I thought the purpose of residential streets was for people to live and enjoy their lives in peace and tranquility.
I thought main roads were to collect people and vehicles from residential roads and help deliver them to their destinations.
For example Matham Grove - its been made one way and all East Dulwich Grove traffic wanting to turn right onto Lordship Lane is sent down it. This has made Matham Grove really unpleasant for the residents since this was introduced an age ago.
Past traffic planners had little regard for people and their lives.
Gradually the harm caused is being unravelled and streets made fit for people rather than speeding cars.
Streets with high volumes of vehicles are less social as residents find it hard to be good neighbours with people across the road. They often as a result have higher crime and usually are more deprived because more affluent people vote with their feet and move.
former Liberal Democrat Councillor for East Dulwich Ward (2006-2018)