Aldermans Hill (Prior to Lockdown 2)
10th October 2020 @ 5.35pm
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Local resident Philip talks about the pollution that has been caused by the LTN.
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REASONS WHY THE LTNs NEED TO STOP
Delays emergency services
Emergency services are unable to pass the fixed barriers so have to double back.
The emissions from the stop/start traffic travel to all surrounding areas.
People on the roads taking the displaced traffic are reporting adverse health effects from increased pollution.
Damages local businesses
Deliveries cannot get through in a timely manner.
Threatens livelihoods and jobs as well as the survival of local businesses.
The scheme discriminates against many members of the community
Single working parents heavily affected, as are parents who need to drop children off at multiple places and then get to work themselves.
Not everyone has time to cycle or walk to their destination.
Not everyone who can cycle has washing facilities at their workplace.
Discriminates against those that already live on polluted high roads.
Discriminates between certain roads/residents and others.
It removes freedom of movement.
The scheme has negative affects on the community
Delays for elderly, less able and vulnerable in reaching medical appointments.
Students experiencing delays in getting to school on public transport.
Adults experiencing delays in getting to work
People experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety.
Residents split within their community.
Local pharmacies have struggled to deliver prescriptions to patients in the area.