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Greenway crossing improves safety

Published Monday, 11 November 2013

Enfield Council is installing a new Toucan crossing to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross Forty Hill.

The crossing is part of the new Greenway that when complete, will run across the whole of north Enfield.

The Toucan Crossing, which will cost £30,000, will be finished in mid-November and will improve road safety in the area and make it easier for primary school pupils for Forty Hill School to cross safely.

The Council also expects the new crossing to reduce congestion, as parents will be able to park their cars in Forty Hall Car Park and walk their children to school along the new greenway. This should discourage parents from stopping directly outside the school which is hazardous for those trying to cross the road.

The Greenway, which runs across North Enfield, is a wide pathway that provides a pleasant and traffic free route for pedestrians and cyclists.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Enfield Council is committed to improve road safety in its borough and this scheme will make a real difference to Forty Hill once it is installed.

“This new crossing will serve two purposes; it will make Forty Hill easier to cross for primary school pupils and their parents and will also reduce the congestion caused on the road at school drop off time. Its money well spent and parents and residents should see a real difference in the months to come.”

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