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TfL Healthy Streets funding

This consultation has now closed.

Overview

You and others in your area have a unique opportunity to benefit from Transport for London (TfL) funding to improve Forest Walk. In partnership with TfL, we would like to invest in local improvements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and healthier environment.

The Mayor and TfL are investing across London to create a healthier, cleaner and more inclusive city. The Healthy Streets approach prioritises people’s wellbeing, making streets more pleasant places to spend time and making it easier to walk and cycle safely. Many people are already benefiting from Healthy Streets across the Capital.

As part of the Healthy Streets improvements, we will be proposing to connect residents to the London-wide cycle network of Quietways. These are quiet routes that follow back streets, parks and waterways that will safely connect you to shops, stations, workplaces and other destinations. They are different from Cycle Superhighways, being much more low-key in nature, and appeal to people of all ages and cycling experience.

The proposed route in this area would provide a link between Hornsey and North Finchley. Any improvements that are made should also improve conditions for walking, and the views of all residents and road users will be taken in to account as proposals are developed.

Forest Walk

Forest Walk is an off road path leading behind a row of properties on Sydney Road, with Muswell Hill Golf course to the west of it. This was a through-road but was stopped up in 1993 under the Highways Act 1980, Section 116. The term 'stopping up' means that once such an order is made, the highway land ceases to be a highway, road or footpath i.e. the highway rights are extinguished in law. If an order is successfully made on the public highway, then the land is free of any Highway Authority control. To bring this path up to Quietway standards, improvements to the surface, entrances and lighting of the link must be made. We want to hear from you to decide what these changes should look like and how they should be implemented.

Why we are consulting

Your views are important to us and so we would like to hear how you currently use Forest Walk and your suggestions for how the area could be further enhanced. Proposals will then be developed based on this.

Give us your views

Please tell us how feel about the local area by filling in our online questionnaire. The survey will be open for submissions until 16 July 2017.

Alternatively, you can attend the public drop in session below and fill in a survey in person with a member of staff:

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017

Time: 6-7:30pm

Venue: Large Meeting Room at South Friern Library, Colney Hatch Lane, London, N10 1HD



Overview

You and others in your area have a unique opportunity to benefit from Transport for London (TfL) funding to improve Forest Walk. In partnership with TfL, we would like to invest in local improvements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and healthier environment.

The Mayor and TfL are investing across London to create a healthier, cleaner and more inclusive city. The Healthy Streets approach prioritises people’s wellbeing, making streets more pleasant places to spend time and making it easier to walk and cycle safely. Many people are already benefiting from Healthy Streets across the Capital.

As part of the Healthy Streets improvements, we will be proposing to connect residents to the London-wide cycle network of Quietways. These are quiet routes that follow back streets, parks and waterways that will safely connect you to shops, stations, workplaces and other destinations. They are different from Cycle Superhighways, being much more low-key in nature, and appeal to people of all ages and cycling experience.

The proposed route in this area would provide a link between Hornsey and North Finchley. Any improvements that are made should also improve conditions for walking, and the views of all residents and road users will be taken in to account as proposals are developed.

Forest Walk

Forest Walk is an off road path leading behind a row of properties on Sydney Road, with Muswell Hill Golf course to the west of it. This was a through-road but was stopped up in 1993 under the Highways Act 1980, Section 116. The term 'stopping up' means that once such an order is made, the highway land ceases to be a highway, road or footpath i.e. the highway rights are extinguished in law. If an order is successfully made on the public highway, then the land is free of any Highway Authority control. To bring this path up to Quietway standards, improvements to the surface, entrances and lighting of the link must be made. We want to hear from you to decide what these changes should look like and how they should be implemented.

Why we are consulting

Your views are important to us and so we would like to hear how you currently use Forest Walk and your suggestions for how the area could be further enhanced. Proposals will then be developed based on this.

Give us your views

Please tell us how feel about the local area by filling in our online questionnaire. The survey will be open for submissions until 16 July 2017.

Alternatively, you can attend the public drop in session below and fill in a survey in person with a member of staff:

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017

Time: 6-7:30pm

Venue: Large Meeting Room at South Friern Library, Colney Hatch Lane, London, N10 1HD



This consultation has now closed.
  • We Asked, You Said, We Did

    2 months ago

    We asked

    We wrote to you in July 2017 to let you know about an opportunity you have to benefit from Transport for London (TfL) funding to improve Forest Walk. With TfL’s “Healthy Streets” funding, we are investing in local improvements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and healthier environment. We know that residents are keen to improve safety and accessibility along Forest Walk, particularly for school children and people walking and cycling, and any proposals will seek to deliver this.

    We asked you to tell us how you feel about where you live, especially regarding your travel choices...

    We asked

    We wrote to you in July 2017 to let you know about an opportunity you have to benefit from Transport for London (TfL) funding to improve Forest Walk. With TfL’s “Healthy Streets” funding, we are investing in local improvements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and healthier environment. We know that residents are keen to improve safety and accessibility along Forest Walk, particularly for school children and people walking and cycling, and any proposals will seek to deliver this.

    We asked you to tell us how you feel about where you live, especially regarding your travel choices along Forest Walk.

    You said

    We received over 60 responses to the questionnaire carried out between June and July 2017, which was complemented by door-to-door knocking and meetings with local councillors, Hollickwood School, Muswell Hill Gold Club and Barnet Cyclists.

    We found that:

    · The majority of respondents use Forest Walk every day (55%) or weekly (31%).

    · The majority of people think that improvements to Forest Walk will make access to local schools easier (53% a lot; 31% somewhat).

    · The majority of respondents would like to see a new smooth path, making it easier for people to walk and cycle (63% a lot; 22% somewhat).

    · The majority of people would like to see new gates with 1.5m gaps, making it easier for people to walk and cycle (60% a lot; 16% somewhat).

    · The majority of respondents would like to see lighting installed to increase safety, without disturbing residents and wildlife (60% a lot; 13% somewhat)

    The majority of people support measures to improve Forest Walk, provided final designs are sensitive to the rural character of the path.

    We did

    As a result of the feedback received, we are now developing proposals for Forest Walk which build on the comments you made in the survey. Throughout this process we are working closely with local stakeholders including the emergency services, schools and local councillors to assess the various options and develop proposals which meet the needs of the community.

    The final proposal will aim to connect residents to the London-wide cycle network of Quietways. These are quiet routes which follow back streets, parks and waterways that will safely connect you to shops, stations, workplaces and other destinations, and any improvements made will also improve conditions for walking.

    You will be invited to comment on proposals for Forest Walk in autumn this year as part of the public consultation for the entire Hornsey to North Finchley Quietway route.

    For further information on the design options being considered and to read the full findings of the questionnaire, please download the report from the Document Library