A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Letter from LBE traffic specialist today
As you may already know, Thames Water are currently working in Warwick Road as part of their lead pipe replacement programme. As part of these works, Warwick Road will be closed from next Thursday between the North Circular and Wakefield Road for around three weeks, with access for residents only. Further closures will follow on as the works roll down Warwick Road, as indicated on the attached plan.
These works provide us with the opportunity to measure the impact of the closure on queues and bus journey times on Brownlow Road and we are currently arranging for a number of surveys to be carried out. This information could be invaluable in our discussions with TfL, particularly if it shows that Brownlow Road is not severely impacted.
That's the first thing. When it rains it pours. The bigger picture is that two years after the big community meeting ended up suggesting that we try banning right hand turns onto the NCR to dissuade rat runners, we still do not have permission from TFL to do so. Quite the contrary. Without going into detail of the many many many letters sent/meetings organised by Enfield Council to try to persuade TFL - all costing the taxpayer a pretty penny - things remain a long ways from being resolved. Basically because TFL fears that taking traffic off Warwick will put more traffic at the Brownlow/NCR junction.