Speeding on the A10

Residents living near the A10 have again raised the problem of extreme noise from the A10 at night, specially between Church Street and Southbury Road.

We reported extensively on this matter in the Summer edition of our newsletter.

It also seems that the issue has been raised with Joanne McCartney, Deputy Mayor for London and Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey.  Her web-site carries the following message:

Last month I wrote to the Transport for London Commissioner Mike Brown, once again raising my concerns with the ongoing issue of speeding along the A10 Great Cambridge Road between Carterhatch Lane and Bullsmoor Lane.

You can read TfL’s response here.

Petition

The BHPRA supported a petition setup by the Bush Hill Park Conservatives to lobby Sadiq Khan to take action on the matter.  We circulated a leaflet to 2000 local households.  Just over 460 signed the on-line petition on change.org.

On 1st February the Mayor’s office posted this response to the petition:

Dear Petitioner, Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about the reinstatement of traffic safety cameras on the A10 in London Borough of Enfield.

The Mayor recognises the strength of feeling in the local area about this issue. The Mayor has put in place a Vision Zero approach to road danger. As well as aiming to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from road collisions by 2041, this means taking action to tackle dangerous behaviour on our roads, such as speeding.

In light of residents’ concerns, there is now increased effort as a partnership between Transport for London (TfL), the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), and the London Borough of Enfield. This work will crack down on motorists exceeding the speed limit on the A10. This initiative includes new MPS enforcement operations on the A10 and the borough introducing a ‘public spaces protection order’ to support the police to stop incidents of ‘car-cruising’ meets on the A10 retail parks, which will be in place soon.

As part of this work, TfL is introducing mobile speed camera enforcement in the short-term. It is also investigating the feasibility of long term enforcement solutions such as average speed cameras. I hope this reassures you that the Mayor and TfL are taking this issue seriously.

Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

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