(1) I think "#LTNs" have become toxic.
I think all the nicely worded language:
"#ModalFilters" "#Liveablestreets" "#ActiveStreets" "#PeopleFriendlyStreets" have all become toxic..
They've all been made toxic by the zealot people who tried to impose THEIR unrealistic idealism.
(2) There are necessary surface changes that locals can identify very easily & many have been ignored by the council for years.
(3) Roll out and increase the number of electric charging points to encourage those, who need their cars, to make the change from traditional fuels to electric.

Support local communities and businesses to maintain community while encouraging healthier and more active lives.
(4) More school streets (where possible) with their timed closures and local exemptions.

Change all consultations to council directed and ensure those being consulted and those contributing input to the data and feedback are actual locals.
(5) Other than that- in terms of keeping traffic flowing & reducing rush hour through traffic etc..
ANPR timed filtration on side streets (Mon-Fri 6-9am & 3-6pm) that applies to Non-local private vehicles.
*Locals, cabs & registered delivery vehicles should be exempted.
(6) it's all good and well talking about Utopias & fantasy land. But Utopia implies it works for everyone and unfortunately- people have intentionally been left out to produce these sterile and not fit for purpose schemes that discriminate on every level and leave people behind
(7) We need to get real. We need leadership to get real. We need to stop wasting money on middle class playgrounds and Urban planners and cycle lobby / politicians vanity projects.
(8) We need to be realistic and understanding of needs and access and reduce pollution and promote healthier and more pollution conscious lives- while not destroying community support structures, hampering mobility and pushing projects that only benefit a privileged minority.
(9) #LTNs are fundamentally flawed.
It ignores realities and puts others in harms way.
These schemes were never based on the reality of a thriving, multi cultural and bustling city.
It reeks of white privilege, of utopian idealism, of ignorant fantasy and it was doomed to fail.
(10/10) All these schemes will do is promote social divide,
give more benefits to those already privileged,
take away from those already underprivileged,
impose Urban Colonialists gentrification & deliver social cleansing- all while passing the buck on tackling social injustices. ImageImageImageImage
We wouldn’t ordinarily allow someone to mark their own homework.
Imposed Gentrification for Social Cleansing:
Attract the already privileged
to long neglected areas
by hampering mobility
via suburbanisation of urban areas.
#LTNs create hostile environments for the realities of
ghettoised & tokenised
local victimised communities #WideningTheGap Image
No one drives for the fun of it.
What is an essential journey to one may not b to another.
Chain journeys not factored in.
Circumstance also dictates that.
Sittin in traffic is not convenient.
Traffic hasn't evaporated.
Public transport/ bikes dnt meet the need of every journey.
By implementing timed restrictions (as stated in point 5) on well thought-out side streets that may be used as cut-throughs by non-local private vehicles, we also create quieter cycle routes during those peak hours when most cyclists are on the road too
(M-F 6-9:30am & 3-6:30pm)

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Well done to Bethnal Green residents. Quite right!
Thanks also to Whitechapel residents, who have clearly inspired neighbours in Bethnal Green.

Rebellion has been made inevitable.

So @TH_Labour thought you'd betray locals eh?
Seems they have a little something for you 😚
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Open letter released just 48hrs ago has already been signed by 500 ppl demandin their ward cllrs resign the Labour whip.

We all knw that @UKLabour has completely sh*t the bed all over the country, across LDN (and most noticeably for me, in Tower Hamlets).
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Take the recent @TowerHamletsNow council meeting where @TH_Labour cllrs voted against the Macpherson principle to whitewash a complaint of discrimination made by 2,000+ locals.
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Residential side streets have become drop off and U-turn points.
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There is also the option to make it Permanent after the 10 week period.
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