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4 Dec 2019   ·   News

2019 Wrap Up

2019 was a big year for the Cycle Enfield scheme!

We launched our second major route along the A1010 Hertford Road (A1010 South route). This cycle route runs Lincoln Road in Ponders End to Fairfield Road in Lower Edmonton. The scheme introduced semi-segregated cycle lanes to encourage people to choose walking or cycling over a car for short journeys around the Borough. We celebrated the launch of this cycle route with a Family Cycling Event in August.

We received £720,000 from Transport for London to deliver a walking and cycling route from Edmonton to the Meridian Water regeneration project. The route connects Cemetery Walk with Angel Gardens at Conduit Lane, linking Edmonton with Meridian Water’s 10,000 new homes, shops, businesses and leisure facilities.

We commenced work on the A1010 North route along Hertford Road, from Nags Head Road to Mollison Avenue. Construction is expected to be completed next Summer.

Cycle Confident delivered cycle training to over 3600 people. We trained 185 adults in Cycle Skills Level 1, 47 in Level 2 and 18 in Level 3, and 2426 children in Bikeability Level 1, 966 in Level 2 and 3 in Level 3. We also trained 79 people in the Safe Urban Driving Training. Well done to everyone who took part in one of our training sessions with Cycle Confident this year!

We held Enfield’s first Interfaith ride in partnership with the Enfield Faith Forum. More than 60 people came together to ride against racism and celebrate diversity.

We also held regular group led rides at locations across the borough, with 65 people joining us on one of the rides this year.

Dr Bike conducted 1667 cycle health checks, and 35 people attended a bike maintenance workshop.

We launched the Active Travel Digital Map. We will be adding more information to the map in 2020.

We installed new Cycle Minihubs at Arnos Grove Station. The Council is committed to increasing secure cycle parking at stations and will work with Network Rail in the coming years to achieve this.

We supported a play street and parklet in Devonshire Road, and saw families and children enjoying a car free street to play, dance and cycle.

Year 6 students from 40 schools in Enfield took part in Junior Citizens and learnt about road safety from 20 May – 21 June.

We celebrated Walk to School Week, Bike Week, Car Free Day and Road Safety Week with many schools in Enfield getting involved in activities and initiatives to promote active travel and road safety.

We secured £120,000 in funding from Transport for London to increase the amount of cycle parking in Enfield. This funding will assist the council to purchase an additional 30 bikehangars for housing estates and residential streets. We also installed nine residential bikehangars so that residents can safely store their cycles.

We held our annual Cycle Enfield Photo Competition and saw some incredible entries of cycling across the Borough. See the winners here.

We celebrated Cycle to Work day at Enfield Council! Staff were encouraged to leave their cars at home and walk or cycle into work. Many took part in cycle training and others shared their stories of cycling to work.

We ran a women and non-binary people’s group ride. We want to ensure everyone feels safe and confident when cycling, and continue to support groups that typically don’t cycle as much as others.

We launched our Cycling and Walking Quick Wins map with a community workshop, and have since collected many ideas on improvements that could be made to encourage more active travel.

Transport for London released their cycle count figures, showing a significant increase in the number of people cycling since their implementation. The average percentage growth across six sites monitored was 52%. We also saw thousands of cycle journeys each month at Palmers Green.

We also attended and hosted a number of events including a second hand bike market, the Palmers Green Festival, Albany Park Fun day and the Bush Hill Park Summer Fair.

Thank you to everyone who joined us this year at an event, cycle training course,  Dr Bike or group ride. We wish you and your families a safe and festive holiday season and New Year!