Comment Walthamstow

The council won’t listen to our low-traffic neighbourhood concerns

In a letter to the Echo, Walthamstow resident Carlos Sanchez says surrounding LTN road closures have made Shernhall Street clog up with traffic

Francis Road in Leyton is one of many ‘Mini-Holland’ streets in the borough

Myself and other residents who live on the southern stretch of Shernhall Street are very concerned at the level of traffic that constantly builds up. The traffic is loud, polluting, and dangerous to our health. Trucks and buses are sitting idle.

There is a growing amount of road rage and aggression; people are frequently blaring their horns. Several accidents have occurred recently. This traffic began with the low-traffic-neighbourhood road closures around the area which essentially made Shernhall Street the only route out of the area. Vehicle pollution shortens lives.

When contacting the council, we feel we aren’t being listened to. We don’t feel we are treated with the same level of importance as those in the Walthamstow Village.

We urge residents to contact their councillors by email about this as those of us who do not live in the Village are not being heard. This pollution is killing us. The council must listen.


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