- Kerbside Surveys: Thursday 11th of May to Sunday 14th of May
- Pedestrian Surveys: Thursday 11th of May to Sunday 14th of May
- ATCs Surveys: Tuesday 9th of May to Monday 15th of May
What is the purpose of this project?
The Old Park Road N13 to Pymmes Park Walking and Cycling Route is proposed to provide a walking and cycling connection in the borough, enabling more people to walk, wheel and cycle for their daily journeys. The delivery of the route will contribute towards a long-term increase in levels of active travel, both along the route and as part of a wider borough network, will upgrade the existing facilities and link Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood with existing Cycleway 20, Cycleway 21 and Cycle 1.
Are there any designs?
Currently, the development of the designs as well as the delivery of the project is subject to further funding.
When will construction begin?
This project is still in the early stages. The development of the designs as well as the delivery of the project is subject to further funding. Key dates will be made available to the public as the project progresses.
Will emergency services still be able to access the roads?
Yes, emergency services will still have access to all roads. They will be consulted throughout all stages of the project.
Will refuse services still be able to access the roads?
Yes, refuse vehicles will continue to be able to collect refuse from all residential properties. This is an operational requirement of the design.
Will the early engagement report be published?
The early engagement report is currently being prepared and will be published shortly.
How is this project being funded?
The initial stage of the initiation and exploration of the project has been funded by Transport for London under the Cycle Network Development programme. The next steps of this project (like the designs as well as the construction) are subject for further funding.
How much this project will cost?
The project is still in the early stages and therefore its cost has not been defined yet. The cost of the project will depend on the cycling and walking interventions that will be agreed in the next phases. The development of the designs as well as the delivery of the project is subject to further funding.
How will residents’ views be taken into account?
The ideas and issues raised by residents during the early engagement process will inform the future design for the project.
When were the traffic surveys done and for how long?
An external company prepared a survey specification to cover the required surveys that needed to be undertaken for the proposed Old Park Road N13 to Pymmes Park Walking and Cycling Route. The survey scope recommended Automatic Traffic Count (ATC) surveys, kerbside surveys and pedestrian surveys to be undertaken. Each type of the survey has a specific recommended duration, which was followed by Enfield Council.
The dates that the surveys were undertaken are the below:
Will there be further public consultation? How will the public be consulted?
Currently, the development of the designs is subject to further funding. Should further funding be secured, we will provide updates on the project page and look to progress the project through to a design and then implementation. Any traffic orders required in order to implement the project will be subject to statutory consultation, where residents and other interested stakeholders will be able to submit their objections and representations to the proposals. We will write to residents and businesses in the area at this stage as well as post an update on the project page with more information.
Has any monitoring been done on the use of existing cycle lanes that demonstrate that there is a need to expand the network?
As part of the installation of the cycle lanes the Council has installed the latest counter technology at strategic locations which count the number of cycle journeys. In parallel, the council is looking into expanding the coverage to other locations across the Borough. The analysed counts suggest that there is a steady increase on bicycle trips over the years, with hundreds of journeys made by cycling every day in Enfield.
If the traffic surveys were undertaken in early May, there were bank holidays and schools were closed.
The traffic surveys were undertaken in a period of time were there were no bank holidays. Any strike action that might have been occurred during the survey period or temporary obstruction were noted within the survey and will be taken into consideration.
Is Enfield Council intending to put a camera filter on Stonard Road?
The extent of work will be informed by the traffic surveys. Any proposals would be subject to further consultation. Currently, the development of the designs is subject to further funding.
There is already wayfinding indicated on the road on Stonard Road, Avondale Road, and Lytton Avenue; are there any cycle tracks being proposed on those roads?
Currently, the development of the designs as well as the delivery of the project is subject to further funding
Why is Enfield Council not using the existing cycle lanes that are on Green Lanes (C20)?
Enfield Council aims to build a network where each route will be connected to each other and connect to key destinations. This particular project connects the Fox Lane Area Quieter Neighbourhood with existing Cycleways, with Firs Farm Wetlands, with Pymmes Park but at the same time connects this route with another potential route as the Southgate Circus to Great Cambridge Junction and New Southgate Station to Palmers Green Station.
How many more such link-up routes are proposed in the Borough?
The list of both the completed and in-progress walking and cycling schemes is constantly being updated.
For more information about the location and the extends of all the walking and cycling schemes in the Borough, please visit the Journeys & Places interactive map, link can be found here.