Low Traffic Neighbourhood installed in Greenwich
A number of barriers and planters have been installed in west Greenwich as part of a Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme.
The project predates recent measures and has been on the drawing board for some time. It aims to reduce rat runs to quieten residential streets.
Opponents state more traffic is driven to main routes while supporters state residents have less pollution and children have safer streets to play.
The key to getting these projects to work is to ensure more people walk or cycle for short trips (the majority of car journeys are below three miles) thus freeing up road space for those who have no alternatives, public transport and emergency services.
The issue in this area is that Greenwich town centre has a scheme which puts cyclists at greater danger and is far from helpful to pedestrians. That needs looking into – and quickly.
A website asking for feedback will launch on 3rd September.