Cycle Enfield scheme to open for consultation in the New Year

Enfield is one of the London boroughs supported by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

The consultation for a multi-million pound ‘mini-Holland’ scheme in North London will open in the New Year.

The borough of Enfield was granted £30m by Boris Johnson for the scheme, which aims to transform the area by increasing cycling routes.

Routes through parks and on quieter streets will also be improved, but shop owners fear the scheme will remove passing traffic from the town centre.

Councillor Chris Bond said: “Our proposals for Cycle Enfield are complex and sophisticated and we are taking the time to get them right before we formally engage with residents and businesses for their comments.

“We have attracted significant investment into our borough and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to revolutionise cycling in our borough.

“Enfield Council is absolutely committed to improve our cycling network, transforming our borough for residents and get more people on their bikes and Cycle Enfield will be integral to that process.”

Residents and business owners will be able to discuss the proposals with planners in a series of roadshows, with several meetings planned for January and February.

Source: Enfield Independent (opens in new tab)

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.