Originally Posted by annamaria4711
the very same nimbies that did not wan the M11 link.....thank god that Thatcher moved forward with it...it has being a blessing for residents whose roads are now free of traffic.... I wish my road could get quiet again....
Utter balderdash, can you name an East London road that's now free of traffic?!
This is what happened in Leytonstone after the M11 link opened:
Five years ago the council did traffic counts on High Road Leytonstone which showed around 13-17,000 vehicles a day driving down it. These are relatively small numbers, yet they suppress cycling, clutter the street, pollute the air, and degrade the street for pedestrians.
Motorists who drive to this street and park here for free are blatantly being exempted from the true social costs of their chosen transport mode. And their freedom to drive (hey, it's all about choice) crushes others freedoms, not least the freedom to cycle in a safe, direct, convenient and pleasant environment. There is nothing remotely attractive about cycling on High Road Leytonstone and that won't change after this scheme is implemented.
In short, The High Road Leytonstone Corridor Scheme is just another nail in the coffin of cycling, another contributor to obesity and air pollution, and another encouragement to the ownership and use of a car for short distances.