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News on LTNs? (Leith/Corstorphine/East Craigs Connections/Oxford)

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  1. chdot
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  2. CycleAlex
    Member

    Corstorphine LTN implementation starts on Monday. All of one modal filter but I’ll take it.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. gembo
    Member

    Cue outrage

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. Stickman
    Member

    I’ve not heard any comment - positive, negative or indifferent - from any of the local Lib Dem councillors, MP or MSP.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. neddie
    Member

    The trouble with only one modal filter is it will never be enough to drive any modal shift. And so there will be constant calls to “rip it out”

    LTNs need to be comprehensive, or not at all. Why don’t the council get this?

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - they need to sack all the existing roads engineers and get competent ones

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. Stickman
    Member

    Urgent gas works on Meadow Place Road mean that the Corstorphine LTN trial has been postponed until April.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    The replies are entertaining!

    https://twitter.com/tottenhamconse1/status/1621066006457372674?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

    Fact Check-Oxfordshire County Council to trial congestion-reducing traffic filters, not a ‘climate lockdown’ that stops residents leaving neighbourhoods

    https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-oxford-climate-idUSL1N3331OK

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    We’ve conducted the biggest ever study into the impact of LTNs and the evidence is in: they work.

    https://www.wearepossible.org/latest-news/ltns

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

    Just cycled home from town. The anti-LTN folk seem to have turned Cowley Road into an LTN. Closed by Police at the Plain although waving bikes through with a smile. @TVP_Oxford also out in force on bicycles and horses. Few police cars. Nicely played Officers, nicely played.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/tonybrett/status/1626985081582526466

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. chdot
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  12. chdot
    Admin

    Objections to Ed council about Leith LTN include: "This is social engineering on a grand scale we have not seen since World War II."

    https://mobile.twitter.com/leithltn/status/1630160275532922883

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. chdot
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  14. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    “A city’s creativity doesn’t depend on cars. That’s the 20th century.”

    -Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo

    https://twitter.com/berkie1/status/1635250325140684809

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. chdot
    Admin

    Some residents believe Grove Lane has become more dangerous due to the Dulwich Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) and Champion Hill No Entry Scheme.

    They say the schemes have displaced more traffic onto main thoroughfares like Grove Lane.

    However, according to Southwark Council’s traffic analysis data, traffic on Grove Lane has fallen by 12.7 per cent compared to pre-Covid levels.

    But a Times investigation previously found that MetroCount, the company responsible for gathering many local authorities’ traffic data, could be underestimating traffic flow.

    https://southwarknews.co.uk/news/baby-hospitalised-in-collision-with-bike-hanger-that-council-was-warned-could-be-dangerous/

    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

    We will start implementing the scheme in April 2023. This first section of work will include:

    traffic filters to remove through motor vehicle traffic

    creation of new community spaces with planting and benches

    footway buildouts to help cross the streets

    new dropped crossings and tactile paving

    removal of street clutter

    https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cycling-walking-projects-1/leith-connections/3

    Via

    https://twitter.com/spokeslothian/status/1640325204109918209

    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. Wout Van Aerthur Seat
    Member

    None of it feels very radical, however, I do like the Links Gardens bus gate. I wasn't aware that there was a bus route that used this road but perhaps they will no be re-routed this way?

    Hoping that once this is all in we can build on it and expand. Seems a good strategy to start in an area with lots of young people and car-less households.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. chdot
    Admin

    “Hoping that once this is all in we can build on it and expand“

    YES!

    And -

    Leith Connections is coming soon - http://edinburghcoun-newsroom.prgloo.com/news/latest-ne…

    I shall be watching this installation closely as I am keen to work with residents to install more schemes like this in Edinburgh.

    https://twitter.com/cllrscottarthur/status/1640312982365151234

    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. neddie
    Member

    Is it just me, or can I still see lots of possible rat runs still open in those plans?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. chdot
    Admin

  21. chdot
    Admin

    Road Wars: Neighbourhood Traffic Chaos

    Panorama Justin Rowlatt reports on plans to reduce traffic through Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, in what has become a battle between those who support the scheme and those who do not.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001krql

    Posted 1 year ago #
  22. Morningsider
    Member

    "Wars", "Chaos", "Battle" - count me out.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  23. neddie
    Member

    Yeah. The usual false balance and stirring up false conflict. Disappointing from the BBC but what we come to expect

    Posted 1 year ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

    “Balance” is always relative!

    Part of the problem is that many complaints about ‘restrictions on MY freedoms’ start with the position that ‘things are ok now’.

    With a programme like like this, the BBC is not going to come down overtly on one ‘side’.

    The ‘pro’ arguments came from a range of people.

    The other side was ‘represented’ by Laurence Fox and YouTube conspiracy theorists!

    The latter mostly exercised by the international threat of 15 minute cities.

    Let’s hope Edinburgh doesn’t see anything better organised than the famous anti 20mph demo.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. chdot
    Admin

    Oxfordshire Liveable Streets: Cowley Road openings up 56% since LTNs

    https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/23464729.oxfordshire-liveable-streets-cowley-road-openings-56-since-ltns/

    Posted 1 year ago #
  26. chdot
    Admin

  27. chdot
    Admin

    (England)

    Allocation of £200m of walking and cycling infrastructure funding draws criticism from active travel campaigners

    The government has confirmed it will not fund any new Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) schemes in its latest batch of active travel funding, prompting criticism from environmental campaigners.

    https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4116023/low-traffic-neighbourhoods-excluded-round-active-travel-funding

    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. SF
    Member

    I see the 'Bus Gate' at the top of Manse Road is now live (part of Corstorphine LTN plan), solely policed by cameras, no rising bollards. Still just one way traffic there, original plan was 2 way at top to Featherhall Terrace.

    Will be interesting to see if the northbound traffic heading for Clermiston starts using Station Road instead, possibly conflicting with cycle traffic accessing Quiet Route 9 around Paddockholm and Meadowhouse Rd.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. neddie
    Member

    Two filters and a bus-gate do not an LTN make.

    Stop calling them that. Councillors are going to find that these “LTNs” do not work as they expected. This is because they simply haven’t filtered them enough and they’ve left open plenty of rat runs

    Posted 1 year ago #
  30. chdot
    Admin


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