Council announces two more LTN consultations

Vandalised LTN signage on Upper Tulse Hill

Lambeth council is to launch a consultation next month on two more of its low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) schemes.

It will seek the views of residents and businesses around the Tulse Hill and Streatham Hill LTNs as it considers whether to make the changes permanent.

The council said both LTNs were introduced as temporary measures last year, designed to reduce motor vehicle traffic from certain residential roads.

Residents and businesses will be able to complete a short online survey from Monday 15 November.

Cllr Danny Adilypour, joint council cabinet member for sustainable transport, environment and clean air, said: “Throughout the trial phase of both low traffic neighbourhoods, the council has listened to the views of local people who live, or work, or travel through, Tulse Hill and Streatham Hill.

“This is a chance to provide feedback on the scheme, suggest improvements, or highlight related issues before we make a final decision.”

The council said it has been monitoring traffic volume and air quality around both LTNs and that the data obtained showed vehicle traffic had been reduced by 6,100 vehicles a day in the Streatham Hill LTN trail, while the number of cycling journeys had increased by 55%.

In Tulse Hill, the council said, vehicle journeys decreased by 2,000 vehicles a day and there had been a 92% rise in cycle journeys throughout the trial period.

A consultation on the Oval to Stockwell and Railton LTNs carried out in September is now being analysed.

A consultation on the Ferndale LTN trial is planned for the coming months.

The council said Lambeth was the first London borough to declare a climate emergency and that it is “committed to taking bold steps to create a greener, healthier borough that is more climate resilient”.

It has set a target to be carbon neutral by 2030 and is exploring measures to ensure cleaner air and safe space for cyclists and pedestrians.

Cllr Adilypour saidd: “We believe the use of low traffic neighbourhoods can help reduce traffic, improve road safety and enable active travel such as walking or cycling.

“Less dependence on motor vehicle use means we can reduce air pollution and improve air quality.

“Low traffic neighbourhoods are an effective way to create safer, greener and less polluted streets that respond to the challenges of the climate emergency.”

For more  information, visit the Tulse Hill or Streatham Hill commonplace websites. Pre-registration to receive updates and notifications is already open.