Southgate MP David Burrowes holds public meeting to discuss concerns over Mayor's 'mini-Holland' cycling scheme

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Enfield Southgate MP David Burrowes has called a public meeting amid concerns over a multi-million pound cycling scheme.

Enfield Borough Council has won a share of Mayor of London's £100 million funding to create 'mini-Holland' cycle schemes.

However, the Conservative MP has called a public meeting for Palmers Green residents as he believes the £30 million scheme could have a major impact on the area.

Costas Georgiou, chairman of the Green Lanes Business Association, will also be speaking at the meeting.

Initial plans suggest that a cycle lane will go through Palmers Green high street in Green Lanes which Mr Burrowes believes could affect businesses.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 24 at 8pm in the large hall of St Monica’s Church in Stonard Road, Palmers Green.

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2:47pm Sat 19 Apr 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

The local authority proposal is available on line at http://www.enfield.g
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The local authority proposal is available on line at http://www.enfield.g ov.uk/downloads/file /8765/enfield_counci ls_mini-holland_prop osal dons24pelliparclose
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12:03pm Sun 20 Apr 14

p.g.jann@btinternet.com says...

Anything that removes vehicles away from shoppers must be a good idea.
Bicycles are much cleaner and healthier..
Anything that removes vehicles away from shoppers must be a good idea. Bicycles are much cleaner and healthier.. p.g.jann@btinternet.com
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8:02am Thu 24 Apr 14

marshant says...

There have been several studies which show that cyclists are more regular shoppers than drivers, so business increases overall. And more people can pass through a space if it's not taken up with parking.

And removing the cars makes a place look more welcoming to walk around — and if it looks nice, people are more willing to spend time there.

http://www.americabi
kes.org/nyc_study_fi
nds_protected_bicycl
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There have been several studies which show that cyclists are more regular shoppers than drivers, so business increases overall. And more people can pass through a space if it's not taken up with parking. And removing the cars makes a place look more welcoming to walk around — and if it looks nice, people are more willing to spend time there. http://www.americabi kes.org/nyc_study_fi nds_protected_bicycl e_lanes_boost_local_ business marshant
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