Visiting your favourite local places in one of these ways connects you to your local community and is a great way to get to know your area better. See and experience more of your local area by walking, wheeling, cycling, scooting, using public transport, or whichever sustainable and active way you like to travel.
Walking, wheeling and cycling is an option for many of us. Start by swapping one of your short journeys to the shops or to the train station to see that it's easy and it's possible. If you're just getting started or are trying to incorporate more sustainable journeys into your day, we can help you get going.
Local communities are designing places with us to make sure that everyone in Enfield feels safe, included and listened to whatever their background, interests or characteristics.
Physical activity, even in small amounts, can help improve your mood, mental health, physical health and overall wellbeing. Getting outside to walk or cycle also means getting some fresh air, and time with people and nature which are all good for our health.
Did you know that the transport sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases? Cars are a significant contributor which means the daily journeys people make are having an impact on the rate of climate change. By swapping your journeys from a private motor vehicle to an active way of travelling, you are helping to tackle the climate emergency we are facing.
Help shape the future of your local places in Enfield and get to know your neighbourhood by spending time there, and travelling around by foot, bike or public transport.
An Enfield Council programme, we offer people training and resources, and host community events. We work with the Enfield community to design and deliver projects across the borough to make it safer and easier for you to choose to walk, cycle, wheel, or scoot, and enjoy your local places.
We are improving the areas for people walking or wheeling including along footways and at crossing points so that they are safe and accessible for everyone.
We are introducing new cycle routes including dedicated cycle lanes and clearly signed quiet routes to make it safer and easier to cycle from home to the places you need to go.
We offer free cycle skills training for all ages, levels of experience and abilities. In addition, we host free activities and events throughout the year, including our popular Dr Bike repair service.
We are reducing the numbers and speeds of motor vehicles that travel through residential only areas to improve road safety near homes, as well as improve the air quality in these local areas.
We are enhancing public spaces in town centres and neighbourhoods for people to sit and relax, enjoy their surroundings, meet friends and support the local economy.
We are making it safer for young people to get to school actively and sustainably, as well as improving air quality by reducing the numbers of motor vehicles outside.
We provide safe and secure places people can store and park their cycles near their homes, as well as along High Streets and other local places.
We are installing cycle parking and connecting walking, wheeling and cycling routes to train and tube stations, making it easier to use public transport along your journey.
We are working towards a network that allows people to travel safely from their homes to places across the borough by walking, cycling, wheeling and using public transport.
Whether you're a beginner or already have a routine of walking, wheeling, cycling and using public transport to get to your local places, Enfield's Journeys and Places programme offers people in Enfield a number of opportunities to help you get going.