Enfield Town to Broxbourne Proposed Walking and Cycling Route

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Enfield Council are exploring the feasibility of a new walking and cycling link and conducting engagement with local stakeholders on early concept designs. This is at a very early stage, and at this time there is no funding secured for the delivery of this project. The proposed Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route is a link which would connect the neighbouring boroughs of Enfield and Broxbourne, from Enfield Town Station to Broxbourne. If funding is secured in the future and subject to various approvals, the scheme would form part of a major investment by Highways England to improve connectivity for people walking and cycling.

It is proposed that the Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route (within the borders of Enfield) runs from the southern side of the M25 junction with the A10 initially along the New River and eventually on the local highway network towards Enfield Town. The total length for the section within Enfield is approximately 4.7km. It features the construction of a shared use cycle path running for 2.9km adjacent to the New River, and 1.8km of cycling routes using local roads. Broxbourne Council are also working with Highways England on a related project that extends the route into Broxbourne.

Why are we proposing this scheme?

The northern length of the Route is located in the Borough of Broxbourne. Together, with the Enfield section, the proposed route will create an interconnected network for users between the two boroughs and will expand the network Cycle Enfield routes, connecting into Enfield Town in the South and potential for a future East / West connection into the A1010 North major project.

This aligns with the two key aims of Cycle Enfield:

1. To support more people to cycle.

2. To enable more journeys to be made by bicycle.

The Enfield section of the Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route, consisting for the most part of an off-road path, will provide a quiet, safe, and secure route to encourage more active forms of travel. This in turn will bring the benefits of keeping children and adults healthy and fit, reduce motor traffic, and improve air quality. In addition, the proposals for the on-road section will upgrade junctions to accommodate people cycling and provide safer crossings for everyone.

What has happened so far?

Discussions have taken place between Enfield Council and Highways England who have agreed to release funding to explore the feasibility of this route and start to create a series of designs.

What happens next?

We are designing the scheme in further detail, inviting key stakeholders to share local insights and comments on the plans, including the layout of the route. These insights will inform the concept plan that is used to help secure further funding from Highways England to deliver this project in the future. If Highways England commits to funding this scheme, further community engagement with the local community will occur.

A map of the proposed route is available to download from the Document Library to the right of this page.

Enfield Council are exploring the feasibility of a new walking and cycling link and conducting engagement with local stakeholders on early concept designs. This is at a very early stage, and at this time there is no funding secured for the delivery of this project. The proposed Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route is a link which would connect the neighbouring boroughs of Enfield and Broxbourne, from Enfield Town Station to Broxbourne. If funding is secured in the future and subject to various approvals, the scheme would form part of a major investment by Highways England to improve connectivity for people walking and cycling.

It is proposed that the Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route (within the borders of Enfield) runs from the southern side of the M25 junction with the A10 initially along the New River and eventually on the local highway network towards Enfield Town. The total length for the section within Enfield is approximately 4.7km. It features the construction of a shared use cycle path running for 2.9km adjacent to the New River, and 1.8km of cycling routes using local roads. Broxbourne Council are also working with Highways England on a related project that extends the route into Broxbourne.

Why are we proposing this scheme?

The northern length of the Route is located in the Borough of Broxbourne. Together, with the Enfield section, the proposed route will create an interconnected network for users between the two boroughs and will expand the network Cycle Enfield routes, connecting into Enfield Town in the South and potential for a future East / West connection into the A1010 North major project.

This aligns with the two key aims of Cycle Enfield:

1. To support more people to cycle.

2. To enable more journeys to be made by bicycle.

The Enfield section of the Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route, consisting for the most part of an off-road path, will provide a quiet, safe, and secure route to encourage more active forms of travel. This in turn will bring the benefits of keeping children and adults healthy and fit, reduce motor traffic, and improve air quality. In addition, the proposals for the on-road section will upgrade junctions to accommodate people cycling and provide safer crossings for everyone.

What has happened so far?

Discussions have taken place between Enfield Council and Highways England who have agreed to release funding to explore the feasibility of this route and start to create a series of designs.

What happens next?

We are designing the scheme in further detail, inviting key stakeholders to share local insights and comments on the plans, including the layout of the route. These insights will inform the concept plan that is used to help secure further funding from Highways England to deliver this project in the future. If Highways England commits to funding this scheme, further community engagement with the local community will occur.

A map of the proposed route is available to download from the Document Library to the right of this page.