Enfield wins Mini Holland Transport for London bid to make cycling safer in the borough

Up to £30million will be awarded to Enfield as part of the Transport for London Mini Holland scheme.

Up to £30million will be awarded to Enfield as part of the Transport for London Mini Holland scheme.

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Enfield has won cash to transform the borough into a "mini Holland" as part of a multi-million pound cycling scheme.

Enfield Borough Council will receive up to £30million of the Transport for London (TfL)’s Mini Holland funding, along with Kingston and Waltham Forest.

The money will be used to completely redesign Enfield Town centre with segregated 'superhighways' linking key destinations, three 'cycle hubs' across the borough and new 'greenway' routes.

The authority’s cabinet member for environment Councillor Chris Bond said: “The success of Enfield Council’s bid for Mini-Holland funding means we have attracted significant investment into our borough and this is a huge opportunity for us to revolutionise cycling.

“We are absolutely committed to improving our cycling network, transforming our town centres for residents and getting more people on their bikes and this investment will radically accelerate that process.

“The council has already delivered a wide range of schemes to improve cycling in Enfield and this funding from the Mayor of London will help the borough build on its previous successes and expand on them significantly.”

As well as improving conditions for cyclists, the scheme aims to cut overcrowding on public transport and reduce traffic congestion, pollution and parking pressures in the borough.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “Areas once terra incognita for the bicycle will, over time, become every bit as cycle-friendly as their Dutch equivalents - places that suburbs and towns all over Britain will want to copy.”

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10:28am Tue 11 Mar 14

bajowh says...

I think this is potentially great news - assuming some of the money is put towards teaching cyclists how to ride their bikes. Providing schools and test centres so that they get a cycling licence, insurance schemes so that when they cause an accident, the pedestrian or other road user they hit can claim against them. And of course all bicycles will hopefully be registered (with licence plates) because contrary to what cycling campaigners assert, some bike usersdo break the law and having knocked a pedestrian down on a zebra crossing (for example) will just ride away knowing they are virtually untraceable.
I think this is potentially great news - assuming some of the money is put towards teaching cyclists how to ride their bikes. Providing schools and test centres so that they get a cycling licence, insurance schemes so that when they cause an accident, the pedestrian or other road user they hit can claim against them. And of course all bicycles will hopefully be registered (with licence plates) because contrary to what cycling campaigners assert, some bike usersdo break the law and having knocked a pedestrian down on a zebra crossing (for example) will just ride away knowing they are virtually untraceable. bajowh
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