Have your say on West Harrow’s Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) pilot.
As you know, the council has recently introduced a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood pilot in West Harrow.
The pilot is funded by Transport for London and the government. It aims to make it easier for people to walk and cycle during the Covid-19 pandemic by eliminating “rat runs”, narrow residential roads that cars speed through.
West Harrow was chosen for the trial because many residents have shared their concerns about traffic levels, speeding vehicles, and the air pollution that affects children at Vaughan School.
The experience of other areas suggests these schemes can improve walking and cycling, reduce accidents and road rage, open up narrow streets not suitable for through traffic, and reduce noise and air pollution.
We checked with the emergency services to make sure the new barriers would not cause them any issues. The Chief Operating Officer of the London Ambulance Service recently said: “We are not aware of any Low Traffic Neighbourhoods that have led to any patient safety concerns or any significant delays.”
We want to make sure this is the right move for our community. That is why this is under review and is only a temporary scheme. We want to hear your views over the next six months. Depending on what you tell us, we will either cancel the scheme, change it, or make it permanent.
As your local council team, we want to hear from you. Please get in touch with us directly or have your say by visiting https://harrowstreetspaces.commonplace.is