LOW TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOODS ARE NOT WORKING IN OVAL
Lambeth Council has closed off large sections of Oval to traffic in an undemocratic, haphazard & poorly researched manner. We demand their immediate removal and that a proper consultation takes place before changes like these are made again.
We are all for cleaner air, but not if it simply shunts traffic to other areas and therefore creates more pollution for others.
Please sign our petitions below and read on for information on how you can help.
ABOUT ONE OVAL
'One Oval' are a diverse, apolitical group of triangle residents and members of the wider local community adversely affected and deeply concerned by the impact of the Oval Triangle Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN)
We are cyclists and car drivers from a wide range of occupations, backgrounds and ethnicities. We are local authority residents, private renters and homeowners.
Our primary concerns are:
Anti-democratic: These changes were rushed through under the smokescreen of Covid-19,with no consultation and in many cases, no notice given to surrounding residents.
Health Inequality: We ALL deserve cleaner air, it shouldn't just be for a privileged few inside the triangle. This LTN is forcing traffic onto surrounding roads that are not designed for this volume of traffic, and choking them with traffic & pollution in the process. Like those inside the triangle, these surrounding roads are also residential, and many of Oval's schools are located on them too. No impact assessments have been done on environmental impact nor impact on equality. The evidence that LTN's cause traffic to "evaporate" is sparse, out of date and doesn't apply to central London.
Divisive: These closures have divided once close-knit communities into the 'haves and the have-nots'. Lambeth Council insists that these road closures are essential to enable social distancing, and enable people to walk and cycle. So we ask: Why don't the people outside this exclusive LTN require the same?
HOW YOU CAN HELP
London Assembly Member:
Transport for London:
Lambeth Transport Planner:
The Department for Transport at Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Rd, London, SW1P 4DR