In Mottingham News there is an article relating to discussion of “Traffic in West Hallowes” at MRA Committee meetings. There is a statement that the traffic calming measures are opposed by residents. This is misleading, and the editor apologises.
The option adopted by the council was not favoured by residents who requested much stronger measures.
The original complaint was regarding dangerous rat-running in West Hallowes, some of which is prompted by sat navs.
Residents of West Hallowes were allowed to address a council meeting to express their agitation.
The MRA suggested a restriction on access to the A20 from the north end of West Hallowes. This had significant support from residents, but was ignored by the council, who have opted for a softer option of road humps and a 20 mph limit. It seems that the speed limit was planned anyway by Greenwich for both West Park and West Hallowes.
The speed hump option was added in spite of the recently expressed intention of the Mayor of London to remove all speed humps in order to reduce pollution.
We suspect that the installation of humps will increase both pollution and noise of acceleration.