London hospital trust to pay £250k to install LTN for public health benefits | The Guardian
Guy’s and St Thomas’ charity will fund low-traffic neighbourhood to tackle air pollution and obesity in Lambeth and Southwark
Carlton ReidTue 17 Nov 2020
The health and social benefits of reducing motor traffic are so substantial that a hospital charity is paying to install temporary low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) measures in a London borough.
Southwark council will be given £250,000 by the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charitable Trust to install planters and removable bollards in three areas.
Low-traffic neighbourhoods are areas where measures have been taken to reduce traffic and improve access for cyclists and pedestrians. They have been popping up around the country in recent months, and last week transport secretary Grant Shapps announced a £175m fund to support more LTNs.
A similar plan was ditched by Labour in 2007, after an online petition against it gathered 1.7m signatures within days.