Traffic levels on Royal Hill and Blissett Street rose during the experimental LTN period, leading to dangerous congestion around the school involving commercial vehicles.
After the 'LTN' was removed, immediate and ongoing improvements also include reductions in traffic and queuing on Blackheath Hill and Maze Hill, as well as less 'internal' traffic circulation and turning. Before the scheme, the West Greenwich area had always been quiet for most of the day and night, with some peak time queuing on open common land leading to the A2. As many locals testify, the traffic scheme was a 24-hour solution to a two-hour problem.
West Greenwich IS a low traffic neighbourhood, and does not need barriers to.
The scheme led to scenes like those pictured below on Royal Hill, where commercial and other traffic was diverted from spacious Crooms Hill, and which also attempted to avoid congestion on Greenwich South Street. The chicane close to James Wolfe School on Royal Hill was often overwhelmed during the morning peak, placing children at risk every day.
Additional congestion on Blackheath Hill caused long tailbacks in all directions. Early in 2021, undisclosed Council monitoring had already recorded traffic displacement from West Greenwich all over the Westcombe Park area.