Support our plan for a Low Traffic Neighbourhood for Brixton Hill
Brixton Road has some of the highest air pollution levels in London. This combined with speeding traffic have created an unhealthy and dangerous neighbourhood in Brixton Hill, unwelcoming to pedestrians and children. Main roads designed for through traffic - such as the south circular and A23 Brixton Hill - surround the area but smaller roads through the area are used as short cuts.
WE are asking Lambeth Council and Transport for London to make Brixton Hill Ward a Low Traffic Neighbourhood as part of the Brixton Liveable Neighbourhood project.
What is a Low Traffic Neighbourhood?
This would introduce barriers across cut-through roads to stop the rat-runs, but still allow residents access to the streets in their cars.
Where this has been implemented elsewhere it has cut speeding and pollution making walking and cycling safe and pleasant, and allowed children to play outside safely.
Research by the Women's Equality Party and residents groups suggest that over 65% of residents would welcome this. With these simple changes the whole area could be made safer with lower pollution levels.
Find out more and stay in touch at http://www.saferstreetsbrixton.org