People with disabilities living on boundary roads are 'trapped' both by congestion on main roads and inaccessibility, caused by LTNs and other modal filters. Their transport lifeline for treatment and a life beyond their homes can be seriously damaged. A Black Cab discount failed because savings were eaten up by waiting in traffic queues.
The emergency services protested privately at the delays that would result from the scheme, and complaints followed, from the autumn of 2020 onwards, about critical delays to ambulance calls.
Width restrictions were removed from the Hyde Vale and Crooms Hill junctions with the A2 encouraging speeding and increasing turning and circulation of goods vehicles within the protected enclave.
There was no enforcement of speed limits, or control of bicycle and motorbike abuse of modal filters and the pavement.
Crooms Hill, although closed to through traffic, has a zebra crossing, while no other 'LTN' street, including Royal Hill, has one.
Public transport on boundary roads suffered the impact of increased congestion.
Steep hills in the area make cycling dangerous for both cyclists and pedestrians, and few additional cyclists were seen during the experimental period.