Haringey transport plan unveiled
By LiseS | Saturday, January 08, 2011, 00:07
Haringey council has published its transport strategy Local Implementation Plan, approved by the Cabinet before Christmas. The LIP outlines plans for the next twenty years, with detailed proposals for the next three years including plans for public tansport, key routes, road safety, and air quality in the borough. The plan follows a consultation made with local people last autumn.
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Transport priorities for the area include improving access to health, education and social facilities in Haringey; increasing the capacity of local transport; encouraging walking and cycling in the borough; reducing casualties on Haringey's roads; and reducing Haringey’s CO2 emissions from transport. Roads, footpaths and cycle paths throughout the borough will also be improved.
North of the Park, the Green Lanes Corridor will be developed to improve access to public transport. Cycling and pedestrian routes will also be improved in order to encourage greener and healthier travel.
Borough-wide there will be a major focus on road safety, with cycle training, road safety schemes and traffic-calming measures designed by local people. The environment is another key theme, with car-charging points for electric vehicles, expansion of the borough Car Club scheme, and development of London Cycle Network routes through the borough. The developments will be funded by Transport for London.
Cllr Nilgun Canver, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, says "We have consulted widely on this matter and believe the
plans reflect the concerns and ambitions of Haringey residents and
other Londoners." The LIP can be viewed on the transport strategy page.