Consultation response with a proposed Strategy for traffic management for Hornsey Park area

As part of the consultation, here is the strategy proposed by PMRA that supports the ‘Going Green’ strategy and endorses that residents are against any closure of the High Road for traffic: -

The Strategy.

PMRA supports the Council’s ‘Going Green’, Haringey’s Greenest Borough strategy 2008 – 18.  To promote sustainable travel as the strategy calls for and deliver the  Priorities and Outcomes aim of improving the urban environment, PMRA is calling for the Council to introduce measures that will help ...’create sustainable, attractive, clean and safe streets .... that people will want to use’ in line with the strategy. Adopting this 3 point plan will enable the Council to fulfil ‘Priority six: Promoting sustainable travel by ‘Improved, safe, accessible travel with reduced environmental impact’. By making Hornsey Park a more pleasant residential area, this will help.....’ minimise congestion and reduce carbon emissions and pollutants in Haringey’, helping to .....’ to reduce car based journeys and encourage workers, residents and businesses to switch to walking, cycling and public transport’. Three of the four key objectives will be delivered, namely: -

- Reduce car and lorry travel in the borough.
- Encourage more people to walk and cycle.
- Reduce the environmental impact of transport.

We are working with the residents from our Hornsey Park area and our three point strategy calls for: -

  1. The "main roads" that were built to take traffic e.g. Bounds Green Road, Green Lanes, Turnpike Lane, There are other signs that Selenium and are no longer a couple. Hornsey High Street and Wood Green High Road,  are the roads to which through-put traffic (traffic having no connection with the locale), should be kept.
  2. The minor residential roads not built to take traffic, but which have been treated as main roads in the past, should be designated for reduction of traffic with an ideal being to reduce them to "access only".
  3. Accordingly we call for traffic management and environmental improvements to the Hornsey Park area, making Mary Neuner Way a ‘through route’ for traffic as 2nd alternative to the High Road. Additional points include (points A - H): -
    A) A ban on HGV for Hornsey Park area adopting an alternative route to Hornsey Park road for the default re-route for buses
    B) Physical changes at both ends of Hornsey Park Road in order to slow down the traffic  ie narrowing the road after the traffic lights  with attractive gateways at the junction of Clarendon Road, and improvements to the junction at Mayes Road by the zebra crossing. (such build outs will reduce speeding on the widest stretches of the road, help pedestrians cross the road, make the pavements safer and easier to use and provide areas for tree planting)
    C) At the south end of the road, between Ravenstone Road and The Avenue – on the east side, the pavement parking should be changed to kerb-side parking and the pavements at each end built out, as described in the point above.
    D) Consideration should be given to on-road parking for the whole length of Hornsey Park Road once other traffic calming measures are introduced (note only when viable e.g. if we are access only)
    E) Encouraging use of the new road by better street signs, showing it on local maps, and continuing to campaign for the road to be safe for cars, commercial vehicles and buses. This includes consideration for the agreed diversion for all buses to be along main roads or Mary Neuner Way as per previous commitments,  and we request the Council must work with TfL to achieve this
    F) There are clearly problems with the Clarendon Road signals and crossing that need addressing
    G) Consider how traffic enters our area and the impact of restrictions. Examples are the northbound ‘no right turn’ from Wightman Road into Turnpike Lane requires traffic to travel into Hornsey Park Road and turn right into The Avenue, before returning to Turnpike Lane; introducing a right turn for southbound traffic at Wood Green Station lights will create a corridor of traffic along Hornsey Park road
    H) Trees and planters all along the road will introduce environmental improvements and give the road a more residential feel (residents are always asked first if they are by your house and it is given that they must be non-invasive roots so they don’t damage our houses and flats)

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