In Feb 2020 an active member of be local community, Patrica Richardson, wrote a letter foreseeing nearly all of the problems that are only now, 14 weeks into a trial, being acknowledged by the council. She gave us permission to publish her letter in full.
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Matthew Snowling: “Sure, with an even quieter road I might get a good lay in. But how could I go to sleep at night?”
Many of you have shared your personal stories about the Lewisham Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) – whether it’s been affecting your business, your children’s SEN transport needs, the pollution on your road from diverted traffic, or the complete gridlock it’s caused which is adversely affecting your work and family life. The authorities areContinue reading “How to provide feedback on the Lewisham LTN plans”
Paul King: Low Traffic Neighbourhoods can contribute to encourage more cycling, walking and of reducing unnecessary car journeys. However, I don’t think that the way they have been set up in Lewisham will do that.
The thing that binds us together is our collective position that this scheme – as it stands – is deeply flawed. We care about pollution. We care about tackling speeding. We care about community cohesion. We care about social justice. But, as it stands, this scheme is unlikely to deliver on any of these valid principles.
Suki Chung: I’m a mobile massage therapist and a sole trader. The LTN means less clients I can see in a day and on top of not working for nearly 4 months because of the pandemic, it’s hit me hard. The drop in income is significant.