Streatham Wells Low Traffic Neighbourhood Trial to launch

9 October 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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The Streatham Wells Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) trial will go live later this month to make the area safer, more sustainable, and give everyone in Lambeth more equal access to their local streets.

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Streatham Wells Low Traffic Neighbourhood Trial to launch

The trial will be launched in Streatham Wells on October 23 with motor vehicle traffic restricted from certain roads and enforced by filters and traffic cameras.

The changes will reduce road danger from vehicles using the streets as cut throughs and will be part of the Streatham to Peckham Healthy Route to support more people walking and cycling.

Deputy Leader Cllr Rezina Chowdhury, cabinet member for Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air, said: “The trial Streatham Wells LTN will have a dramatic impact on traffic volumes and associated toxic emissions that pollute the air, while helping us make our streets greener and more sustainable.

“This is not about pitting different groups against each other, rather it’s about giving everyone equal access to their local streets and not prioritising one group over another.

“Lambeth’s streets are dominated by traffic, whether its vehicles using them as short cuts or rows of parked cars that increase road danger for everyone, especially the most vulnerable.”

The Streatham Wells LTN will be bordered by Leigham Court Road, Streatham Common North, and Streatham High Road and will include streets such as Gleneldon Road, Valley Road, Sunnyhill Road, and Leigham Avenue.

Blue Badge holders will be able to apply for dispensation to be exempt from the new filters. The application process for Streatham Wells LTN will open soon.

To reduce road danger Conifer Gardens will become one-way southbound. This means motor vehicle traffic will not be able to enter from Gracefield Gardens.

The trial will be in place for between 12-18 months to allow Lambeth Council to collect feedback, monitor traffic and air quality levels.

Lambeth Council has introduced the LTN to improve the wider area, making it easier for walking, cycling, scooting, and wheeling. The Streatham to Peckham Healthy Route will benefit from better signposting, more rest areas and free public cycle parking.

The changes will see an increase in sustainability measures including adding new greenery to the route, including new trees, plants, and shrubbery.

The trial LTN will also work in tandem with larger planned improvements to Streatham Wells including widening pavements, traffic calming measures, and parklets to provide space for uses like cycle parking, rain gardens and more trees.

Cllr Chowdhury added: “Throughout the trial we are committed to working with residents, businesses, and anyone who travels through the area to make sure the final LTN designs suit the needs of everyone. That will mean listening to feedback and responding to issues, so we can make necessary improvements.”

To find out more visit the Streatham Wells LTN commonplace