of responses to the survey, Enfield Council have decided to extend the deadline for this period of community engagement. This will enable us to gather as many comments from the local community as possible.

    The survey and opportunity for comments will now close on Sunday 7 January 2024. Please complete the survey by midnight Sunday 7 January 2024 here.

    We would also like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has completed the survey, written to us or attended one of the community drop-in sessions

  • Decision on the progression of the scheme

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    A report that details the progression of the Enfield Town to Ponders End Station Walking and Cycling Route project has been published. This report has been approved by Cllr Rick Jewell, Cabinet Member for Environment, and gives the authority to progress the project in stages as funding becomes available.

    The report can be found here, with Appendices here and here.

    The current period of engagement with the community is running until Sunday 17 December 2023. We welcome your comments on the proposed design for the walking and cycling route. The comments received will inform the next stages of design for each section of the route.

  • Have your say on the proposed plan - November 2023

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    The Council invited the community to share with us your ideas for the Enfield Town to Ponders End Station Walking and Cycling Route and any issues in the area that the project could address in January 2023. Your input has helped inform the proposed plan for this route which you can now view here. We invite you to view the proposed plan and share your comments with us to help inform further work on the design.


    You can get involved in a number of ways:

    • Take the survey: the survey will be open until midnight Sunday 17 December 2023. You can take the survey here.
    • Join the webinar: We will be running a webinar on Tuesday 28 November 2023 at 6pm on Microsoft Teams which you can join via this link.
    • Speak with us at a community drop-in session: the drop-in sessions will be held on Saturday 2 December 2023 from 10am-12pm at Bush Hill Park Primary School, and on Wednesday 6 December 2023 from 4.30pm-6.30pm at Ponders End Youth Centre. Please feel free to drop-in at any point to speak with the project team, view the plans and share your comments with us.


    We look forward to welcoming you to the upcoming events and hearing your thoughts on our proposals. The comments we receive through this period of community engagement will inform the detailed design for the project. You can find out more about the project, view the proposed plan and find out more about the next steps for this project in the information on the right hand side of this project page.

  • Project Update August 2023

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    The Journeys and Places Team would like to express our gratitude to all those who actively participated in the engagement process that took place earlier this year for the Enfield Town to Ponders End Station Walking and Cycling Route project. The early engagement report is now complete and published on this project page.

    Since the engagement period, we have been working on the concept and detailed design for the project. The ideas and issues raised by residents during the early engagement process have contributed to developing these designs. The primary focus of this scheme is the detailed design of the route through Bush Hill Park. Additionally, the concept designs for the Willow Road to the A10 section of the route have also been progressed.

    We will share the progressed designs with the community in due course. Should the project continue to progress, Bush Hill Park will continue to be the primary focus of the scheme. We will write to residents and businesses in the area as well as post an update on the project page with more information on the designs when they are ready.

    We sincerely appreciate your continued involvement and support in this project.

  • Initial community engagement January 2023

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    We would like to hear your ideas on the proposed route, including what we should consider when designing it, any issues you think we should know about, and ideas you may have to make it a safe, accessible and enjoyable walking and cycling route.

    Share your ideas and issues with us via the interactive map on the project page where you may place a pin at a location along the route and provide your ideas as well as identify issues related to walking and cycling in the area.

    The map will be open for you to share your comments until midnight Sunday 12 February 2023.

    We will be taking on board the feedback gathered which, along with early monitoring data and information, will inform the designs for the proposed walking and cycling route from Enfield Town to Ponders End Station. We will develop a proposed plan which will be presented to the community later in 2023. This will be subject to funding and to statutory consultation ahead of a decision to proceed with the implementation of the project.

Page last updated: 23 Feb 2024, 03:53 PM