Croydon's controversial Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme could be replaced by alternative proposals after the meeting of Croydon Council's Traffic Management Advisory Committee (TMAC) later tonight (Tuesday, January 12).

That's after the findings of a report based on the public consultations held last year regarding the LTNs in Croydon surfaced and showed strong opposition from residents to the scheme in its current form.

Croydon Council suggested new proposals to be examined in Tuesday evening's committee could go some way to addressing some of the concerns raised by residents over a 12-month period.

A statement published by Croydon Council previewing them offered further details:

"The new proposal would address many of the concerns of the current Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme by replacing planters on roads with enforcement cameras, which would continue to help ease traffic on the streets but give better access to emergency services and local residents.

"It also responds to residents’ concerns about improving access to the Auckland surgery by relocating the bus gate and providing two on-street parking bays for vehicles displaying Blue Badge parking permits."

As the Croydon Guardian reported previously, support for improving air quality in Croydon, one of the key drivers of the LTN scheme, is widespread but the implementation of the scheme has met resistance due to what road users say has been a disruptive impact.

Councillor Muhammad Ali, cabinet member for sustainable Croydon, said ahead of the committee meeting that he hoped the new proposals would be adopted.

"I hope residents will find that the new recommendations address many of the concerns they have around the current scheme but, crucially, will also help to make their streets quieter, safer and healthier.

"Since the introduction of the LTN we are already seeing an increase in local families out walking and cycling which is fantastic.

"So it is vital that we continue to reduce congestion and pollution by encouraging fewer journeys to be made by car where possible, this in turn provides safer areas for people to walk and cycle – and improves the quality of life for everyone," he said.

To review the report recommendations in full, click here.