Are school traffic bans yet another money-spinner?
02 November, 2018
Children at Rotherfield Primary, one of the first six schools to ban rush-hour traffic
• WHILE the purported justification for variable street closures outside schools is a reduction in pollution, it seems more likely that the council’s true objective is financial, (Ban on rush-hour through traffic at primary schools, October 26).
Most of the roads suggested are already very quiet, with little traffic at any time, including school drop-off and pick-up times.
By placing enforcement cameras on these roads, accompanied by complex and variable rules for access, the council is setting up a system which is tailor-made to maximise revenue through fines. It will also simply drive any traffic onto other nearby streets.
Will the council release a cost-benefit analysis for these proposals which includes anticipated income from enforcement?
Already, visitors and residents in Islington are regularly caught out by variable match-day parking rules. It seems the council has found yet another lucrative money-spinner.
Prah Road, N4