A protest against the recently introduced Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme will take place in Tooting this Saturday (Sept 12).  

Local action group, One Wandsworth, is organising the demonstration from 2-5pm, outside Tooting Islamic Centre on Upper Tooting Road.

The LTNs were introduced on August 17 as part of the Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, to create more space on roads and encourage alternative forms of travel.

However, One Wandsworth claims that it has increased gridlocked traffic in the area. Member, Lorna Blane, says that the LTNs are seriously affecting the lives of residents. 

"Emergency vehicles are trapped, GP’s can’t do house visits easily, businesses have lost trade, parents can’t get multiple children to different schools at the correct time, trades people can’t do as many jobs per day, carers can’t get to patients as easily, disabled have lost their parking bays near shops, residents have to do up to two mile detours to get to their destination – the list goes on!"

At least 400 people are expected to attend, who will be asked to line up on both sides of the road - at covid friendly distance - and hold banners. 

"We will not be blocking roads as this road leads to St George’s hospital. We are asking motorists to “Toot” if they agree with us - #TootinginTooting!"