Save Oval Streets has been campaigning together for action on the traffic blighting our community since 2017, some of our members for far longer. We do so openly and transparently.
Prior to 2017, some of us lobbied successfully for a ban on HGVs inside the Triangle after construction vehicles, coaches and lorries began to use the area as a cut through to sites in Nine Elms and Battersea.
Since 2017 we have:
- Presented a united front to Lambeth Council on local traffic matters
- Campaigned for better traffic management inside the Oval Triangle and on the roads skirting it
- Monitored traffic trends and volumes
- Helped the Police conduct speed trap sessions which recorded some drivers travelling at 40 mph in a 20 mph zone.
- Measured air pollution with the help of Friends of the Earth.
- Held a protest on Cycleway 5 to draw attention to the dangers to cyclists and to congestion in general.
To be clear, Save Oval Streets never campaigned specifically for the creation of a Low Traffic Neighbourhood within the Triangle. Nor were we consulted as to its design, layout, implementation or the timing of its launch.
However, now that the Oval Triangle Low Traffic Neighbourhood is in place, we strongly support it and are doing everything we can to help Lambeth Council and its residents make it a success.
We have flagged problems and suggested enhancements and improvements, not least for the Mursell estate and Palfrey Place.
We update residents on changes as they happen.
We listen to concerns. We walk and cycle our streets and hear directly the views of residents.
We urge our neighbours who feel inconvenienced by the changes, or who feel they would have liked more notice of them, to work together with us to make the LTN a success.