North Middlesex Hospital Active Travel Improvements

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Enfield Council are proposing to implement an active travel route along Bull Lane N18 in the Upper Edmonton ward, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) Active Travel Fund (ATF) Tranche 2 which is administered by Transport for London (TfL).

The aim of this project is to provide a continuation of the recently implemented Cycleway 1 extension (‘A1010S to North Middlesex Hospital Cycle Route’ project – for more information please visit the project page here) and a future connection with Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) in Haringey.

The total length of the proposed active travel route will be approximately 0.5km. It will extend from the A406 North Circular Road underpass at Bull Lane to the Enfield borough boundary at the southern end of Bull Lane.

The proposals feature a two-way segregated stepped cycle track on the northern part of Bull Lane (up to the junction with Wilbury Way), new zebra crossings on Bull Lane and Wilbury Way for pedestrians and people who cycle, a bus gate at the southern end of Bull Lane, a camera-enforced modal filter at Amersham Avenue and a standard modal filter at Shaftesbury Road.

The proposed interventions will:

  • Deliver a key active travel link which will provide improved access for key workers and visitors travelling to North Middlesex Hospital.
  • 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 part of Bull Lane south of its junction with Wilbury Way and Bridport Road, in order to encourage active travel. This can result in some motor vehicle drivers having to use different routes to access their destination.

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.
  • A recording of the online public webinar, which provides an overview of the project, in the Videos section on the right-hand side.
  • A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which will be periodically updated.
  • A way to ask us further questions about this project through the Questions tool below.

Enfield Council are proposing to implement an active travel route along Bull Lane N18 in the Upper Edmonton ward, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) Active Travel Fund (ATF) Tranche 2 which is administered by Transport for London (TfL).

The aim of this project is to provide a continuation of the recently implemented Cycleway 1 extension (‘A1010S to North Middlesex Hospital Cycle Route’ project – for more information please visit the project page here) and a future connection with Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) in Haringey.

The total length of the proposed active travel route will be approximately 0.5km. It will extend from the A406 North Circular Road underpass at Bull Lane to the Enfield borough boundary at the southern end of Bull Lane.

The proposals feature a two-way segregated stepped cycle track on the northern part of Bull Lane (up to the junction with Wilbury Way), new zebra crossings on Bull Lane and Wilbury Way for pedestrians and people who cycle, a bus gate at the southern end of Bull Lane, a camera-enforced modal filter at Amersham Avenue and a standard modal filter at Shaftesbury Road.

The proposed interventions will:

  • Deliver a key active travel link which will provide improved access for key workers and visitors travelling to North Middlesex Hospital.
  • 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 part of Bull Lane south of its junction with Wilbury Way and Bridport Road, in order to encourage active travel. This can result in some motor vehicle drivers having to use different routes to access their destination.

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.
  • A recording of the online public webinar, which provides an overview of the project, in the Videos section on the right-hand side.
  • A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which will be periodically updated.
  • A way to ask us further questions about this project through the Questions tool below.
  • Construction update

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    Due to the works being impacted by a number of factors, including an emergency repair of a burst pipe by Thames Water, unforeseen ground conditions, and adverse weather, we are now anticipating the works to be completed in late winter 2022-23.

    Our contractor for this work is Kenson Civil & Highways and they can be contacted on 01708 550437 / info@KensonHighways.com if you have any questions or issues with the works.

    We recognise that construction work on our streets can cause temporary disruption to those living or working nearby. Please be assured that every effort is made to minimise any unnecessary noise or foot/vehicle traffic disruption, and we have reminded all staff to be considerate to our neighbours.

    We apologise for any inconvenience that this work may cause. If you have any questions about the project, please email us at healthystreets@enfield.gov.uk.

  • Statutory consultation on changes to Bull Lane bus gate & Shaftesbury Road proposals

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    A statutory consultation on the draft traffic orders for this project was undertaken in late 2021, the project was granted approval in February 2022, and construction began in May 2022.

    We are now proposing changes to two aspects of the traffic orders which relate to:

    • a modal filter at the junction of Shaftesbury Road with Bull Lane, and
    • a bus gate at the southern end of Bull Lane.

    The draft traffic orders for these changes have been published and the statutory consultation is open until 30 November 2022 where you can make any representations relating to the proposed orders or object to the making of the proposed orders

    All the changes proposed can be seen on the drawings accompanying the draft traffic orders, found in the document library section on the right-hand side of this project page.

    The main changes, which do not affect the purpose of the previous proposals, are summarised below:

    • Shaftesbury Road
      • Change from a modal filter to a point closure that allows westbound vehicles to turn right from Shaftesbury Road into Bull Lane
      • Footway buildouts at both the north and south corners of the junction of Shaftesbury Road with Bull Lane
      • Removal of the previously proposed on-street parking bay at the west side of Bull Lane and provision of an on-street parking bay of the same length at the east side of Bull Lane
      • Removal of the single on-street parking bay at the west end of Shaftesbury Road and introduction of loading restrictions
    • Bull Lane
      • Relocation of the bus gate approximately 20 meters further north
      • Change from planters at the bus gate to carriageway buildouts
      • Removal of short sections of on-street parking bays immediately north and south of the newly proposed bus gate location

    The statutory consultation is open until midnight Wednesday 30 November 2022. Any objection or representation must be made in writing, quoting the reference TG52/1514 and must state the grounds on which it is made. Objections or representations can be made in any of the following ways:

    • online via the consultation survey on this project page,
    • emailed to healthystreets@enfield.gov.uk, or
    • posted to Healthy Streets team, Enfield Council, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA.

