This part walks through how to prioritise your low traffic neighbourhoods based on where the approach will have the greatest impact, rather than where it will be easiest.
With limited resources, it is important to start implementing LTN schemes on a needs basis: where the approach will have the greatest impact, rather than where it will be easiest.
This should be determined with a data-led prioritisation exercise, highlighting areas with:
- poorest air quality
- highest deprivation
- poor access to green space
- highest traffic volumes, particularly percentage of through traffic
- the high density of collisions, particularly for the most vulnerable users
- the greatest number of schools
- low public transport accessibility
- low car ownership
- highest childhood obesity
- local support.
Several London boroughs have developed scoring criteria or matrices which assess all their LTNs across some of the criteria above, giving an overall priority score (see Figure 3c).
Figure 3c: LTN prioritisation in Lambeth (Image: London Borough of Lambeth).