The Hornsey Park Road’s One-Way system is now a month old and possibly halfway through its life. We want to know your views about it and whether this, or something developed from it could be the answer to traffic problems in this long suffering road.
The system has settled in well, with residents enjoying significantly less traffic, noise, vibration and pollution. Many have said the arrangement should be kept and the spine road made to take its share of the traffic. However, some across the area have concerns. By talking about any problems, we hope to find a solution that retains the first improvement in living conditions in Hornsey Park Road for more than 30 years, whilst being fair to everyone. We want to find the balance that is best for our community and will not harm Wood Green.
Let us know what you think on the link below. Please also speak to your neighbours to get their views. If there is a consensus that a one way system of some sort should be kept, we will call a Special General Meeting, to which highways officers and
our councillors will be invited and petition the council. You could also show you support now by downloading our poster and putting it in your front window.
We have a unique opportunity to radically improve our area but time is not on our side. Once the temporary scheme has been taken away, it will be conveniently forgotten and any lessons learnt ignored. There will also be pressure from the council and developers to take traffic off the spine road, or at least not using it for anything other than access, once the Heartlands development starts.
This is our moment: help us to decide. If you would like to collect signitures for a petition or help in any other way, please use the contact below to get in touch.
Life on Hornsey Park Road has been plagued with problems including noise, pollution and crumbling pavements, on top of this there appears to be a lack of strategic vision for the future. Council Leader Peray Ahmet and a few of her fellow councillors came to discuss the issues with our representatives.
Eight of us got out before the rain last Saturday. We cut back a lot of growth at the Lavender Garden ready for winter. Most of what we cleared has now gone down for composting. By John Miles
The loss of trees is becoming an issue locally. The wonderful false acacia at the junction of Mayes Road and Coburg Road was removed because it ‘had a fungus’ - just in time for the planning application to build on the petrol station site beside it.
Photo: The gardening team – John. Ben, Polly and John – out on a Saturday morning
Sometime in the next week or so the work on Mayes Road will near completion. It will be a new benchmark for the look and feel of our neighbourhood and enhance its biodiversity. (photo: Luke 'Duke' Newcombe)
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