Hannah Ginnett: Your views requested on local road closure schemes

I have been approached by local people who are very concerned on the road closure schemes being enforced by Lambeth and Southwark Councils under the smokescreen of Covid-19 emergency transport legislation.

Streetspace in Southwark, will close traffic through Court Lane/Calton Avenue to and from Dulwich Village and Melbourne Grove in East Dulwich.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in Lambeth include closing through traffic on Railton Road and pavement widening and road narrowing in Herne Hill. 

Why haven’t Lambeth and Southwark worked together to develop a cross-borough strategy?

The total cost of implementation across London is £22.26 million.

We can all agree on the need to reduce traffic, congestion, and pollution but will these impulsive road measures improve or concentrate pollution?

But will these changes improve our quality of life?

  • Both Councils are claiming that the measures will greatly reduce the volumes of traffic and improve the quality of life for residents & businesses.
  • Will the increased traffic, onto already congested roads, add to journey time, increase congestion and pollution in these areas and affect the quality of life for the residents?
  • What will the impact be on already struggling local shops and businesses?
  • How can these schemes be successful with no improvement to transport services locally?
  • If residents and businesses vote against the closures after the trial, how will the removal be funded?

I want to hear your concerns and views so that I can make your voice heard. 

Tell me your point of view by emailing: Hannah4GLA@gmail.com

Thank you!

Hannah Ginnett 

Conservative Party Candidate for Lambeth & Southwark GLA