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Road safety scheme introduced by Council

Published Thursday, 14 February 2013

Enfield Council has agreed a £22,000 scheme to make it safer for pedestrians to cross Green Lanes.

Under the Transport for London funded scheme pedestrian refuge islands will be installed near Stonard Road and Radcliffe Road to make it easier for people on foot to cross the busy road in two stages.

To help retain traffic flow, parking and waiting restrictions will be introduced in the vicinity of the islands to keep the roads free of parked cars and hatched areas of road would be introduced to reduce vehicle speeds. The islands will also reduce the likelihood of head on collisions or dangerous overtaking.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Road safety is an important issue and we'll do everything we possibly can to reduce accidents and injury for all road users including pedestrians. This scheme strikes a good balance between making it much easier to cross Green Lanes, while keeping traffic moving and I'm confident it will play an important role in reducing casualties."

Work is expected to start on installing the islands in March.


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