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, […]

Largest study of LTNs in London has found they reduced motor traffic

Traffic data from 46 LTN scheme across 11 boroughs reported the mean percentage reduction of traffic on streets within them was 46.9%. The study, which was conducted by the University of Westminster’s Active Travel Academy and was commissioned by climate charity Possible. LTNs try to reduce motor traffic in residential areas by using either cameras, planters or […]

Islington outlines bold vision for cleaner, greener, healthier streets

Islington Council is announcing exciting plans to bring environmentally-friendly interventions to 70% of the borough, as it continues to tackle the climate emergency and create cleaner, greener, healthier streets for all.     The council is marking the start of 2023 by announcing pioneering plans for a network of Liveable Neighbourhoods, new environmental improvements to boost air quality […]

Councils that used LTNs in London now have even more cars on their roads

Councils that implemented low-traffic neighbourhoods during the pandemic have seen bigger increases in car use than boroughs that did not, according to new government statistics. Dozens of LTNs, which use bollards, planters or camera enforcement to block through traffic, were introduced in 2020 in a £250 million government package to encourage “active travel”. The schemes […]


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