Motorists in Lewisham have been filmed blatantly ignoring the council’s attempt to try and introduce ‘low traffic neighbourhoods’.
The scheme involves closing roads to traffic so that neighbourhoods can benefit from less congestion and less pollution.
But when motorists saw that the measures had been introduced on Upwood Road in Lewisham, they decided that rather than follow the diversion, they would simply mount the pavement and drive around the signs.
Many of the roads which have been closed are ‘access only’ meaning that local residents and the emergency services can only use them.
But this has meant that thousands of motorists who would typically use the roads have been caught up in traffic around the streets which have been chosen for ‘low traffic neighbourhood schemes.
In the video below, several motorists can be seen mounting the kerb as they drive around the signs.
Motorists in the capital have been told that they could face a fine if they are caught ignoring the road closures.
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