Camden Council has said that the scheme will reduce congestion and make journeys quicker. Why do you oppose a project that will mitigate the congestion problems in Bloomsbury?

A:

The LTDA is fully supportive of the idea of reducing congestion in the area. However, the measures as they stand fail to do this.

Because Camden Council’s modelling failed to consider how the measures will affect traffic more widely, the trial has resulted in the roads surrounding the affected areas becoming far more congested, busier and polluted. This has drastically reduced the quality of life of residents, made journeys harder for commuters and made it more difficult for local business to carry out their day-to-day work.

The Council have even recognised that this has happened, noting in their data breakdown that roads such as Endsleigh Gardens  has experienced a traffic increase of 290%.