Pond Square residents call for Swain’s Lane no right-turn scheme to be abandoned at Camden Council
PUBLISHED: 17:34 09 September 2020 | UPDATED: 17:34 09 September 2020
Members of the Pond Square Residents’ Association (PRSA) called for a controversial “no right turn” traffic order at the top of Swain’s Lane in Highgate to be abandoned.
In a deputation to Camden full council on September 7, Edward Stanners from the PSRA said: “We hope to persuade you to abandon the scheme and go back to a more formal kind of consultation.” He said households in the area had not been consulted, and explained the PSRA agreed with the aims of the scheme – to reduce vehicle traffic – but wanted it to be re-thought. He added: “The scheme is endangering the lives of both Highgate residents and our many visitors.”
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Councillors including Highgate representatives Anna Wright and Sian Berry asked the council to reassure residents that feedback would be considered by the town hall.
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Cllr Wright (Lab) said: “They are indeed experiments and should be treated as such.”
Camden’s environment chief Cllr Adam Harrison responded and said local “on-the-ground observations” had been very helpful. He added he felt the scheme had been successful in reducing traffic through Highgate village, saying: “There was a lot of traffic going through the village, there is less now, and I’m very happy to be working with the community on this.”
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