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  • people from neighbouring streets tend to complain that it results in more traffic going through their area

    If the council adopts LTN as policy for the whole borough or city then you don’t have this problem. This sounds hard, but it might turn out to be easier to slip this into a policy document or election manifesto than it is to sell a particular scheme.

    In terms of roads that won’t be filtered, the main idea is that these are roads that are chokka anyway. Traffic can’t increase because there’s no capacity. That’s what gets you your reduction in driving.

  • If the council adopts LTN as policy for the whole borough or city

    This is actually what I often see mentioned in the local cycling group and even some local newspapers, but I guess this is a top down approach, which gives some people the impression they "haven't been consulted".

    Right now we basically have people on a busy road that want a modal campaigning for it. It's not joined up, so ample possibility for traffic to go into other roads etc.

  • "haven't been consulted".

    The consultation is the election and let the leaders make decisions based on their expertise and mandate. As much as I hate to live under Tories, its what people voted for. In a way consultations are less democratic.

    It sounds like the bureaucratic bollocks that new labour cooked up.

    And the outcomes of consultations arent binding. It should be more quality rather than quantity exercise.

    One could argue that the residents of inner roads werent consulted on the usage of Waze which sends driver on their streets which have next to no enforcement. Or we werent consulted on freezing fuel duty. Or the £27 Billion that will be spent on roadbuilding in 2021-22 (same year as COP26) while cycling budget is £338m. So on and so forth.


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