SUMMIT Details

SUMMIT – How to Solve Barnet’s Car Crisis?

[This is the text announcing the SUMMIT which was originally on the home page]

Sunday 8 March 2015, 14:00-18:00
Friern Barnet Community Library, Friern Barnet Road, N11 3DS
Refreshments available


A summit to think collaboratively about how to ease the increasing pressure of traffic on Barnet’s roads – featuring experts, campaigners, and residents experiencing the crisis.

The Problem

Barnet is the fastest growing borough in London – 60,000 new homes are planned; the population projected to grow by 50% between 2001-2040.
Consequently, ever more cars want to park and drive but road space is limited. Ever more fractious petitions come to the Area Forums where traffic dominates the agenda, and parking has become the most poisonous political topic in Barnet – as reflected in the media, and on the doorstep.

The Format of the Summit

The summit will follow the Pro Action Café format whereby all participate. You will make proposals, or discuss the proposals – everyone’s wisdom and experience will be tapped.

The Outcome

Our summit will force acknowledgement of the crisis, and kick-start the urgent debate needed to tackle it.
A report will be compiled of the outcomes of the discussion, and published, and promoted to the relevant authorities: Barnet Council, TfL, the Highways Agency, and to all the relevant advocacy and pressure groups.

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Get Involved

If you use Twitter, the suggested hashtag is #CarCrisisSummit.

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