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Have your say on first Cycle Enfield proposals

Residents, businesses and community groups have got the chance to shape a multi-million pound transport scheme which council bosses hope will revolutionise transport in Enfield.

Consultation on the first part of the £30million ‘Cycle Enfield’ project will start on Friday 17 July and Enfield Council wants to hear the views of residents, businesses, community groups and others on the proposals.

Proposals for the A105 scheme will be on display to the public at a Cycle Enfield Exhibition at The Fox Pub in Palmers Green on Friday 17 July (3pm-8pm) and Saturday 18 July (10am-4pm).  Local businesses will also be able to see the proposals on Thursday 16 July, from 3pm – 8pm.

Enfield Council received the money from the Mayor of London’s Mini-Holland fund, and its aspiration is to make a range of positive changes to the borough’s infrastructure and also making cycling a more practical choice of transport.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “Cycle Enfield isn’t just about cycling. At its heart it is an opportunity to redesign some of our high streets and town centres, making them more accessible pleasant places to visit, places where people will want to visit more often and stay longer.

”We know that not enough people cycle in this borough, and we want to encourage more people to get on their bikes, but this is also a great opportunity for us to revolutionise our town centres so that they are more accessible for everyone. We therefore want hear the public’s ideas to help us achieve that.”

Consultation will be open for the A105 scheme until early October and in addition the exhibition plans will be available to view online from the 17 July at Link

They will also be available to view at the Palmers Green Festival on September 6 in Broomfield Park and the Enfield Town Show on 12 & 13 September and at the Civic Centre during the consultation period.

Consultation on the second part of the programme – proposals for Enfield Town and Southbury Road schemes, will start in September with a public exhibition showing potential designs held at the Dugdale Centre on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September.

Businesses will also have the opportunity to consider the proposals in detail and discuss with the designers and council officers on Thursday 24 September.

Published Friday, 10 July 2015

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