The largest study of low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in London has found they reduced motor traffic.
Traffic data from 46 LTN scheme across 11 boroughs reported the mean percentage reduction of traffic on streets within them was 46.9%.
The study was conducted by the University of Westminster’s Active Travel Academy and was commissioned by climate charity Possible.
Opponents of LTNs have criticised the study’s methodology and impartiality.
LTNs try to reduce motor traffic in residential areas by using either cameras, planters or lockable bollards.
The analysis looked at both internal roads within the LTNs and boundary roads, looking at the actual changes in motor traffic as well as what might have been expected based on previous London traffic trends.
Many streets saw less than 1,000 motor vehicles passing through them a day.
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