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Cycle campaign re-named

Published Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cycle Enfield has been chosen as the name of Enfield Council's £30 million initiative designed to improve cycling facilities and get more people on bikes across the borough.

Enfield Council was awarded up to £30 million in March by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to revolutionise cycling in its borough as part of his ambitious Mini-Holland scheme to encourage cycling in London.
The borough was one of just three boroughs to be awarded the funding, ahead of 15 others who applied.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “We attracted significant investment into our borough and this is a huge opportunity for us to revolutionise cycling in our borough. We think the name Cycle Enfield sums up exactly what our aspirations are and is a great name for this huge ongoing project.
“Enfield Council is absolutely committed to improve our cycling network, transforming our borough for residents and get more people on their bikes and Cycle Enfield will be integral to that process.”
Enfield Council is in the process of putting together full public consultations on the schemes included in the Cycle Enfield project prior to implementing them. A dedicated website for residents to find out about Cycle Enfield projects is expected to be completed soon.
In the past year Enfield Council has delivered or is implementing a wide range of schemes to improve cycling in Enfield, these include:
1)      Creating a network of Greenways to enable people to travel safely around the borough through parks and on quiet roads
2)      Free cycle training for children and adults
3)      HGV driver training for council drivers and those who drive for a living to raise awareness of cyclists and reduce accidents
4)      Launching a comprehensive programme of cycling activities such as bike rides and maintenance classes aimed at all sections of the community
5)      Providing specially adapted bicycles for disabled people to try out
6)      More cycle parking facilities in town centres and for residents with nowhere to store their cycle securely
Cycle Enfield branding and the website will be officially launched at the Enfield Town Show later this year.

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