LTNs seem to be attracting as much support as opposition. These two articles are from today's Wandsworth Times (both re Lambeth borough not ours, but I imagine the same divergence of views exists here, especially after the failed West Putney/Dover House trial).https://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/18797768.lambeth-call-scrap-low-traffic-neighbourhoods/https://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/18797778.lambeth-call-low-traffic-neighbourhoods/The idea is a great one but like all traffic schemes it has to be carefully planned and then residents of affected roads consulted before anything goes ahead. That didn't happen in Wandsworth or Lambeth first time around (not sure about Hammersmith & Fulham) so maybe this is a failure of planning rather than anything else.I hope the council tries again before too long. Money may still be available from central government.
Jonathan Callaway ● 14d5 Comments
Look away now Sadiq Khan haters! Polling exclusive: Most Londoners blame Covid or government for TfL financial woes, back LTNs and are satisfied with Sadiq Khanhttps://www.onlondon.co.uk/new-polling-most-londoners-blame-covid-or-government-for-tfl-financial-woes-back-ltns-and-are-satisfied-with-sadiq-khan/
Jonathan Callaway ● 11d
Overselling on both sides of the argument I fear. No substitute for informed debate. I start from the notion that slowing traffic down, however much there is of it, on all but the major arterial routes must be a good thing. Not just for cyclists but also pedestrians, noise and pollution levels. Having run the Putney Society Transport Panel several years ago I learnt that any scheme involving traffic flow, parking and the like always excites praise and opposition in equal measure. Hence the pros and cons need to be argued out before the signs go up (or not!).
Jonathan Callaway ● 14d
Please read this article published in WBC's newsletter of 14 October 2010More projects to improve neighbourhoods will go ahead after an agreement to allocate around £1.75m from the latest round of the Wandsworth Local Fund.Read more:https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/october-2020/more-funding-for-neighbourhood-schemes/?utm_source=Wandsworth%406&utm_campaign=0e8a857bfe-Wandsworth%406&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fbd64a91fa-0e8a857bfe-92187826
Ivonne Holliday ● 14d
At least the photos appear to have the correct signs in the photos :-)Interesting to note that "division of communities" being one reason for opposition. It is also interesting to note the positive reasons given for LTN's include:“speeding, congestion, fights, abusive language, and incessant tooting”.I think there may be a bit of over selling going on Jonathan don't you?People must not confuse traffic volume with traffic speed! We have seen a increase in speeding as volume decrease. In fact fatal accident rates in London decreased over the years as traffic ground to a halt. We obviously do not want traffic ground to a halt or more fatal accidents.It would be nice for TFL and local authorities to make the traffic data they capture accessible. People may then come to some sensible conclusions.
Ed Robinson ● 14d