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How Low Traffic Schemes Promote Inequality | Letters | World News

Antonio Bose and Peter Walker (Studies have found that low-traffic plans benefit the most disadvantaged Londoners., March 2nd) Indeed, we will provide food for thinking about low-traffic plans.However, “areas with low traffic [LTNs] … don’t disproportionately benefit the more privileged community. ”It doesn’t explain people’s living experiences, so they fall into the trap of oversimplification. Some LTNs may not, but others do so explicitly because each location has its own characteristics.

It’s a shame that I didn’t try to dig deeper into this question and balance the work, relying solely on reports from Professor Rachel Aldred.

Phil Goodwin (one of the authors of the report) Traffic Impact of Highway Capacity Reduction: Evaluation of Evidence, 1998) Writes: “I sometimes support people who complain about it [LTN] The scheme brings improvements to the green areas where the rich live, but diverts traffic to the “traffic roads” where the poor live. This is not fair. Capacity reallocation should be done in a way that supports the most in need. “

In some areas, such as Dalić, it is not a “myth”, but traffic and consequent pollution shift to more wealthy communities and travel routes with different demographics to the “green” part of the LTN. The fact that it has been done. Just ask the residents. It’s really socially unfair.
Trevor Moore
London

•• In your report, the study in question points to Enfield’s exception, where the council-led plan focused on “the wealthiest areas of the autonomous region.” Councilor Ian Barnes defends this approach as there was already “significant contact and representation from the population” in the area. His carefully written response was a single limited opportunity for residents to engage with the Enfield Council before LTN was forced on us under Covid, 73 of the residents. % Opposed to closing our road, and only 20% did not point out that they agreed. This is from the council’s own website.

There was no obligation for Foxlane LTN to own more than twice the average of Enfield for cars in the LTN. These cars have taken longer detours and are not only currently congested, but also polluting the border roads of their homes. The injustices inherent in this LTN are very disruptive and need to be addressed urgently.
Ann Jones
London

How Low Traffic Schemes Promote Inequality | Letters | World News

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