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Cycle from Enfield to Haringey with Paul Smith

on Sunday, 26 October 2014. Posted in N21 Community

 

Paul Smith, Enfield resident, aged 50, is decribes himself as a "confident and competent cyclist". He regularly cycles around the borough as the quickest way to get from A to B, although he admits that he wouldn't be happy for his children to cycle on local roads, there is too much traffic.

 

Paul takes us down the A105 (Green Lanes), from Enfield to Haringey, by attaching a small camera to his helmet. The cycle ride takes place on a Friday morning, around 8.30am, which he says is quieter than half an hour earlier, or half an hour later when the businesses en route are open.

 

 

 

To quote Paul " if you have 18 minutes and don't mind the shaky camera work, then you can watch the whole journey, in real-time, with commentary by me, on YouTube.

 

The precis is that this is a route with real potential as a cycle route but it's let down by a road layout that could be greatly improved. We need to be getting people 'on their bike' along these key routes, so that cycling because a safe, fast option for many more journeys in the borough. I an a competent and confident cyclist but I would not recommend this route for a child or someone who is nervous. And that's a pity because the A105 is a wide road and has real potential as a route for cyclists. Already, I see more cyclists using this route and so people are ready to get on their bikes, they just need a road layout that helps make the journey safer and quicker.

 

The recurring themes throughout my journey are parked cars, stationary traffic and junctions. Starting off from Enfield, parked cars along London Road and Village Road immediately force me out into traffic. There's plenty of space to have all the parking on one side of the road and then the extra lane could be used to provide clear cycle ways".

 


 

So that's Enfield to Haringey, a route with great potential for cyclists if the Enfield council has the guts to bite the bullet and get stuck in. In the past, Enfield council has given back monies intended to improve cycling in the borough but let's keep the pressure on and ensure they don't do so again.


What do you think?

 

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Paul Smith gives you a cyclist view of the A105 (Green Lanes) from Enfield to Harringey.

Comments (2)

  • Robert Taylor

    Robert Taylor

    27 October 2014 at 14:22 |
    Paul Smith says that there is plenty of space to have all the parking on one side of the road and then the extra lane could be used to provide clear cycle ways".

    This statement is just not borne out by the facts. I do not suppose for one moment that Paul Smith has bothered to measure any road widths or carry out any parking surveys (unlike us). Like most of the cycling lobby he just relies on sweeping statements, without producing any facts or figures to back them up.

    What he (and the rest of the cycling lobby) are saying is that the road space near the kerb throughout the A105 route should no longer be available for people to park their cars outside the shops and houses. Instead it should be reserved exclusively for cyclists - who are a class of road users that forms less than three quarters of one percent of the traffic.

    Where parking is currently banned, on the approaches to junctions in order to allow two lanes of traffic to be formed, the creation of cycle lanes on both sides of the road would mean that moving traffic would be restricted to a single lane. This would reduce the capacity of the junctions and thus increase delays and pollution from stationary and slow moving vehicles. Is this what Paul Smith and the rest of the cycling lobby really want?

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  • Paul Smith

    Paul Smith

    31 October 2014 at 13:24 |
    I'm happy to look in more detail at wherever Mr Taylor believes the road is too narrow, WHEN he provides the locations and measurements to back up his claims.
    But to address just one of his concerns, the junction at Oakthorpe Road/Broomfield Lane already permits two lanes of cars to approach the junction but at peak times, both lanes are stationary until the A406 junctions permits cars to continue along Green Lanes, freeing space for cars to cross the Oakthorpe/Broomfield junction. Even if cars were restricted to one lane it would make no difference between there is nothing slower than stationary. However there is a bus lane leading both towards and beyond this junction and it cannot be imposible to redesign the layout to allow buses and bikes to get past this blockage and continue on their way. By improving transport in this manner, more people will take bikes or buses and leave their cars at home, to the benefit of those who are unable to do the same.

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