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.
Congestion = Pollution. Supporters & opponents of the LTN agree.
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”
The Open Our Roads campaign can only support its ludicrous demands to open roads which are, in fact, already open, by resorting to claims for which they can produce no evidence. Here we take a look at a few of them.
It is the season to be magnanimous so it is only fitting that we should admit that opponents of the LTN have finally supplied the killer blow to our attempts to demonstrate that traffic patterns over the last 10 years prove the need for the LTN.
Decision Time: Back to Normal or Fast Track to the Future
Satellite navigation has been a major step forward not just for motorists, but mariners and walkers too. But are there downsides to this technology and what can we do about it?
Volunteer evidence-gathering In stages between May and August 2020, Croydon Council has implemented a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) in parts of South Norwood and Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood wards. The boundaries of the LTN are: Church Road, South Norwood Hill, South Norwood High Street, the Crystal Palace-Norwood Junction railway line, and the boundary withContinue reading “Impact of Crystal Palace LTN on adjacent streets in Bromley”
Where philosophy meets cartography Musings by Robbie Griffiths The glorious thing about defending the concept of a Low Traffic Neighbourhood, is that it forces supporters to consider ever more aspects of human life in the city. So it was inevitable that philosophy should raise its head at some stage. So we have to thank HelenContinue reading “When are Main Roads, not Main Roads?”
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”
By our active travel correspondent Katie Crowe Feels as though this is a pretty topical issue right now! In essence, when people refer to the ‘road closures’ we have in Crystal Palace (and beyond), these can better be described as modal filters.
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”
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”