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STOP ROAD BLOCKS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS - reduce emissions from the increased traffic these blocks cause. STOP DISCRIMINATING AGAINST DISABLED CAR USERS WHO CANNOT WALK NOR CYCLE

We the undersigned petition the Council to take down the flower beds and wooden blocks in the middle of the road for all of the palmers green and winchmore hill area (such as selbourne road, meadway, the mall, ring wood way).

The borough has already invested in a bike lane for the entire length of green lanes which is barely ever used by cyclists.

Now, between 8-9 roads I. Our immediate area are blocked or have restrictions in place to prevent cars (including disabled road users in motability cars) from driving through roads which we have always used.

Bambos Charalambous MP for Enfield advised this is due to the “healthy streets” scheme by the council who have not sent any letters to residents before installing this changes to the roads with consultation due to start on October 12th despite already installing these without the consultation of us residents.

Stopping free moving cars from driving through roads means they are now diverted into huge lengthy traffic jams on main roads which are now worse than ever and the constant stop and start is releasing far greater emissions when there is zero need to do this.

Regarding “quieter roads”, people who live in london should never expect the quiet life that the countryside can offer and we shouldn’t be forced to change our local way of life for the few residents who want a quiet road. They should also look at moving to ovations on private roads where they won’t be faced with free moving cars.

Give us back our roads, stop discriminating against the elderly, sick and disabled who cannot walk/cycle and are now banned from using these 9 roads indefinitely because of this utterly appalling healthy street scheme.

This Petition runs from 22/09/2020 to 22/09/2021.

289 people have signed this Petition.