Camden doesn’t get a ‘Liveable Neighbourhood’ – initially, at least.

4 Responses

  1. Christopher Routledge says:

    A great disappointment that we are not to be included in the LTN ph1. Do we know when we will next be up for consideration?
    Since the closure of the bridge some very large vehicles including tourist coaches and articulated lorries have tried to negotiate Camden Road with particularly bad results on bin days.
    I take the point about the traffic calming along Camden Road exacerbating congestion but I tend towards the view that any measures which discourage the use of this route by through traffic must be a good thing until more satisfactory measures can be put in place.

  2. Jeremy says:

    I’m told unofficially later this year. Frankly I don’t think it’s likely with 14 schemes already included in the final listing, albeit some are very small. Plus, an additional scheme has got to have time to get over the initial resistance and make the current administration be electable in time for Spring 2023 – if it was ‘too complex’ in May it’ll still be too complex in December. I’d love to be proved wrong.
    Yes – strange route choices are made by strangers to the city neighbourhoods guided by satnavs that don’t discriminate between neighbourhood streets and more main roads.
    I agree with you – the traffic calming we have was an improvement and still is better than nothing. We now need something more effective.

  3. Jack Lomond says:

    Nothing’s going to change until the primary route network changes.

    Concentrate on the big picture, instead of shifting more displaced pollution on to the poor people in Snow Hill.

    And if you don’t believe me – please read the LibDem report as to what happened in Lee Green, and read why the opposed the “LTN” there, before replying. Because it clearly wasn’t in their manifesto:

    • Bob Williams says:

      So what, in particular, would you propose to improve pollution levels in Snow Hill? Would you support extending the CAZ to include private cars?

      Road pricing is probably the best ‘big picture’ option but do you see this government supporting that? LTNs are the most achievable option at the moment because they have cross party support, including from government.

      Some LTNs will fail because of poor design or perhaps just because initial teething problems are not resolved. That doesn’t invalidate the whole concept.