Streatham Hill low traffic neighbourhood is due to launch on August 15.  

It follows the Oval Triangle, Railton, and Ferndale LTNs, which aim to reduce through-traffic and encourage walking and cycling.    

Signs have been placed within the upcoming LTN, which includes all the streets within the boundary of where Streatham High Road, Leigham Court Road, Leigham Vale, Norwood Road, and Christchurch Road link up.  

One sign for a camera-enforced filter has been placed in Palace Road just before the junction with Daysbrook Road.  

Another has been placed in Amesbury Avenue where it meets Emsworth Street , while another is located at the junction of Downton Avenue and Hillside Road.  

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Amesbury Avenue

It is unclear exactly how many and which streets will have filters yet.  

The council said it chose Streatham Hill as residents living east of the A23 “raised issues of traffic volumes and speed” during its ‘Our Streets’ consultation in 2018.  

“Traffic surveys show that a high proportion of traffic using local roads are taking short cuts through, with over 6,000 vehicles a day using some streets.  

“The majority of households in the neighbourhood do not own a car and the vast majority of residents, 64 per cent, use public transport to travel to work, whereas only 14 per cent travel by car.  

“When we looked at the collisions per household this neighbourhood ranked highly.  

“There are also a lot of schools and schoolchildren who live in the neighbourhood,” according to the council.  

Its data shows that within the upcoming LTN, the majority of traffic during peak times is through-traffic.  

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Hillside road can have more than 250 vehicles travelling northbound at the busiest hour, with more than 230 vehicles going southbound – 85 per cent is through traffic. 

TfL had plans to revamp Streatham High Road, which include making some side roads in Streatham Hill no-entry, though these have been paused because of Covid-19. 

“This could reduce the traffic volumes on some local streets but concentrate higher volumes of traffic on others.  

“The low traffic neighbourhood is an opportunity to address any issues by lowering traffic volumes across the area,” according to the council.  

Part of the aim of the Streatham Hill LTN is to create a “high quality ‘healthy route’” on Hillside Road for people making local trips on foot and by bike, “particularly to and from schools in the area, and as part of a wider link between Herne Hill and Streatham”.  

Lambeth is bringing in a host of LTNs across the borough, funding by the Mayor of London’s Streetspace scheme. 

The council was awarded £2.6 million, the highest out of all London boroughs.  

The TfL funding aims to help councils bring in emergency transport measures in the wake of Covid-19 to aid social distancing and to promote active travel.