Here’s an amazing and frightening figure;
Between 2006 and 2019 the number of miles driven on main roads in London
FELL by 800 million.
In the same time the number of miles driven on residential roads
ROSE by 3.7 Billion!
What happened in 2006?
Sat Navs & Smart Phones!
Basically sat navs and smart phones sent traffic down residential streets, like Ringslade Road, so drivers could save a few minutes off their journey time. The only way to reverse this trend is to lobby the council to introduce filtered roads and low traffic neighbourhoods which puts the traffic back onto the main roads where it belongs.
Councillor Matt White has been put in charge of introducing low traffic neighbourhoods in Haringey and has pledged to improve the walking and cycling infrastructure in the borough. Why not send him an email or tweet in support of what he’s doing and point out that our neighbourhood has borne the brunt of this increase of traffic on residential roads.
twitter – @mattwhiteski
email – Matt.White@haringey.gov.uk