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Category Archives: Health
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.
LTNs and Equalities
Opponents of LTNs, in this area and elsewhere, frequently assert that they have adverse impacts on the groups in our society who are legally protected under equalities legislation. This blog takes a dispassionate look at the evidence and finds these claims at best unsubstantiated, and in some cases completely unsupported, on the balance of evidence.
Healthy Streets for All
Just before Covid struck a group of local residents held a meeting to determine how to make Norwood’s streets safer, quieter and cleaner.
A vision for LTNs
Lets’ see what life offers when we get out of our metal boxes. What can we in Croydon learn from the Walworth & Dulwich experience?
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.
Walk to School Week – a small step to a better life for all
As we enter Walk to School Week, and look ahead to Clean Air Day on Thursday 8th October, I thought it would be good to assess where we are now and what the next steps might be for our local area.
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”.
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: Disabling or enabling
Traditional thinking has tended to view the limitations on disabled people’s choices and life experiences purely as a consequence of the differences in their physical capabilities. The answer to those limitations would be to fix their physical limitations, which is, often, of course impossible, or to accept that they have to put up with more limitedContinue reading “Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: Disabling or enabling”