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Question 1: How do you currently travel in the Borough?
• Public Transport
Question 3(a): To what extent do you support the increasing active travel policy?
Question 3(c): To what extent do you support the walking policy?
Question 3(e): To what extent do you support the cycling policy?
Question 6(a) - To what extent do you support the council's analysis of the existing cycling network, including gaps in the network?
Question 3(g): To what extent do you support the Low Traffic Neighbourhood policy?
Question 5(a): To what extent do you support the identified priority areas for improving walking infrastructure?
Question 7(a): To what extent do you agree with the barriers to active travel identified?
Question 2: To what extent do you support the walking and cycling action plan vision?
Question 3(i): To what extent do you support the reallocation of road space policy?
Question 3(j): What else should be included in Policy 5 - reallocation of road space?
Also reallocate some road space to green & social space. i.e. Parklets
Question 4(a): To what extent do you support the cases presented on the Economy, Inactivity, Air Quality and Climate Change and Social Justice?
Question 4(b): Are there any other cases which would be included in this section of the draft WCAP?
Is this the place to highlight an increase in shared EV car & van clubs? Investigate charging by distance travelled rather than by the hour.
Question 5(b): Do you have any comments on our identified areas with potential for increased walking? Are there any walking routes/paths you would like included in the Action Plan?
Installation of disabled access lifts at all borough train and tube station platforms where needed.
Question 6(b): Are there any parts of the existing cycle network not included in the plan which should be?
see p.21, fig 5.13. A large vacuum of cycle networks exists in the centre of the borough bordered by Wood Green, Bruce Grove, Seven Sisters, the New River and Finsbury Park which has fragmented & isolated scraps of infrastructure which need connections.
Question 7(b): What barriers have prevented you from walking or cycling?
I do not cycle because the infrastructure, & safety provision is lacking. I walk & use public transport.
Question 8(a): To what extent do you agree with the identified future walking clusters and corridors?
Question 8(b): Are there any future walking clusters and corridors not included which should be?
The Green Lanes district shopping centre needs to be considered as a corridor if not a cluster. Green Lanes will not be vibrant until the private motor vehicle is truly relegated to the base of transport hierarchies.
Question 9(a): To what extent do you agree with the council’s future cycling routes and the recommended cycle corridors?
Question 10(a): To what extent do you support the council's criteria based approach for identifying future LTNs?
Question 10(c): To what extent do you agree with the council’s assessment of vehicle evaporation and its case for LTNs?
Question 11: To what extent do you support the active school run priorities?
Question 12: To what extent do you support the active travel priorities?
Question 3(h): What else should be included in Policy 4 - Low Traffic Neighbourhoods?
Victoria Road (N4) is a rat-run and urgently needs an LTN.
Reduced traffic noise improves mental, hence also physical, health - which is an end in itself and is associated with better economic outcomes.
Unsafe due to traffic
Stroud Green should be included.
Question 9(b): Are there any future cycle routes and corridors not included which should be?
Stroud Green should be included.
Question 14: Please use this space if you have any further comments on the above proposals, including any changes you would like to see.
The assessment of the potential of an area for adopting cycling should be independent of whether the area is hilly or not. More and more people are transitioning to electric bicycles implying that hilly terrain is not an issue for cyclists anymore.
Lack of on-street secure bicycle storage (bike hangars) is a key issue.
Question 3(f): What else should be included in Policy 3 - Cycling?
Need to commit to high-quality infrastructure design, at least compliant with minimum standards in LTN1/20. This should apply to all new infrastructure as well as upgrading existing cycle infrastructure.
Hardly any of the cycle network on that map actually exists in real life - this is just lines on a map, there is not actual infrastructure there, for the most part.
Question 6(c): Please provide any other comments on this section.
Most of the 'existing cycle network' either doesn't exist or is in such poor condition it is nowhere near the LTN1/20 standard required to be inclusive. Hardly any of it is suitable for novice or child cyclists.
Hills are not a barrier to cycling - being tailgated up a hill by a driver is a barrier to cycling. Enabling infrastructure is even more important where vehicle speeds will differ greatly - for example when cycling up a hill. I have never heard anyone refer to Haringey has 'notoriously hilly', other when they are looking for excuses for poor modal share. If hills where a real barrier why is cycling not far more prevalent in the east of the borough? Road danger and fear of traffic is THE reason fewer people cycle less in Haringey, all the other barriers are nowhere near as significant in comparison. This section appears to significantly underestimate quite how challenging it is to cycle in this borough due almost entirely to having to share roads with fast or heavy traffic.
The future cycle routes are not enough - the gaps need to be filled with 'cycle corridors' but these have to be proper infrastructure - for some of these corridors routes through LTNs won't work.
Question 10(b): Are there any other criteria we should include?
The potential for a LTN to contribute key parts of the wider cycle network. E.g. an Alexandra North LTN opens up safe cycling to a much wider area - essentially joining up other routes and LTNs to create safe cycling conditions from Crouch End to Barnet and other destinations.
Question 10(d): Please provide any other comments on this section.
The growing evidence base from recent LTNs supports traffic evaporation.