UK Transport Secretary: Khan victory won’t stop fight against LTNs

Transport Secretary Mark Harper has told The Daily Telegraph that Sadiq Khan’s re-election as Mayor of London will not deter him from “continuing to stand up” for drivers. “Our opposition to Sadiq Khan’s Ulez expansion remains the same, his own impact assessment said it would have a ‘minor to negligible’ effect on air quality so […]

Oxfordshire: Council delays activation of cameras at LTNs

Oxfordshire County Council is replacing bollards with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras at Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) sites. The LTNs are at Crescent Road, Littlehay Road and Littlemore Road in Cowley as well as at Divinity Road, James Street and Magdalen Road in east Oxford, says the Oxford Mail. However, there has been a delay in putting […]

Survey reveals that most adults in the UK do not think there is a ‘war on motorists’

A survey of more than 2,000 adults in the UK, has found that most do not believe there is a ‘war on motorists’ due to measures like low-traffic neighbourhoods and revealed broad support for improvements to public transport. Conducted by More in Common and the IPPR think-tank, the survey covered a representative sample of people in terms […]

Oxford residents rage at ‘dystopian’ LTN cameras

Business- and home owners in Oxford have reacted negatively to the prospect of ‘dystopian’ cameras being installed at six LTNs across the city. The enforcement cameras will be added to six low-traffic neighbourhood closure points in the city, says This Is Oxfordshire. The ANPR cameras will enforce traffic restrictions while giving access to emergency services vehicles. Bollards […]

Next steps for east Oxford LTNs

The future of trial measures designed to improve residents’ experience of walking and cycling in east Oxford will be discussed by Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet on 17 October.  County council officers, in their report ahead of the decision meeting, have recommended that the east Oxford low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) stay in place, with changes to […]

Newcastle’s Fenham neighbourhood low traffic zone trial to end

A trial to reduce traffic cutting through local streets in Fenham, in Newcastle ends on 8 September and will not be made permanent. Fenham was the first area of the city to pilot a neighbourhood low traffic zone trial A trial to reduce traffic cutting through local streets in Fenham ends on 8 September and […]

Sunak orders review of low traffic neighbourhoods

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has ordered a review of low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in England, saying that he is on the side of drivers. He told the Sunday Telegraph he was supporting people to “use their cars to do all the things that matter to them”. LTNs aim to reduce traffic, in part by preventing drivers using […]

Residents in Haringey dispute benefits of LTNs and urge council to reconsider schemes

Council chiefs in Haringey are continuing to face stiff opposition to low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) despite claiming that the schemes are achieving their aims. Residents last night urged Haringey Council to reconsider the LTNs, which they said had failed to reduce traffic, damaged local businesses and caused more “isolation, deprivation and misery” for people with disabilities, […]


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