Most of the publicity and noise over the last year or so has been around additional Low Traffic Neighbourhoods. Lambeth council created new LTNs in Oval, Railton, Ferndale, Tulse Hill and Streatham Hill areas. But there has been action on main roads as well which is often what those railing against LTNs call for. Both low … Continue reading Movement on making main roads safer
This morning a High Court judge rejected a case against Lambeth's new low traffic neighbourhoods. We welcome this important judgement supporting the council's approach to creating safer, healthier streets. We already knew the council's approach was popular as shown by polling specialists and in the results of May's elections. We know they have enabled people … Continue reading Court rejects claims against low traffic neighbourhoods
Low traffic neighbourhoods had already been shown to be popular in opinion polls but now an independent traffic analysis for Lambeth Council has shown they reduce motor traffic through an area and enable more cycling. The Railton Road area low traffic neighbourhood had already opened roads to people. The new report shows that motor traffic … Continue reading Motor traffic levels down a over a quarter in Railton area
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and other roads filtered so that cycles can pass through but motor traffic cannot, are nothing new in Lambeth. The only question is why when the past improvements were successful it has taken until now to see more areas benefit.
We have had a good look at some of the older, established Low Traffic Neighbourhood roads in the Oval triangle area. Without the restrictions it would be a horrible rat run to avoid bits of the Vauxhall one way system - just like Fentiman Road. But Vauxhall Grove and Langley Lane were made one way … Continue reading Older low traffic neighbourhood area shows the way
Residents in Lambeth's Ferndale ward have received an update confirming the proposed low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) will start on Saturday 18 July. The Ferndale LTN will be the council's third, following ones near the Oval and around Railton Road. Like those the Ferndale LTN will make streets quieter and safer for walking and cycling by … Continue reading Ferndale ward low traffic neighbourhood launched
This week the Railton Road area low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) started. This includes making roads access only with closures at Shakespeare Road and St Matthews road and bus gates along Railton Road itself. Despite some early issues as the scheme beds in, the LTN is already bringing benefits of quieter, healthier and safer streets. When … Continue reading Benefits already showing in Railton neighbourhood
We have great news this morning that Lambeth council will get cash to make walking, cycling and living in Brixton better. This should be a big step forward and we look forward to working with the council to help deliver on its successful bid. The Liveable Neighbourhoods money from TfL should mean big improvements to … Continue reading Brixton gets cash for walking and cycling infrastructure