Council hopes that changes to junction on West Green Road will make it safer

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By poppy_smith | Saturday, December 15, 2012, 12:47

Changes to a busy junction in West Green Road has made Haringey safer for walkers, cyclists and schoolchildren.

Haringey Council, in partnership with charity Sustrans, has improved the layout of the junction with Philip Lane near Park View School by pedestianising the entire north side and reinstating two-way traffic to the southside.

Other improvements include wider pavements, better located pedestrian crossings and bus stops, increased cycle parking and newly-planted trees.

Cllr Nilgun Canver, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "This redesign will help cyclists and pedestrians and make the area safer for children leaving local schools who need to cross at this busy junction."

The project is part of the council's sustainable travel programme which aims to encourage residents to walk, cycle or use public transport rather than cars.

Bryn Lockwood, Sustrans Area Manager in London, said: "This is a great step towards Haringey people reclaiming their street space and making it nicer for living in, rather than just an easy and convenient place for others to drive through on their way to somewhere else."

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