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Figures from the first stage of independent traffic monitoring indicate that traffic levels have been cut by over a quarter when taking into account roads inside and on the boundary of the Railton low traffic neighbourhood.
The council recently published its Monitoring Strategy which sets out how it will monitor the low traffic neighbourhoods introduced as part of the council’s emergency transport response to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year.
Today, the we are able to share early results of the independent traffic assessment undertaken as part of the project’s first review stage whilst data validation continues. Traffic counts were taken across a seven-day period in September this year and compared with a baseline calculated using data from previous years, as well as considering background traffic data for the wider London network.
The figures are startling, showing that as well as an overall reduction in traffic of 27% across the whole area:
The traffic assessments have shown that some improvements to the scheme are needed to ensure that it is a fully functioning low traffic neighbourhood. The changes included in the list below will be implemented in January 2021:
The full stage one review will be published in the New Year and will be made available here
The council will soon be bringing in an experimental traffic order to replace the temporary traffic order under which the LTN is currently in place.
The council will conduct a second review later on in the year which will again include an independent traffic assessment as well as including analysis on the impact of air quality.
Prior to any decision on whether the low traffic neighbourhood will be made permanent or not, the council will conduct a public consultation to gather feedback, which will be considered alongside the available data collected.
If you would like to find out more about the project please get in touch on email@example.com or call 07860180545
Lambeth Transport Team