This is a short film highlighting the issue of the Ringslade Road Rat Run. It’s an issue that we as residents can’t help but be aware of night and day, 365 days of the year. The film is part of a campaign to publicise the issue and hopefully get something done about it.
Click on the link to be taken to the film – you can download from the site using the button in the bottom right-hand if you want to share it on social media.
Rat Running could be easily be stopped by allowing cars to turn right from the High Road into Station Road. It’s time for Haringey to make good on their stated policy of addressing rat runs in the borough.
If you want to let Haringey Council, our local MP, The Mayors Office & Transport for London know how you feel about the Ringslade Road Rat Run and send them the link to the film, contact addresses are below;
Council Leader – Cllr Joseph Ejiofor
Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability – Kirsten Hearn
Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods – Seema Chandwani
Head of Planning Policy, Transport & Infrastructure
Lucia Das Neves
LONDON ASSEMBLY MEMBER
London Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey
Mayor of London
Transport For London
Deputy Mayor, Transport and Deputy Chair, Transport for London
Dr Will Norman
TFL Walking and Cycling Commissioner
This is what happened in neighbouring borough Waltham Forest – less pollution, less cars, more walking, more cycling, more people using local shops.
We’ve been successful in our bid to get funds from the Haringey Council Woodside Ward Budget to brighten up our neighbourhood. A big thank you to our councillors for backing our bid.
We’ve been given £1500 to;
Provide two new trees on Bradley Road
Position 3 sizeable planters on the pavement at junctions of Ringslade Road/Cumberland Road and Warberry Road/Cumberland Road (subject to planning permission). There’s also the money to fill them with plants for the first year – after that we have to maintain them ourselves.
Place mini-planters around the base of pavement trees in out area.
We’re going to work on raising funds/applying for grants for the other ideas put forward such as decorating the junction boxes, a book-swap box and a local mural.
On the ‘Council Plans and Documents’ page are two campaign guides from the London Cycling Campaign about LOW TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOODS – what they are, how to campaign for them and some mythbusters about what happens to traffic if you block a rat run. If you’ve got the time they make interesting reading – they’re a useful guide for residents and local policy makers.