Adrienne Avenue (UB1) area is a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) that was introduced in July 2020, on a trial basis, made possible with funding from Transport for London (TfL). There is significant concern that large numbers of people will drive in order to avoid contact with others on public transport due to social distancing measures. This could potentially lead to a large increase in rat-run traffic through this area.
Residents in this neighbourhood will start to see the benefits of better air quality, reduced volumes of through traffic in their neighbourhood, making it a safer, calmer and quieter environment for walking and cycling.
Description of the scheme
Changes to the design of the LTN were consulted on and improvements have been made based on recommendations of the interim assesment. These improvements include: additional signage, installation of double yellow lines, removal of bollards, and removal of the initial planters located at the junction of Adrienne Avenue with Woodstock Avenue, with the closure north of junction on Adrienne Avenue.
Wooden planters have since been installed at thefollowing locations with accompaying signage to discourage through traffic:
- Woodstock Avenue/Adrienne Avenue junction
- Adrienne Avenue/Kenilworth Gardens junction.
The emergency services, refuse vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will remain unaffected and continue to have access through the road closures. All other vehicles may have to find alternative routes. Residents will continue to have access by car to their properties, but this may be via alternative directions.