Interim Survey of LTN21 by CAMTAG — The Results

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Responses to the survey
5807
Leaflets

Responses

Participation
Do you wish the LTN21 road changes to be removed or remain?
Remove
Remain
Neutral
76% say their area is now a worse place to live
Clear variations of opinion in different sectors
February changes did not significantly alter views

CAMTAG : Coldershaw and Midhurst Traffic Action Group

CAMTAG (www.camtag.org) was formed in response to Ealing Council’s installation of a Low Traffic Neighbourhood – LTN21 – in August 2020, without prior consultation. Our stated aim was to ensure the views of residents and businesses can be gathered and presented to the Council in a comprehensive and unbiased way.

We have now completed the first of our two planned surveys of residents. This Interim Survey gave residents an early opportunity to express their views on the remade Experimental Traffic Order for LTN21. It was conducted as soon as the easing of COVID-19 restrictions allowed us to distribute leaflets which are essential to deliver a secure online survey.

From 29th March around 100 CAMTAG Volunteers delivered 5807 leaflets to households inside and on the borders of LTN21. This leaflet invited residents to participate in an online Survey and answer five questions designed to establish their opinions on a number of key issues. The Survey closed on 16th April and the results are shown below.

They represent opinions from a substantial and meaningful proportion of residents on LTN21, following encouragement of all qualifying households to participate whether they are in favour of LTN21 or not. We feel no need to comment on these results and feel that we are meeting our commitments by publishing them as received.

We intend to carry out a ‘Full Survey’ in the Summer nearer to the end of the statutory consultation period which closes on 16th August. This second Survey will use a methodology designed to achieve an even greater participation level. Specifically, we will rely principally on door-to-door interviews carried out by our Volunteer network, supported by both online and postal options.

Zones

The size and complexity of the internal barriers means that the LTN21 scheme creates, in effect, seven separate sectors within the LTN21 area itself. It also has a significant impact on several roads outside the LTN boundary. The actual impact appears to differ from one sector to another, according to the travel patterns in these sectors. We have therefore devised a Zonal system to allow the views of sectors with similar characteristics to be reported separately. These Zones are indicated on the map below as follows:

  • Zone A: BROADWAY Streets able to exit to The Broadway only
  • Zone B: NORTHFIELDS Streets able to exit to Northfield Ave only
  • Zone C: BOSTON Streets able to exit to Boston Road and Boston Gardens only
  • Zone D: MONTAGUE A distinct and discrete area of Hanwell
  • Zone E: BORDERS Streets on the east, south and west borders of LTN21.

Do you wish the LTN21 road changes to be removed or remain?

Remove Neutral Remain
Total LTN21
78% 19%
A: Broadway
79% 17%
B: Northfields
73% 22%
C: Boston
81% 17%
D: Montague
48% 48%
E: Borders
94%

Were you pleased with the road changes which the LTN 21 Scheme introduced in August 2020?

No Neutral Yes
Total LTN21
78% 17%
A: Broadway
82% 15%
B: Northfields
72% 18%
C: Boston
80% 15%
D: Montague
48% 49%
E: Borders
92%

Have the recent modifications made to the LTN 21 Scheme (cameras, local Blue Badge exemption) altered your opinion significantly?

No Yes
Total LTN21
86% 14%
A: Broadway
85% 15%
B: Northfields
85% 15%
C: Boston
91% 9%
D: Montague
76% 24%
E: Borders
85% 15%

How have the LTN21 road changes affected your view of Ealing and Hanwell as a place to live?

Worse No Change Better
Total LTN21
76% 18%
A: Broadway
76% 17%
B: Northfields
71% 21%
C: Boston
78% 16%
D: Montague
52% 46%
E: Borders
92%

Are you satisfied with the consultation with residents that Ealing Council has conducted since the LTN21 Scheme was introduced in August?

No Don't Know Yes
Total LTN21
81% 11%
A: Broadway
82% 9%
B: Northfields
79% 12%
C: Boston
84% 10%
D: Montague
54% 33%
E: Borders
94%

Next Steps

Residents were also able to provide their own comments. These responses are still being analysed and will be used in developing our Full Survey questionnaire. We will also reflect any significant findings in our formal response to the consultation process.

The Interim results will aid the preparation of our Full Survey and provide material for CAMTAG’s formal representations as part of the statutory consultation. It is already clear, however, that a number of the findings clarify or contradict claims that have been made about Ealing’s LTNs. We are therefore sending these results to senior officers in Ealing Council, local Councillors, the two MPs for our area and our London Assembly member. We hope this will help them be better prepared to take early decisions if the Full Survey confirms, with an even higher response rate, the picture presented by these results.