Liveable Streets has faced resistance from residents but also has received support.
The programme aims to block roads to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer and more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport. Some residents feel that their quality of life will improve and will make it easier for them to get around.
Emergency services prefer the use of cameras to enforce road closures as blocking roads causes problems for them.
The council also want to reduce people making ‘rat runs’ and shortcuts through residential streets to encourage more sustainable journeys and to improve air quality and road safety.
Some residents feel the road closures will push pollution and rat runs to poorer part of the borough.
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