    Following the statutory consultation, a formal report will be produced that summarises the objections and representations. Enfield Council will provide a response and use the comments received to make a decision on whether or not to make the proposed changes.

  • Carriageway resurfacing works

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    Enfield Council is undertaking carriageway resurfacing works along Bull Lane from the A406 North Circular Road to Wilbury Way, including the Bull Lane roundabout, as part of delivering the North Middlesex Hospital Active Travel Improvements project.

    The work phases are expected to take place between 21:00 and 05:00 on the following days:

    • Phase 1 – Monday 24 October 2022 and Tuesday 25 October 2022
    • Phase 2 – Thursday 27 October 2022 and Friday 28 October 2022

    Works can be impacted by a range of factors, including the weather.

    In order to carry out the works in a safe and efficient manner we will need to introduce temporary traffic measures. These measures will include the closure of parts of Bull Lane in two phases, closure of some footways, temporary traffic lights, and route diversions. The diversion routes will be indicated with signage. Access to all properties and to the hospital for vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times. The phasing of the works can be seen at the following map. More information on the traffic management plans can be found at the Document Library on the right-hand side of the project page.

    To enable us to carry out this work we will be using machinery and vehicles which may cause some noise. We will try to keep this to a minimum.

    Our contractor for this work is Kenson Civil & Highways and they can be contacted on 01708 550437 / info@KensonHighways.com if you have any questions or issues once the works are in progress.

  • Construction works in May – September 2022

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    Following the decision to implement the North Middlesex Hospital Active Travel Improvements project, Enfield Council are now undertaking the construction works. The improvements form a key part of our plans to create Healthy Streets in Enfield and enable more people to walk and cycle safely.

    The approximate anticipated start date for the works is Monday 23 May 2022 with completion of the works anticipated in September 2022.

    We have planned the construction with the view to minimise inconvenience to the local community as much as possible. However, in order to carry out the works in a safe and efficient manner we will need to introduce temporary traffic measures. These measures will include one-way traffic flow along Bull Lane (North to South), closure of some footways, and temporary traffic signals. Access to the hospital for vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times. Transport for London will divert bus route number 318 via Bridport Road, Gloucester Road, Sterling Way, and Bull Lane to North Middlesex Hospital. The most up to date information on bus diversions will be available on the bus stops and at https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/bus-changes.

    If you have any general questions or concerns about the work taking place in your area, please email us at healthystreets@enfield.gov.uk.

    Our contractor for this work is Kenson Civil & Highways and they can be contacted on 01708 550437 / info@KensonHighways.com if you have any questions or issues once the works are in progress.

  • Confirmation of original decision

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    Enfield Council has confirmed the original decision made on 4 February 2022 by the Deputy Leader of Enfield Council to proceed with the implementation of the North Middlesex Hospital Active Travel Improvements project, as a result of the matter having been called-in.

    A works notification letter will be delivered to residents and businesses ahead of any construction taking place.

    A link to the report which informed the decision to implement the project can be found here.

    The traffic orders which give effect to the scheme can be viewed here. The traffic orders come into force 7 March 2022.

    You can also find links to the report and traffic orders on the right-hand side of the page under ‘Important Links’.

  • Publication of decision

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    A decision on the North Middlesex Hospital Active Travel Improvements project has been published and can be found here. The decision has been made by the Deputy Leader of Enfield Council to proceed with implementation of this project.

    The decision is subject to call-in as per the Council’s scrutiny process. More information on this process can be found here.

  • Advanced publication of report

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    A report on the North Middlesex Hospital Active Travel Improvements project has been prepared that provides a summary of the project to date, outlines the proposals, takes into account residents’ feedback collected throughout the statutory consultation, and invites a decision on whether to proceed with its implementation. This report has now been published and a link is available here.

    This report is under consideration, with a decision anticipated shortly.

  • Statutory Consultation

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    The draft traffic order for this project has been published and the statutory consultation is open until 31 October 2021 where you can make any representations relating to the proposed order or object to the making of the proposed order. Any such objection or any representation must be made in writing, quoting the reference TG 1483 and must state the grounds on which it is made. Objections or representations can be made in any of the following ways:

    Following the statutory consultation, a formal report will be produced that summarises the objections and representations. LBE will provide a response and use the comments received to make a decision on whether or not to implement the project. The report will be publicly available and will be uploaded to the project page.

  • Community engagement on proposals

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    We would like to invite you to our community engagement drop-in sessions at Fore Street Library, 109-111 Fore Street, Edmonton, N18 2XF on the following dates and times:

    • Monday 6th September 2021 from 16:30 to 18:30
    • Saturday 11th September 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00
    • Tuesday 14th September 2021 from 12:00 to 14:00

    This will be an opportunity to hear from the project team about the project rationale, our proposed plans for active travel improvements, and an overview of next steps, as well as ask questions.

    We would also like to invite you to join our online public webinar on Wednesday 15th September 2021 from 18:00 to 19:30.

    You will need to register to attend the webinar. To register for the webinar, visit the project page at https://letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/nmh-ati. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the ‘Surveys and Forms’ tab to find the registration form. Once registered, you will be emailed a link to the webinar prior to the event, which will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams. We will be closing registrations at 16:00 on Wednesday 15th September 2021. The webinar will be recorded and available to view following the event.

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