Enfield mini-Holland scheme to go ahead after successful consultation

Fifty-one per cent of respondents were in favour of a new mini-Holland scheme of bike lanes in Enfield, with 40 per cent against the proposal

Enfield, north London, will see a mini-Holland scheme implemented after the public consultation returned with 51 per cent of respondents in favour of the scheme.

The proposed bike lanes will stretch along the A105, Green Lanes, from Palmers Green to Enfield town centre, with the aim to help more cyclists feel safe on the busy road.

Despite protests from local businesses, saying that the new bike lanes would negatively impact their trading, the consultation passed with a result of 51 per cent in favour, nine per cent partially in favour and 40 per cent against the scheme.

Chris Boardman, British Cycling's policy advisor, was in the area on Monday to lend his support to those behind the Cycle Enfield scheme.

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The proposals faced opposition throughout the process, with objectors claiming it was a waste of £30m of taxpayers money.

Similar objections are being made against another mini-Holland scheme in nearby Waltham Forest, with residents even marching on Walthamstow Town Hall to demand changes to the scheme.

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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.