Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are part of our vision for a transport network which is inclusive and has a positive impact on quality of life and the environment. It is important that we are able to balance the needs of our diverse community, so we wanted to understand initial perceptions of the LTNs.
Due to the need to act swiftly we did not carry out a formal consultation however we did carry out a number of initial engagement exercises.
We gathered feedback in a variety of formats including:
- Speaking to statutory consultees such as the emergency services
- We undertook some face-to-face engagement with local stakeholders
- We undertook virtual engagement with local groups
- We visited and spoke to local businesses
- We heard from local action groups
- The community could engage with us by:
- Phone, the number for which was advertised on the letter and on posters throughout the neighbourhood
- Through local representatives such as Ward Councillors and local MPs
Community feedback stage one methodology
An overview of the methodology used to analyse community feedback.
Feedback via councillors, our online consultation platform and public enquiries have been analysed by officers. All qualitative data received between June 10, 2020, and December 21, 2020, was analysed including:
- 406 respondents who made 565 comments on the Railton Low Traffic Neighbourhood commonplace
- All comments were analysed by theme, traffic filter and sentiment
Email and telephone:
- 193 individual correspondence
- All emails to the email@example.com are assigned to an officer
- Emails were recorded by summary, themes covered and any location specific details
- Where necessary, site-specific improvements were raised with Project Managers
- Any equalities concerns identified were recorded as part the Equalities Impact Assessment monitoring
External sources of feedback:
- Petitions and independent surveys like the attitudinal survey commissioned by TfL and the Railton LTN residents survey have also been taken into account in the analysis
These sources of feedback have been used to analyse the benefits, concerns and suggested improvements for each traffic filter and the scheme as a whole.