We are a group of Lewisham residents campaigning for change. We want to ensure that ‘low traffic neighbourhoods’ in our area benefit the health & well-being of the many, not the few.
We come from a range of backgrounds across the political spectrum, and we live both inside and outside of the Lee Green ‘low traffic neighbourhood’ – but all of us are affected by it, either positively or negatively.
We support the goals of the scheme, but not the approach or the design, even with the recent changes. We are not “petrol heads”, and many of us do not own a car. We are concerned about the social justice issue created by LTNs in general, and especially the one in Lewisham.
Lives inside the LTN near Lee High Road.
Jane’s family walk, cycle, scooter, use public transport and do not own a car. Jane was concerned that the LTN will increase pollution on Lee High Road as two family members have asthma; she was also impacted due to issues with SEN transport, as her son relies on a taxi to travel to a special school in Kent.
Lives inside the Lee Green LTN, just off Lee High Road
I have two young children who I walk to school and nursery in Blackheath every day. We have lived in Lee Green since 2017, and in Blackheath Village for a few years prior to that. I am originally from Manchester but moved to London in 2001. We walk everywhere including to school & nursery, take public transport (normally), grocery shop online, and only drive if we have to.
Lives in the Lee Green LTN (Backing on to the South Circular)
Born and bred in South East London. I am a keen runner and a definite advocate for clean air in our City. However I believe that any LTN’s should benefit the Many and not just the Few, and this is why I joined this group.
Lives inside the Lee Green LTN, near Manor Lane and Manor Park.
I have lived in the area all my life.
Myself and my family walk, drive (electric!) and cycle around the area and beyond.
I walk my dogs in the area every day.
Lives outside the Lee Green LTN in Hither Green West
Lewisham resident for 50+ years, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Brockley, Crofton Park and Hither Green West. Have worked in Local Gov’t as Service Head and Programme Manager. Committed to cycling most days a week for 30+ years (for, commuting, recreation, racing, cycle courier) with a lifetime mileage of 200,000+ milles, so far. Advocate for improving the quality of life for all in Lewisham, not just the few. Want to see a broad based, Boroughwide strategy for transport that has the mandate of residents, driven by validated, robust evidence of what is needed and what it is intended to achieve. My guiding principle is that I am entitled, by the Council’s Constitution, to challenge and scrutinise decisions made by the Council on resident’s behalf. If the Council can’t or won’t explain why it proposes spending Public money on something, residents can’t and won’t mandate it.
Lives outside the Lee Green LTN
I have lived in Hither Green for 14 years and live on one of the residential roads badly impacted by the introduction of the LTN. I have two young children who I want to see grow up in a compassionate, cohesive community.
Lives on a residential main road
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