Why are we so confident that our Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Upper Norwood will win in the end? It’s simple. The tide of history has changed. The onslaught of car dominance over people started in the 1950s. In cities, trams and trolleybuses were removed. Buildings were bulldozed to make way for roads. In rural areasContinue reading “Our LTN will prevail”
Category Archives: Government
Some questions for the Scrutiny Committee
The fate of Auckland Road as a Healthy Street experiment is about to come under scrutiny. It is almost unbelievable that there would be any opposition to a Healthy Street, but sadly these questions need to be answered.
Open letter to Councillor Muhammad Ali
1 February 2021 Dear Muhammad CRYSTAL PALACE AND SOUTH NORWOOD LTN Residents and supporters of our campaign were dismayed to read your announcement that the current LTN measures will be taken out before the implementation of the planned new experimental layout, and, indeed, before there is any clarity about the timetable on which it willContinue reading “Open letter to Councillor Muhammad Ali”
It wasn’t a vote
Some of our local representatives seem to have been caught up in the meme that the opponents of the LTN ‘won the vote’. If they had been paying attention, rather than getting caught up in OOR hysteria, they should have spotted that it was a consultation. So looking beyond the simplicity of the numbers let’sContinue reading “It wasn’t a vote”
New TfL data shows significant increase in walking and cycling since the pandemic started
Evidence that the Streetspace programme is working is confirmed by today’s release of traffic data by TfL.
LTN: proof it’s needed; proof it’s working
Shape Better Streets has delivered a 37 page submission to Croydon Council’s Consultation on the Crystal Palace and South Norwood Low Traffic Neighbourhood Scheme.
Active Travel Briefing for LB Bromley Council meeting, 7 December 2020
Bromley Living Streets and Bromley Cyclists representations to councillors in advance of Council meeting.
Transition to what?
Decision Time: Back to Normal or Fast Track to the Future
It’s not democratic!
We hear this a lot about Low Traffic Neighbourhoods. So let’s examine this issue. Though most people in Croydon North didn’t vote for this government, we have to concede it won the election. So it must be quite hard to argue that one of the governments’ key projects it has delivered is not democratic.
Gear Change: A bold vision for cycling and walking
The Department for Transport has recently published a document that “sets out a vision for a travel revolution in England’s streets, towns and communities”.
Crystal Palace Low Traffic Neighbourhood – theory & practice
Purpose In their Croydon’s Streetspace Improvements Programme (CSIP) Frequently Asked Questions, Croydon Council state: “The purpose of this initiative is two-fold: To allow residents safer access to their streets enabling safe socially distanced travel, exercise and other activities. To keep traffic on the classified road network and by doing so reduce the volume of trafficContinue reading “Crystal Palace Low Traffic Neighbourhood – theory & practice”