Timely reminder thank you Matthew.
Just to recap what this is about, the daily volume of traffic on Wightman looks like this:
That is over 1000 vehicles per hour during daylight hours, with peaks over 1200 in the morning and over 1400 in the afternoon. A typical scene looks like this, looking north:
And from the same point (near Fairland Park), looking south at the same time:
The volume of traffic is higher than several local A-roads including Turnpike Lane. All this on a street with narrow house frontages, narrow (and inaccessible) pavements, pavement parking, and narrow (and hostile to cyclists) carriageways.
It's a disgrace that this volume of traffic is allowed to flow along a street which is entirely unsuitable and purely residential for most of its one-mile length. It also runs completely against GLA and Council objectives to reduce pollution and increase walking and cycling.
But we do have a chance to change things permanently - by supporting filtering (plus measures to mitigate disruption on neighbouring roads) in the council's survey here: https://www.research.net/r/GLATS. Filtering is the only option which will achieve a lasting, drastic reduction in traffic for our own and future generations - let's not let the opportunity slip by!
Andy, the stats are in that chart in my previous post. I guess the reason you don't recognise it is because you don't live there? But if you want to check the stats, stand at any point on Wightman (or maybe walk along it) for ten minutes, and count how many vehicles pass by. Multiply by 6 to get the per hour number.
I don't have the numbers for/against - we shall have to wait for the council to publish those...
There's lies, damned lies, and ... if you don't believe it walk along Wightman for 10 minutes and count the vehicles. Let me know how you get on.
Thank you for the reminder!
Living Wightman has now received statements of support for filtering Wightman Road from GLA London Assembly members Caroline Pidgeon and Caroline Russell - both members sit on the Transport Committee, you can read the statements here: http://www.livingwightman.org/2017/05/messages-of-support-from-lond...
Plus we've also had statements of support for filtering Wightman from walking, cycling and environmental campaign groups Sustrans, Living Streets, Friends of The Earth, and London Cycling Campaign - you can read their statements here http://www.livingwightman.org/2017/05/who-supports-living-wightman....
Haringey Cycling Campaign 9have published a great article on their website in support of filtering: Daddy, can we please cycle to Finsbury Park again this weekend?
But we still need as many residents as possible to complete the council's survey - please don't leave it too late!
The survey closes today - Sunday 14th May: https://www.research.net/r/GLATS
To be fair, Cllr Emina Ibrahim is on record as saying "We need a Traffic and Parking Review in Harringay", and we can at least partially thank her for helping to initiate the current consultation:
"Harringay desperately needs a traffic and parking review, we have got to the stage that the amount of traffic coming down the ladder roads really needs to be dealt with. I will be writing to officers and the lead member because we can no longer I believe sustain this inequitable distribution of traffic in the area."
Option 4 (Filtering Wightman) is the only option which meets the "really needs to be dealt with" criteria isn't it?
That's a nice spin, Antoinette, but at no point has she expressly opposed the filtering of Wightman Road either.
Your guess is as good as mine. I guess we'll find out soon enough. And all the councillors are up for election next year so we'll have a chance to elect others if we don't think the current ones are acting in the best interests of their constituents.