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.
How would we design a Healthy Street with conviction, not just play lip-service to the issues?
Fed up with rat-run traffic making your neighbourhood unsafe? Here’s a few ideas about how to petition the council to install a Low Traffic Neighbourhood or other filtering options.
It is yet to be seen whether climate change will become a deciding factor in the future of Crystal Palace LTN. As Greta Thunberg recently pointed out:
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”
For centuries, we were quite happy to think that time was constant until Einstein spoilt everything by advancing his theory that time was relative. But it has taken the advent of our local LTN for oppositionists to posit that a road that takes 5 minutes 10 seconds to cycle is causing 40 minute delays toContinue reading “Theory of relativity”
Issues that have been raised by the consultation on the LTN and proposals that have been made to address them.
Whatever might be in store for the LTN, one thing for sure is that the planters will become redundant. Here’s a proposal to make use of them that requires the least effort or transport costs. Some members of our community clearly like their planters, so this proposal offers continuity for them to care for andContinue reading “Planters into chicanes”
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”
Supporters of the LTN broadly support the proposals in the officers’ report to the Traffic Management Advisory Committee, though some would prefer that the LTN was preserved in its current format with planters. However, almost unanimously, we believe that permitting local residents to drive through the bus gate undermines some of the objectives of theContinue reading “Why restrictions need to be kept at the bus gate”
Traffic Management Advisory Committee 12 January 2021 Dear Committee Members This email is on behalf of Shape Better Streets, a resident campaign for traffic reduction and active travel in the LTN area you will be discussing next week. We broadly support the proposals in the officer paper.
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.
Just before Covid struck a group of local residents held a meeting to determine how to make Norwood’s streets safer, quieter and cleaner.
Submission to Croydon Council’s Consultation on the Crystal Palace LTN
Consultation: This is YOUR chance to share YOUR views on what should happen next.
The Triangle itself is best enjoyed on foot. Distances are too short to drive from shop to shop…
By Angus Hewlett We’re publishing these key tests as discussions around an amended design to the Crystal Palace LTN begin to emerge. Other suggestions for key requirements are welcome – please leave them in the comments section below. Any scheme that can meet these tests while minimising disruption for residents and essential services is oneContinue reading “Tests for a successful Low Traffic Neighbourhood around Auckland, Hamlet and Lancaster Roads”
There are now over 2,100 signatures to the petition which, while being supportive of the LTN, calls for the bus gate to be opened for access to local residents only. Our proposal for a better way of controlling traffic within the LTN makes it clear that the bus gate is essential to defending a safeContinue reading “Bus gate: why not let local residents through?”
Life must be intolerable for some of the Bromley residents in ‘Auckland Island’ who are now experiencing high levels of traffic driving through their area. There are a number of factors at play: the constriction at the end of Church Road due to the collapsed building an increase in local residential traffic seeking a wayContinue reading “Bromley & Croydon residents: join together to help design a Low Traffic Neighbourhood that works for all of us”