(IN ALL BUT NAME)
Greenwich borough has been proactive in listening to the concerns of its residents by implementing various traffic reduction measures, including road closures, pedestrianisation, pavement narrowing, one ways and cycle only access on many of its residential streets. These modifications were added street-by-street over the years. The combined impact of these individual targeted measures have removed most of the rat runs and created safer, less polluted neighbourhoods. These are LTNs in all but name and funding source.
West Greenwich was one of the last pockets of residential streets left open in the West Greenwich vicinity and therefore suffered from excessive and dangerous levels of traffic until the Council offered to implement a scheme using LTN funding. Streets such as Vanbrugh Hill and Maze Hill which are also suffering from excessive traffic levels need the Council to take urgent action.
Scroll down to see examples of traffic reduction measures in each existing LTN area.
GREENWICH LOW TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOODS
Existing East Greenwich Traffic Measures
Park Vista / Park Row - Closure at Maze Hill
Woodland Crescent - Closure at Maze Hill
Greenwich Park Street - Closure at Trafalgar Rd
Hoskins Rd - Closure at Trafalgar Rd
Old Woolwich Rd - One way at Park Row
Old Woolwich Rd - Closure between Lassell St and Hoskins St
Old Woolwich Rd - Pedestrianised closure at Trafalgar Rd.
Pelton Rd - Closure at Trafalgar Rd
Pelton Rd - Closure at Christchurch
Commerell Rd - Closure mid point
Maze Hill - Road narrowing/chicane near Vanburgh Fields junction
Maze Hill - Width restrictors
Mycenae Rd - No access, cycles only at Vanburgh Park & one way
Colomb Rd - no through road
Beaconsfield Rd - Closed at Vanburgh Park
Humber Rd - Road narrowing for bike access only at Beaconsfield/Mycenae junction
Beaconsfield / Mycenae Rd / Station Crescent - pavement widening at Humber Rd junction
Forbisher Street - Closure
Woodland Park Rd - Closures, pedestrianised sections
Woodland Grove - Closure
Hawthorne Crescent - one way
Hazel Lane - one way
Rodmere Lane - one way
Colomb St - one way
Whitworth St - one way
Mell Rd- one way
St John’s Park - one way
Denham St & Section of Tunnel Ave onto A206 - one way
Combedale Rd - one way
Westerdale Rd - one way
Halstow Rd with school - no right turn from Trafalger Rd and no through way at bottom section so forced along Chevening St.
Halstow Rd - width restrictor
Ormiston - road narrowing
Tunnel Ave - No entrance at Trafalgar Rd
Fingal St at Trafalgar Rd - Narrowing/no vehicular access
Connection between Denford St and Glenforth St - pedestrianised section
Glenister Rd - pedestrianised section connecting Glen-forth St
Existing Ashburnham Triangle Traffic Measures
No access all southbound between Greenwich High Rd and Greenwich South St.
Northbound one way only via Ashburnham Place
Ashburnham Grove closed at northern end.
Closure Ashburnham Retreat now play street.
Devonshire Drive one way, narrowing, exit only onto Greenwich High Rd.
Road treatment Guildford Grove at Egerton Drive.
Egerton Drive cycle only entrance at A2
Egerton Drive entrance narrowing, northbound exit only at Greenwich High Rd
West Greenwich Traffic Measures Before Trial Scheme
(With 3 school streets)
Circus Street at Greenwich South St. closure
Gloucester Circus at Crooms Hill closure
Royal Hill road narrowing at school entrance
Top of Crooms Hill and Hyde Vale/ Point HIll width restrictors
East Greenwich has been hugely successful in reducing residential traffic through piecemeal measures but given the addition of the new TfL cycleway and the increase in traffic congestion even before the pandemic, it may now need a holistic East Greenwich/Westcombe Park LTN as well: the traffic is now all funnelled onto a few untreated principal roads namely, Maze Hill, Vanbrugh Hill, Westcombe Park Rd and Westcombe Hill.
According to East Greenwich residents, Maze HIll changed overnight when Park Vista and Woodlands Crescent LTN closures were implemented, the former only in late 2019.
TfL Cycleway works started on 7th September 2020 coinciding with start of school. Its impact including the closure of access onto A102 northbound at Angerstein Roundabout should not be underestimated.
We support RBG in its strategy to protect our Greenwich Neighbourhoods by taking a holistic approach towards the remaining vulnerable roads in East Greenwich and beyond.