Saturday, 9 February 2019

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods with London Living Streets

On Thursday January 31st London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group held the launch of the 'Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Design Guide'.

Speakers included Christopher Martin of the Urban Design Group, Dr Rachel Aldred, the London Cycling Campaign's Fran Graham and Cllr. Feryal Dermici, all speaking to the reasons why we should strive to create low traffic neighbourhoods in all our communities.

Safe Routes were also invited and Dr Johnston spoke to our efforts working as a community to effect change; and how exhausting it is to have to create safe routes a junction at a time. She highlighted the fact that the School Streets trial at Bessemer Grange has shown that "One street is not enough. We need a holistic approach" to build networks for children and families to use, so active travel not just encouraged, but enabled.



You can read Clare Rogers' summary of the evening here, the London Living Streets report here and also listen to an audio recording of Laurie's presentation here.