Transport for London's £30m 'mini-Holland' scheme is renamed Cycle Enfield

Multi million scheme mini holland know the called 'Cycle Enfield'

Multi million scheme mini holland know the called 'Cycle Enfield'

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A controversial cycling scheme has been given a new name.

The £30milion scheme, formerly known as mini-Holland, will now be called ‘Cycle Enfield’ as public consultation is set to begin.

The scheme has been at the centre of a heated debate between shopkeepers and cyclists with sceptics raising concerns over proposed cycle lanes through Enfield Town and Palmers Green high street.

The £30 million comes from Transport for London, with Enfield being only one of three boroughs to receive the money.

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment Councillor Chris Bond said: “We attracted significant investment into our borough and this is a huge opportunity for us to revolutionise cycling in our borough.

“We think the name Cycle Enfield sums up exactly what our aspirations are and is a great name for this huge ongoing project.

“Enfield Council is absolutely committed to improve our cycling network, transforming our borough for residents and get more people on their bikes, and Cycle Enfield will be integral to that process.”

The council has already brought in schemes to improve cycling such as creating greenways to enable people to travel safely around the borough through parks and on quiet roads, free training for children and adults, cyclist awareness for HGV drivers and specialised bikes for disabled people.

A dedicated website for residents to find out more about Cycle Enfield will be on the council's website later this year.

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8:55am Fri 25 Jul 14

london organiser says...

A one time grant of £30 million to get it started but the annual costs for maintenance will be "on "our domestic council bills!
I can't see how this will be good for business as all the cycle shops in Enfield are funancially struggling just like all retailers.
Cyclists are notoriously tight fisted and spend hours trolling internet sites to save the pennies.
A one time grant of £30 million to get it started but the annual costs for maintenance will be "on "our domestic council bills! I can't see how this will be good for business as all the cycle shops in Enfield are funancially struggling just like all retailers. Cyclists are notoriously tight fisted and spend hours trolling internet sites to save the pennies. london organiser
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10:50am Fri 25 Jul 14

Enfieldian14 says...

I can't wait for this to happen. It will be brilliant to be able to cycle safely around the borough. I will still shop in the local shops (assuming there is somewhere safe to secure my bike) and am happy to pay for the ongoing maintenance.

I would take issue with london organisers' assertion that 'cyclists are notoriously tight fisted'. That is quite a sweeping statement and one that is patently nonsense. I could assert that 'all car drivers are thouthless idiots' but it would be equally silly.
I can't wait for this to happen. It will be brilliant to be able to cycle safely around the borough. I will still shop in the local shops (assuming there is somewhere safe to secure my bike) and am happy to pay for the ongoing maintenance. I would take issue with london organisers' assertion that 'cyclists are notoriously tight fisted'. That is quite a sweeping statement and one that is patently nonsense. I could assert that 'all car drivers are thouthless idiots' but it would be equally silly. Enfieldian14
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