Railton LTN is Now Permanent

Last month the council announced its intention for Railton LTN to be permanent and Lambeth Council has now announced that approval has been granted.

This means Railton and St. Matthew’s, as well as some of the surrounding streets will restrict motor vehicle through traffic, with some exceptions, to enable better walking and cycling routes, improve air quality and make streets safer for all users.

“Low traffic neighbourhoods are an important tool in our armoury as we begin to make our streets work for people once again.”

Cllr Danny Adilypour, joint Cabinet Member for Sustainable Transport, Environment and Clean Air

LTNs were introduced as emergency measures during the Covid-19 pandemic and were subject to extensive consultations in Autumn 2021.

Data collected during this period found that the Railton scheme had a approval rating of 54%.

There will be exceptions for Blue Badge holders who are reliant on driving, being driven or on visitors who arrive by car. Taxis and fully accessible private hire vehicles will also be exempt along with rapid response healthcare providers and the emergency services.

The future of three other trial schemes – in Tulse Hill, Streatham Hill and Ferndale – will also be considered by the council in due course.

The council expects initial public realm work in the LTN areas to begin in Spring 2022 with further enhancements to follow later.

To read more about the Railton LTN, click here. You can also read our story about the proposed plans for a LTN in Brixton Hill, here.

You can find out more about Lambeth’s low traffic Neighbourhoods, here.

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