Our Aims

1. Drastic reduction in Traffic levels and improvements to the quality of Traffic on Wightman Road/the Ladder
  • To very significantly reduce overall traffic levels and change the character of traffic on Wightman Road and all Ladder roads in particular commercial vehicles/HGVs and commuting through traffic.
2. Greater Equity in Traffic Management and Traffic Dispersal
  • To lobby for traffic management measures in Harringay Ward that offer similar protection to that offered to residents in neighbouring areas.
3. Improved Health Outcomes for Harringay Ward residents - to protect the health of Harringay Ward residents from the severe pollution impacts of the high Traffic levels
  • Reduce traffic and consequent Nitrogen Dioxide  pollution - before the temporary closure of Wightman Bridge, levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) on Wightman Road were above EU legal limits.
4. Improved Road Safety - to improve road safety for all road users, in particular for pedestrians and cyclists
  • The restoration of Wightman Road pavements to appropriate widths for pedestrians, wheelchair users, parents/carers with buggies, and joggers, and revision of pedestrian crossing provision.
5. Reconnecting a Fractured Community - Putting Residents above commuting Traffic
  • Reduce traffic to improve the levels of neighbourliness, community cohesion and sense of belonging in Harringay Ward
6. Improved Urban Realm and Local Environment - to reprioritise the urban realm so that residents rather than vehicles take priority and to minimise the negative side-effects on the urban realm that high Traffic levels bring.
  • Improvements to urban realm on Wightman Road, including repair of Wightman Road pavements and the introduction of proper paving stones to achieve a unified pavement surface rather than the existing patchwork of different surfaces.
7. Levels of Walking and Enhanced Pedestrian Access - to increase levels of walking and pedestrian access.
  • During the temporary traffic management measures on Wightman Road (March to September 2016) the Living Wightman survey showed that there was an enormous increase in walking. 65% of local 65% of local residents said they are walking more, with 29% walking much more.
8. Improved Cycling Access - to increase levels of cycling and cycling access and safety on Wightman Road and Green Lanes
  • A low traffic Wightman Road, adequate cycle lanes and removal of traffic islands will allow the road to serve as a safe cycling route and Quietway in support of the Mayor of London’s aims for cycle routes across London
9. The mitigation of any unintended consequences of the above aims including Bus Journey Times and Reliability