Lib Dem councillors for Fortis Green today met with Haringey Council traffic chiefs to discuss proposals for traffic calming in Woodside Avenue, N10. The meeting follows the securing of £120,000 from Transport for London (TfL) through the Safer Routes to Schools scheme to fund safety measures around St James’s Primary School last month.

Residents living in and around the Woodside Avenue area are to receive a consultation letter later this month offering them two traffic calming options:

1. Priority Give-Way – featuring raised entry treatment, 20mph signed zone, raised intersection, mini-roundabout, priority give-way build-outs, zebra crossing and waiting restrictions

2. Refuge Islands – Same as option 1 except the build-outs are replaced with refuge islands

Fortis Green councillor Martin Newton, who has campaigned with Lynne Featherstone MP on the issue of safety in and around Woodside Avenue, is pleased that residents are being given the opportunity to comment on the proposals.

Cllr Newton comments:

“Whilst broadly welcoming these measures to slow down traffic along Woodside Avenue, I would have preferred more options on the table rather than essentially just one scheme with alternative build-outs or refuge islands.

“However Hairngey Council has said that some changes may be made depending on the feedback from the consultation. I would encourage all residents to take this opportunity to respond to the consultation.”