RAT-RUNNING TRAFFIC IN RESIDENTIAL ROADS IS THE TARGET OF A NEW CAMPAIGN

Kingston Council is tackling rat-running in Chessington with a “low traffic neighbourhood” trial.

Temporary measures to reduce through-traffic and maximise space for pedestrians and cyclists in Mount Road and Roebuck Road, will be introduced this month.

Low traffic neighbourhood trials are being carried out across the borough for six months.

The neighbourhoods are groups of residential streets, bordered by main roads, where ‘through’ motor vehicle traffic is discouraged or removed. They are created using physical barriers such as planters or signs to prevent vehicle access on selected roads to stop motorists using the area as a cut-through.

These changes will provide safer opportunities for people making journeys by foot or bike, help maintain social distancing and improve air quality.

(Photo of Mount Road, courtesy of Google Street View)