The UK’s leading walking and cycling organisations are backing plans to get more people walking and cycling, via a new report:
The report gives 10 reasons to encourage walking and cycling in Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs):
- People want Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) and cycle lanes, and opposition has been inflated
- LTNs and cycle lanes reduce congestion
- LTNs and cycle lanes are good for business
- LTNs and cycle lanes help disability access
- LTNs and cycle lanes can reduce response times for emergency services
- Pop-up LTNs and cycle lanes are part of a consultation process – and not necessarily permanent if they don’t work
- There is widespread public support for LTNs and cycle lanes
- LTNs reduce congestion rather than simply pushing traffic elsewhere
- If we build cycle lanes and LTNs, people will use them
- Active travel schemes are great value for money.
Streets Alive Yarra supports the report and the 10 reasons – we urge councillors in the City of Yarra to acknowledge the broad support in the community for safer streets for walking, cycling and public transport, and to continue with 30 km/h zones, traffic calming, and the reallocation of road space.
Published 15th November 2020