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  • Some of my cycling and driving neighbours here in Islington were more sceptical than me of our local LTN til it went in (summer 2020) and settled down after 1-3 months. They generally got used to it and enjoyed the benefits over its cons.

    Its good to see commonplace being used and the council engaging with you and the community. Of course, the devil is in the detail on these schemes as has been said before, engineers are experts at technical stuff, but local people are experts in how their low public spaces work (or don't work).

    LTNs are one tool to better manage motorised traffic and enable walking and cycling, and shouldn't be seen as the start or end point.


    Document outlining the extension of an ANPR controlled area in South Fulham. Covers a lot of the complaints about the first stage and attempts to introduce a new anachronism TCPR instead of LTN. The stats are tricky because of covid but living inside the east of this scheme is pretty dreamy and now we get a massively increased quiet area to play with. A lot of my walking/cycling happens within this area so I'm struggling to complain.

  • Just seen it allows all H&F residents, black cabs and visitors to pass through freely. Doesn't that make the streets significantly busier while encouraging short journeys?

    The Islington ones are emergency vehicles only apart from one bus gate. There is one camera that's meant to allow some local residents through, but they haven't figured out who should be on the list yet.

  • No, it has turned our street into an oasis of calm. Visitors have to have passes issued by residents to pass through the cameras. Most of the traffic in our street was coming from Chelsea to Wandsworth Bridge.

    We have had some confrontations over speeding drivers. The main and possibly only downside for residents is for the residents of Wandsworth Bridge Road who are going to suffer all the through traffic and most of the access traffic for a large part of the area.

    It's had a lot of vocal protesters but there was a big movement on the west side to extend the scheme.

  • a new anachronism

    Nice predictive text mishap. :)

    Well, it's just another form of filtering. Allowing taxis through may be popular in that area, I don't know. The key is still to stick the filters, whether ANPR or not, in the right places.

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