More LTN displaced traffic and pollution is scheduled to be pushed out onto the borough’s main roads:
An additional Highbury LTN
Islington Council has now installed two LTN trials in Highbury (Highbury West and Highbury Fields). It intends to bring one in for the Highbury New Park area, understood to be to the east of Blackstock Road/Highbury Grove. This additional LTN will displace more traffic and pollution onto Blackstock Road/Highbury Grove, and worsen traffic congestion on Green Lanes.
Rollout of 20 LTNs across the Borough
Islington Council intends to create a network of 20 LTNs, covering 70% of Islington imposing these across the borough under a rolling programme. So far less than half have been installed. Each additional LTN will push more traffic and pollution onto adjacent main roads.
As (post lockdown) life and traffic return to normal, more and more displaced traffic from the borough’s growing LTN network will be pushed out onto our main roads. These are roads along which people work, cycle, walk, wheel and shop. It’s not hard to see that as the Highbury and Islington LTN network grows these main roads will be increasingly choked up and and risk eventually being completely overwhelmed by traffic and pollution.