By Rachael Griffiths
Residents are fuming after road closures have brought about jams and delays.
Families dwelling in and round Greenwich Park have been hit exhausting by measures a part of a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme.
Designed Cycle Lane
The road closures are designed to cut back traffic because the borough goals to achieve web zero carbon emissions.
The introduction of recent biking lanes has additionally gone off monitor, with many questioning the design and practicality of such lanes.
London Ambulance service, the Met and London Fire Brigade all voiced considerations over the delays brought on by the road blocks in 2020.
Disability teams, together with London Vision, additionally declare they weren’t consulted concerning the proposed road adjustments.
Greenwich council chief Danny Thorpe mentioned in March 2021: “The wants of the emergency companies are taken into consideration and we work intently with them.”
Greenwich Road Closures are a gaggle of residents opposing the LTNs and the council’s present (and proposed) traffic discount schemes, and have protested.
Residents are additionally offended that Greenwich councillor, Danny Thorpe, has blocked folks on Twitter who attempt to get in contact with him about it.
He has not responded to an open letter despatched to him from Greenwich Road Closures on behalf of 2500 residents eager to schedule a gathering with him.
Local MP and shadow minister for local weather change Matthew Pennycook, who has gone on document to help the schemes, has additionally blocked folks on Twitter.
An announcement from the chief of the Council and Cabinet Member for Environment, Sustainability and Transport learn: “We perceive that not all these proposals have been universally well-liked and now we have acquired some actual considerations about how among the proposed schemes would work.
“I want to guarantee residents and companies that we’re listening to these considerations and can guarantee these inform choices that we take […] I’ve additionally been speaking to our groups on the Council about how we are able to enhance the way in which we interact with our communities on tasks like this sooner or later.
“I’ve requested officers to start creating plans for deeper engagement at a neighborhood stage, strategies equivalent to residents juries to make sure that the views heard are consultant of all residents.”
LTNs had been authorised as Covid emergency measures by Transport secretary Grant Shapps in March 2020, and South London labour councils took them up with enthusiasm. “
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