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Notes from East of borough ride with Councillors & Officers

Following our successful September ride around the central third of the borough (well, Wood Green, Turnpike Lane, Harringay) with Cllr Toni Mallet (the borough cycling champion) and Cllr Stuart Macnamara (our Cabinet Member for the Environment) we held our second ride, heading east on 17th October.

We were joined by 2 Project Engineers who work in the Sustainable Transport team at Haringey Council – the engineers and Cllr Macnamara borrowing council pool bikes – although Stuart has now officially sign up to keep his pool bike long term!

To get an idea of where we covered, here’s a rough ride route:

Chestnuts Park, North Grove, Roslyn Road, Town Hall Approach, Broad Lane, Ashley Road, Park View Road barriers, Watermead Way, Northumberland park, Park Lane, Bruce Castle Park, Risley Avenue.

We visited a number of sites we identified as Haringey Space for Cycling ward asks – including the infamous Park View Road barrier. 

Here’s the notes from the ride, which we’ve presented to all present for reference. 

 

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Tottenham Hale – meeting TfL & local Councillors 4th November

On Tuesday 4th November, we’re joining a meeting between Transport for London representatives, local Councillors and residents to discuss the problems that still need to be ‘ironed out’ now that the Tottenham Hale Gyratory removal scheme is ‘complete’*

WE NEED YOUR INPUT

READ THE FEEDBACK WE’VE RECEIVED SO FAR HERE

We’ve heard from a lot of people via Twitter, Facebook, email and face to face who have complaints about the new layout, often that it is ‘worse than before’ or ‘more difficult to get north to south’.

We agree, but we need your comments to present during this meeting.

This is our one chance to feedback to TfL. Every comment counts because ‘every journey matters’ !

Email your comments to us in the following format:

To: Haringey@lcc.org.uk

Subject: Tottenham Hale – meeting 4th November

Content: A brief description of your problem, followed by location if specific.

 

We’ll collate all comments in to one document, which we’ll present at the meeting on 4th November. We’ll make the list of all comments public on our website too.

*although Thames Water are still due to dig up some sections which is why there are still temporary crossings on Ferry Lane.

 

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Around Haringey with Cllr McNamara & Cllr Mallett

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Cllr McNamara with his ‘new’ steed. Haringey Council pool bike number 4.

3 and a half hours pedalling around the middle third of Haringey, so useful that Cllr McNamara wants to repeat this in both the West and East of the borough in the coming months.

Here’s our notes from our first Tour de Haringey (& more photos below)

Ref Location Comment
1 Lymington Avenue/ Ashley Cres Good example shared use pedestrian area, suitable where relatively low cycle numbers.  Shared use “Pedestrian priority” signage needed
2 Lymington Ave / High Rd Shared use, improvements in progress, signage essential as above
3 Sandlings/ Whymark Rd Bollards difficult to negotiate (sharp turn from LCN 54). Move bollards back and increase spacing
4 High Rd/ Turpike La Junction S bound No space to access ASL.  Improve access for cycles as sketch attached
5 Turpike La/ Langham Rd Good shared use area planned. Cycle access points and area of shared use need to be clearly marked/ signed, to avoid disconcerting pedestrians
6 Langham Rd/ Westbury small private shops cut tro’ Inconsiderate (and illegal) cycle use,  No Cycling sign needed
7 Harringay Rd closure Cycle gaps unusable, complete redesign needed with generous space ?use bollards
8 Harringay Rd Needs to be 2-way for cycles, for access to St Ann’s Rd
9 Park Rd Stop rat run by making No right turn at High Rd
10 St Ann’s/ Salisbury Rd Very dangerous left hook turn, extend pavement to tighten turn from St Ann’s
11 Woodlands Park Excessive rd width and turn radii.  Extend pavement to give tighter turns and improve pedestrian safety.  Double yellow needed at junction
12 St Ann’s/ Brampton Rd Parking bays (next to zig-zags) obscure view of zebra. Move parking to Brampton Rd
13 St Ann’s/ Brampton Rd Bus stop hemmed in by car parking.  Traffic review of St Ann’s could cover this and points above
14 Ladder Roads One ways deter cycling (though Harringay Passage helps by allowing walk through to next road).  Select 1 or 2 roads for trial of 2 way cycling
15 Warwick Gardens 1st Bike Hangar in Haringey.  There is a demand for further provision.  Officers should identify locations where notifications can be combined with other work, to save cost.  See also detailed notes attached (to follow).  Fencing is due to be renewed
16 Green Lanes Cycle numbers high in rush hours, good S bound bus lane.  Wide cycle lane can be provided N bound, without any reduction in road capacity
17 Green Lanes/ Endymion/ Hermitage Danger from N bound fast left turn to Endymion .  Only 1 S bound lane is really needed (S bound beyond to Manor Hse is 1 lane) so space can be reallocated to cycle lanes feeding to ASL’s at both junctions
18 Entrances to Finsbury Park Additional entrances near Hermitage Rd and Wightman Rd would be great benefit to cycles and pedestrians.  (see drawing attached)
19 Endymion/ Wightman roundabout Fast and some aggressive motorists- redesign needed. ?Possible speed table at W approach and other calming
19 Wightman Road Very hostile cycling conditions, aggravated by pinch points at numerous traffic islands.  Potential for reduction in car parking.  Could this be on alternate sides of road to give chicane effect, with islands removed and speed tables at junctions?  Possibility of parking on side roads and 45deg echelon parking at wider side roads?
20 Western Road/ Mary Neuner Road Some traffic too fast at bends.  Provide cycle lanes to protect cycles and reduce apparent road width.  Investigate safe pedestrian and cycle access to Alexandra School and Nursery.  Railing at bend is too long and inhibits access to nursery

