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Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive Carter on Monday. 5 Replies

Management Summary: I'm slightly at a loss to understand where the demand comes from for a cycle route along Turnpike Lane and into Crouch End.My attempt to understand: Everyone loves a pronounceable…Continue

Tags: liveable crouch end, strategic cycling analysis, TfL, turnpike lane

A Rich Tapestry of Cabling and intermittent peace - Finsbury Park

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Haringey is very proud of Finsbury Park. It has a…Continue

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Library Improvements - see the plans for yourself, various dates, various venues 8th - 28th June

Started Jun 6 0 Replies

Dear Adrian,Earlier this year I emailed local residents regarding library improvement works in the borough. I am following up with you to confirm that the plans for these improvements will be…Continue

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Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"The phenomenon of "induced demand" is normally applied to cars. It well-describes the situation where additional lanes or road-widening quickly fills-up, encourages use and creates demands for either more roads, extra-lanes or road…"
Bob Lindsay-Smith replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"[Somewhat off-topic...] You were braver than I in cycling on the Holloway Road, even with the lower volumes of traffic in those days! As I remember it was a favourite route for lorries, so many that the police operated a weighbridge to catch any…"
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"I considered the one way section as a  possible explanation. I did not search for counter examples to demonstrate that the model takes them into account, on the grounds that surely they can't be that dumb. I cycled to work either in the…"
Jun 14
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"Meanwhile in Birmingham. A council has been criticised for spending £10 million on a bicycle super highway that critics say is little-used and causes traffic jams. In April, Birmingham City Council opened a 3-mile segregated two-lane…"
Jun 14
Bob Lindsay-Smith replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"Thanks Adrian for a well-researched article. I beg to differ with your statement that, based on the cycle usage map, there is no demand for the stretch of road from the end of Turnpike Lane to Crouch End. That map does indeed have a gap in the…"
Jun 14
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion So, you think archaeology is dull . . . try the car park at Hornsey Town Hall
"Archaeological investigations are a proud part of the consultocracy. It's money for old rope. Perhaps literally. Still, have another lovely view of a trench."
Jun 13
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Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist

Management Summary: I'm slightly at a loss to understand where the demand comes from for a cycle route along Turnpike Lane and into Crouch End.My attempt to understand: Everyone loves a pronounceable acronym and Cynemon (Cycle Network Model for London) is not a bad one to spice up your attempt to push bikes. I first read of it in the TfL (not so pronounceable but more familiar) document Strategic…See More
Jun 13
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Summer Craft and Gift Event, Union Church, Weston Park, Sat 15/6 12:30 at Union Church Community Centre

June 15, 2019 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Summer Craft and Gift Event.Venue: Union Church Community Centre, Weston Park Crouch End N8 9PX. A short walk from the clock tower along Weston Park to the junction of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park.Or catch a bus, W5 or W3, (to the junction of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park Road).Free admission.Accessible building, we are in the lower ground floor community centre. Browse, buy, chat with the small businesses. Watch and ask questions of the demonstrators demonstrating embroidery, knitting and…See More
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Rob Jackson replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Reasons the Earl Haig Memorial Hall should not be a nursery - 1 -2 - 3
"The pub has already been lost, irrespective of this application. I can't see a queue of applicants wanting to open a replacement pub, particularly when there is another pub almost next door. At least a nursery might offer the prospect of…"
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HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Local History Surgery May 4th 10:30 - 2:30 The Old Schoolhouse at The Old Schoolhouse

May 4, 2019 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Would you like help conducting your own local history research ? Then come along to our regular local history surgery.All members of the public as well as members of the HHS and the Crouch End and District U3A who would like advice and assistance on their own personal local history research are invited to attend.Telephone 07531 866714 or email hornseyhistoricalsurgery@gmail.com to book a half hour appointment and let us know what assistance you require.Further Details at…See More
May 2
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Crouch End Open Studios 2019- 11 and 12 May, 12 - 6pm at Crouch End

May 11, 2019 at 12am to May 12, 2019 at 6pm
Saturday 11 May Sunday 12 May 12 – 6 pm both days    Dear Art LoverA reminder that The Crouch End Art Trail opens its doors for a weekend of art and artists on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, 12-pm, both days. If you haven't seen one of our leaflets yet you can pick one up in many of the shops and businesses in Crouch End and Muswell Hill, and you can see all…See More
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Suddenly everyone's a pole vault coach

Posted on September 15, 2018 at 8:30 0 Comments

I've spent a good part of the last three weeks competing in or travelling to or being present athletics at events designated with the title "World". I'm reasonably content with my results, except for the bits I'm not happy with. And this note is reflecting on the not quite so good bits, . . . . . And I have an opinion, about how much Heathside should help me, its other multi-eventers and athletes in general for the good of the SAL team.

It has taken me almost 10 years to…


Seafood, motor cycling and other incidentals.

Posted on September 8, 2018 at 19:42 0 Comments

I've had two very good weeks of interesting all-round athletics overseas. Spoiler alert - this report is very self centred and self congratulatory. Read on at your own peril. 

On the weekend of the 25/26th August I went to Delft for the World Icosathlon Championships. Lots of reasons for doing this - on 24th August I was the world champion and world record holder, but the chances were that by 27th I would no longer be either.  One reason for going was to wave goodbye to my titles in…


To boldly go . . .

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 19:00 0 Comments

 . . where few my age have gone before. 

Every so often something happens in my life which inspires me. Last weekend such a thing happened. I took part in, and did tolerably well at, an icosathlon (from the Greek icos = 20, athlon = contest). Like decathlon, you know, Daley Thompson in the Olympics, all those years ago,  only this is 20 events. Unfortunately for the world what this inspires me to is vanity and dire prose.

So what has inspired me.

1) Camarederie - two…


Medical Matters - optimism , pessimism and David Cameron

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 13:48 0 Comments

This is a blog, and since one of the things I know well and care about a lot is me, I feel entitled to write on the subject. Perhaps my researches might help someone else.

But, to start with a digression, (and a co-ordinating conjunction), I don't share David Cameron's taste for seven day a week General…


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At 13:55 on November 3, 2011, Eugene said…
OK Adrian, in future I'll use the Forum, just feeling my way around.
At 14:35 on March 25, 2011, CrouchEnd Cupcake said…
I think this is a good welcome.  I can't think of anything obvious it needs or doesn't need at the moment.  The terms of service are clear and reasonable too - was that on before or is it a new addition?
At 15:19 on March 19, 2011, Richard Mckeever said…



Hi - next week a couple of members of Bowes and Bounds are meeting up in the Gate Pub with one or two from Harringay Online to have an informal chat about traffic and road planning stuff across the boroufg (yeah geeky I know!) You and/or any trafic enthusiasts fron OpioionN8 would be very welcome to join us. Info here http://www.bowesandbounds.org/events/harringey-borough-traffic-and



At 8:56 on February 12, 2011, Richard Mckeever said…

Thanks Adrian

Our logo was designed for free by a local graphic designer/ book cover artist.

I get a suprising amount of traffic from a one line entry on Wikipedia. We were fortunate to be able to build on some existing community infrastructure when we set up at the end of last summer - the community association circulated info via both e-mail and printed newsletters which helped ... but sign-ups do seem to have stalled.


I do a weekly update (via broadcast message) which seems to generate a bit of a flurry of activity.But I am keen to recruit more members.

I do like the N8 related puns for your sections - very smart idea.

If you fancy meeting up for a coffee (or a beer) sometime to chat about Hyperlocal Websites etc let me know


Good Luck


At 12:07 on November 30, 2010, Caroline Essex said…
I have disagreed with you!

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