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CS1 response

Last chance to have your say on Haringey’s Cycle Superhighway

Here’s our proposed response to Transport for London’s Cycle Superhighway route 1 (CS1) consultation which ends on Sunday.

The response below is a draft on behalf of Haringey Cycling Campaign and London Cycling Campaign  – there may be minor edits after the London Cycling Campaign IRG (Infrastructure Review Group) meeting on Thursday 26th March.

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Proposed 2-way cycle track on the western pavement of the High Road between West Green Road and Town Hall Approach, lanes separated by trees (which already exist)

 

We feel there are many problems with the present proposals.

TfL are already reconsidering the South section of the route through Haringey, following our objections to the St Ann’s Road alignment.

Hopefully there will also be a rethink on the centre section from South Tottenham station, past Seven Sisters Road to Philip Lane, which includes sections of shared space on the pavement outside a busy Seven Sisters underground station entrance and High Road bus stop – where local cyclists have recently been stopped from cycling by MPS Haringey (although the acting Inspector has since apologised by email and sent a memo to all neighbourhood team reminding officers what a shared use space sign looks like).

Please let TfL know your views! The deadline for responses is Sunday the 29th March.

CS1 consultation event in Marcus Garvey library
CS1 consultation event in Marcus Garvey library

 

The TfL consultation documents can be found at  https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cs1

 

Our full draft response can be read here – with section by section notes: CS1 notes LCC.HCC

Our thoughts and sketch for a protected right turn at Philip Lane in to Town Hall Approach can be found here: Philip Lane Protected Right

A very well written response to the proposals by Tottenham Civic Society can be read here: Tottenham Civic Society – CS1

Here's how busy the current shared space is - even busier when students are arriving and leaving College of North East London. The large tree planter CANNOT be removed or reduced so all pedestrians and cyclists using CS1's proposed route will be funnelled to the right of this tree, where everyone is walking.
Here’s how busy the current shared space is – even busier when students are arriving and leaving College of North East London. The large tree planter CANNOT be removed or reduced so all pedestrians and cyclists using CS1’s proposed route will be funnelled to the right of this tree, where everyone is walking.
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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.

 

TfL Tottenham Hale

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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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The saga of Tottenham gyratory (Broad Lane proposals)

We’ll be discussing this at our meeting on Monday 14th October, but here’s what it looks like from our perspective:

  • Haringey Cycling Campaign and London Cycling Campaign have been involved in consultation on this since the beginning of 2012, with LCC’s  Engineering Group making the main response on behalf of local groups and LCC as a whole.
  •  The consultation hasn’t been very satisfactory and we have never been given a set of “final” drawings to comment on.
  • We were promised the scheme would be looked at in the TfL junction review but it really never was.
  • Laterly after persistent lobbying TfL have made some improvements, but this 20 mph consultation is a surprise as we were always told Broad Lane would be 20mph.
  • If any “Cyclist Dismount” signs are erected on cycle routes in this scheme, we think direct action would be in order…

Here’s some recent blogs on the scheme:

http://rachelaldred.org/writing/where-is-the-space-for-cycling-on-broad-lane/

http://twowheelsgood-fourwheelsbad.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/tottenham-hale-consultation-on-20mph-is.html

And a post on Harringay Online:

http://www.harringayonline.com/forum/topics/broad-lane-20mph-plan-omits-space-for-cycling