Residents are being asked to engage with the council and provide their views on the proposed Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) scheme in the borough – to increase active travel, promote the safety of residents and support a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The transport objectives for the borough over the next 10 years are to reduce reliance on the private car, increase walking and cycling and enhance the public transport network. These objectives will help to tackle air pollution, improve the quality of life and wellbeing of residents and work towards a carbon zero borough.
In December 2020, Haringey Council secured over £860,000 funding through Transport for London’s (TfL) Streetspace Fund, to start work on three new LTNs in the borough.
LTNs allow access and servicing for local residents and businesses, removing ‘rat running’ traffic and improving the environment for local people. An LTN reduces or removes non-residential motor traffic from residential areas and cuts down the number of short trips made by vehicles which could be walked or cycled.
An initial allocation of £145,000 has been made available by TfL to begin engaging with the community and developing designs for LTNs in Bounds Green, St Ann’s and Tottenham (including Bruce Grove ward and part of West Green).
The council is now asking residents and businesses for their views on the proposed LTNs before plans are drawn up, which they can do by visiting the relevant Engagement Maps on the dedicated LTNs webpage.
The engagement webpage includes maps which allow users to place a point on a map and describe any issues in that location. Users will also be prompted with a set of questions to answer for each point placed on the maps. The maps will be live until Sunday 7th March 2021.
Residents can also share their feedback via email: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] by phone: 0208 489 3433, or by post: Transport Planning, Haringey Council, 40 Cumberland Road, Wood Green, London N22 7SG
The council will review the feedback from this engagement exercise and the responses will be used to develop the designs. More opportunities to get involved will follow.
Cllr White, Cabinet Member for Planning and Strategic Transport, said:
“The launch of this engagement exercise around the introduction of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods is a step in the right direction for reducing carbon emissions in our borough, promoting the health and safety of our community and making our neighbourhoods more pleasant places to live.
“We’re keen to hear residents’ views because we want to shape any proposed works to suit the needs of local people – ultimately the people who will be most affected.
“I know responding to engagement opportunities right now might not be at the top of everyone’s agenda, but I urge residents to get involved and have their say on these LTNs.”
View the council’s Streetspace Plans and the full list of bids submitted to TfL’s Streetspace Fund.