Critics of UK low-traffic schemes told that 25,000 filters already existed


Researchers find road blocks that we’d already accepted before introduction of divisive low-traffic neighbourhoods

At least 25,000 traffic filters similar to those found in low-traffic neighbourhoods already exist across the UK, research has shown, with campaigners saying it proves both the efficacy of such schemes and the futility of demands to scrap them.

Dozens have been built in cities over the last year by councils seeking to boost walking and cycling levels during the coronavirus pandemic, prompting a sometimes frenzied level of debate.

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