Welcome to the Tulse Hill Low Traffic Neighbourhood Consultation.

The Tulse Hill low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) was introduced to reduce traffic volumes. By reducing traffic in the Tulse Hill area it is hoped we can achieve priorities of our Transport Strategy including to:
  • Improve road safety for all users
  • Encourage travel in healthier, more active ways
  • Support the local economy and placemaking
  • Improve air quality
Our monitoring shows the LTN is meeting its primary objective to reduce traffic and we are consulting on whether to make the current trial permanent.
Monitoring the Low Traffic Neighbourhood:

The main objectives of the LTN programme are to:
  • reduce motor traffic within LTN areas; and
  • reduce motor traffic across the area, when considering boundary roads and the inner area together
What we know about the Low Traffic Neighbourhood

To support you to take part in the consultation, the data and information we have collected is laid out in the commonplace here.

Headlines include:

  • Overall volume of motor traffic recorded across all streets has decreased by 2%, or around 2,000 vehicles a day.
  • Volume of vehicles on internal streets has reduced by 31%, but has increased by 6% on external roads.
  • Elm Park has seen a 73% decrease in overall traffic volume, Cotherstone Road (where two schools are located) has seen an 89% decrease.
  • Increase in traffic on Brixton Water Lane over Stage 1 counts (+10 to +27%)
Air Quality: 
  • All the places where we analysed air quality that were classed as sensitive, such as outside schools and care
    homes, had air quality within legal limits. This includes sensitive sites on boundary roads.
  • Overall air quality in Lambeth is improving, partly due to measures such as the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. We expect to see greater improvements over time.
Cycling and Walking: 
  • Cycle flows have increased by 107% internally and 67% externally. 

Equality and Accessibility:
We know that some car journeys are hard to avoid and that the LTN will not solve all traffic issues in the area. Therefore we’ve come up with changes to the LTN that we think will help it work well for everyone if it stays in place.

Exemption Policy:
  • Exemption from relevant traffic filters for Blue badge holders, accessible transport and specified healthcare providers on application to the council
  • Exemption from relevant traffic filters on application for Taxis and fully accessible private hire vehicles
Active Travel Planning:
  • Comprehensive programme of activities across the borough to give people the support, skills, confidence and means to access walking, cycling and public transport as an alternative to private motor vehicle use
Public realm improvements:
  • Improvements to the pavements, kerbs and roads that make it easier to walk or use mobility aids in the LTNs through street audits and engagement
  • Measures outside businesses to encourage footfall
Improvements to boundary roads:
  • Short-term: Monitoring flows and congestion, managing roadworks and working closely with TfL on upgrades to improve cycling and walking
  • Medium-term: Review of road layouts, introduction of measures to improve bus priority, walking and cycling provision, reinstatement of banned movements at main road junctions where possible, signal timing reviews
  • Monitor impacts of London wide programmes such as ULEZ expansion
  • Supporting measures like greenscreens for schools and community buildings along busier roads
  • Long-term: Further improvements to bus fleet, Electrification / zero emissions vehicles
  • Part of a wide mode shift to walking and cycling
What are we consulting on?
Following this consultation, a decision report will be prepared for the Tulse Hill LTN. The report will collate monitoring data on a range of indicators, including traffic levels and air quality, as well all community feedback gathered both prior to and during the consultation.

The decision will be whether to make the scheme permanent, to modify or to remove the scheme and any associated works needed for doing so. Due to the nature of the decision, this will be taken by our joint cabinet members for Sustainable Transport, Environment and Clean Air.
How are we consulting?
The quickest way to share your views is through our online survey. Alongside the survey we are also running a series of targeted activities:
  • Youth engagement
  • Walk arounds with Tenants and Resident Organisations
  • Targeted focus groups with disabled people run by pan-disability, mobility charity Transport for All
  • Drop-ins at local community events
  • Supporting market research
Need a hand filling out the survey?

If you need a paper copy of the Tulse Hill LTN Consultation you can call 07999 405 331, the deadline for paper copy requests is 28th November 2021.

We’ll be out and about at the times below to help you fill out the survey if you don’t have access to the internet or have a quick question. Plus, we’ve teamed up with free repairs service Dr Bike and Cycle Confident who’ll be offering free training for 4-7 year olds. If your bike or your little ones' cycling skills are a little rusty, come down for a free session!

  • Leigham Vale/Palace Road junction on Wednesday 17th November from 9am to 11am
  • Christchurch Road/Cotherstone Road junction on Saturday 20th November from 12pm to 2pm
  • Josephine Avenue/Brixton Water Lane junction on Saturday 27th November from 12pm to 2pm
  • Roupell Park Estate, 3-23 Redlands Way on Thursday 2nd December from 2pm to 4pm
  • Tulse Hill Estate (pathway between Leander Road and Tulse Hill) on Friday 10th December from 12pm to 2pm
Data Protection:
Lambeth Council are running this consultation to understand experiences of living, working and travelling through the low traffic neighbourhood. We are collecting your data to analyse who we have reached, how you have experienced the Low Traffic Neighbourhood and your views on the future streetscape, to inform what happens next.

Your responses will be kept confidential and no information that can identify you, your home or your household will be published.

You may choose to opt out of use of your personal data or request the removal of your data from this survey by notifying us at: lowtrafficneighbourhoods@lambeth.gov.uk. 

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