London LTN dispute to go to High Court

A challenge against a decision to remove Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets will be heard in the High Court. The Evening Standard newspaper reports a judge has ordered a two-day judicial review hearing later this year after accepting that all seven arguments put forward by the Save Our Safer […]

Bus drivers “may strike” over London LTNs

It’s reported some London bus drivers are threatening strike action because they are spending so much time sitting in traffic around Low Traffic Neighbourhoods. The Times quotes official data showing some worst-hit routes mean buses take an hour to pass two stops, and drivers have now formed an alliance outside their union to speak to […]

New LTN restrictions in Streatham

Lambeth Council has announced plans to establish the Streatham Wells Low Traffic Neighbourhood in an attempt to help reduce motor vehicle traffic and road danger, improve air quality and make it easier to walk and cycle.  The council will introduce traffic restrictions on roads within the Streatham Wells LTN “to turn traffic clogged roads into […]

Council abandons LTN plans after public opposition

Southwark Council in London is reported to have scrapped plans to introduce a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in its borough after it was “bombarded” with “angry protests.” The Telegraph reports the council’s plans to create the LTN between Turney Road and Dulwich Village was abandoned after two-thirds of residents responding to a consultation objected to the […]

Council apologises after fining people for using LTNs during flooding

Lewisham Council in London has apologised for breaking a promise not to fine people for driving on roads in a Low Traffic Neighbourhood when a a burst water main caused a main road to be impassible. The Daily Telegraph reports a local resident has forced the to admit it broke its promise and in fact […]

Hackney’s LTN plans approved, meaning three quarters of the borough will be low traffic

Hackney Council, just northeast of Central London, have approved plans to make three quarters of its borough low traffic. It’s promising hundreds of new bike hangars; better walking routes; new shared bikes and cars; tens of greened local streets; new School Streets at all Hackney primary schools and expanding the programme to secondaries; and, feasibility […]

Campaigners issue video showing LTN bollards being vandalised in Oxford

A group of people living in East Oxford have released a video of vandals setting fire to a Low Traffic Neighbourhood bollard, pulling bollards out of the ground and driving over them. The Oxford Mail has shared the video which was gathered by Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel (CoHSAT) and Oxfordshire Liveable Streets […]

Shrewsbury weekend traffic reduction trial to continue until October

The trial low-traffic scheme which has seen parts of Shrewsbury town centre closed to vehicles on weekends is to continue until at least October 2022 after proving popular with businesses and residents. Since 20 November 2021, Wyle Cop (uphill), High Street and Shoplatch in the town have been closed to through-traffic from 10am to 4pm […]

LTNs blamed for fire engine delays

Analysis by the London Fire Brigade suggests that roads blocked to make way for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods contributed to 3,000 delays to engines responding to emergency calls last year. The Telegraph says firefighters experienced slowed response times 3,035 times, equivalent to 253 each month, due to “traffic calming” measures. That’s up 42% on 2020, when […]

Car use up in Lambeth where LTNs have been introduced

The number of motorists applying for parking permits in the London Borough of Lambeth increased significantly after the introduction of five low traffic neighbourhoods meant to encourage people to end their reliance on cars. The Daily Telegraph reports that a total of 46,125 motorists applied for parking permits in the borough in 2020, an 18.6% […]

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