Schemes to encourage walking and cycling to school, making all bus stops accessible and improve road safety are on the cards after Enfield Council agreed a range of Transport for London (TfL) schemes worth £4.8 million.
There will also be major improvement works carried out around Bush Hill Park Station, projects to support the introduction of Enfield Council’s £42 million Cycle Enfield Scheme, and initiatives to reduce pollution and improve air quality in the borough.
The projects that were agreed at last night’s (Wednesday 19 October) Enfield Council Cabinet Meeting are contained in the Council’s Local Implementation Plan, which was put together following consultation with members of the public and partners such as the police, transport groups and Enfield Disability Action.
The plan breaks schemes into three themes covering areas such as sustainable travel, maintenance programmes and major schemes. Most of the funding has been earmarked for schemes and projects, which directly contribute to the delivery of Enfield Council’s £42 million Cycle Enfield project. This aims to improve town centres in the borough, improve transport links, boost business, reduce air pollution and encourage more sustainable forms of transport.
Work on the schemes will be carried out in the 2017/18 financial year.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “These schemes will significantly improve the quality of transport schemes in Enfield and help us deliver the transformational Cycle Enfield programme.
“This spending, once again demonstrates our commitment to keeping the borough moving and making it as easy as possible for people to get to and from their destinations.
“We are determined to provide a wide range of sustainable, popular, safe transport routes through Enfield as part of our wider plans to encourage people to use healthier forms of transport and leave the car at home and these schemes will make a significant contribution towards that goal.”