An ambulance passes through Homerton low traffic neighbourhood.

Hackney reacts to the Prime Minister’s low traffic neighbourhood review

Rishi Sunak announced a review of Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes last month following by-election success in Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Hackney Council has introduced 19 such neighbourhoods since 2020, covering 50% of the borough, which is the greatest proportion in London.

Yet with plans in place to increase this further to cover 75% of the borough, residents voiced their opposition at a recent council meeting.

Councillor Mete Coban, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport said: “We have extensively consulted with over 20,000 people over our LTN schemes, including a local election in May 2022, where the public decisively backed LTN-supporting candidates.”

NEL spoke to lead petitioner, Ruth Parkinson regarding her opposition and Sunak’s announcement of a low traffic neighbourhood review.

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