This consultation is now finished. Results of this publication will be posted here when available.
The Hamilton Road (W5) area is a proposed low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) that is planned to be introduced on an experimental basis, made possible with funding from the Department for Transport (DfT). There has been a dramatic reduction in public transport capacity, and we are now seeing an increase in the number of people turning to their cars as well as an increase in online deliveries to people’s homes. This combination risks making local streets busier, more polluted, and less safe for our residents. The temporary schemes are designed to reduce the number of car journeys to create safer neighbourhoods so that more people can walk and cycle, rather than use the car for short trips.
Description of the scheme
There will be a temporary installation of wooden planters, Automatic Number-plate Recognition (ANPR) camera enforcement and accompanying signage to discourage rat-run traffic at the following location:
- Hamilton Road at junction with Hanger Lane (North Circular Road)
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 a different route. If you are a Blue Badge Holder and live within this proposed LTN, you can apply for an exemption from ANPR camera enforcement within the LTN you live in. Please note that Blue Badge holders who drive through their LTN without having applied and received confirmation that their application was successful will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice.
What happens next
We recently invited residents and stakeholder groups that are directly affected by the proposals to have their say on the proposed LTN. Your feedback will be used to consider any changes that need be made and on the decision to proceed.
The results of the survey will be used to show whether or not the trial LTN is introduced in the area. In addition, any feedback may also be used to inform change to the design or operation of the LTN. In the event a decision is made to go ahead with the scheme, we would write to you before any works take place. If the LTN is carried out, it is expected that the LTN would operate for a minimum period of 6 months to allow for settling in and behaviour change, but if significant problems arise the design can be changed or the ETO can be withdrawn prior to the end of the trial. Any decision will be made by ward councillors and cabinet members who will take into account a combination of factors including residents’ feedback, data analysis of air quality, traffic levels, and changes to walking and cycling levels.