'Low traffic neighbourhood' trials are everywhere in Greater Manchester. But will they work?
The lessons from the controversy in Levenshulme
Good morning members — today’s story is about the future of ‘low traffic neighbourhoods’ or LTNs.
The idea of reducing traffic on the streets where we live seems like an eminently sensible idea — promising to reduce pollution and make our cities more liveable and human-friendly.
But as we learned from Andrea Sandor’s fascinating long read about the LTN in Levenshulme last month, they can lead to bitter disagreements among residents — arguments that centre on suspicions about who stands to benefit from the changes.
We asked Andrea to follow-up her piece with one that asks a broader question: What can be learned from the experience in Levenshulme, and will LTNs take off in other parts of Greater Manchester?