Chiswick streetspace and LTNs information compendium

So much has been written about TfL’s controversial Streetspace schemes and low traffic neighbourhood schemes (LTNs), or discussed at meetings, it’s easy to lose track of important articles, surveys, consultations, research findings and petitions.  This compendium will be added to as and when to create a useful resource for Chiswick residents and businesses. 

Hounslow Council motions, debates, call-ins

Petitions

  • Against the closure of Fishers Lane and Turnham Green Terrace in Chiswick to cars: 9,561 at 19th February 2021: change.org
  • Consult on South Chiswick Traffic Measures: 2,805 on 19th February 2021: change.org
  • To reverse all changes made to Chiswick streets since April 2020 : 4,319 signatures on 10th November 2020 (closed on 10th November 2020 to coincide with the motion of no confidence in council leader Cllr Steve Curran; the fastest growing and largest ever petition to LBH): Hounslow petition site
  • Stop CS9: 5,452 signatures in total of which 2,200 were added online (closed on 3rd September 2019 to coincide with the cabinet meeting at which CS9 was to be debated; it was approved, ignoring public opinion; the largest ever petition presented to LBH): Hounslow petition site
  • Reject TfL’s proposal to build a segregated two-way cycle super-highway (CS9) along Chiswick High Road (CHR): 457 (closed 30th January 2018): Hounslow petition site

Research and surveys

Legal challenges

  • Bishopsgate High Court judgement: Justice Lang’s judgement including the comment, “I do not consider that the Defendants have a real prospect of success on appeal, for the reasons I have set out in my judgement. Nor is there some other compelling reason why the appeal should be heard”. Chiltern Law acted on behalf of the claimants and produced a summary of the case, “TfL – Every journey matters (unless you are a taxi)“.
  • Croydon: 12th February 2021 directions meeting to determine if there is a case for judicial review.
  • Ealing: 12th February 2021 directions meeting to determine if there is a case for judicial review.
  • Hackney: 12th February 2021 directions meeting to determine if there is a case for judicial review. Not allowed due to a technicality.
  • Hounslow: 12th February 2021 directions meeting to determine if there is a case for judicial review. Allowed and the judicial review hearing will be held on 16th or 17th June.
  • Lambeth: 12th February 2021 directions meeting to determine if there is a case for judicial review.

Schemes that have been cancelled or postponed

  • Camden (Gower Street, Tottenham Court Road)
  • Lewisham
  • Westminster (Oxford Street)
  • Windsor and Maidenhead (two LTNs in West Windsor)

Schemes that have been downsized/modified

Schemes that have been removed

LTNS to come in Chiswick and Hounslow in Streetspace Phase 3

Media coverage: 2021

Media coverage: 2020

Related media coverage: 2019

Only a third of Chiswick residents backed CS9: TfL suppressed data which showed lack of local support for cycle superhighway: chiswickw4.com 3rd February 2019