Councils not looking at LTN impacts on walking and cycling – transportxtra
Rhodri Clark05 October 2021
Decisions on the future of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are being made without sufficient monitoring of changes in walking and cycling, according to Rachel Aldred, Professor of Transport at the University of Westminster.
Some LTNs, and other measures to encourage walking and cycling, have been removed following complaints from some local residents and traders. However, Aldred told LTT: “Part of the problem is that walking schemes like LTNs and pedestrianisation programmes aim to increase walking levels, but authorities rarely measure walking, and so the benefits of more walking don’t enter into the discussion.
“When reviewing monitoring reports on London LTNs, we found that councils were rarely measuring cycling, and walking even less so, even though one of the key objectives of these schemes is to increase walking and cycling.”