Croydon Streetspace – Crystal Palace LTN, an analysis of collision data

Executive Summary In Summer 2020, LB Croydon introduced Streetspace LTN measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the national (DfT) and regional (TfL) Streetspace programme. The measures appear to have reduced personal injury collisions in the LTN area and at its junctions with the main road network by around 70%, against anContinue reading “Croydon Streetspace – Crystal Palace LTN, an analysis of collision data”

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.

Why restrictions need to be kept at the bus gate

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”

Impact of Crystal Palace LTN on adjacent streets in Bromley

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”

When are Main Roads, not Main Roads?

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?”

Tests for a successful Low Traffic Neighbourhood around Auckland, Hamlet and Lancaster 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”

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”

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”