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OneGreenwich emerged in 2020 as a direct response to the implementation of low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, under its West Greenwich Neighbourhood Management scheme. This initiative resulted in the closure of all hills to through traffic, with the exception of Blackheath Hill.


However, as predicted, the implementation of these LTNs led to a myriad of issues. Not only did it create significant traffic displacement, but it also caused congestion on roads inhabited by residents from lower socio-economic backgrounds. This disproportionate impact affected emergency services, carers, buses, and small independent businesses.


By February 2022, due to a surge in traffic flows, increased bus journey times, and the disproportionate impact on certain demographics, the council disbanded the scheme. This decision followed public objection during consultations, prompting the council to explore alternative solutions.


In February 2023, a new consultation commenced, offering residents the opportunity to shape the next iteration of the scheme, extending its reach to both East and West Greenwich. Despite overwhelming objections during the stage 2 consultation, the council proceeded with the trial of one of the proposed options.


OneGreenwich represents a community of individuals opposed to the council's approach to achieving a 'greener, safer' Greenwich. We advocate for a more equitable strategy, one that prioritises the safety and well-being of all residents, regardless of socio-economic status.


The current approach disproportionately favours affluent residents, at the expense of pushing more traffic onto roads inhabited by those with less voice and resources. While we acknowledge the need for a safer and less polluted borough, we believe that the current strategy undermines these goals.


Join us in advocating for a future where the needs of all residents are considered and prioritised by subscribing to our mailing list below and following OneGreenwich on social media. Together, we can work towards a more inclusive and sustainable Greenwich for all.

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