Cycle Enfield - Green Lanes section - A105
Following our special review meeting of Sept 1st, FERAA has submitted a detailed letter of objection to this section of the Enfield scheme. FERAA supports the introduction of safety measures to benefit and encourage cycling in the borough, but what is now on the table inflicts hardship on important sectors of the population and endangers safety for pedestrians.
FERAA take the view that this scheme has been long in gestation - over 2 years - but has not benefited from genuine consultation with the residents who will be primarily affected by the major changes proposed.
We are working with other groups to make clear to Enfield Borough Council that, following our written submissions, we expect substantive responses: trivial adjustments to this heavily flawed plan will be an unacceptable response.
Councillors are on record that they will not force this scheme on residents if general acceptance cannot be secured. We will hold them to this.
During September, in three public meeting on Cycle Enfield (Green Lanes) hosted by David Burrowes MP well over 500 residents turned out to challenge the planning assumptions being urged on them. The huge majority are clearly opposed to the scheme in its present form.
We appreciate that the outcome of this part of the planning process will set the pace for the rest of Enfield. We want a win-win outcome - a cycle scheme that enhances transport standards in Enfield, and reject one that needlessly damages the interests and safety of the majority.