Furious residents and business owners have slammed a London council’s decision to install wavy kerbs as new-anti car measure that makes the road ‘look like Disneyland’.
The radical redesign of the quaint 18th Century Georgian street in Islington – which follows the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) trend of getting cars off Britain’s roads – will ban drivers in the mornings and early afternoon.
Islington Council went ahead with plans to ‘improve’ Charlton Place and Camden Passage in the Angel area of North London – despite their consultations showing them that nearly a quarter of local residents strongly disagreed with the plans.
Residents in the area labelled the proposals a ‘woke vanity project’ for the council, which is within the council’s Low Traffic Neighbourhood in the St Peter’s area of the borough.
Under the new plans for the road, which is currently under construction, traffic would be restricted and would not be able to pass down Charlton Place, which dates back to 1795, between the hours of 8.15am to 9:15am and 3pm to 3.45pm. Lorries weighing over 3.5tons will also be banned from driving the down the street.
These restrictions will be enforced under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO) with an 18 month trial.
The council say the construction will also include new paved areas which some existing paving with a new and ‘more attractive York stone paving’, as well as a ‘safer cycle route to enable people to cycle southeast bound down Charlton Place’.
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