The first stage of a £42 million scheme designed to revolutionise transportation in Enfield has won a prestigious award from the London Cycling Campaign.
Cycle Enfield beat off stiff opposition from organisations including Hackney Council and Transport for London to win the Best New Cycling Project for the regeneration work taking place along the A105 earlier this month.
Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “For the London Cycling Campaign to issue this award for our first major project is a real endorsement of the work we’re doing.
“We’re creating an environment where cycling is not just for the fit and the brave, but a real choice for many people in our community who are traveling locally. Cycle Enfield will help transform our town centres improve our transport infrastructure and reduce congestion and pollution by encouraging people to leave their cars at home.”
The A105 project is the first in a series of plans to increase walking and cycling across Enfield. Funded by investment for Transport for London, over the next few years a series of routes will start to connect together, supported by a range of additional activities.
People who are out and about on their bike this summer will be able to enter the Cycle Enfield photo competition. Entrants can submit different photos to the various categories and enter as many times as they like. Prizes worth up-to £250 are available.
More details can be found here.