The Sustrans DIY Streets project at Turnpike Lane is a two year initiative to deliver – in partnership with the London Borough of Haringey – an 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
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