Lambeth council has launched consultations on making two more of the low traffic neighbourhoods introduced last year permanent – those in the Streatham Hill and Tulse Hill areas.
If you live, work or travel in these areas we hope you will support making these permanent.
We have concerns about proposed new bus gate exemptions for accessible taxis and minicabs given that every address in the LTNs is already accessible by motor vehicle. We’ll be looking at the detail to see how the exemption for accessible taxis and minicabs will be assessed and enforced.
It’s fairly clear that the more exemptions that are given, the more motor vehicles go through an LTN, the less “fairer to all” schemes are – as kids come off the streets and they become more hostile places. The council must very carefully balance any exemptions to ensure fairness for residents and other users of the street, to ensure unnecessary motor traffic is absolutely minimised.
However, we definitely support making these permanent and hope you will too.
Lambeth established the both the Streatham Hill and Tulse Hill LTNs last year as temporary measures to alleviate traffic during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been monitoring effectiveness and publishing regular reports online.
In the Streatham Hill LTN the levels of daily motor vehicle traffic fell by around 6,100 vehicles a day while cycling level rose by 54 percent within the LTN and by 57 percent on the boundary. Traffic volumes fell by 90 percent on Hillside Road and by 76 percent in Hailsham Avenue.
In Tulse Hill there were 2,000 fewer vehicle journeys a day and a 92 percent rise in cycle journeys.
The consultations close on 19 December.