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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

I'm not sure whether this has been shared elsewhere on HOL - can't see it in a search but...

We have recently received a note through our front door that the St Ann's Low Traffic Neighbourhood will be implemented on 22 August.

This is a heads-up for anyone living in or driving through the area between West Green Road and St Ann's Road.  There will no longer be a direct route between the two major roads unless you are a bus or have a 'X2' exemption pass. 

Woodlands Park Road, Black Boy Lane, Cornwall Road and Avenue Road will all be closed to through traffic. 

The restriction points will be monitored by CCTV, so no doubt LBH will be issuing lots of PCNs!  Drivers beware!

I attach two documents, one a map of the area showing the traffic cells as they will be after implementation, and the other the supporting document.

Tags for Forum Posts: low traffic neighbourhoods, st anns ltn, traffic

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Yes, sorry Gordon, you're quite correct, will definitely try harder next time..

I completely agree too Don. I believe we absolutely need to do something, I just don't believe LTNs are the something.

This last week has been really difficult what with the new LTN north of West Green Road starting, heavy rain and flooding and road works with temporary traffic lights. All of which has made getting to and from school/college/central London awful on both buses and the times I have to drive. And why are the 2 most useful (to me) entrances and exits at Manor House tube closed - icing on the cake.

Julie, Manor House tube - two entrances are closed because the floor is still wet (slip risk) from the recent persistent rain (info from station staff).

Thanks Gordon, that makes sense. 

I think everyone wants a co-ordinated approach to traffic management across the whole Capital but let's be realistic, we're not going to get one at the moment. Politics is more polarised than ever, the government is pushing austerity and culture wars, "war on the motorist" is back, etc. What's the chances of getting Southwark, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Kensington and Chelsea to agree an approach (and that's just to name a few)?

So, what do we do? Just wait and hope that the stars will align at some point? How do they "get a grip on Green Lanes" and also ensure that other residential streets don't take that overflow?

I don't know if LTNs are the answer or not but after years of years of Haringey's car is king policy I'm willing to support most interventions, look at the data and see what happens. We can't just keep putting it off.

QED

I see that, 3 months in, Google maps is still trying to send cars through non-permitted routes in this LTN which is obviously going to cause more congestion and funnel more traffic into the area. A good example of why these things need some time to bed in and you can't just make a decision based on the first few months.

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