A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
1. We've been arguing as cllrs that Warwick should get pinch points that actually pinch. Looks like that is happening. Good.
North Circular Road / Warwick Rd area traffic
Further to the public meeting on the above at Bowes School, we have been pursuing with Transport for London (TfL) the wish of many residents for a banned right turn in the North Circular Road from Warwick Road, coupled with a banned left turn from York Road in to Brownlow Road.
The GLA’s Deputy Mayor for Transport, Isabel Dedring, first replied to us on 17 December. Her letter included the following comment
"Our observations also indicate that there has been a general increase in traffic the area over the past few years but most of the increased traffic has remained on the A406. TfL believes that any new measures on the A406 in the Bounds Green area that could increase delays and/or congestion on the A406, such as Mr Taylor’s suggestions to reintroduce right turning from the A406 into Brownlow Road or from Bounds Green Road into the A406, could force even more traffic into the residential areas."
Then in late January, TfL sent further correspondence expressing concerns that the measures put forward by the community in our meeting last autumn would worsen congestion on the North Circular Road. It did not entirely rule out their implementation but requested some extremely detailed traffic models.
Enfield Council officers' response dated 4 February has suggested, however, that we proceed in the way that the community suggested at our public meeting, if only on an experimental basis. This will begin with an assessment of the impact of additional right turn at the A406/Brownlow Road/Powys Lane.
We will continue to keep residents informed.
Bowes Ward councillors
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