A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This seeks approval to undertake detailed design and statutory consultation for segregated cycling facilities and public realm improvements on the A1010 North between Southbury Road/Nags Head Road and Bullsmoor Lane/Mollison Avenue. (Key decision – reference number 4115)
Note: For ease of reference, the appendices to this report have been provided separately to the main agenda and are listed as a supplementary pack on the Council’s website.
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Councillor Doug Taylor (Leader of the Council) stated that in the light of the comprehensive discussion on the previous report, Members and Officers present were asked to raised specific issues in relation to the Cycle Enfield proposals for the A1010 (North) rather than issues relating to cycling in general.
Councillor Daniel Anderson (Cabinet Member for Environment) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.152) seeking approval to undertake detailed design and statutory consultation for segregated cycling facilities and public realm improvements on the A1010 North between Southbury Road/Nags Head Road and Bullsmoor Lane/Mollison Avenue.
1. That these proposals were more advanced than those of Enfield Town in so far as the co-design workshops had already taken place. Section 4 of the report detailed the consultation process that had been undertaken leading to the proposals being presented for consideration by Members this evening. In April 2015 the Council had held a public engagement event at the Ordnance Unity Centre and in April 2016 the scheme had undergone a TfL sponsor review, as detailed in the report. A 12 week consultation period had been held, including an exhibition and engagement with various representative community groups. A business event had been held at the Dharma Centre. The consultation period had run from 1 July 2016 until 23 September 2016. A booklet had been delivered to more than 50,000 properties. The results of the consultation and resulting changes to design were detailed in Appendix B1 of the report. A business walk had taken place and specific youth engagement held, section 4 of the report referred.
2. That section 5 of the report set out the scheme design proposals. The scheme involved the installation of lightly segregated cycle lanes on both sides of the A1010 Southbury Road/Nags Head Road and Bullsmoor Lane/Mollison Avenue; additional traffic signals to reduce conflicts and enable cyclists to pass safely through junctions; public realm improvements; the installation of bus stop boarders and bus stop by-passes, new zebra crossings, side road entry treatments and raised tables; and remodelling of key junctions, as shown in the report and appendices.
3. Councillor Taylor specifically raised the issue of the proposed removal of a right-turn pocket at The Ride junction, which provided access to two schools and an industrial area and asked that this be reviewed as the scheme proposals progressed.
4. Councillor Cazimoglu praised the consultation which had taken place and the engagement with the ward councillors who had responded on behalf of the residents that they represented. It was noted that comments received during the consultation had been taken into consideration when developing the scheme designs.
5. Councillor Fonyonga was pleased to note the specific youth engagement which had taken place and commended officers for undertaking this specific consultation.
6. Councillor Pite congratulated officers for their engagement with hard to reach community groups and questioned the detail of the breakdown of respondents to the consultation. In response to a comment made by Councillor Neville previously, Councillor Pite ... view the full minutes text for item 8