When we published the 2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results in July 2022 there was some good news of boroughs implementing & making permanent Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes.
We found that the highest coverage of area as Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) was in Hackney at 70%*, followed by Waltham Forest, 49%.
*excluding The City
The lowest coverage of area as Low Traffic Neighbourhods was in Bexley with just 4% of area with LTNs.
We found 19 boroughs had taken very little action & had under 20% LTN coverage.
Boroughs that had dramatically improved in the previous 2 years to 2022 included Hackney (+39%), Islington (+31%), Southwark (+23%) and Lambeth (+19%).
Analysis of change in LTN coverage
In the chart below, we can see the comparison of data from 2020 (blue lines) and 2022 (pink lines), clearly showing the boroughs who have swiftly implemented LTN schemes in the previous two years, and those boroughs were there has been little or no change.
We have mapped LTNs as a way of easily showing in a simple tool the location and size of LTNs in each borough. Our London LTN map is used to calculate the proportion of LTNs in each borough relative to the area which is potentially suitable to be LTNs.
The LTN suitability is based on TfL’s Strategic Neighbourhood Analysis which identifies the total area in each borough appropriate for LTNs (e.g. excluding industrial areas and parks).
From this LTN map we calculate the results, shown in depth here.
- Enabling walking & cycling
- Reducing motor traffic
- Reducing road danger
- Creating quiet, less stressful streets
- Creating streets more conducive to children playing & communities interacting
More LTN announcements in 2022 and 2023
Plans approved, in 2023-24:
- Hoxton East
- Chatsworth Rd
- Stamford Hill West
- Cazenove Rd
- Craven Walk
- Southwold Rd