Do you live in the Blake Road area? Are you aware of the traffic management measures that the council are about to implement? You can read about them here:
In a nutshell, the council have proposed two different plans for traffic management in the area. Both plans comprise 20 mph zones, kerb 'build-outs', double yellows and additional pedestrian crossings. The big difference between the two is that the first, referred to as 'Option 1' involves 'Timed Point No Entries', whereby motorists will be prohibited from passing through a point on Blake Road and another in Woodfield Way. Option 2 does not have this.
The cynical amongst us might think that this is another of Haringey's revenue generation schemes. Sure there's an element that use this area as a rat-run (although, personally I think that the problem may be somewhat overstated), apparently around 5 vehicles per minute use Blake Road during the afternoon rush hour.
People in the local area have been invited to vote on which option they prefer. The deadline for the vote is 17 December 2010.
I'd be interested to hear what people think about this, but more importantly I'd like to urge anybody who is entitled to vote to think about what such measures might mean for them and I would urge them, one way or another, to vote.
Oh, and if you see this and know someone in that area who is not a member of Bowes and Bounds
yet, send them an invite - just click on 'invite' at the top there and enter their email address.