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Low traffic neighbourhoods

Motor traffic cutting through local roads and residential streets has a serious impact on the health and quality of life of people living there – too much traffic, too fast, too noisy, too much pollution.

We know that the lower the volume of traffic on a street, the more community interaction and healthy physical activity we see. Low traffic neighbourhoods are an approach to removing or reducing through traffic to realise the many benefits that this can bring to an area.

School Road is a residential road, not built for through traffic due to its narrow width and many bends. There is potential for this scheme to start the local area on a journey to becoming Birmingham’s first Low Traffic Neighbourhood.

You can find out more about how the London boroughs of Enfield and Waltham Forest are currently using this approach.

More information about low traffic neighbourhoods can be found on the London Living Streets webpage.