Lambeth Council: Streatham Wells LTN scheme suspended

Lambeth Council has suspended the Streatham Wells Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) trial in response to concerns about public transport delays and anticipated disruption from planned Transport for London (TfL) construction works on the A23 starting later this spring, says Brixton Buzz.

In a statement, the council said:

“The Streatham Wells LTN trial was introduced in October last year to reduce road danger and make the neighbourhood safer and healthier by restricting motor vehicle access to streets within the scheme.

The council will publish its ‘Streatham Wells Stage 1 – Initial Adjustments’ monitoring report in the coming days. There has been an average 60% decrease in traffic within the LTN and an 8% increase in traffic on boundary roads. Overall, there has been a 2% net reduction in traffic across the area.

The number of vehicles in the area breaking the speed limit has fallen by 68% compared with pre-LTN levels.

During the trial the traffic on boundary roads, including the A23 (Streatham High Road) and Streatham Common North has combined with frequent roadworks by Thames Water and other bodies to place a significant strain on bus services in Streatham.

TfL will begin a £9million project to substantially upgrade the experience for walking and cycling on the A23, starting at the end of spring and continuing into 2025. These improvement works will necessarily require some reduced road capacity while this major investment takes place.”


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