Believe it or not, by looking at Waltham Forest, there is a Green Party.
“Waltham Forest and Redbridge Green Party”
But by just looking at Crap Waltham Forest’s blog, you wouldn’t believe they’re doing anything. Maybe as Waltham Forest is a nightmare to sort out.
However, I have been looking at their manifesto at what they plan to do in Waltham Forest if they get their way. This is about Transport:-
“Huge investment in public transport – underground, rail, bus and tram to beat road congestion and pollution ·
Public regulation of public transport ·
Re-open Hall Farm Curve and Lea Bridge station to bring transport improvements to the borough ·
Install walking routes between Walthamstow Queen’s Road and Walthamstow Central stations and Walthamstow Queen’s Road station and Walthamstow Market ·
Explore the possibility of a Community Rail Partnership for the Barking – Gospel Oak line · Remove the anomalies at Walthamstow Bus Station of buses serving the same place leaving from different stops – wider consultation with passengers to identify problems and provide solutions ·
Promote safe cycling – build segregated cycle lanes wherever possible – white lines are not enough ·
Safe routes to school – safe walking and cycling routes – use of schemes such as the “walking bus” to accompany smaller children to and from school – less use of cars means healthier children ·
Zero tolerance of selfish drivers who park on zigzag and yellow lines near schools ·
Improved road safety training for children and education for children and parents about issues of transport’s impact on the environment ·
Lower speed limits for safer streets · Give priority to residents in residential streets – encourage development of “Home Zones” initiatives ·
Curb heavy lorries in residential areas ·
Is your journey really necessary?
Develop locally produced goods and services, create mixed-use developments e.g. shopping, housing and small business premises, use telecommunications to reduce the demand for travel ·
Convert the M11 Link Road into a Redbridge – Hackney tramway Reduce cars in town centres – plan for priority for less polluting forms of transport i.e. walking, cycling, public transport ·
Design of road layouts to give priority to pedestrian and cyclist safety and reducing traffic speeds ·
Re-allocate car park space – planning rules should require developers to show that their development is fully accessible by foot, cycle and public transport – developments to be car-free wherever feasible – the council’s public transport officers would be involved at every stage of development applications ·
All new council vehicles to be required to run on renewable fuels”