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Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood moves a step closer
18 Nov 2020 10:20 #5741

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Several national research studies show that there is significant support for LTNS and other measures that support sustainable travel and reduce traffic. The same surveys show it's a small, noisy minority who are against. The anger and frustration comes mainly from people finding that they can't drive exactly where they want to and journeys taking a bit longer - and I can see initially that can be frustrating but experience elsewhere shows traffic improves. You can see more about LTNS here www.betterstreets.co.uk

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Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood moves a step closer
18 Nov 2020 10:23 #5742

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Sadly a small group of LTNS opponents seem intent on mindless vandalism. The expensive camera has been damaged twice so the Council uses the CCTV car whilst the camera awaits repair. I agree it shouldn't have its engine running - perhaps have a word with them or let the Council know?

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Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood moves a step closer
18 Nov 2020 15:17 #5743

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As London Mayor Johnson was looking ahead 35+ years in his transport approach (London Infrastructure plan 2050), his Transport Strategy was not as distant reaching, but nonetheless aligned, as is the current (2018) version from Mayor Khan and also his oh so nearly agreed new London Plan. So love or hate LTN’s, the transport world we inhabit, especially if you’re sitting inside a car with the heater and radio on, is going to change even more.
Here for instance is from the Transport Strategy vision. (That’s what drives the money, including here in Enfield.):
"Reducing the need to use cars will provide huge benefits for all Londoners. More walking and cycling can make everyone healthier. Older people, the very young, disabled people and those living on lower incomes are most likely to be affected by the problems associated with a car-dependent city, such as poor air quality and road danger. Therefore, reduced car use will make London fairer. Streets will function more efficiently, with less congestion and pollution. Public transport and essential commercial journeys will run more easily and there will be more space for people.
For all of these reasons, this new transport strategy aims to change the way people choose to travel so that, by 2041, 80 per cent of all Londoners’ trips will be made on foot, by cycle or by public transport. This will be a significant change from today, when only 64 per cent of journeys are made by these healthy, efficient and sustainable forms of transport."
That’s less car-miles but more active travelled miles for a fairer city. This direction really has been very extensively evidenced and consulted on. Reversing that is the real challenge if you’re not happy with what is starting to roll out. If not, then it’s breaking embedded habits and mind-sets. What road space will remain needs to be clear for those who really need it.
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Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood moves a step closer
18 Nov 2020 21:10 #5744

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Richard Carlowe. You'll be pleased to know it looks as if the the permanent camera has been fixed so should be less need for the camera car. Hopefully people read the very clear signs.

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Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood moves a step closer
19 Nov 2020 09:07 #5747

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Lakeside Road still suffers because the Council has not marked the road clearly as a dead end. The dead-end sign is small and set back from the turn-in, so motorists and delivery drivers still drive all the way up it, only to have to turn and then furiously drive back down again. COUNCILLORS, PLEASE STICK UP A SECOND WARNING SIGN.

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Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood
19 Nov 2020 10:35 #5748

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Good point. Not sure how many Councillors see this blog - may be worth feeding back on the Council's Consultation form

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Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood moves a step closer
19 Nov 2020 17:31 #5749

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PGCelt - I'd suggest that it's perfectly reasonable that the editorial policy of an independent community newsletter and website that is set-up, financed, written , edited and distributed by an individual is determined by that individual. Anyone can comment here to provide a balanced view (you can even do it anonymously using a pseudonym) . There are other websites/newsletters in the area that have different editorial views - and of course anyone can set-up their own community side/newsletter if they aren't happy with what they read.

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Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood moves a step closer
22 Nov 2020 20:17 #5752

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Cycle lanes and LTNs. They won’t last despite what the 3 or 4 persistent defenders of it on here think. www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/11/22/welcome-ghost-cycle-lane-used-just-six-bikes-six-hours/

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