Two miles of one-way streets in Tottenham Hale to return to two-way

The Tottenham Hale scheme will return over two miles of one-way streets to two way

Works have started on the A10 High Road, Haringey, which will return streets to two-way traffic, though campaigners say no enough is being done to encourage walking and cycling.

The removal of the gyratory comes after years of lobbying by cyclist and walking organisations who argue that London's multi-lane one-way systems are detrimental to the safety and enjoyment of anyone not using motorised transport.

The initial works will upgrade footways, clear street clutter and plant larger trees, and will be completed in the summer of 2011.

LCC's Mike Cavenett said, "We welcome the demise of London's gyratories, but unfortunately high volumes of motor traffic will still have a hugely detrimental effect on people who live and work in the area.

"Having five lanes in the High Road and mostly five lanes on Monument Way will do little to encourage people to walk or cycle."

"The plans show several segregated cycle lanes, but they look disjointed and narrow, so aren't likely to encourage mass cycling."

The £35 million improvements are being funded by by Transport for London, the London Borough of Haringey, and the Homes and Communities Agency, along with local developer contributions.   

Work on removing the gyratory system will start in autumn 2012, timed to start after the Olympics, and will also see the construction of a larger bus station and a new public square at Tottenham Hale station, with completion for the whole project in 2015.

Maps of the improvements can be found at


And here is a better version by a talented amateur..enjoy

The laughable 'bike paths' that're being painted on the footway here. Few metres, now bollard in the way 6/2014, then stop for crossing, do sharp turns, bit more then disappears, then 'Cyclists Dismount', etc. Approx 4feet wide (inc white lines), and supposedly bi-directional! There *was* room for a proper one on the other side of the road before, but that's parking/loading bays and left turn lane now.  Why not 'Simultaneous Green' crossings as per ?! :(

A Summary with old-vs-new pics here on:

This post was edited by mikeybikey at 10:16am 15 June 2014.

Nothing much good has happened since the ridiculously narrow bike paths were drawn on the footpaths. Obstructive bollards are being put in the middle of the pavement, to give us something else to dodge in Dodge city! The latest is kerbs being laid, flush, along the middle of the pavement between cnr park view road and the petrol station. Think it's either beginnings of a cyclepath or they're narrowing the pavement by taking off the cyclepath altogether, v.strange. Anybody know what's going on?

  • By Tomm at 11:11am 17 March 2015

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