Council to decide on new LTN in Brixton

Lambeth Council in London is looking to introduce a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in the Brixton Hill area.

It would mean traffic and waiting restrictions in the area bounded by the South Circular (A205), Brixton Hill (A23), Kings Avenue (B221) and Acre Lane (A2217).

The scheme would be funded with £413,894 from a combination of grant funding from Transport for London and the council’s Sustainable Transport and Public Realm capital allocation for LTNs.

The council says that during COVID, five LTNs were installed in the borough which have since been made permanent. Monitoring data from these LTNs indicate the measures led to an overall reduction in 50% of internal traffic. It believes such measures are therefore expected to encourage a mode shift from motor vehicle travel to sustainable modes and reduce the negative impacts associated with this form of travel, such as road danger, air pollution, carbon emissions and congestion.

The decision will be made by Deputy Leader of the Council (Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air), Councillor Rezina Chowdhury.

(File picture – Lambeth Council)


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