Filtered permeability: a campaigning instructable

Worth a read, as always, making streets in London more liveable/friendly would be great. Particularly resonant with me as the street I live on IS friendly. However, traffic is still high. (nobody wants to go down Streatham High Road if they can help it)

At War With The Motorist

In a recent post, David Hembrow introduced the fifty bollard game: a practical exercise for campaigners to look at how a few strategically placed bollards could solve problems on their streets. A few bollards to create filtered permeability — closing off streets and country lanes to ratrunning, forcing motorists to keep through journeys to the main roads — can be a cheap and quick to implement solution to reclaiming those places from traffic.

Last week I talked to my neighbour @Jon_events, who has some practical experience with turning this game into reality, and we thought we’d try making a quick guide for other campaigners who want to fix their streets:

So, if you want to turn the fifty bollard game into reality, you should (a) set out your demands to the council exactly, so that they can’t mess it up or fob you off with excuses about…

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Filtered permeability: a campaigning instructable

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