What is a Point No Entry and how will it operate?

    A Point No Entry is where traffic is stopped from travelling in one direction at a point along a road, usually next to a junction. It still allows traffic to proceed in the other direction, is effective at reducing through traffic and can be designed to allow access for cycles and buses.

    What is the purpose of the Point No Entry on Stonard Road?

    The purpose of the Point No Entry is to prevent southbound traffic on Green Lanes from using Stonard Road to by-pass the traffic signals at the Green Lane/Hedge Lane junction.

    Where is the Point No Entry located?

    The proposed Point No Entry is being installed in Stonard Road next to the junction with Avondale Road.

    When will the Point No Entry be introduced?

    The works will start on 10th June 2019 with the Point No Entry coming into force on the same day.

    How long is the trial, when will it end and when will a decision be made?

    Comments can be made during the first 6 months of the experimental period and, if no changes are made to the scheme, it could be made permanent shortly afterwards. However, if the scheme needs to be significantly modified, we would notify you of the changes and provide a further 6 months for comments. Experimental traffic orders can only remain in place for a maximum of 18 months. A decision whether or not to make the scheme permanent will be made after the 6 month consultation period has ended, taking into account any objections and representations received.

    What is the situation with the double yellow lines?

    Double yellow lines will be introduced at the Stonard Road and Avondale Road junction to prevent parking at the junction itself, which can reduce visibility for all road users. If the Point No Entry is not made permanent, then the length of these double yellow lines could be reduced slightly – a diagram showing the reduction is here.

    How will the Council decide whether to make the Point No Entry permanent?

    The Council will monitor traffic data and feedback from the public during the trial, before any decision is made to make the changes permanent, or not.

    How will the Point No Entry be enforced?

    The Council will look to enforce the Point No Entry through the use of cameras.

    Who is paying for this trial?

    The trial is funded by Transport for London through the Quieter Neighbourhoods scheme. The funding is ringfenced for this project.

    How do I provide feedback?

    Please complete our short survey at https://letstalktransport.enfield.gov.uk/stonard-road-point-no-entry. The survey opens on 10 June 2019 and will close after 6 months on 9 December 2019.You can also post any questions that you might have about the scheme on this page. If you also want to formally object to making the order permanent, you should email us at traffic@enfield.gov.uk, or write to the Head of Traffic and Transportation, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XD quoting ref. TG52/1668 EXP.

    What if I change my mind throughout the trial after providing feedback?

    When you log into Let‘s Talk Transport, you will be asked to set up an account. You can then log in and submit your feedback as many times as you wish.

    What is an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO)?

    Experimental Traffic Orders are a useful way to introduce restrictions and easily modify them in the light of feedback. All representations and objections received during the 6 month consultation period will be considered and, subject to this consideration, the experimental traffic orders can be modified or made permanent relatively easily.

    What is the Quieter Neighbourhoods scheme?

    The Quieter Neighbourhoods programme primary aim is to reduce the level of through traffic in a neighbourhood and encourage people to walk and cycle more in their area. By introducing a range of measures like lower speed limits and Point No Entries, we are encouraging drivers to show consideration to pedestrians, help build respect for the areas where we live and make our streets quieter and safer for our children.