FACT BASED IMPACTS OF LTN’S

Walking/Cycling

-Generally, the LTNs have made very little difference to cycling and walking

-There are a few more people walking than before the latest lockdown

-Cycling especially at weekends is drastically down

Life Expectancy

-Those living within 50 meters of a busy road may increase the risk of lung cancer by 10% than those living on the quieter roads

-Lung growth in children is stunted by 3-14%.

-Traffic generated air pollutants contribute to the development of Asthma and COPD

Vehicle

-The volume of traffic displaced onto the main roads is clearly demonstrated by the reports on social media from residents living in the surrounding roads

-And the Levels of increased traffic queues indicated in Harrows own reporting indict substantial increase in traffic on the main roads

Air Pollution

-Harrow have no before levels of pollution to compare any increase by their own figures indicate the volumes of traffic were substantially increased on the main roads following the introduction of the LTNs pollution in the opinion of residents in surrounding roads is now higher

Social Injustice

-Harrow have no before levels of pollution to compare any increase by their own figures indicate the volumes of traffic were substantially increased on the main roads following the introduction of the LTNs pollution in the opinion of residents in surrounding roads is now higher


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