Almost all the Council's statistics are based on averages, and this masks the very serious peaks of polluting traffic at certain times of day in all those roads that have been sacrificed to the LTN.
Traffic counters used to monitor the impact of low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) are not accurately recording vehicles during heavy congestion, The Times reveals.
Residents of the boundary roads around Lee Green have long claimed that their Council's traffic statistics do not reflect their lived experience of increased polluting traffic since the introduction of the LTN.
Now we know that, according to the Times, monitoring systems used by councils have changed since the pandemic. The apparent reduction in traffic said to be the result of LTNs is in fact the result of monitors which now do not include any traffic moving at less than 10 or in some cases 6 mph. So residents of Burnt Ash Road, Lee High Road and the South Circular are not wrong when they say that traffic has increased since 2020 and that their health is suffering as a consequence. The traffic is simply moving imperceptibly slowly!
When will Lewisham Council stop using misleading statistics?