Further suggestion from HCC- reroute through traffic from N of Western Rd and from narrow Hornsey Park Rd, to Mayes RD/ Coburg Rd/ Mary Neuner Rd

21 Penstock Path Prevent parking next to end of path

 

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Tour de Haringey with local Councillors – Friday 5th September

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We’re off on a ride with local residents and Cabinet Member for the Environment – Councillor Stuart McNamara (one of our members is kindly loaning Stuart a bike for the occasion!)

There’s so many places to take Cllr McNamara, but here’s the route we’ve agreed, to take in as many ‘problem spots’ as possible in the time available:

LCN 54 back way to Whymark Ave and Turnpike La Junction where current work  appears to be narrowing the road making it difficult to access ASL
Ducketts Common one-way
Harringay Rd rat run
Seymour rd or Hewitt rd unreasonable one-way and sub-standard traffic calming.
Wightman rd
Tottenham Lane left hook/one-way
Cross Lane
Newland rd
Western Ave railings etc
I’ve you’ve got any comments on the spots we’ll visit, leave a comment below and we’ll add your feedback.
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Bike Week 2014 in Haringey

Here’s what is going on during Bike Week in Haringey…

(all events below organised by Haringey Council unless otherwise stated)

Finsbury Park Festival of Cycling

The Festival of Cycling,  is on Sunday 15th June.   This is a tri borough event with Hackney and Islington Council’s celebrating all things cycling.  We hope to see you there.

 

Doctor Bike during Bike Week

Bring your bike along for a tune up with our free Dr Bike maintenance at tube stations between 4pm and 7pm:

16th June – Manor House

17th June – Bounds Green

18th June – Wood Green

19th June – Seven Sisters

20th June – Finsbury Park

We also have Dr Bike at the Festival of Cycling in Finsbury Park on Sunday 15th June from 12-6pm and also in Priory Park on Sunday 22nd June from 2-5pm.

 

Other Smarter Travel events

We will also have an information and advice stall and a Dr Bike at Stroud Green School for their Fete on Saturday 21st June – 12-4pm along with a Dr Bike.

And we have our Smarter Travel Road Show providing information and advice on walking, cycling, public transport and greener driving along with a Dr Bike at Chestnuts Park on Sunday 22nd June for the Shakhsiyah Foundation Fun Day & Sports Day from 12-5pm.

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Feeder ride from Haringey to the BIG RIDE 2014

Haringey feeder ride

Join our experienced Ride Leader Patrick, on a guided and marshalled ride to the London Cycling Campaign Space for Cycling Big Ride 2014. The ride

Meet 9.15am on Saturday 17th May at Ducketts Common (across the road from Turnpike Lane tube station). We’ll be leaving at 9.30am on the dot, and meeting Islington Cyclists feeder ride at Highbury Fields, before heading down to Park Lane as one big ride!

The return ride to Haringey will meet at Temple after the ride has finished (around 2pm)

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Broad Lane goes 2-way ride

April 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A ride to celebrate Broad Lane going 2 way for the first time in years. Full event details here.

FREE

Join us on Sunday 27th April to ride the newly two-way Broad Lane, to celebrate the removal of the infamous Tottenham Hale Gyratory system.

It is our very own Day ‘H’ in Haringey. Join us on your bike or trike, and meet some fellow Haringey-ites when we have afternoon tea afterwards.

Meet at 3.30pm at the Markfield Park Cafe , returning to the same point after a short group ride.

The cafe has the red roof in the photo below – see you there!

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Space for Cycling – TAKE ACTION in Haringey

Take action now to call for safe Space for Cycling from your Haringey election candidates. 

In November 2013, London Cycling Campaign members and supporters completed a survey stating what changes they would like to see in their area. This data was the basis of the ward ‘asks’ we have created for each ward in the borough.

Ask for Space for Cycling in Haringey NOW

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space for cycling survey responses MAPPED

Space for Cycling survey – Haringey responses

In November, London Cycling Campaign set up a survey and asked for feedback on barriers to cycling in London, and in your own borough.  There were 144 responses in Haringey, which has given us plenty of data to look at before we decide the asks for each ward on Monday 10th February.

With ( a lot of) help from Hammersmith & Fulham Cyclists we’ve managed to use Google map engine to create one map of:

a) the wards of Haringey

b) the responses you entered in the Space for Cycling survey

Even at a glance, it is clear where there are clusters of ‘hot spots’.

Please explore the map and let us know by comment or email if you’ve anything you’d like to see added.