The Sustrans DIY Streets project at Turnpike Lane is a two year initiative to deliver – in partnership with the London Borough of Haringeyan affordable, community-led alternative to the homezone concept.  The project will focus on the neighbourhood to the southeast of Turnpike Lane underground station, including Langham, Waldeck, Stanmore, Carlingford, Mannock, and Downhills Park Roads.

The area has suffered from high traffic speeds and rat running for a number of years. The DIY Streets design approach allows for several key elements, including the reclaiming of space, designing for people, and creating new rules for drivers. An integral element of the project will be community engagement – too often residents feel disconnected from the decision making process which impact their neighbourhood. This project will give the initiative back to residents and allow them to create a space suitable for people to meet, socialise, and play.

June 2010 – Project begins

July 2010 – Blog established & presentation at resident association

Aug-Sep 2010 – Monitoring/open morning/start sustainable transport/develop travel map

Oct-Dec 2010 – Early community design workshops/design stage/community engagement

Jan-April 2011 – Development of design concept options/community engagement

April 2011 – Concept options presented

April-Sep – Designs redrafted and iterations/comunity consultation/detailed design

Sep-Dec 2011 – Safety & quality audit/traffic regulation order application/community consultation

Sep-Mar 2011/12 – Construction phase

Mar-May 2012 – Evaluation

May 2012 – Project Complete

Sustrans is the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Our work makes it possible for people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.

It’s time we all began making smarter travel choices. Make your move and support Sustrans today. www.sustrans.org.uk


7 Responses to About

  1. Veronica Bailey says:

    As a Langham Road resident for over 15 years, I would be very interested to be involved with developments of this area.

    • Hi Veronica, that is fantastic. Over the coming months there will be plenty of opportunity to get involved. I hope that you are able to make it along to the open morning on Graham Rd this saturday. Thanks, Ben

      • Veronica Bailey says:

        Dear Ben,
        Came along on Saturday and pleased to see a good turnout. Please let those interested know what the next stage is. We all have ideas to be discussed. Thanks Veronica

  2. Stuart Bourne says:

    Thanks DIY Turnpike Lane for starting the ball rolling last weekend.
    I would also like to get involved with any local initiatives.
    Thanks, Stuart.

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  4. Dylan Turner says:

    Yes… very excited about this. Let me know how I can help!

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