CHOOSE A GREENER FUTURE FOR MAZE HILL

Only a 24-7 bus gate will stop the intolerable traffic

If you believe in our future as a greener, cleaner neighbourhood please let the council know by expressing your support for 24-7 enforcement of the traffic gates

Support an Intelligent ANPR Solution and demand a greener, cleaner Maze Hill 24-7

West Greenwich

In August 2020, Greenwich Council introduced Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) across West Greenwich, transforming their streets and cutting traffic, pollution, noise and congestion for its residents.

Maze Hill Chaos

Unfortunately, the scheme wasn’t borough-wide. Overnight, Maze Hill residents woke up to tailbacks up the hill and beyond, and all-day disruption from noisy, toxic queues on what was once a peaceful residential street. Traffic that had previously used a number of roads to the West – residential, a B-road, and Greenwich Park – instead queued up on Maze Hill, using our pavements as overtaking lanes, and filling our homes with poisonous air.

Pollution

Air pollution is the single biggest environmental threat to health in the UK and is responsible for 40,000 extra deaths every year. People living in urban areas in the South-East of England, especially London, are the most likely to die from exposure to toxic air, with one in 16 deaths directly caused by fine sooty particles and nitrogen oxides pumped out by car exhausts.

Solution

Greenwich Council has proposed a bus gate to stem the traffic on Maze Hill and improve the quality of our air. There is support for this scheme. In a recent survey of MH residents, 64.3% of respondents said they would like to see a 24-7 approach to tackling the huge increase in through traffic on Maze Hill.

In Waltham Forest, one of London’s first LTNs, initially there was 50% opposition to the scheme. Now, only 1.7% of residents would scrap it and revert to its former layout.

This scheme will be borough-wide. Bus gates are being introduced on Vanbrugh and Westcombe Hills to ensure our traffic today doesn’t become their traffic tomorrow.

The scheme is part of a wider initiative to encourage people out of their cars in favour of walking or cycling. For people who need to travel by car, the choice is still there, but prioritising quick journeys for motorists should not come above residents’ health.

The bus gate will not stop residents reaching their homes, or delivery drivers from dropping things off. Access in and out will be from the south (Blackheath) side. The bus gate will allow emergency vehicles and taxis to pass through.

Only a 24-7 bus gate will stop the intolerable traffic

If you believe in our future as a greener, cleaner neighbourhood please let the council know by expressing your support for 24-7 enforcement of the traffic gates

Support an Intelligent ANPR Solution and demand a greener, cleaner Maze Hill 24-7