Tottenham Hale - a place for all 

Tottenham Hale is at the start of a very exciting journey. Plans are underway to improve the area with new homes, improved green and open spaces and better connections for pedestrians and cyclists.

Residents, businesses and Haringey Cycling Campaign have told is that they want a better-connected Tottenham Hale with more accessible spaces that promote walking and cycling.

Our long-term aim is to:

  • Create a safer and more attractive network of pedestrian and cycle routes
  • Reduce the dominance of cars and traffic, wherever possible
  • Encourage opportunities for community activity
  • Create easily maintained public realm
  • Introduce street planting, trees and landscaping

In the short term, while construction is underway some footpaths and cycle routes will be affected. Please be assured that we are working with all construction partners to minimise impact and reopen any affected routes as soon as is safe to do so. Our primary concern is for your safety.

To view the network of cycle routes across Tottenham visit the dedicated Haringey Council cycling web pages (external link)

Works underway

Hale Road

Works being carried out on Hale Road will replace the existing cycle way and footway with a shared foot and cycleway between Parkview Road and Ashley Road.

These works form part of a package of Infrastructure Enabling Works which were consulted on under planning application: HGY/2018/2223. These package of works are due to be completed in autumn 2020.

For safety reasons the cycleway from the junction of Park View Road/Monument Way to Watermead Way (opposite Tottenham Hale station) has been suspended while the works are underway.

The new shared foot and cycleway will be opened once this part of the works have been completed. This is expected to be in early autumn 2019.

We will be improving signage for cyclists to navigate Tottenham Hale whilst these works are underway.

Chesnut Road

The existing cycle and pedestrian route is being resurfaced and will be a shared space between pedestrians and cyclists.  This is a quiet route between the High Road, Tottenham Hale, the Marshes and beyond.

Alongside this, natural play features are being created including a serpent sculpture and a scooter track as well as rain gardens and an outdoor gym.

The upgraded space is due to reopen in August. The planting will be completed in October, in line with the planting season.

Ferry Lane

Currently Ferry Lane is not a particularly welcoming or safe environment for pedestrians or cyclists. The pavement is in poor condition and directly next to a busy roadway. Cyclists have to share the road with heavy traffic.

The road feels very urban despite being connected to several great green and open spaces, such as the Walthamstow Wetlands, the Lee Valley Park and the Paddock and is a flooding risk.

The council will be undertaking works from Milmead junction to the borough boundary which include:

  • A raised cycle lane
  • Footpath repaving and road resurfacing
  • New sustainable urban drainage system which will minimise flooding risks
  • De-clutter the road by removing unnecessary street furniture
  • New trees and planting along the front of the Paddock and the junction with Bream Close
  • Street lighting to be changed to LED energy-efficient which is designed to be ecologically sensitive and reduce light pollution

The scheme is planned to start onsite in spring 2020.

Transport for London’s new cycle routes

In 2017 Transport for London (TfL) published the Strategic Cycling Analysis (external link) which sets out proposals for 25 new cycle routes across London. In 2018 the Mayor announced that TfL would begin design work on six of these.

One of these routes is between Camden and Tottenham Hale. At approximately 12km, this route would connect the town centres of Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters and the Nag's Head, making it easier for people to make local journeys and use local services. The route would use both main roads and quieter back streets.

TfL will consult on this route in 2020.

Other improvements

  • Ashley Road will be a one-way road (including contraflow cycle provision) onto a new north-south link through the centre of Tottenham Hale
  • Contraflow cycle provision on Station Road – added following comments received by Haringey Cycle Campaign

Report an issue

Tottenham Hale will undergo an unprecedented amount of development activity over the next decade. Construction is currently underway on a number of sites, with more to come.

All the development partners and their contractors are working closely with Haringey Council. Together we want to minimise the impacts of construction work on the local community and the local environment.

In order to do this successfully we need you, the local community, to get involved. We are asking you flag any construction issues on our interactive map.

This could potentially be things like dirty roads, out-of-hours construction work or lorries waiting in places you don't they should.

Your comments will be shared with those carrying out construction twice weekly. If you would like a response to your comment, please indicate this when filling in the "Stay informed" section at registration by saying yes to "Comment replies"- you will see this option after you post a comment for the first time. You will receive a response within five working days.