Statement from Enfield Council on funding from the Active Travel Fund

Enfield Council is pleased to have received additional funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) Active Travel Fund, more than ten times the amount received in the first tranche last year.

These funds can be used for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and strategic cycle routes, as part of the government plans to help prevent a move back into cars and to promote alternative forms of travel for short journeys, following the COVID-19 crisis.

The funding is for:

  • Bowes Low Traffic Neighbourhood Phase 2 - £160,000 has been allocated to this project which will enable further design and implementation (subject to approvals) on the bus gate proposals along with any associated changes to Phase 1
  • Completion of Cycleway 1, the section between Ponders End and the A1010 / Southbury Road junction - £690,000 has been allocated to this project
  • Progression of the Enfield Town to Ponders End cycleway - £700,000 has been allocated to this project

The Council will now finalise the engagement and consultation plan for each of these projects, details of which will be published on our Let’s Talk project pages. The DfT has confirmed that this funding does not come with the eight week implementation constraints that were imposed on the Council for the first tranche of funding. This is welcomed and will allow us to apply our normal process of engagement with the community before any implementation. The Bowes project will progress in conjunction with Haringey Council and their own Low Traffic Neighbourhood plans, along with Transport for London.

The Council anticipates further funding from Transport for London at the start of the new Financial Year. This funding will be prioritised for the Connaught Gardens Quieter Neighbourhood. Also, early community engagement on two new Quieter Neighbourhood projects in Upper Edmonton will begin later in the year.

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